COURT MEMO REVEALS DURHAM TO SUBPOENA HILLARY CLINTON AND AIDES FOR TESTIMONY
The recent twist in the Russia collusion investigation will definitely have Hillary Clinton and her aides on their heels. As revealed by new court filing in Steele dossier source Igor Danchenko’s criminal case, prosecutors want to know if Clinton campaign knew false intel was going to FBI. Knowledge of this would constitute criminal intent by Clinton and her campaign team, something the GOP has been emphasizing for a while now.
Hillary Clinton’s team long fought to keep its ties to Christopher Steele’s dossier from public view, but Special Counsel John Durham has shown he has other ideas. He is now making it very clear to Hillary and her team that he has a strong interest in her campaign’s behavior during the Russia collusion probe. He is even suggesting some of her aides could be summoned as trial witnesses. This will be devastating for the former secretary of States
In a routine court filing this month in the case of Igor Y. Danchenko, a Russian analyst who was a primary source in 2016 for Steele’s now-infamous dossier, Special counsel John Durham made this shocking revelation. Danchenko has since been charged with repeatedly lying to the FBI during the Russia collusion probe and has continued to plead innocent
The special counsel has stated that Danchenko’s lawyers —Danny Onorato and Stuart Sears of the Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears law firm — could pose a conflict of interest because the firm also represents the Hillary for America campaign as well as several former campaign officials in “matters before the special counsel.” That claim however has been left for the presiding judge to determine.
In the motion brought before the court by the Special Counsel’s team, Durham stated that, “The Clinton Campaign financed the opposition research reports, colloquially known as the ‘Dossier,’ that are central to the Indictment against the defendant. Accordingly, for the reasons set forth below, the government respectfully requests that the Court inquire into the potential conflict issues set forth herein.”
“Prosecutors said they want to know what the Clinton campaign knew about the accuracy of the Steele dossier’s now-discredited allegations of Trump-Russia collusion and whether any campaign “representatives directed, solicited, or controlled” Danchenko’s activities assisting Steele.
“The interests of the Clinton Campaign and the defendant could potentially diverge in connection with any plea discussions, pre-trial proceedings, hearings, trial, and sentencing proceedings,” the prosecutors told the court, often referring to the Steele dossier as “Company Reports.”
“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,” the Durham filing stated. “Moreover, it is possible that one of these parties might also seek to advance claims that they were harmed or defrauded by the other’s actions, statements, or representations.”
Hillary Clinton however, will be praying this goes away as soon as possible as criminal charges will mean some form of jail time. But considering her past record of getting away with crime, we can only wait to see what we come out of this.
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