Harvard legal scholar Jonathan Turley has warned that the media has dug itself into a hole by promoting Hillary Clinton’s Trump-Russia lies through “years of previous coverage.”
Turley admonished corporate “news” outlets for refusing to cover the latest filings against Clinton from Special Counsel John Durham.
Accoridng to Turley, media networks can’t report on Hillary’s alleged role in the Trump-Russia story because Durham’s investigations directly refute years of their false reporting.
Turley wrote: “Pediatricians call it ‘breath-holding spells.’
“It was when children hold their breath when upset until they experience syncope, or passing out.
“The media in Washington appears close to a collective faint over the recent filings of Special Counsel John Durham.
“While the media has largely buried or downplayed the disclosures by Durham on the origins of the Russian conspiracy claims, Durham keeps adding new details implicating top Democratic figures in what he describes as an ongoing investigation.
“You can only hold your breath so long and Durham shows no signs that he is done by a long shot.
“The latest disclosures by Durham are difficult for many in the media to cover because they directly refute years of prior coverage.”
Turley continued: “That is when the first stage of syncope began: the ‘prodrome’ with signs of media ‘discomfort, extreme fatigue, weakness, yawning, nausea, dizziness, and vertigo.’
“Now, Durham has told a court that he has evidence that Clinton operatives ‘exploited’ access to systems at the Trump Tower, Trump’s apartment building, and ‘the Executive Office of the President of the United States.’
“While Durham does not use the term ‘spying,’ he states that the operation allegedly targeted the campaign and the Trump Tower as well as the Executive Office.
“We are now in the second syncopal phrase: loss of media consciousness.
“There is no way to cover this story without many admitting that it facilitated a false narrative created by the Clinton campaign, including attacking those who suggested that the Clinton campaign would ever engage in such disreputable conduct.
“The case itself remains a single false statement (much like some of the charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller).
“It is not an easy case to prove.
“However, the details emerging in the case are filling in gaps on how the Clinton Campaign’s funded and directed the development of the now debunked narrative of a conspiracy between Russian and the Trump campaign.
“What is also notable in the filing is the extent to which the Clinton campaign used lawyers to carry out this work, including hiding its funding while denying connections to the work of figures like Christopher Steele.
“The new information was revealed in a filing raising conflicts of interest in the law firm of Latham Watkins, which is representing indicted former Clinton lawyer Michael Sussmann.
“The firm has represented other Clinton-related figures.
“It was a fitting objection in a case where a circle of Democratic lawyers and law firms have featured prominently as well as the liberal think tank, Brookings Institution.
“The cross-pollination of these law firms is one of the least discussed elements in the scandal.
“The use of lawyers to shield such work is nothing new in Washington.
“During the Nixon Administration, lawyers were used extensively to maintain slush funds and enable ‘dirty trick’ operations.
“What is striking about the Durham filings is the audacity of the Perkins Coie operation.
“While the funding was buried away, the lawyers were seemingly unconcerned about approving such efforts or personally reaching out to sympathetic government and media figures.
“They were, to some degree, justified in their sense of immunity.
“Indeed, to this day, many refuse to cover extensive evidence of how the Clinton campaign manufactured this story that largely occupied the entire term of President Donald Trump.
“Before the Steele dossier was given to the FBI and the press, then-CIA Director John Brennan briefed former President Obama on Clinton’s alleged ‘plan’ to tie candidate Trump to Russia as ‘a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.’
“That operation appears to have been launched through Elias and Perkins Coie.
“After the 2020 election, Democratic members and legal experts demanded the disbarring of a host of Republican attorneys for their spreading disinformation of a widespread election fraud.
“These same figures, however, are entirely silent about the role of Clinton lawyers in secretly funding the debunked Russian collusion claims.
“There is no interest in whether, as alleged by reporters, figures like Elias lied about the involvement of the Clinton campaign.
“The ‘periodic reminder’ seemed to be to other media that they needed to continue to hold their breath and not recognize a major story,” he wrote.
“Such ‘protracted confusion’ is natural, but it will not dissipate any time soon.
“Durham apparently is calling more people into the grand jury.”