FBI spies are toast
The man who nailed the FBI agents who helped mobster Whitey Bulger is heading the investigation of the origin of Obama’s unconstitutional spying on Donald John Trump.
The New York Times reported, “Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that President Trump has long called for but that could anger law enforcement officials who insist that scrutiny of the Trump campaign was lawful. John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees.”
Time magazine lauded him (and rightly so) on August 26, 2009.
It reported, “In 1999 he was selected by Attorney General Janet Reno to probe law-enforcement corruption in Boston. Last year he was named by Attorney General Michael Mukasey to head the ongoing investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videotapes. Colleagues say Durham is thorough and cautious in deciding whether a case deserves to be prosecuted. But once he fixes on a target, the veteran lawyer usually catches his prey.”
Indeed, Durham in 2000 got the 1968 murder convictions of Enrico Tameleo, Joseph Salvati, Peter J. Limone and Louis Greco vacated because they had been framed by the FBI.
Two years later, a judge gave retired FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. 10 years in prison for helping Bulger by warning him in 1995 of a pending indictment.
Durham also helped secure a $101.7 million civil judgment against the government on behalf of the framed men and their families.
The New York Times also reported, “The department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, is separately examining investigators’ use of wiretap applications and informants and whether any political bias against Mr. Trump influenced investigative decisions. And John W. Huber, the United States attorney in Utah, has been reviewing aspects of the Russia investigation. His findings have not been announced.”
Patience. Adults are in charge now. The exorcism has begun.