US prosecutor John Durham has found evidence that Hillary Clinton’s staff hacked the computers of her opponent Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election and even afterwards, when Trump was in the White House.
If Durham is right, it will be an ironic consequence of Clinton’s Democratic Party itself being hacked by Russians in 2015 and 2016. Clinton was convinced that Trump and Russia were connected.
On October 31 2016, just days before the presidential election, she tweeted: “Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank.”
Which computer scientists? Who were they working for? Durham says they were working for Clinton, and their findings were incorrect.
There was no collusion between Trump and Russia, but there was still a lot of subterfuge going on, all of it coming from Clinton, Durham says.
Trump says the allegations are the equivalent of treason. “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.”
The Durham filing ends years of wishful reporting of the matter by the left-wing media, during which Trump was seen to be a dangerous international diplomat.
But relations between the US and Russia have degenerated dramatically under Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, to the point where war between the two countries in the near future is plausible.
The mainstream media continues to show less interest in this potential war than it did with the allegations of Russian collusion. Ironically, Putin now is more likely than at any time during the Trump presidency to get what he wants.