Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is in the headlines again, this time because of an accusation by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) who blamed Clinton for becoming too close to Russians after a recent report uncovered troubling details.
According to an article in The Conservative Brief, Jordan pointed the finger at the former Secretary of State when he appeared on the Fox News show “The Faulkner Focus,” where she said that the Russia investigation was not what many thought:
“I think it’s important to understand this indictment and the one that happened a few weeks back with Mr. Sussmann, both of these are not about these individuals lying to John Durham and his investigative team,” Jordan said.
“They are about the original lies they told in 2016 and 2017 to the FBI that started this charade that was the Trump/Russia investigation. So, Durham is going to the source when it all began.”
The Ohio Republican was referencing Michael Sussmann, who is a cybersecurity attorney that worked for both Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and other Democrats during his recent career.
Sussmann also pleaded “not guilty” to charges that he lied to the FBI during his comments about the Trump Organization and Russia during a 2016 meeting.
“[B]oth of these individuals, Sussmann and Danchenko have ties to the Clinton campaign,” he said. “So, I think it is interesting. You know, oh, President Trump was working with Russia,” Jordan said.
“That was baloney. But in fact, it was the Clinton campaign who was cozying up to Russia and people who had influence with Russia. That, to me, is the irony of all this. So, I’m actually encouraged that we’re actually going to hold people accountable who did wrong and put our country through this three-year ordeal that was based on a garbage dossier and the garbage information that Sussmann took directly to the FBI.”
It was Igor Danchenko, a Rissian-born analyst, who was eventually arrested by the feds on Thursday as part of the John Durham investigation and is part of the special counsel inquiry led by John H. Durham to scrutinize the investigation into Russia/American ties, according to The Conservative Brief.
Interestingly Danchenko was reportedly the primary researcher of the Steele dossier, and therefore one of the key parts of the entire investigation into former President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.
Even the New York Times asked Danchenko in 2020 about his connections to Russia, which prompted him to say, “I’ve never been a Russian agent,” he said. “It is ridiculous to suggest that. This, I think, it’s slander.”
However, it is Special Counsel John Durham that is expected to call a former top lawyer for the FBI for a law firm that counted the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton as clients.