Liberals scoffed and ridiculed Donald Trump when he claimed he was being spied on during the 2016 election.
Now, special prosecutor John Durham seems to have validated the assertion, and vindicated Trump.
According to the Washington Examiner on Saturday, an information technology executive connected to a Democratic lawyer who once worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign “exploited” internet traffic at Trump Tower, Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and the Executive Office of the president after Trump was elected to try to create the narrative that Trump’s organization had a secret back channel to a Kremlin-controlled bank.
Durham maintains that through his connections, the tech exec was able to see what websites were being viewed at Trump Tower, Trump’s apartment, and his White House office, all with the intent to build a “narrative” that Trump was allowed with a Russian bank.
That came from a filing on Friday in Durham’s case against liberal lawyer Michael Sussman, who was indicted for lying to the FBI when he approached agents with alleged info about the alleged connection between Trump and Russian operatives.
The Examiner identified the tech exec Rodney Joffe, a former senior vice president of Neustar, a company that tracks a database of billions of phone numbers to facilitate communications via cell phone calls and texts. Joffe, a cybersecurity expert, was once an adviser to the FCC.
The Examiner noted that Durham believes Joffe and Sussman worked closely with Democratic superlawyer Marc Elias to further the scheme. Elias was the lawyer who worked as the go-between for Clinton’s campaign and Fusion GPS, a private intelligence firm that hired a former British spy, Christopher Steele, to dig up Russia-related dirt on Trump.
Steele’s supposed findings were shared with media and Obama administration sources as the Steele dossier, which, as it turned out, was completely concocted.
Steele’s work, however, divided the nation, as Democrats parroted his dossier as fact and promoted the false claim that Trump worked with Russian operatives who helped swing the election for him.
According to Durham, Joffe gained access to private internet data and then through connections to tech researchers at Georgia Tech, “tasked these researchers to mine Internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia.”
“In doing so, [Joffe] indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at [Elias’ law firm] and the Clinton campaign.”
This began in July 2016 and continued after Trump was in the White House.
Kash Patel, a former Trump administration official who led the GOP counterattack on Steele’s allegations, said Saturday that Durham’s report showed Clinton’s campaign worked “to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a connection between President Trump and Russia.”
In a statement on Saturday, Trump said, “The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert (sic) Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia.”
“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate, and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution. In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.”