I’ll make a bold prediction about John Durham:
He will be a household name that every American will know in due time.
We’ve all seen this picture so many times the joke is “Are there actually any other pictures of this guy? Does he really exist??”
There are and yes he does. And when he gets rolling and the results of his investigation become public there are going to be many more pictures and definitive proof of his existence.
But before we get into just who John Durham is, there’s another person we should also be familiar with to understand more about Durham’s investigation.
Who is Brian Cates?
I’d say that Brian Cates is the John Durham of independent journalists. In fact, his Substack just happens to be named the Rise of the New Media Newsletter.
I’ve been following Brian Cates for about a year and half now and I can tell you that there isn’t anyone more in tune about what Durham is doing and what his investigation is all about.
Here’s a recent Telegram post from Brian Cates:
That’s a very bold statement to make especially to the “Nothing ever happens” crowd that don’t believe for a second that anyone significant, especially Hillary Clinton, will ever be held accountable.
So how did Brian Cates come to this conclusion? By working his tail off digging as deep as anyone who’s been following Durham’s investigation into what everyone now knows as Russiagate.
This was all started by the infamous Steele Dossier which alleged all kinds of nasty stuff about Donald Trump that has since been very soundly debunked.
Note: I’m not linking to Russiagate or the Steele Dossier because there are more than plenty of resources that are easily found. One word of advice however, choose your news sources wisely.
Where did all of this begin?
Simply put, the Clinton campaign, Hillary for America (yuck) (HFA) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) not only allegedly spied on Donald Trump as a candidate, they also continued to once he was elected as President of the United States of America.
Think about that for a second. If what Durham has been investigating since 2016 is true, and we’re seeing quite a lot of evidence that it is, then the implications are staggering.
We are not only talking about espionage on a presidential candidate here, we’re talking about spying on a duly elected sitting President of the United States of America.
And let’s not forget that the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) fined the Clinton campaign and the DNC for this insanity at the end of March 2022:
Clinton campaign, DNC fined by FEC for lying about Steele dossier payments
The Federal Election Commission has fined both Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee for lying about how they spent money used to fund the now-debunked Steele dossier on former President Donald Trump.
The Clinton campaign and the DNC will be forced to pay $8,000 and $105,000 respectively for mislabeling payments that ultimately went to Fusion GPS, the consulting firm that commissioned the dossier, according to FEC documents viewed by the Post.
The fines stem from a complaint originally filed in 2018 by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, which was informed of the outcome on Tuesday.
This is another huge story that got severely underplayed by the usual mainstream media outlets that, as longtime Boston Herald columnist and radio talk show host Howie Carr would say “Gave it a good leaving alone.”
Back to the FEC fines, why this is so significant is that this bolsters what Durham has been investigating and is yet another piece of the puzzle that will be very clear to everyone once the investigation leads to more and more indictments.
Here’s what President Trump released about the FEC findings on March 30th, 2022
Oh, he mentions a lawsuit in there as well? Right.
Trump sues Hillary Clinton and DNC over Russian collusion 'false narrative'
Donald Trump is suing Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and other key players in the so-called Russiagate controversy, alleging they conspired to create a "false narrative" tying his 2016 campaign to Russia.
The former president seeks $72 million in damages in alleging that Clinton, his 2016 election rival, and others "orchestrated" a false plot to make it seem as though he was colluding with "a hostile foreign sovereignty" in an attempt to "vilify him," according to a Thursday court filing with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
So in addition to John Durham’s investigation, the FEC fining the Clinton campaign and the DNC, Donald Trump is also suing Clinton and many others for the collusion allegations.
But let’s get back to Brian Cates. Here are some of his best articles about the Durham investigation which detail all what Durham has been doing and what led Brian predict what he believes will happen.
