(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) A former FBI intelligence official said on May 4 that Hillary Clinton‘s 2016 presidential campaign spread “contrived disinformation” to trick voters into believing that then-candidate Donald Trump had nefarious connections with Russia, Just the News reported.
“This is more than just political dirty tricks,” former Assistant Director for Intelligence Kevin Brock said on “Just the News, Not Noise.”
“Political dirty tricks usually have some foundation in truth,” he said. “But they just made stuff up.”
The first criminal trial in Durham’s investigation will begin on May 16. A grand jury charged Michael Sussmann, a former lawyer at Perkins Coie—the Clinton campaign’s preferred law firm— with lying to the FBI.
Brock said Durham has followed good legal procedures by using the Michael Sussmann prosecution to uncover more evidence about the Russia hoax origins.
“This is the way disinformation is really exposed, not by some contrived government agency, but by evidence presented in court that gets at the truth of what happened,” Brock said in response to Durham’s court filings.
Durham revealed that a Clinton campaign researcher called the Trump-Russia collusion narrative a “red herring.” Other aides called the allegation an “inference,” not a well-established theory.
One journalist called the allegations “bullshit,” according to Durham.
Brock said Durham’s slow case-building could prove the Clinton campaign’s culpability in spreading false information in a failed effort to win the election.
“What Durham is methodically doing, is laying out a case that the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democrat Party, used contrived disinformation in a conspiracy, in a conspiratorial way, to deceive the American voter ahead of the election,” he said.