U.S. Attorney John Durham has been investigating the origins of the anti-Trump Russian collusion probe for months — and Washington is abuzz with reports that he is finally on the verge of issuing criminal indictments.
Former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland says Durham’s criminal investigation now has “cold hard evidence” of violations, and said, “I think we can expect some indictments before the end of the summer.”
McFarland served briefly in President Donald Trump’s administration as the chief deputy to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Like her former boss, she was also targeted for potential prosecution over manufactured crimes by the FBI and Robert Mueller-led special counsel investigators in 2017, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Cold hard evidence”
McFarland’s commentary about the “evidence” Durham appears to have obtained — particularly recently declassified documents pointing to a setup of Donald Trump and his associates — came during an appearance on Monday on Fox News‘ “America’s Newsroom” with guest host Melissa Francis.
According to McFarland, those documents show how the Obama administration “plotted” against then-candidate Trump and then Obama-era holdovers and the Mueller investigation “schemed” to get Trump and his people out of office by any means necessary.
While earlier “evidence” was based on anonymous sources, Durham now has official documents and handwritten notes that aren’t so easily explained away, McFarland pointed out.
“Now there is cold hard evidence. It turns out that these senior officials in the intelligence community and the FBI, they all took notes, they all texted each other, they all had handwritten notes of meetings,” McFarland said. “And so there is no disputing the fact that there is cold hard evidence.”
“And from what I’m hearing, that the Durham investigation and the Justice Department is getting to the point where they are, um, I think we can expect some indictments before the end of the summer,” she added.
Obama’s folks are “feeling the heat”
McFarland later noted that the usual suspects from the Obama administration — former FBI Director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper — who used to make frequent appearances on cable news “haven’t been around lately.”
“I think they are feeling the heat,” she said. “And if there are going to be indictments coming before Labor Day or before the end of the summer, my guess is the heat is turned up really high on some of those people.”
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McFarland’s comments came in response to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who earlier this week indicated that he expects results from Durham soon. “I think the American people are expecting indictments. I expect indictments based on the evidence I’ve seen,” he told Fox News on Sunday.