WATCH: Hillary Clinton Waves Off Reporter Who Asks About Durham Filing Claiming Her Campaign Paid To Spy On Trump
Hillary Clinton dismissed a reporter inquiring about claims her campaign’s lawyers paid a technology company to ‘spy’ on servers at Trump Tower and the White House while Donald Trump was President, in an effort to help build the Russiagate narrative.
A reporter for the Daily Mail confronted the former First Lady as she arrived at her daughter Chelsea’s Manhattan apartment Tuesday.
The Daily Mail describes her as “stoney faced” as she waves away the reporter’s questions.
“Did you pay to spy on the Trump campaign?” the reporter can be heard asking as Clinton walked into the apartment building.
“When are you going to comment on the spying allegations, Hillary?” she continued. “Did you pay to have him spied on?”
Clinton refused to comment and, according to the report, did the same hours later as she and Chelsea emerged from a Filipino restaurant in Queens, stating she kept her “head down and blanking all inquiries.”
Hillary confronted about her paying to spy on Trump. pic.twitter.com/Q9Slwpq8Z3
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 15, 2022
Hillary Won’t Answer If She Paid to Spy on Trump
As The Political Insider reported earlier this week, a motion filed by John Durham reveals that the Special Counsel intends to prove that former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman paid a tech executive to infiltrate computers at Trump Tower, Trump’s Central Park West apartment, and at the Executive Office of the President.
“Tech Executive-1 tasked these researchers to mine Internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate Trump to Russia,” Durham states.
“In doing so, Tech Executive-1 indicated that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign.”
Here, in four tweets, are all 13 pages of John Durham’s new finding that is getting a lot of attention: pic.twitter.com/BUArrsbhGp
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 13, 2022
The effort involved Hillary’s campaign trying to tie Trump to a Russian bank. Sussman paying the tech executive to spy on Trump later led to National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan issuing a statement in October of 2016 alleging a link between Trump and that bank.
Hillary Clinton would later retweet the statement.
Sussman reportedly handed the FBI data obtained from cybersecurity researchers at a meeting in September 2016 which was supposed to have shown evidence of secret communications between Trump and Russia.
The FBI would eventually determine “those concerns had no merit,” the New York Times reported, but the alleged ties to Russia shadowed Trump throughout his entire first term in the White House.
Amazing that this tweet showing Clinton spread misinformation that she paid for after spying on the Trump campaign is still up … https://t.co/UfmU4jVYVr
— Rusty Weiss ?? (@rustyweiss74) February 16, 2022
Tip Of The Iceberg
President Trump almost immediately issued a statement following revelations that Hillary spied on his campaign and White House suggesting people within her camp were guilty of treason.
“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution,” he wrote.
“In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death.”
Statement from Trump re today’s shocking/definitive evidence via John Durham that Clinton et al spied.
Trump: “in a stronger period of time in this country this crime would have been punishable by death”
**Twitter banned the 45th President for telling the truth. pic.twitter.com/9MicSKVjIT
— Kip Herriage ???? (@KHerriage) February 13, 2022
On Wednesday, Trump demanded the rest of the Trump-Russia probe records be declassified suggesting it would reveal much more, and denounced the lack of media coverage on the story as “the crime of the century.”
“Another crime is being committed and that’s the crime of the media,” Trump said. “The media is absolutely not — they refuse to talk about it and yet it is 10 times bigger than Watergate.”
Network shows all but ignored the bombshell reports about a Clinton campaign lawyer paying to spy on the Trump White House.
Instead, the media spent all their time talking about a Russian skating scandal. https://t.co/7GuDJjKJcN
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) February 14, 2022
GOP leader Kevin McCarthy promised a congressional investigation into Durham’s claim that Hillary’s campaign spied on Trump should Republicans win back the House in the midterm elections.
“It’s clear that Congress must exercise its oversight responsibilities as well,” McCarthy said in a statement to Fox News on Tuesday.
He added they would initiate a probe into whether or not “federal funds were used” or “whether federal office-holders abused their power” in the alleged spying scheme.
Trump later told Fox News that the latest findings are “just the beginning” of what is to come.