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Trump Chief of Staff: Indictments Expected From Durham Probe

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday that he expects criminal charges to come out of U.S. Attorney John Durhams investigation into the origins of the FBIs counterintelligence Russia probe.

Meadows, who replaced Mick Mulvaney as President Donald Trumps chief of staff in March, said during an appearance on Fox Newss “Sunday Morning Futures,” that based on what hed seen, he expects federal prosecutor Durham will file criminal charges against people involved in the investigation into supposed Trump-Russia collusion that was said to have swayed the 2016 election.

The former House representative sat on the House Oversight Committee throughout former special counsel and former FBI head Robert Muellers probe into the alleged collusion. Mueller ultimately didnt establish any such collusion.

“I think the American people expect indictments,” Meadows told host Maria Bartiromo. “I know I expect indictments based on the evidence Ive seen. [Senate Judiciary chairman] Lindsey Graham did a good job in getting that out. We know that they not only knew that there wasnt a case, but they continued to investigate and spy—and yes, I use the word spy—on Trump campaign officials, and actually even doing things when this president was sworn in and after that, and doing it in an inappropriate manner.”

The White House chief of staff also said that he expects other damning documents will soon be made public.

“Youre going to see a couple of other documents come out in the coming days that will suggest that not only was the campaign spied on, but the FBI did not act appropriately as they were investigating,” Meadows continued. “Its all starting to unravel, and I tell you, its time that people go to jail and people are indicted.”

Attorney General William Barr assigned Durham in early 2019 to investigate the origins of the FBIs counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign and to assess whether the surveillance of Trump campaign associate Carter Page was free of improper motive. The probe was designated a formal criminal investigation later in 2019.

Durham could scrutinize the conduct of several current and former senior FBI officials during his investigation, including former Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok. Those officials were involved in obtaining a warrant for surveillance on Page and deployed at least two spies to target Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.

Two years ago I was one of four witnesses who testified behind close doors about FISA abuse to the house oversight committee in front of Mark Meadows and John Ratcliff. Very sensitive testimony. Its time 🇺🇸

— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) July 19, 2020

Barr had previously expressed concern over some of the information he had received so far from Durham about the probe, saying that he was “very troubled.” He said in May that he doesnt expect Durhams probe to result in criminal investigations into former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, based on the information he possessed at the time.

“It is stunning, and heres the interesting thing: its not only that it wasnt true, the problem is they knew it wasnt true, and when you know something is not true and you continue the investigation, thats Read More From Source

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