Trump Says Crimes Against His Presidency Are Far Bigger Than Watergate

Joseph Sohm/

Special Counsel John Durham released a report that indicates that lawyers for the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to “infiltrate” servers that were at Trump Tower. They did the same thing later at the White House. Their goal was to establish an “inference” and “narrative” that they could take to government agencies that linked Donald Trump to Russia. 

Durham filed a motion on the 11th of February that spotlighted potential conflicts of interest connected to the representation of the former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. He has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent, but he pleaded not guilty. 

The indictment impacting Sussmann says that he told James Baker, the FBI General Counsel at that time, that he was not doing work for any client when he requested a meeting in which he presented data between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank which had ties to the Kremlin. This happened less than two months before the 2016 presidential election. 

Former President Trump has stated in response to the surprising Durham investigation and report on the FBI’s probe regarding relations between Trump and Russia. Trump maintains that the most recent information coming from Durham’s filings proved that what happened was “a far bigger crime than Watergate.”

Trump said in his statement, “What Hillary Clinton and the Radical Left Democrats did concerning spying on a President of the United States, even while in office, is a far bigger crime than Watergate. It will be interesting to see how it was covered by the media and what Mitch McConnell and the RINOs will be doing about it. This is an insult to the Republican Party, but a far greater insult to our Nation.”

Earlier, Trump suggested in a statement that those who were responsible for what is being alleged should face the death penalty.

The latest pleading from Special Counsel John Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia. In a stronger period in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this,” Trump said.

Durham’s report has a section titled “Factual Background.” It says that Susan assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients. One of those was a law partner who was serving as General Counsel to the Clinton campaign. 

Durham’s filing states that in July 2016, a tech executive worked with Sussmann and a U.S. investigative firm retained by Law Firm 1 on behalf of the Clinton campaign. They worked to assemble purported data and white papers that came from mining Internet data to establish “an inference” and “narrative” tying then-candidate Trump to Russia.

Durham also reports that during Sussmann’s trial, the government will establish that among the Internet data Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited internet traffic focused on Trump Tower, Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and the Executive Office of the President of the United States.

Kash Patel, the former chief investigator of the Trump-Russia probe for the House Intelligence Committee led by Devin Nunes, said that Durham’s report shows that the Hillary Clinton campaign funded and instructed their lawyers to orchestrate a criminal enterprise to fabricate a tie between President Trump and Russia. 

Patel said that the Clinton team coordinated conspiracy against Trump during the campaign and later when he was president while they simultaneously perpetuated the false Steele Dossier. 

It looks like this is information that may finally lead to the Clinton team facing responsibility for their alleged criminal activities.