White House chief of staff says he expects criminal indictments to result from Durham probe
UPDATED 7:39 AM PT — Sunday, July 19, 2020
According to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, it’s time for people to go to jail as a result of U.S. attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation.
During an interview Sunday, Meadows suggested from what he’s seen so far he believes several individuals involved in the investigation into Russian interference and alleged collusion will end up with charges being leveled against them.
Meadows, who formally served on the House Oversight Committee, also said Durham has found evidence the Obama-era FBI spied on the 2016 Trump campaign. He noted that despite the fact that Democrats knew there was no collusion early on, they continued with former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe regardless.
His comments came after Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsay Graham released two recently declassified documents last week, which suggest FBI officials were skeptical of reports in early 2017 of contact between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence officials.
Those documents also included an interview with a source for Christopher Steele, which appeared to cast doubt on the accuracy of the British ex-spy’s controversial dossier. While speaking on those findings, Graham said it’s time for those responsible to finally be held accountable.
“And what I’m dying to find out is why did the system continue to use a document in April and June of 2017 to get a warrant against Carter Page when they were told in January 2017 by the man who prepared it that its a bunch of garbage?” Graham stated. ‘”I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, I’m gonna hold people accountable and let the chips fall where they may.”
President Trump also touched on the recent documents and suggested even though Obama-era officials were caught spying on his campaign, nothing is happening to them. He noted that if it were the other way around, it would be much different.
So we catch Obama & Biden, not to even mention the rest of their crew, SPYING on my campaign, AND NOTHING HAPPENS? I hope not! If it were the other way around, 50 years for treason. NEVER FORGET!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2020
Meadows went on to say new documents may be released in the coming days that will not only show that the Trump campaign was spied on, but will show the FBI did not act appropriately in its investigation. Meanwhile, Durham’s report is expected to be released by the end of this summer.