The real story, according to Trump, was how the counterintelligence investigation into Russia began – a story that special counsel John Durham would uncover.
“The verdict is a major defeat for Durham and his Justice Department prosecutors, who spent three years seeking wrongdoing in the Trump-Russia investigation.”
It remains to be seen when Durham will conclude his investigation and if he will bring charges against anyone else.
But what is clear is that Sussmann’s allegation, which was by far the most high-profile finding of Durham’s investigation to date, amounts to a huge swing and failure on the part of the special advocate.
Point: It has always been difficult to align Trump’s outlandish claims about the seriousness of the Durham investigation with its results. Never has this disparity been as flagrant as it is today.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled Michael Sussmann’s name.