Special Counsel Durham has been investigating the Russiagate scandal for a while now, digging deeply into all the evidence that Hillary Clinton’s campaign, or at least affiliated lawyers, spies, and tech personnel, worked to frame Trump as having Russia connections.
He finally dropped a massive bombshell in a court filing related to Sussmann, a lawyer affiliated with the Clinton campaign. In a court filing, Durham alleged that:
“As set forth in the Indictment, on Sept. 19, 2016 – less than two months before the 2016 U.S. Presidential election – the defendant, a lawyer at a large international law firm (‘Law Firm-1’) that was then serving as counsel to the Clinton Campaign, met with the FBI General Counsel at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The defendant provided the FBI General Counsel with purported data and ‘white papers’ that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and a Russia-based bank (‘Russian Bank-1’).
The Indictment alleges that the defendant lied in that meeting, falsely stating to the General Counsel that he was not providing the allegations to the FBI on behalf of any client. In fact, the defendant had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients, including (i) a technology executive (‘Tech Executive-1’) at a U.S.-based Internet company (‘Internet Company-1’), and (ii) the Clinton Campaign.”
That’s massive, and indicative of the fact that not only was Trump right when he said that he was being spied on, but that the “Russia” allegations were a made-up smear, not evidence of any shady connections. It was all fake.
Well, Twitter ignited after that story broke, with #ArrestHillaryClintonForTreason trending in the wake of the story’s release.
Here were some of the best #ArrestHillaryClintonForTreason tweets that came out as furious Americans raged against the Clinton campaign’s spying on Trump:
Hay Liz Cheney this was a real insurrection
Hay Liz Cheney this was a real insurrection #ArrestHillaryForTreason
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) February 12, 2022
President Trump is the victim of the most brazen political conspiracy in American history.
They’re hiding it – but this is the real #1 trend in the USA right now 👇100% guaranteed.
They’re hiding it – but this is the real #1 trend in the USA right now 👇100% guaranteed. #ArrestHillaryForTreason
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) February 13, 2022
Who else thinks we should #ArrestHillaryForTreason and #LockHerUp?!! 🙋🏼♀️
— Ann 🇺🇸🦋🌻💫 (@NotMyPr95075288) February 13, 2022
The treason allegation is a bit much. Treason in America, according to 18 U.S. Code § 2381, is defined as “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”
In our history, that’s generally been taken as giving actual aid to foreign enemies or fighting for them against America. Simply weakening America by framing the president, however bad, wouldn’t cut it.
But the sentiment is well taken; if Durham’s allegations are true, than everyone who knew about it needs to be held to account and dealt with to the limit of the law, Hillary included.