At Last, Some Real Indication That The Durham Investigation is Progressing

The Evening Campaign Update

I like John Solomon. I even admire him, because he’s one of the few real journalists still working in the national media today, and did yeoman’s work on the whole Ukraine scam the Democrats mounted last year.

But, on the subject of Spygate and the investigation of the investigators being conducted by U.S. Attorney John Durham, Solomon has become basically the boy who cried wolf. He, along with Greg Jarrett and Sara Carter, have made so many predictions about ‘indictments coming soon’ on Sean Hannity’s radio show and tick-tock TV hour that I finally had to quit listening and watching.

Embeded in this story at The Conservative Treehouse you will see a video in which Solomon repeats a claim he made last Friday that Durham is finally on the verge of issuing some indictments out of his investigation. (In Solomon’s defense, he never claimed that any indictments would be issued on Monday – that was a misinterpretation of his remarks by a clickbait website I won’t name here, that was then repeated all over conservative Twitter.) You’ll note that Solomon doesn’t claim, as Hannity, Carter and Jarrett have done on so many occasions, to have some sort of inside information to support his claim. Rather, he points to indications on the public record that lead him to believe that something is imminent.

Ok, fine. Take that for what it’s worth.

Meanwhile, there was some real, actual news on Thursday related to the Durham investigation that is in fact very interesting. That came in the form of a Washington Examiner report about Durham expanding his staff to include new personnel, at least one of whom would indicate that the scope of his investigation is also expanding.

From the Examiner’s report:

U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded his team as his review of the Trump-Russia investigators ramps up during the coronavirus pandemic, which has gripped the country and swept the globe.

The top federal prosecutor for Connecticut selected additional team members for his investigative effort in recent weeks, adding agents from the FBI, as well as the chief of the violent crimes and narcotics trafficking section for the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., Anthony Scarpelli, according to sources cited by CNN. Durham, who has been running the operation out of Connecticut and D.C., drove down to Washington a few weeks ago to keep the investigation moving even as the COVID-19 virus hampered many law enforcement efforts nationwide.

The CNN report said Durham requested witness information in March and April…

Scarpelli has spent the last two years leading the office in charge of the fight against murder and the drug trade in D.C. Before that, he was the deputy chief of that office, according to his LinkedIn profile. Scarpelli also spent a year as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 14 years as an assistant U.S. attorney in D.C., and eight years as an assistant prosecutor for Middlesex County in New Jersey.

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You can just hear that narrator for The Curse of Oak Island posing the questions: “The chief of the violent crimes and narcotics trafficking section? Now working on the Durham investigation? What could this mean about the nature of the evidence the Durham team has been uncovering on Spygate Island?”

It could mean nothing, but you have to admit that, if nothing else, Mr. Scarpelli would not be the first guy you’d expect Durham and AG William Barr to pick to add to this particular investigative/prosecutorial team. Perhaps he has some element in his background that neither the Examiner nor CNN have uncovered that would make him a likely choice to domestic espionage-related charges, or perhaps Durham and his team have come across some unexpected evidence during the course of their long and apparently wide-ranging investigation.

In any event, it was a pleasant surprise to see some real evidence that Durham is making progress in the midst of all the rumor-mongering that has surrounded his efforts over the last year. Who knows? Maybe someday one of the Hannity-Tick-Tock-Hour predictions of indictments coming soon will actually turn out to be right.

We can only hope.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

13 thoughts on “At Last, Some Real Indication That The Durham Investigation is Progressing

  1. brian - April 23, 2020

    Should there actually be indictments… certainly wouldn’t be disappointed.

    To me… adding staffing isn’t impressive, even if the gentleman has an impressive resume. I think like lost people what will boast morale and confidence would be indictments… even low hanging fruit would be better than nothing. imo… With Barr even stating that nothing is ‘imminent’… isn’t instilling much confidence. I just don’t trust politicals… period.

    1. BillEBOB - April 24, 2020

      I hope Mr Durham has,1-a taster before eating,2- a chase car when driving,3-a sapper car,4-a pistol in good working order. Be well, be alert.

