Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has responded to the latest filing by Special Counsel John Durham that alleges Hillary Clinton spied on Donald Trump while he was the sitting President of the United States.
Jordan, the Ranking Member of the House Oversight Committee, has issued a direct warning to Clinton and those who worked on her campaign.
“There was spying going on and it was worse than we thought because they were spying on the sitting President of the United States and it goes to the Clinton campaign,” Jordan said.
“That is what is so frightening here.
“You had the government working with the Clinton campaign to go after the Republican Party’s nominee for president, to spy on that campaign.
“We’ve never seen anything like that in history.
“I’ll tell you what, there is certainly now more than circumstantial evidence that the Democrats and the FBI and the Clinton campaign spied on President Trump’s campaign.
“The country sees it.
“It seems like everything they call us for on misinformation and quote, conspiracy theory, actually turns out to be true, and they’re the ones peddling the false narratives all the time.”
“This is truly unprecedented, truly something that has never happened in the history of our great country,” he said.
“There was spying going on, and it was worse than we thought because they were spying on the sitting president of the United States, and it goes right to the Clinton campaign.” –@Jim_Jordan
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Durham’s latest filing claims lawyers for the Clinton campaign worked with a technology company to monitor servers belonging to Trump at Trump Tower and when Trump was in the White House to try to dig up dirt.
Durham says a tech executive exploited his access to internet infrastructure by “mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.”
The Left is pointing out that no charges have yet been filed by Durham over this, and they are correct.
However, Durham makes it clear that access to the DNS system was abused and the special counsel investigation is still ongoing.
Either way, it is not good for team Clinton.
Durham’s filing says:
“In connection with these efforts, Tech Executive-1 exploited his access to non-public and/or proprietary Internet data. Tech Executive-1 also enlisted the assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university who were receiving and analyzing large amounts of Internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”
“Tech Executive-1 tasked these researchers to mine Internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia. In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.”
“The Government’s evidence at trial will also establish that among the Internet data Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited was domain name system (“DNS”) Internet traffic pertaining to (i) a particular healthcare provider, (ii) Trump Tower, (iii) Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and (iv) the Executive Office of the President of the United States(“EOP”).
“Tech Executive-1’s employer, Internet Company-1, had come to access and maintain dedicated servers for the EOP as part of a sensitive arrangement whereby it provided DNS resolution services to the EOP. Tech Executive-1 and his associates exploited this arrangement by mining the EOP’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.
“The Indictment further details that on February 9, 2017, the defendant provided an updated set of allegations – including the Russian Bank-1 data and additional allegations relating to Trump – to a second agency of the U.S. government (“Agency-2”).
“The Government’s evidence at trial will establish that these additional allegations relied, in part, on the purported DNS traffic that Tech Executive-1 and others had assembled pertaining to Trump Tower, Donald Trump’s New York City apartment building, the EOP, and the aforementioned healthcare provider.
“In his meeting with Agency-2, the defendant provided data which he claimed reflected purportedly suspicious DNS lookups by these entities of internet protocol (“IP”) addresses affiliated with a Russian mobile phone provider (“Russian Phone Provider-1”).
“The defendant further claimed that these lookups demonstrated that Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations.
“The Special Counsel’s Office has identified no support for these allegations. Indeed, more complete DNS data that the Special Counsel’s Office obtained from a company that assisted Tech Executive-1 in assembling these allegations reflects that such DNS lookups were far from rare in the United States.
“For example, the more complete data that Tech Executive-1 and his associates gathered – but did not provide to Agency-2 – reflected that between approximately 2014 and 2017, there were a total of more than 3 million lookups of Russian Phone-Provider-1 IP addresses that originated with U.S.-based IP addresses.
“Fewer than 1,000 of these lookups originated with IP addresses affiliated with Trump Tower. In addition, the more complete data assembled by Tech Executive-1 and his associates reflected that DNS lookups involving the EOP and Russian Phone Provider-1 began at least as early 2014 (i.e., during the Obama administration and years before Trump took office) – another fact which the allegations omitted.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 12, 2022