Start with this one:
The Most Epic Courtroom Battle No One Knew About
The biggest unreported Spygate story [besides Hillary's campaign likely being compromised at the top by Russian intelligence] is the years-long Battle Royale between Durham's Special Counsel's Office and Hillary Clinton’s phalanx of high-priced lawyers and her political operative network, comprised of the Clinton Foundation, Perkins Coie and Fusion GPS. That furious court battle was over the federal grand jury subpoenas for the Steele Dossier/Alfa Bank/federal contractor spying documents that the entire world now knows Durham has in his possession.
The reason that huge story of how Durham got these crucial and damning documents from Clinton & Co. has gone unreported is because this epic court fight was carried out in complete and utter secrecy without any leaking occurring to alert the press or the public that it was going on.
Durham Blows Up 5 Years Worth of False "Fact-Checking" By Fake News
President Donald J. Trump loudly made the claim many times during his four year run in the Oval Office from 2017-2021.
The claim that while he was a candidate for President in 2016 and then during his tenure in the White House he was being spied on illegally. That his ‘wires were tapped’ at Trump Tower.
And every single time Trump dared to voice this claim, the Fake News Media instantly leapt to shout him down and ‘fact-check’ him about it.
When Trump made the claim again during a 60 Minutes interview with CBS correspondent Leslie Stahl in October of 2020, she emphatically rejected what he was saying and repeatedly tried to cut him off. Stahl even said that this was the storied and hallowed 60 Minutes program and that something could not be put out there without any evidence to support it.
But Trump kept insisting the evidence was there, and indeed it was. There was no excuse whatsoever for a serious journalist to insist at that late date, just one month before the 2020 election that there was ‘no evidence’ that Trump and his campaign had been spied on. Stahl didn’t even try the clever dodge that Trump had been placed under ‘legal surveillance’ via a FISA warrant granted by the FISC. She simply made a flat, universal denial.
And his latest:
Durham Continues To Expose Clinton's Private Spying Network That Targeted Trump & Associates
Late on the afternoon of April 6, the Special Counsel’s Office team led by prosecutor John Durham made a new filing, designated #64 in the case file.
And what a filing it was!
Right after Durham first revealed in a filing two months ago that Clinton had been directing and funding what was literally her own private spy network surveilling Donald Trump and his close associates, the Fake News Media leaped to do damage control.
Story after angry story appeared furiously asserting either that Durham had alleged no such thing about a ‘private spying network targeting Trump’ or if he had, that he was a crazy conspiracy theorist that needed to be quickly fired by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Brian has taken more crap and been attacked on social media for what he’s written over the past five years and there isn’t anyone on the planet who has the right to say “Told ya!” more than he does.
Follow Brian Cates on Telegram, here on Substack, X22 Report and on Truth Social (if you have access currently only on iOS) as @BrianCates
And here’s a bonus article from The Reactionary from Techno Fog:
Special Counsel John Durham continues his focus on the Hillary Clinton Campaign
I tip my hat to these fine journalist investigators who put the time and effort into these articles that help the rest of us to make sense of the investigations.
The amount of information here that needs to be digested is dizzying.
Back to Mr. Durham.
Say what you want about Q drops, but now that we’re almost two years away from the stolen election and if you’ve read what Durham is now making public, this drop from November 13th, 2020 (the second to last drop by Q by the way) is significant:
We shall see how this all plays out as the story unfolds. But let’s have a look back at John Durham so we can understand a little bit more about who he is and what makes him tick.
Durham, as you may or may not be aware, is a very low profile person who prefers to stay out of the limelight. And this is a good thing.
As Brian Cates often points out, the investigation he’s headed up has not had any leaks at all which is astounding.
The article from the Harford Courant written my Edmund H. Mahony linked below from January 28, 2001 sheds quite a bit of light on who John Durham is:
AVENGING ANGEL' TAKES ON FBI
Some interesting quotes from the article:
One year in Connecticut, as an assistant U.S. attorney, he put a third of New England's mafia in jail. He has never lost a case.
He just doesn't like attention.