  2. Carlos Dangler - April 23, 2020

    I laughed out loud when you brought up the Oak Island announcer. Yes I can hear him!
    OK – so he picks up a murder and drug trafficking guy. Hmmmm!
    Who was murdered? Seth Rich, maybe? I can’t think of anyone else.
    Who’s been trafficking drugs? China, of course, but they seem out of scope. Maybe there’s some information on a buyer like Hunter Biden?
    It could mean anything, but at least it’s an indication that maybe some wheels are finally turning.

    1. Whisperin Pints - April 24, 2020

      According to John Solomon, on Lou Dobbs’ program, a couple indictments of low-hanging fruit is likely all we’ll see.

      1. David Blackmon - April 24, 2020

        A fact that I pointed out IN THE PIECE. *sigh*

  3. Gregg - April 23, 2020

    Sigh…

    Dave,

    I’m glad you are positive enough to keep the faith, but I have serious doubts, and I know you do too. But thanks for not tick-tocking us to death.

    Like one of the commenters said to my comment about needing constitutional amendments.

    “you can write amendments until your arms fall off…” Durham can hire an army of lawyers until hell freezes over, nothing happens unless and until SOMETHING happens.

    My gut feeling is if something big was going to happen, it would have happened. Statute of limitations and a bad 2020 election will render this all moot.

    At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Brennen’s Obama holdover buds in the CIA had a hand in manufacturing and distributing COVID-19 or 20, or 21… after the failure of Stormy, Mueller, and Schiff to bring Trump down… to ensure the safety of non prosecutions and ultimate reinstatement.

    Wake me up when there are INDICTMENTS until then: snooze.

    1. brian - April 23, 2020

      Interesting… I have the gnawing feeling that the CIA has had a large roll in this somehow. Given the CIAs track record of being a disgustingly evil entity. I was wondering what Gina Haspel has in this sham as she and Brennan have history.

      Heres a good article on past CIA history starting from OSS days.

      https://thewashingtonstandard.com/human-lab-rats-the-us-governments-secret-history-of-grisly-experiments/?utm_source=whatfinger

  4. D3F1ANT - April 23, 2020

    Yeah…OK. indictments any minute now! Pffft…the insurrectionists are guilty as Hell…but another ice age is more likely to occur. It’s pretty clear that Barr is a squib.

  5. FrankP - April 23, 2020

    I welcome and fear the announcement that half our legislators are on the take from drug cartels, foreign governments, or other illicit entities. With the other half turning a blind eye to their crimes.

    Yes, that is a worst case scenario and one I do not want to experience. But I am ready to see our government run clean and without the influences that brings what we’ve seen of late.

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - April 24, 2020

      Pig Pharma owns both parties, and the Chamberpot. They want a medical dictatorship, which is why they gave us opioids (a version of the Opium Wars.) They want open borders, through which drug and human trafficking can operate with impunity. Congress is like the Shake ‘n Bake commercial:

      “An’ I hailped!”

      You cannot possibly underestimate the evil these people are doing, have done, and wish to continue doing. Richard Burr is a perfect example. And why isn’t Mitch putting someone else in charge of the Intel Committee? (Could it be his Chinese relatives and wife?) Follow the money.

      The biggest “tell” in all of this is the opposition to bringing pharmaceuticals back to the US. Everybody in opposition has a sordid reason for opposing this. Not one good reason.

  6. Jimmy MacAfee - April 24, 2020

    Let’s see prosecutions, not dangled hopes for folks on ropes. In reality, there should be a lot of people kicking air just below the scaffolding. Hanging: it ain’t just for Saddam Hussein.

  7. Jimmy MacAfee - April 24, 2020

    Worth watching:

    https://youtu.be/xgVi2xWI7hw

    Long, some language.

  8. drdirt_atl - April 24, 2020

    I think we need to have a little more patience in waiting for the indictments. Remember that timing is everything, and the virus has a firm lock on the front page right now. Also the public memory is very short, and election day is 6 months away. Since the media is going to be unable to bury the ensuing storm, they need a major diversion. A second or third wave of crono is highly likely, but it won’t be enough to short circuit the recovery. Let’s wait till the time is right, and don’t lose faith in the people and process.

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