John Durham's report is as damning as you would expect. After reading the report it appears the only people not involved in the Trump/Russia collusion were Donald Trump and the Russians. The findings in the report only confirm what many of us already knew about the corruption in our federal government. But it's what's not in the report that may be more telling, especially about John Durham.

Many of us had concerns about Durham when he refused to release his preliminary report prior to the 2020 elections. We don't really know if the outcome of the election would have been different, but it certainly raised questions about his integrity. Was he trying to give Joe Biden as much of a chance as possible by not releasing the information he had already gathered? Like many of you, my suspicion at the time was that the answer was yes.

This report, in my opinion, solidifies that fear. Durham refused to use the power of the grand jury to force testimony from some of the key players in the hoax. People can and should be compelled to testify before the grand jury and if they don't they can suffer consequences. The list of people that did not testify or suffer consequences includes James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Bill Priestap, Kevin Clinesmith, and Glenn Simpson, all key players in the fabrication.

Comey, McCabe, Clinesmith, and Simpson all refused to be interviewed or cooperate with the investigation. Strzok and Priestap were willing to sit for interviews, but only in regards to the FBI's Alfa Bank investigation. Each refused to cooperate or give an interview about Crossfire Hurricane. Anyone of us would be held in contempt, in jail, for refusing to cooperate or testify. All of them were key figures in the creation and perpetuation of the fake news story that was intended to damage Donald Trump, both as a candidate and as a president. This scandal is so much worse than Watergate but is being swept aside by the political industrial complex.

Durham's failure to conduct interviews of the most important suspects in the case is either a dereliction of duty of epic proportions or it's a 'business as usual' cover up of his fellow powerbrokers. A first year assistant District Attorney, freshly out of law school would demand that each of these witnesses testify or be held in contempt. The swamp is so deep that I don't know if we can find anyone, other than Donald Trump, willing to try and expose them.

For those of you that are asking, what about Ron Desantis? I will put him in the category of John McCain, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and a list of other republican politicians who talked a good game when they didn't have the ability to change anything, but when they got the power, they deliberately left their promises unfulfilled. I hope I'm wrong but I'm not optimistic.

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