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Spygate: Hillary's Alleged Plot Against Trump Has Earmarks of 'Seditious Conspiracy', Observers Say

© AP PhotoIn this image from video, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.
In this image from video, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.02.2022
Special Counsel John Durham's latest court filing alleged "treason at the highest level" on the part of Hillary Clinton and her team, ex-President Donald Trump told Fox News. However, the mainstream media in the US has either neglected or downplayed the exposure while spinning the narrative of the Capitol Riot "plot". Is Trump's stance justified?
"This is much worse than Watergate!", says Earl Rasmussen, executive vice president of Eurasia Group, referring to the special counsel's allegation that a tech firm tied to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign spied on Trump. "It involved the illegal spying on a presidential candidate and a standing president. Moreover, it included elements at very senior levels of 'trusted' government organisations to include the Justice Department, the FBI, and the CIA along with members of Congress. I also believe that elements of the Obama administration were aware and fully cooperated".
Special Counsel Durham alleges in the latest court filing concerning former Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann, that Tech Executive-1 (identified by The Epoch Times as Rodney Joffe) asked his researchers "to mine Internet data to establish 'an inference' and 'narrative' tying then-candidate Trump to Russia".
According to the special counsel, Joffe and his associates particularly exploited internet data from "the Executive Office of the President of the United States" (EOP) to damage President Trump. They obtained the information because they had "come to access and maintain dedicated servers for the Executive Office of the President". This effort wasn't limited to the EOP: Joffe allegedly also exploited data from Trump Tower, another Trump building, and a "healthcare provider".
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Durham's indictment of Sussmann released in September 2021, detailed Joffe/Tech Executive-1's collaboration with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and cited him as bragging that Hillary offered him a position in her administration in the event she won the presidency.

"According to multiple reports, not only Durham, then-CIA Director John Brennan made Barack Obama aware well before November 2016 that Hillary Clinton and her allies were intent on smearing candidate Trump over alleged Russian ties", says Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist Charles Ortel. "While [the FBI's] Jim Comey and Peter Strzok were directed to look into these suspicions, Obama did not order Hillary and her campaign to cease and desist, which arguably makes Obama and others co-conspirators in a seditious plot, perhaps".

Government resources were apparently used to spy upon and attack candidate and president-elect Trump, Ortel says, adding that by 6 January 2017 "Joe Biden, Susan Rice, and others were woven into the conspiracy to flatten Trump, a conspiracy that continued through the Trump presidency and runs on today".
"Essentially, [they] eroded the credibility of the US government and crippled a presidency with seditious actions", Rasmussen claims. "Watergate pales in comparison to these meticulously planned and executed actions".

'US Media in Denial of Spygate Because It's Complicit in It'

The mainstream media in the US has largely downplayed Durham's purported exposure. Yahoo News claimed, citing "a leading cybersecurity expert", that the special counsel's document "does little to support Trump's claim that his allegations of spying have been vindicated". Joffe's spokesman has also stepped forward, insisting that "Mr Joffe is an apolitical internet security expert with decades of service to the US government who has never worked for a political party".
For her part, Hillary Clinton tweeted on 16 February that "Trump and Fox [News] are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones".
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The American media has good reason to ignore and downplay the spying scandal because it is "complicit in shaping the narrative with false allegations on nearly a daily basis", according to Rasmussen.

"They are linked financially, politically, and personally to the Democratic Party", the scholar explains. "They were the megaphone, the loudspeaker trumpeting the Russia collusion hoax! Their reputation is on the line and will likely want to avoid publicly acknowledging any role or may take steps to attempt to question evidence of the conspiracy against President Trump".

In addition, the ongoing investigation may further affect the Democratic Party's election odds in the forthcoming midterms, adding to the "failed" policies of the current administration, according to him.
A poll conducted by the TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics indicated that 66 percent of Democrats want prosecutors to investigate Hillary Clinton and her team's alleged role in spying on the Trump campaign. The survey also found that 91 percent of Republicans want further investigation, while 65 percent of independents want a new probe into the matter.

Travesty to Democracy: Capitol Riot or Trump's Spygate?

The alleged spying plot has all the earmarks of a "seditious conspiracy" while the events of 6 January 2021 – called the "biggest blow to democracy" by the Democrats – is nothing but a political stunt, according to the observers.

"My colleague Jason Goodman and I spent five hours on video in Washington, DC on 6 January 2021", says Charles Ortel. "There were many tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of people there, most of whom were peaceful, even cheerful. Yes, there was some violence in the end but it is still not clear who may have instigated the trouble or why".

As for the Democrats, "guilty people tend either to shut up or to gaslight the opposition", according to the analyst.
The Democratic Party's purported actions to destroy Trump and his administration were nothing short of a "travesty to democracy" in contrast to the 6 January DC riots, according to Rassmusen.

"Let’s face it, the Democratic Party or at least many senior members of the party have lost all credibility and any sense of integrity. They are self-serving in seeking both power and financial gain", the scholar says. "Sadly, many do not care about 'democracy'".

While the mainstream media in America is still in denial over spygate and offers extremely weak counter-arguments to Durham's claims, the special counsel is likely to have much more than the public has so far seen, Ortel concludes.
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