This we now know for sure as he rarely makes any kind of public appearances, thus the lack of photos as mentioned above.
Two and one-half years ago, then-U.S. Attorney General Janet C. Reno appointed Durham to explore allegations that, for three decades, FBI agents and police officers in Boston have been in bed with the mob. In particular, he is looking for crimes committed by agents working with James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, two murderous gangsters who served as FBI informants for a combined 50 years.
What Durham has found to date is nothing less than sensational, judging from what has become part of the public record.
Among other things, he has accused a decorated FBI agent of setting up at least three murders and he is examining evidence suggesting that a second agent might have participated in another -- the execution of a former owner of World Jai Alai Inc., once one of the country's leading parimutuel businesses. What's more, he has charged state and local police officers in Massachusetts with secretly helping Bulger and Flemmi. A half dozen bodies have been unearthed from secret graves scattered around the city.
Last month, Durham gave defense lawyers secret government memos suggesting that unscrupulous FBI officials -- probably with the knowledge of Director J. Edgar Hoover -- framed four men for a 1965 murder. State prosecutors, after 30 years of intransigence, immediately began steps to drop charges against the four -- two of whom died of old age in prison.
We can see here that Durham doesn’t care who you are, who you’re connected with, who you work for, or if there are three letters associated with your name.
"You underestimate Durham at your own peril," said Hugh Keefe, a New Haven defense lawyer.
"There is no more principled, there is no more better living, there is no finer person that I know of or have encountered in my life," said Richard Farley, a former assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's New Haven division.
"John is a perfectionist," said Superior Court Judge Robert Devlin, a former prosecutor who worked the Grasso case with Durham.
"Sometimes he'll look over a transcript and he won't be satisfied," Devlin said. "Of course, the agents say he can hear grass grow. He does have, actually, remarkable hearing. It's like Ted Williams seeing the seam on the ball turn."
Asked if he would cooperate with a journalist writing about him, he volunteered to make available "all the information to which members of the fourth estate are entitled under freedom of information laws." Pressed, he (Durham) said: "You know, I'm not the only person working on this case. Why don't you write about the others. They deserve credit."
Through the 1980s and '90s, Durham prosecuted or supervised every organized crime case in Connecticut. His team contributed critical evidence to the conviction in New York of Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. He conceived the strategy that put Connecticut's big cities a decade ahead of those in neighboring states in eradicating violent urban crack gangs -- a strategy that was later adopted elsewhere in the country. He demoted himself to assistant U.S. attorney about two years ago -- guilt, friends said, over spending too much time in Boston.
"John was given that thing in Boston, I am quite convinced, because he has a reputation for being above the fray, of being absolutely incorruptible and of absolutely calling things the way he sees them," said Ira Grudberg, a defense lawyer in New Haven. "Despite the fact that he can be a hard ass about certain things, I believe he is a real straight shooter."
At the press conference, Durham finally couldn't avoid a question.
"Does the Department of Justice have the stomach to pursue this investigation to its conclusion?" one of the reporters asked, meaning will the government find some excuse to shut down the case to prevent further shredding the FBI's credibility?
It was the only question Durham answered.
"The government absolutely has the stomach," he said.
We can see here that as far back as the 1980’s, John Durham is man of staunch principals, morals, and a sense of justice who isn’t blowing smoke or looking to be famous. And he’s certainly done some very high profile work all without drawing any attention to himself.
This is bad news for Clinton and the others. And good news for the rest of us who are sick of the blatant corruption by these thieves who have been ruining this nation for decades.
So while John Durham has never looked for adoration or accolades, pretty soon he just might be someone that all Americans will be familiar with and will go down in history as one of our greatest patriots.
And hopefully someone we’ll all be very thankful for.
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True, he's the man to bring them down. While the silence can be frustrating, I've believed from the beginning, Durham was/is making sure there is not even the thickness of a cigarette paper for them to slip through.