(Christopher Prosch, Headline USA) Kash Patel, a former prosecutor and chief of staff for the Department of Defense during the Trump administration, told Newsmax’s Wake Up America on Monday that Special Counsel John Durham was taking a methodical approach to pursuing indictments in the FBI’s Russia-collusion hoax by following the money.
“The moves he’s taking—as you highlighted—with subpoenaing of bank records are powerful,” Patel told the show’s hosts. “They speak for themselves and are more powerful than any testimony … in this case, the Democratic lawyers and the Hillary Clinton campaign lawyers led the money right to Durham.”
Durham has spent more than two years investigating the events surrounding the FBI’s now discredited investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.
After he indicted former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann last month for lying to the FBI, it was reported last week that Durham had issued a new round of subpoenas surrounding Sussmann’s law firm, Perkins Coie.
In September 2016, Sussmann allegedly made false statements to the FBI regarding ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian oligarch-linked Alpha Bank. He has pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Patel stated during his interview on Newsmax that people were tired of the investigation taking so long, but Durham’s investigation is making headway, especially as they target Sussmann for his alleged lies to the FBI.
Patel also suggested that Sussmann might seek some sort of a cooperation agreement in order to secure indictments against other major players in the hoax.
Durham is “looking at a large-scale conspiracy case,” said Patel.
“Let’s take the Michael Sussmann indictment, for example: Lying to the FBI is a case—that’s brought frequently, and it’s usually a two-to-three-page indictment,” Patel continued. “John Durham issued a 27-page indictment—it’s what we call a speaking indictment—and I, as a federal prosecutor, did the same when I wanted to educate the American public on the ongoings of my current investigation.”