Fox Business host Stuart Varney has declared that special counsel John Durham likely “did Democrats a favor” with a recent filing as it pertains to a potential third presidential bid by Hillary Clinton in 2024.
Last month, Durham said in a court filing last month that attorneys for the 2016 presidential campaign of Clinton paid a technology company to “infiltrate” servers that were in Trump Tower, and after the election in the White House, in order to create an “inference” and “narrative” to link then-President Donald Trump to Russia.
Varney believes that filing and the resulting news reports are likely going to prevent Clinton from jumping in the race.
“This is unbelievable. In the media Trump’s hatred still rules. The Durham report also revealed that the current National Security Advisor played a role,” he told his Friday audience.
“Look at this, three weeks before the election in 2016 Jake Sullivan said, ‘Computer scientists have uncovered a covert server linking the Trump organization to a Russian-based bank. This secret hotline may be the key to unlocking the mystery to Trump’s ties to Russia,’” Varney observed.
“Sullivan is now the mouthpiece for President Biden in the Russia-Ukraine standoff. He is the National Security Advisor and he’s at the heart of this nonsense six years ago,” Varney continued.
“Now in one respect, John Durham did the Democrats favor, Hillary will surely not be running in 2024,” he added.
Durham’s filing was connected with charges already filed against Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman for allegedly lying to the FBI.
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Durham filed a motion on Feb. 11 focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussman has pleaded not guilty.
The indictment against Sussman says he told then-FBI General Counsel James Baker in September 2016, less than two months before the 2016 presidential election, that he was not doing work “for any client” when he requested and held a meeting in which he presented “purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel” between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which has ties to the Kremlin.
Trump also responded to the information in the filing.
“The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert 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,” Trump said in a statement.
“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,” he added.