Special Counsel John Durham is investigating multiple former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Last month the FBI arrested Igor Danchenko, a top researcher behind the garbage Steele dossier.
In June 2020 we broke the story that the Primary Sub-Source (PSS) for the Steele dossier was Igor Danchenko – the individual behind most of the made up lies in the Steele dossier.
We know that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the DNC paid for Steele’s junk dossier and paid for work provided by Fusion GPS.
Hillary Clinton’s camp hid the payments to Steele and Fusion GPS through payments to her lawyers at Perkins Coie – Marc Elias and Michael Sussmann – (FEC complaint was filed against Hillary for not disclosing dossier payments).
Sussmann was indicted in September by Durham for lying to the FBI.
According to the indictment, Sussmann falsely told James Baker he wasn’t doing work “for any client” when he asked for a meeting with the FBI where he presented bogus evidence the Trump Tower was secretly communicating with Kremlin-tied Alfa Bank.
The latest developments in Durham’s case against Danchenko suggest Sussmann isn’t the only Clinton lawyer in the special counsel’s crosshairs.
Other Clinton campaign lawyers and former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign are also under investigation according to Durham’s latest filing.
Attorney “Techno Fog” reported in a substack:
The Latest Developments
Now let’s review what’s going on in Danchenko’s criminal case. He was originally represented by Chris Schafbuch and Mark Schamel. On December 6, 2021, Stuart Sears appeared on behalf of Danchenko. Schafbuch and Schamel dropped out of the case.
According to Durham’s latest filing, Stuart Sears is a partner at the law firm Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears. Notably, the firm is currently representing the 2016 “Hillary for America” presidential campaign (the “Clinton Campaign”), as well as multiple former employees of that campaign, in matters before the Special Counsel.”
Did you catch that? I’ll emphasize:
The Hillary Clinton Campaign and its employees are subject to “matters before the Special Counsel.”
Durham notices the potential conflict of interest, informing the court that Danchenko’s trial might raise the following issues:
- the Clinton Campaign’s knowledge or lack of knowledge concerning the veracity of information in the Fusion GPS reports sourced by Danchenko,
- the Clinton Campaign’s awareness or lack of awareness of Dancehnko’s collection methods and sub-sources,
- meetings or communications between and among the Clinton Campaign, Fusion GPS, and/or Steele regarding or involving Danchenko
- Danchenko knowledge or lack of knowledge regarding the Clinton Campaign’s role in and activities surrounding the Fusion GPS reports, and
- the extent to which the Clinton Campaign and/or its representatives directed, solicited, or controlled Danchenko’s activities.
Durham even raises the potential that members of the Clinton Campaign may be called to testify at Danchenko’s trial.
This is significant.
Special Counsel John Durham:
The 2016 Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and its employees are currently subject to “matters” before the Special Counsel.
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) December 20, 2021