U.S. Attorney John Durham is looking into the origins of the Russia probe and criminality involved in the actions of the FBI, DOJ and other agencies who were involved in surveilling the Trump team.
We’ve gotten some interesting tidbits about where they may be at, including reports that Durham wanted to talk to both former CIA Director John Brennan and former DNI head James Clapper. It’s not clear yet if those alleged interviews have happened.
But Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) just dropped some more interesting information about what Durham might be looking into.
Scalise told Sean Hannity on Fox that he had seen classified information that indicated that “some people should be in jail” after U.S. Attorney John Durham was done.
From Washington Examiner:
“People ought to go to jail,” the Louisiana Republican said to Sean Hannity after explaining there are still “dirty cops” in Washington undermining the president’s agenda.
“I have seen some classified information I can’t go into — but, I can say this: Hopefully, Durham names names. I think the attorney general is waiting to see what comes out of that. And then, hopefully, they go after those people and put them in jail.”
Scalise assured the public that Durham’s report will exonerate “99%” of FBI rank-in-file employees who are “good people” at an important agency.
FBI Director Christopher Wray also announced this week that any FBI person still in the bureau who had been involved was going to be reviewed and could face disciplinary action. “The failures highlighted in that report are unacceptable — period,” he declared.
Unfortunately, the higher-ups mostly have left so they aren’t subject to discipline, but they could potentially be subject to criminal action.
READ: FBI Director Wray on #FISA accountability during house judiciary hearing: “The vast majority of the people involved in the conduct you are describing are no longer with the FBI, so they are not subject to our disciplinary process in the first place…
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Wray admitted for example that Carter Page had been “illegally surveilled.”
From Washington Examiner:
Under questioning from Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas, Wray, who deflected many questions by referring lawmakers back to Horowitz’s report, agreed that Page was surveilled illegally.
“The report acknowledges that … this was illegal surveillance with respect to at least several of these FISA applications, because there was not probable cause or proper predication, correct?” Ratcliffe asked.
“Right,” Wray replied.
Hopefully, Scalise is right, that finally, people in this travesty are brought to account.