In a statement responding to allegations that Hillary Clinton operatives paid a contractor to spy on him using cell phone data during the 2016 campaign and into his presidency, former President Donald Trump called it a scandal worse than Watergate.
Special Counsel Robert Durham filed a motion in federal court in Washington, DC, in connection with the prosecution of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who is charged with lying to the FBI about his role in fabricating the Russia “collusion” hoax.
Sussmann was part of an effort to mine data from a project run by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) at a U.S. university to spy on Trump and his associates — at Trump Tower, at Trump’s private residence, and at the Executive Office of the Presidency once Trump took office in the White House. Their goal was to dig up damaging information that could then be used to build the “Russia collusion” narrative against Trump.
When Trump asserted in early 2017 that his “wires” had been “tapped” at Trump Tower, he was mocked by the media.
Trump called the Durham filing “indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia. 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. In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this.”