Robyn Gritz: Patience is a Virtue
Robyn writes about the slow grind that is the process of bringing embedded swamp creatures to justice. We are reminded that in order for this swamp-draining to work, those of us on the side of justice have to work inside the Law. That's why Trump has already beat the swamp monsters and why they commit one faceplant after another in front of the world trying to project their own criminality on to him. Nothing sticks because he is squeaky clean. Let that be a lesson to us all!
Patience Is A Virtue
I know a lot of people are frustrated over the lack of substantial indictments against corrupt individuals exposed after the 2016 election. The likes of Brennan, McCabe, Comey, Strzok and others are signing book deals, getting jobs in media and academia, and appear to be living without fear of repercussions for their deeds. If they think they are safe from indictments, they are not living in reality.
Let me see if I can take some anxiety away on the issue of the investigation timeline and the tenacity of Special Prosecutor John Durham. I can tell you from my experience as an FBI Agent having seen controversial and complicated cases prosecuted, while I personally would have liked to see McCabe and his buddies in a jail cell, I understand the length of such a historical federal case.
First, when a report of illegal activity or unethical behavior is lodged against anyone who is in federal government employment, it first is looked at by the agency (i.e., FBI), then the Department (i.e., DOJ) along with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and if the allegations rise to possible prosecution, the case heads to a United States Attorney's Office (USAO). In this situation, less significant charges (18 USC 1001, making false statements to criminal investigators as in the case of Andrew McCabe) are sent to the USAO in the district where the allegations took place. This is not the case with the all-encompassing case under Durham.
Barr assigns Durham as Special Counsel
The current mammoth investigation being done by John Durham's office is unprecedented and assignment of a special prosecutor was necessary.
The investigation includes the origins and conduct of the FBI investigation "Crossfire Hurricane," and in an Oct. 19, 2020 order Durham is authorized "to investigate whether any federal official, employee or any person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence or law enforcement activities" directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, anyone associated with the campaigns or the Trump administration.
In any federal case, a thorough investigation is essential. Gathering evidence, conducting interviews of witnesses, victims and targets of the investigation and periodic overall analysis of the evidence in possession is done. During the analysis of what has been cultivated, it is common for additional avenues of investigation to be developed. While this increases the time spent on the investigation, it ensures no rock goes unturned. The Durham investigation includes a myriad of possible charges such as sedition, treason, conspiracy to commit sedition/treason, espionage, and numerous other extremely serious crimes, some punishable by death or life in prison.
Federal investigations take time. We are still under the six year mark for the Durham investigation, and are most likely looking at a couple more years before all indictments are unsealed or presented. I have seen federal cases take 8-12 years, easy. Federal cases are often politically charged, intricate and long in length. The long cases I speak of seeing were nowhere nearly as complicated, politically charged, and overall as controversial as the Durham investigation. Durham has to make sure each "I" is dotted and each "T" is crossed. Each indictment must be tight and be able to withstand extensive scrutiny, intensive legal battles and stand up if or when a conviction is appealed. Durham's cases are up against the best and brightest legal representation on the sides of the corrupt individuals. Many of the lawyers representing these people are themselves prior US Attorneys or high ranking DOJ attorneys. Durham knows what he's up against. He knows the historical nature of this investigation and the key/major indictments shouldn't be expected until the conclusion of the investigation.
The media and politicians continue to say that Durham's report is expected any day. As a former FBI agent, I don't see an actual report being issued prior to the issuance of indictments, full trials, and convictions. Why would Durham compile a final report before he drops indictments? That doesn't seem reasonable nor is it customary in any federal investigation, especially of this magnitude.
Durham is no stranger to exposing and prosecuting FBI corruption. He has long been known as a thorough, fair, and tough prosecutor. He runs a tight ship and refuses to go according to any timeline except for the one he finds necessary for the investigation at hand.
Durham's Track Record
Whitey Bulger was an organized crime boss and FBI informant who led the Winter Hill Gang in Somerville, Massachusetts, a city directly northwest of Boston. On December 23, 1994, Bulger fled the Boston area and went into hiding after his former FBI handler, Special Agent John Connolly, tipped him off about a pending RICO indictment against him. Bulger remained at large for sixteen years. Others were also charged with crimes.
Beginning in 1997, numerous instances of criminal misconduct by federal, state, and local officials with ties to Whitey Bulger was exposed, causing embarrassment to several government agencies, especially to the FBI. State and federal officials had been trying to imprison Bulger for years, but he evaded capture until 2011. John Durham was named by then Attorney General Janet Reno as the special prosecutor for this case. He oversaw a task force of FBI agents brought in from other offices to investigate the FBI Boston office's handling of informants, much like the make-up of his current team.
As the FBI source handler for Bulger and Stephen Flemmi, another organized crime figure, Connolly (who had grown up in a housing project with Bulger) had been protecting them from prosecution by supplying Bulger with information about possible attempts to catch them. Connolly was indicted on December 22, 1999, on charges of alerting Bulger and Flemmi to investigations, falsifying FBI reports to cover their crimes, and accepting bribes.
In 2000, Connolly was charged with additional racketeering-related offenses. He was convicted in 2002 and sentenced to ten years in federal prison. This investigation commenced in 1997 and indictments weren't issued until 1999 and 2000. He was not convicted until 2002. That is five years.
In addition to securing Connelly's and a retired FBI Agent's indictments, Durham unearthed secret FBI documents which uncovered that indicated four men had been framed for murder and wrongly imprisoned during the handling of Bulger. There were two individuals indicted and four men released from wrongful imprisonment. While this was a demanding case that exposed corruption in the FBI's handling of Bulger and Flemmi, it was not remotely close to the complexity of the current investigation under Durham's purview.
It should be noted that Durham, on numerous high-profile and controversial cases has held his ground and with major political pushback, he still continued with thorough and aggressive investigation involving not only the FBI, but also the CIA. Keep the faith Patriots. The only timeline that is in play is Durham's.
One last thought:
If Durham has found nothing, the investigation would already be closed.
Robyn Gritz for Ruby Ray Media - Dec 10, 2021
Antifa is "not a group or an organization," Chris Wray testified before the House Homeland Security Committee last year. "It's a movement or an ideology."
(This article features commentary by Robyn Gritz as a source)
"FBI Director Christopher Wray's assessment that the far-left antifa network is an ideology, not a group or an organization, is coming under fire this week after prosecutors in San Diego charged several self-described anti-fascists in connection with eight alleged assaults.
"Antifa is "not a group or an organization," Wray testified before the House Homeland Security Committee last year. "It's a movement or an ideology."
"He added that antifa was a "real thing" and that the FBI had undertaken "any number of properly predicated investigations into what we would describe as violent anarchist extremists."
"Less than two weeks later, President Biden, then a candidate, referenced Wray's comments at a debate with President Trump. Biden argued that Wray "said unlike white supremacists, antifa is an idea, not an organization ... not a militia."
"Critics are now speaking out against Wray's description and the FBI's approach to antifa following the arraignment of at least seven antifa militants earlier this week."
Aaron Kliegman - Just The News - Dec 9, 2021
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