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Weighing the threats to our democracy, it’s hard to imagine a greater than political operatives spying on a sitting president and passing the information on to a docile Justice Department with the goal of destroying him.

Subversion at such a high level is at least as dangerous as an ill-planned insurrection to the foundation of our nation.

John Durham, the special counsel appointed to investigate the origins of the Russian collusion hoax, said in a court filing that a tech executive working with a lawyer associated with Hillary Clinton’s campaign exploited her access to data. White House and Trump Tower computers before and after the 2016 election.

The sources, according to the filing, “brought in researchers from a US university who were receiving and analyzing large amounts of internet data under a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”

The goal, according to the filing, was to create “an inference” and a “narrative” linking then-candidate Trump to Russia. In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that it was trying to please certain “VIPs”, referring to people from Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.

This narrative ultimately took root through the efforts of the Clinton campaign, including the Steele dossier, which she funded and directed to the FBI. This information was used to launch an unwarranted investigation into the Trump campaign.

The smear of Russian collusion followed Trump to the White House and led to the appointment of a special prosecutor, whose investigation ultimately cleared Trump but cast a cloud over his presidency.

Durham has already indicted former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman for tampering with the source of information he passed to the FBI. Further indictments are expected as his deliberate investigation continues.

Low blows have always been part of political campaigns. Most notable is the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon.

Watergate involved a GOP-orchestrated burglary of Democratic Party headquarters, and comparing it to what Durham uncovers is not hyperbole. Extracting information from computer systems today is like picking locks on an office to rummage through filing cabinets.

Durham’s latest dossier builds on Sussman’s earlier indictment and the revelation of the Steele dossier’s shockingly negligent use. Just because Trump was the target doesn’t mean you should ignore what that means, that Clinton operatives and Justice Department officials worked together to try to derail the former president’s campaign, then his presidency.

If true, it is an attack on the integrity of the democratic process that will shatter public confidence in future elections.

Trump, as always, distracts from the seriousness of Durham’s accusations. The former president is calling for the death penalty for anyone found guilty of spying on his campaign.

Trump’s madness aside, the problem is the fundamental damage caused by the efforts of the Clinton campaign and its allies.

Their end-justifies-the-means mentality had a direct impact on the refusal of so many Trump supporters to accept the 2020 election results.

Those involved in the alleged spy plot were doing exactly what Trump is accused of – trying to bypass the results of a legitimate election. Their Russian collusion fraud did not prevent Trump from entering the White House, but it did limit his effectiveness and erode confidence in his presidency.

Democrats and the commentating class say they are shocked that so many Trump supporters believe his unsubstantiated claims about the 2020 election.

Why wouldn’t they, having seen how far Trump’s enemies inside and outside government have gone to overthrow the president they elected?


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