Durham Zeroes In On FBI’s Real Problem, And It Is Worse Than Incompetence | Eastern North Carolina Now | Special Counsel John Durham‘s bombshell court filing this week is going to make it hard to paint the FBI as a dupe tricked into investigating former President Donald J. Trump for all that election collusion with Russia we now know never happened.

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Publisher's Note: This series of posts on this one issue - The Unprecedented FBI Raid of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Estate - can all be found here on ENC NOW.

    Special Counsel John Durham's bombshell court filing this week is going to make it hard to paint the FBI as a dupe tricked into investigating former President Donald J. Trump for all that election collusion with Russia we now know never happened.

    Durham says shadowy Russian operative Igor Danchenko - the key source for the anti-Trump Steele dossier - was on the FBI payroll from 2017-2020. The bureau should have known by 2017, and certainly knew by 2020, that the dossier, which it used to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page, was full of ludicrous lies. And the bureau also knew, or should have known, that in had investigated Danchenko just a few years earlier for trying to buy classified information for Mother Russia.

    If you catch a suspected spy lying to you, but keep using his information to pursue, oh, say a presidential candidate, it gets hard to blame sheer incompetence or stupidity.

    That might have worked in Durham's last case in his ongoing investigation into the origins of the FBI's probe of Trump. In that one, high-powered Democrat lawyer Michael Sussmann was accused of lying to the bureau by denying he was working for Hillary Clinton when he met with a top FBI official to present another phony claim, that Trump communicated with Moscow through the Russian lender Alfa Bank.

    A Washington, D.C., jury acquitted Sussmann, despite a damning text he sent to the official the night before, saying, "I'm coming on my own - not on behalf of a client or company - want to help the Bureau."

    Some critics were cynical enough to wonder if Durham was going out of his way to protect the bureau by painting it as gullible, but not corrupt. After all, his only FBI scalp to date is that of Kevin Clinesmith, a bureau lawyer who lied while preparing a FISA warrant application to spy on Page by saying he had not worked for the CIA when in fact he had. Clinsemith got a year's probation and is back to practicing law again.

    Danchenko is facing trial in federal court in Virginia, also on charges he lied to the FBI. Maybe Sussmann and Danchenko both lied to the bureau, but when Danchenko did, it sure seems like the G-Men knew it.

    Instead of getting mad, the FBI gave the Russian a job and kept him around all through the Mueller probe and right up until the 2020 election. Maybe that's just another reason why polls show trust in the FBI is plummeting. Durham might not smell a rat in the J. Edgar Hoover Building, but Americans do.

    The views expressed in this piece are the author's own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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  Yes; the Cheneys despise this former Republican president, and for good reason ... so they say.
  No; never has a former president been treated with this level of vindictive abuse by those temporarily in power.
  Who cares? It's Trump.
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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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Considering that Joe Biden is considered by so many to be the Imposter President: Is he actually knowledgeable enough, wise enough, patriotic enough to be this Constitutional Republic's president at this difficult point in these tumultuous times?
  Yes, Mr. Biden is thoughtful and kind, and just so different from the "Orange Man".
  No, this representation of "president" is either too corrupt, too stupid, or both to be a real president.
  I just want the fun guy, who knew how to make stuff work back.
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The corrupt components of the FBI and DOJ /Merrick Garland should "not get so far over their skies" at this time, or in the future.

Reasonable and smart people know that because of the DOJ's /FBI's past corrupt practices in dealing with President Trump, his family and associates that they are all well indemnified against further corrupt acts of the Democratic Socialist controlled Deep State.

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