Danchenko acquittal exposes Durham’s show trials
So many big claims left unproven
John Durham was named a special counsel by corrupt former attorney general Bill Barr in order to conduct a vindictive “witch hunt” against anyone who had been willing to investigate possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Having lied about the Mueller report before its release by placing the false message that Trump shouldn’t have been charged for obstruction in a compliant media when the elements of the crime were clearly present, Barr pivoted to using the power of the Justice Department to attack perceived enemies of his boss by putting Durham in place.
Having stoked all sorts of false notions in his announcements and filings, Durham indicted two people for lying about the investigation: Michael Sussmann, a lawyer for the Clinton campaign, and Igor Danchenko, an FBI informant.
Sussmann was acquitted of what he was charged with back in May of 2022, and now the announcement has come out that Danchenko has been found not guilty on all counts as well. In the Danchenko case, one charge was so ridiculous that the judge actually dropped it, commenting that what the defendant had said “was literally true.”
The charges laid against Sussmann and Danchenko just couldn’t withstand the scrutiny of a judge or jury, just like many of the claims that he has made during the (Trumped-up) investigation have been false. For all the big talk out of Durham and his downstream allies in right-wing media, it looks like maybe he is the one who is a big time liar.
From the start, this investigation was a disinformation campaign. But it proved none of the false conspiracy theories offered about the overall Russia investigation. Now these attempts at show trails have truly failed.
This point by the defense attorney in closing arguments may have proved persuasive:
“I submit to you that if this trial has proven anything, it’s that the special counsel’s investigation was focused on proving crimes at any cost as opposed to investigating whether any occurred.”