Yesterday Legal Insurrection posted an article about the criminal investigation into Spygate.
The article notes:
When Barr appointed John Durham to handle the investigation, later in May, the finger-pointing among those involved in investigating Trump started, leading to the the pressing question was Who’s going to cut a deal first in Spygate?
The drama between Brennan and Comey is just the surface. The Durham investigation could reach out of the FBI-CIA up through the Obama administration, including then Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the White House itself.
There is the potential for a lot of finger pointing, as Karie Pavlich tweeted:
The Comey vs Brennan vs Clapper vs Lynch vs Obama show is going to be awesome
Since the NY Times reported that the Durham investigation is a criminal investigation, that is the question again.
The stakes are so much higher for those involved. Whoever cuts a deal first could be spared prosecution or prison. So someone is likely to sing, and that someone likely is a mid-level person in the FBI who was disgusted with what happened but close enough to it that the person is at risk.
The question in the article is, “Who is going to be the first to flip?”
An article posted in The American Thinker today may provide a clue. The title of the article is, “Andrew McCabe withdraws his lawsuit against the Department of Justice.”
The article at The American Thinker notes:
Here’s the interesting question: Did he dismiss it because concluded it’s a loser, especially in light of anticipated indictment — or did he(his attorneys) conclude his suit waived his 5th Amendment rights? By dismissal with consent, without prejudice, does that waiver go away? If so, it might mean he expects to be indicted.
Mark Levin last night said he’d been offered plea deal — and turned it down. So makes sense to dismiss suit to preserve waiver, which I suspect dismissal in this fashion likely does[.]
I realize we have wandered into the weeds here, but the big picture is simple–there are some people who are not willing to go to jail simply for following orders. Those people will make a plea deal to save their own skins and thus implicate the people giving the orders. I suspect there are more than a few high ranking people in the intelligence community who are not sleeping well right now. Their dream of having Hillary Clinton elected and all of their misdeeds buried for good has obviously not come true.