According to the latest information, John Durham is looking into Clinton campaign workers either as witnesses or as plaintiffs. Igor Danchenko was charged with lying during the investigation. His lawyers were Chris Schafbuch and Mark Schamel of the law firm of Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears. They have dropped Danchenko as a client, possibly because they represent the 2016 “Hillary for America” presidential campaign.
They also represent a number of former employees thereof. That could be construed as a conflict of interest should any of them be charged with a crime.It is safe to assume that Durham is looking at former campaign workers to see if they either participated in the scam or had pertinent information that could be used against Danchenko. Another interesting possibility is Fiona Hill, who has had strong ties with Danchenko and is best known as a key witness in the second impeachment trial of President Trump and whose testimony is suspect.
It was reported in June of 2020 that Dqanchenko was the Primary Sub-Source (PSS) for the Steele dossier. He was responsible for much of the debunked material in the dossier, although he has claimed in the past that Christopher Steele had embellished some of the stories he told.
Other Clinton campaign lawyers and former members of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign are also under investigation according to Durham’s latest filing.
Attorney “Techno Fog” reported in a substack:
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Now let’s review what’s going on in Danchenko’s criminal case. He was originally represented by Chris Schafbuch and Mark Schamel. On December 6, 2021, Stuart Sears appeared on behalf of Danchenko. Schafbuch and Schamel dropped out of the case.
According to Durham’s latest filing, Stuart Sears is a partner at the law firm Schertler Onorato Mead & Sears. Notably, the firm is currently representing the 2016 “Hillary for America” presidential campaign (the “Clinton Campaign”), as well as multiple former employees of that campaign, in matters before the Special Counsel.”
Did you catch that? I’ll emphasize:
The Hillary Clinton Campaign and its employees are subject to “matters before the Special Counsel.”
Durham notices the potential conflict of interest, informing the court that Danchenko’s trial might raise the following issues:
- the Clinton Campaign’s knowledge or lack of knowledge concerning the veracity of information in the Fusion GPS reports sourced by Danchenko,
- the Clinton Campaign’s awareness or lack of awareness of Dancehnko’s collection methods and sub-sources,
- meetings or communications between and among the Clinton Campaign, Fusion GPS, and/or Steele regarding or involving Danchenko
- Danchenko knowledge or lack of knowledge regarding the Clinton Campaign’s role in and activities surrounding the Fusion GPS reports, and
- the extent to which the Clinton Campaign and/or its representatives directed, solicited, or controlled Danchenko’s activities.
Durham even raises the potential that members of the Clinton Campaign may be called to testify at Danchenko’s trial.