Fmr FBI Director Chris Swecker Talks About Possible Charges From Durham Probe
We're far from seeing a Clinton indictment, Former FBI Director Chris Swecker told Fox. He confirmed that RussiaGate is bad news for Hillary Clinton but says that John Durham will have to climb the ladder to reach her. Swecker said he sees an array of pending charges to come including wire fraud and possibly mail fraud but noted that Clinton is at the top of the list and Durham will need to have to issue indictments and make deals with everyone leading up to her in order for justice to be served.
“I liken it (the Durham probe) to Watergate in that Sussman got his hands on information he wasn’t entitled to, but rather than burglarize the information or break in to get the information, the night watchmen let him in,” Swecker said.
He also questioned why the FBI and CIA were so quick to ‘gobble up’ the bogus intelligence presented to them without properly sourcing the information, saying that it may have been due to ‘ideologues’ in top posts at the agencies.
Durham filed a motion on Feb. 11 focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty.
The indictment against Sussmann, 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.
But Durham's filing on Feb. 11, in a section titled "Factual Background," reveals that Sussmann "had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including a technology executive (Tech Executive 1) at a U.S.-based internet company (Internet Company 1) and the Clinton campaign."