Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Wednesday he believes special counsel John Durham is far from through regarding his criminal probe of the origins of the ‘Russian collusion’ counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.
In an interview with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk, Ratcliffe said he believes Durham has more indictments to hand down.
“We had collected good intelligence indicating who was involved in the origins of the Russiagate hoax, if you will,” he began.
“That, in fact, it was the Hillary campaign that had started these fake Russian allegations, and that was incorporated in the CIA Director John Brennan’s notes, and so one of the first things that I did was I declassified those notes, and I shared that intelligence, and other intelligence with John Durham to allow him to get to the truth of ‘how did this all start, how did this investigation that became Crossfire Hurricane, that then became the Muller investigation,’ and continued on, really not just in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, but carried on throughout the Trump presidency. Who was responsible for all of that,” Ratcliffe, who served as then-President Donald Trump’s final DNI, continued.
“I know I took the long way to get there,” he added, “I always felt that there were a lot of people responsible for what was a hoax perpetrated on the American public intending to mislead them about Donald Trump and relations with Russians that didn’t exist, and Michael Sussmann is just one of many people… all the way from other folks involved with the Clinton Campaign, to the DNC, to independent folks like Christopher Steele, to even folks within the FBI who perpetuated with what they knew would be a false narrative for some period of time,” Ratcliffe, who was serving as a Republican congressman from Texas when Trump tapped him for the DNI post, said.
“I expect there to be a lot more indictments coming from John Durham besides the ones that have trickled out so far, and that’s based upon documents… many of which are still not yet declassified.”