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Of the reports conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened. And we're going to break that one down for you after they add break. Okay, we're back. Yeah, the Durham statement allowed Trump to keep lying about Obama spying on Trump and Tapping Trump towers calling it the not making this up. The crime of the century don't think he was referring to the supertramp album. But anyway, it's a deep cut for our three super trip. Let's go. No, no. I got you. And whipping his supporters into a frenzy of anticipation about arrests coming and that's just perpetual motion, right? He's been whipping them up for years. Oh, here's a clip of former DNI John ratcliffe talking to our favorite Fox talk again, Maria bartiromo in November of 2021. All of that was make believe it was bogus and folks within the law enforcement community, particularly were aware of that and yet used it illegally and peddled it for a great period of time. For political, for a political purpose, which is just not only inappropriate, but as you're finding out criminal as well and I expect their I said a long time ago to you, Maria, I expect there'd be many indictments. I haven't backed off of that. And I continue to think that they're going to be many indictments based on the intelligence that I gave to John Durham and that I have seen. Yeah, and what happens to all of your colleagues on the left to attack you throughout the years that you were trying to educate and inform the American people, Adam Schiff, saying that there was collusion in plain sight. Oh, the money honey. That will never not be funny. Okay, but yes, as someone who spent much of 2018 in a frenzy of expectation about Robert Mueller and his band of scary prosecutors, you know, I have a lot of feelings about that. Yeah, yeah. But let's put a pin in that just for a minute. I want to read you this reporting from the times in January of 2023, which you will recognize as being, you know, four or 5 months ago. Because it's so clearly reflects what happened this week, okay? So they said, in August of 2020, mister Trump lashed out in a fox interview asserting that mister Obama and mister Biden, along with top FBI and intelligent officials, had been caught in quote, the single biggest political crime in the history of our country, and the only thing stopping charges would be if mister Barr and mister Durham wanted to be politically correct. Against that backdrop, mister Barr and mister Durham did not shut down their inquiry when the search for intelligence abuses hit a dead end. With the inspector general's inquiry complete, they turned to a new rationale. A hunt for a basis to accuse the Clinton campaign of conspiring to defraud the government by manufacturing the suspicions that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia along with scrutinizing what the FBI and intelligence officials knew about the Clinton campaign's actions. Mister Durham also developed an indirect method to impute political bias to law enforcement officials. Comparing the Justice Department's aggressive response to suspicions of links between mister Trump and Russia with its more cautious and skeptical reaction to various Clinton related suspicions. Almost done one more paragraph. No, I know this is a long one, but you'll see. He examined investigation into the Clinton foundation's finances in which the FBI is repeated requests for a subpoena were denied. He also scrutinized how the FBI gave misses Clinton a defensive briefing about suspicions that a foreign government might be trying to influence her campaign through donations, but did not inform mister Trump about suspicions that Russia might be conspiring with people associated with his campaign. That was written four months ago by Charlie savage, Adam Goldman and Katie benner. And that plus a bunch of pissy side eye at the DoJ is the entire Durham report, all 316 pages of it. They predicted it. They described the chain of events, months ago, and that's all that there is. That cool. Well, case closed, that's it for OA today. It's been fun. Oh, cool. I think I'm just going to go to yoga then. No, no. I've had a couple of days to digest this report now as we record on Thursday. And I do not feel less pissed off. I'm going to be honest. I'm still mad. I don't know if you guys follow me on Twitter, but I was having a conniption about it the other night. Why don't you do this? That's kind of my thing. So why don't you do this part for the sake of my blood pressure, okay? Of course. I believe the passage that got you the most exercised was the one where Durham got all prissy about the need for the DoJ to not talk smack about unindicted parties. I was nervous. Okay. Still mad. He said, in all public filings and proceedings, federal prosecutors should remain sensitive to the privacy and reputation interests of uncharged third parties. You know, like Hunter Biden, he did not add. In the context of public plea and sentencing proceedings, this means that, in the absence of some significant justification, it is not appropriate to identify either by name or unnecessarily specific description or cause a defendant to identify a third party wrongdoer unless that party has been officially charged with the misconduct at issue. In a similar vein, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein said, quote, we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation and of real quote he went on to say that derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously to a room full of reporters ahead of a congressional hearing. I added that last part on. Yeah, and then Durham spent 300 pages accusing Hillary Clinton of participating in a conspiracy to frame Donald Trump while accusing Michael sussman and Igor danchenko of committing multiple crimes. Right. Look, if those names are familiar, it's because they're the only two people during managed to indict and they were both acquitted within hours. Right. The only conviction he got was a one count plea by that line attorney, and that guy was kicked up by Horowitz, right? That wasn't really dorm scout. And if that statement by rod Rosenstein sounds familiar, you probably need to get out more. Fair. That's me, right? But the statement was from a bullshit letter, Rosenstein dummied up to justify firing James Comey. And it was the second version of the letter because the one that Jared Kushner and Stephen Miller cooked up said that Trump was firing Comey because of the Russia investigation. At which point white count White House counsel Don McGahn was like, oh no, we're not sending that. So good old rod cooked up another note that said Comey had to leave because he was too mean about Hillary Clinton's emails in public and that's where that quote comes from. So it's kind of rich that Durham is using that letter here to intro his hit piece on the origins of the Russia investigation, particularly since about 5 seconds after rod and what The White House counsel Don McGahn published that BS excuse letter, Trump himself went on TV and told Lester Holt that he'd fired Comey because of the Russia investigation. Am I taking crazy pills? What the hell? I know, totally fair. So let's talk about exactly what Durham said in this clunker, because you're right. I mean, the extent to which it tracks The New York Times reporting from four months ago is almost uncanny. Durham starts by saying that the FBI was biased against Trump. Read a little bit of this, right? The record reviewed by the office, his investigation, demonstrated a rather clear predisposition on the part of at least certain FBI personnel at the center of crossfire hurricane to open an investigation of Trump and predict where this is going. For example, Peter strzok and Lisa page were directly involved in matters relating to the opening of crossfire hurricane, struck was the agent who both wrote and approved the electronic communication opening the matter from the very start as a full investigation, rather than an assessment or preliminary investigation. At the time, page was serving

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