You've probably seen some of the stories that are floating around about Bull Durham. He's issuing subpoena's to Brookings--OMG! He's suspicious about the FBI's turning a blind eye to Chris Steele's use of Igor Danchenko as a primary source--Holy Cow!
If this excites you, I recommend Shipwreckedcrew's article:
Russian Hoax Prosecutor John Durham Issues Subpoena to Democrat Party Think Tank "Brookings Institute"
For my money, I'm still not impressed. SWC notes--way at the end of his article:
The continued use of information from Danchenko has always been a huge “red-flag” problem in my review of the FBI’s conduct. There was simply too much information known to the FBI by December 2016 and January 2017 to press forward with the investigation while continuing to rely on earlier judgments that there was some substance to the Russia Hoax allegations.
Guess what? That information was also known to IG Michael Horowitz very early on in his investigation. Did Horowitz really just sit on that information until his report came out in December, 2019--no heads up to Bull Durham or Bluto Barr? I find that hard to believe. Anyway, what stood in the way of the incredibly competent and legendarily aggressive Dynamic Duo finding out that really basic information on their own? Nothing that I can think of. For example, couldn't they have asked Kevin Clinesmith about sources for the Dossier? Or any of several other FBI employees? And yet ...
Durham didn't issue a subpoena to Danchenko's employer, the Brookings Institute, until ... December 2020? A year after Horowitz's report came out? Puh-leeze! Look--if that had been my case I would have served Brookings with a subpoena for all documentation regarding Danchenko the day after I found out he was Steele's source--maybe even the same day. From where I'm sitting, none of this passes the sniff test. Were they investigating or were they not? What's so hard about issuing subpoenas for documents? Delays due to Covid? What BS. And now SWC thinks that Durham will try to flip Danchenko? Sounds to me that, now, in 2021, Durham is just getting started. So what was all the BS Barr was putting out about the supposed investigation?
ADDENDUM: Yeah, I can see this:
a wise and disturbing comment. Except that it's not only possible but likely that they make a soft deal with Danchenko which requires him to be quiet. Avoids a trial, avoids disclosure and everything ends up concealed. https://t.co/mtGnJuZ9B5— Stephen McIntyre (@ClimateAudit) April 13, 2021
Danchenko is a red herring. The Dossier was Glenn Simpson's idea, not Steele, not Igor. Simpson and Fritsch pitched the entire concept to Marc Elias in March, months before anyone "knew" "Russia" had "hacked the DNC". That's the important point.https://t.co/swAukSZHWN— Ombudsman4Truth (@ombudsman4truth) April 12, 2021
It's just so hard for me to believe at this point that Durham is really trying to get the big story out. We all know what it was about, and it's taken Durham over a year to get just very, very basic records? C'mon, man!