Kash Patel: Durham Failed. With No Real Accountability, the Russiagate Playbook Will Be Repeated Again and Again
May 19, 2023
“This was the one opportunity for John Durham to fix the two-tier system of justice. He was the man charged with that duty. And he had that opportunity. And in my opinion, Jan, he failed. And this will only degrade the FBI and DOJ and our intel communities further,” says Kash Patel, who was the chief investigator of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russiagate investigation back in 2017 and 2018. “In the Durham report, it states that Kevin Clinesmith declined to participate. What do you mean 'declined to participate'? Jan, do you remember the Mueller investigation? Was anyone allowed to decline their participation?” Patel says. “Individuals like Kevin Clinesmith, Peter Strzok, James Comey, Andy McCabe … none of them were brought under subpoena and compelled to testify,” Patel says. So what’s next? And in particular, for the Americans who feel increasingly disillusioned about accountability, what does Kash Patel see as the way forward? FULL TRANSCRIPT Kash Patel: Hey everybody, and welcome back to Kash's Corner. The long awaited episode is here. John Durham's report is out. We are going to dive into it from wire to wire. What may surprise you is not the extent of the fraud and corruption and unlawful activity that John Durham exposed in his report, but my reaction to it specifically in its failure to hold people accountable and John Durham's shortcomings. It's not a criticism of John Durham directly, rather it was a moment in history where we had an opportunity to fix the two-tier system of justice that Jan and I have been talking about on our show for years. This moment may have slipped us by because John Durham failed to act. Why did he do that? What were his justifications and what is the outcome of the Durham report? Jan has a lot of pressing questions and we have a lot of things to cover. Where would you like to start, Jan? Jan Jekielek: Kash, yes, absolutely. We've been talking about the Durham report and different iterations of new information, like the Horowitz report back in the day. We've been actually looking at this for five years. I have a headline on my wall from 2018, and I'm going to read it to you. This was the front page headline of The Epoch Times print edition, “Obama officials spied on Trump campaign using at least five methods.” This was in May of 2018. We've known a lot of what was in this report already over the past five years. However, we have a lot of viewers that actually may not even know the core substance of what Russiagate is and how it happened. Why don't you start us off right there. Mr Patel: Let me see if I can give you five years in five minutes. As the chief investigator on the House Intel Committee, we put a lot of this information out that's in John Durham's report years ago. What was Russiagate? Russiagate was a political operation launched by the Democratic ...