- THE PATRIOT POST - Sep 16, 2020 -
Lewis Morris -
The outcome of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal probe into the origins of the Russia investigation against President Donald Trump may be the “October surprise” that changes the course of the 2020 presidential election. Or it may not.
As the candidates head into the home stretch of what is already predicted to be the most hotly contested presidential election in modern history, Durham continues his investigation into whether there was a concerted effort to derail Trump’s 2016 campaign and later his presidency. That investigation has yielded only one criminal charge so far. Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty last month to falsifying a CIA email in order to obtain a wiretap against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Republicans are eager to prove that the entire probe into whether Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election was ginned up by Democrats. Only the willfully blind deny the many signs pointing in that direction. And if indeed it is true that this was a carefully perpetrated hoax, then it amounts to nothing short of a coup to overthrow the duly elected president of the United States.
The trouble is in the timing of Durham’s eventual report.
Democrats and their Leftmedia allies are sure to paint any further revelation or indictment by Durham as an attempt to influence the 2020 election. Of course, if there are more guilty parties out there to be discovered, then the public deserves to know before they cast their votes on November 3, or in many cases in the weeks leading up to Election Day.