Special Counsel John Durham told a judge that his investigation is now looking into the actions of people within the 2016 Hillary campaign. He seemed to be quite disturbed that the indicted Igor Danchenko was using the same law firm as members of the Hillary campaign.
The reason why is obvious.
Durham anticipates offering plea deals to people with information that implicates others and it is quite possible that both parties, Danchenko, and the Hillary campaign workers would have conflicting interests.
The Washington Examiner reported that:
“Durham told a federal court that he is scrutinizing members of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as part of his criminal inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Trump-Russia investigation.”
The law firm claims that there is no conflict of interest because the campaign workers and Danchenko have different lawyers. That is nonsense because the lawyers will talk to each other to give them an edge and to make sure Hillary is not damaged in the process. There are rumors that Hillary plans to run in 2024 and the lawyers will do whatever it takes, including stabbing their clients in the back to protect her in my opinion.
The investigation was focused on Igor Danchenko and the five charges of lying that he has been charged with. But, now the investigation has moved to the Hillary campaign, quite possibly because some of them may have had connections to Danchenko.
Michael Sussmann has also been indicted for lying to the FBI about a connection between Trump and Russia’s Alpha Bank. It has been rumored that several of the lies in the Steele dossier came from the Hillary campaign.
Durham listed several issues that could become relevant to Danchenko’s defense. He then explained how the Clinton campaign and Danchenko could have ties in all this and try to shift the blame on each other concerning the dossier.
“On each of these issues, the interests of the Clinton Campaign and the defendant might diverge … For example, the Clinton Campaign and the defendant each might have an incentive to shift blame and/or responsibility to the other party for any allegedly false information that was contained within the Company Reports and/or provided to the FBI,” Durham said, according to the Washington Examiner.
This investigation is complicated and many people have forgotten it’s still ongoing. But with Clinton now potentially tied to it, things could become much tenser.