Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz stated this Sunday that if the report saying that Hillary Clinton’s campaign spied on Trump in 2016 is true, then it “is much bigger than even Watergate.”
“Is the Durham document like the Mueller probe? Is it just smoke without fire?” “Fox News Sunday” host Bill Hemmer asked Cruz.
“We must see what the facts are but the allegations inside the Durham document filed in federal court is very concerning,” Cruz started. “What Durham said, as a federal prosecutor, is that an attorney for the Hillary Clinton campaign partnered with a big tech executive to spy on Donald Trump. To spy on him in his home, his office and even in the White House itself. They were spying on a president.”
“If what Durham is saying is true, what Trump said is completely right and to the extent that Hillary is complicit with this, her people are complicit with it, her attorneys are complicit with it, Big Tech is complicit with it. If it is true, it’s much bigger than Watergate,” the senator said.
John Durham put out a report accusing Dem. lawyer Michael Sussman of lying to the FBI about a reported connection between Russia and Trump in 2016. The filing reports he worked with tech executive Rodney Joffe—mentioned as “Tech Executive-1” in the documents— to assemble “white papers” that would “create a ‘narrative’ connecting then-candidate Russia and Trump.”
“Tech Executive-1 and his people exploited this partnership by mining the Executive Office of the President DNS traffic and other digital data to gather derogatory details about Donald Trump,” the document says.
Durham also stated that Sussman repeatedly charged the Hillary Clinton campaign for the work connected to the “Russian Bank-1” accusation, the filing says.
The filing also says Sussman gave computer data to the CIA in 2017 with the goal of connecting Trump and Russia, Durham said in the filing.
Sussman has denied these allegations.
Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently said these findings, if true, could be “one of the greatest political scandals in our history” during a February 14 appearance on the Fox News’ “Special Report.”