The following is a portion of a longer piece by Brian Cates that appears on the X22 Report website. In it, Cates compares special Prosecutor Ken Starr’s efforts to be as transparent as possible and what it cost him against the seeming invisibility of Special Counsel John Durham.


Durham Is A Ghost For A Very Good Reason

Now, let me explain why I just took you through that long foray down Memory Lane. Because everything I just told you applies directly to John Durham.

They can’t do to Durham what they did to Starr because they can’t find him. He’s a Washington DC ghost, a phantom, a Godot that everyone is perpetually waiting for, to the point that many are beginning to question if he’s ever arriving at all.

Has anybody besides me noticed that Democrats and the press haven’t even come close to being able to give Durham or his team the ‘Ken Starr Treatment’ for going on almost three now?

And this is despite the fact that Durham’s not only investigating the Clintons, but also what amounts to almost the entire upper echelons of the former Barack Obama presidential administration, including top officials at the DOJ/FBI, the State Department, the CIA? And, highly likely, the current President?

How does the mainstream media question and attack and mock and accuse a prosecutor who’s doing this that they can’t even find?

Given that we have a wholly partisan attack dog press that is only about 100 times more rabid and vicious than we had in the 1990’s, Durham should have been undergoing a massive siege by the news media since June of 2019. Yet there’s practically nothing. A handful of stories in the mainstream press over the past three years with some grousing and complaining about Durham isn’t even within yodeling distance of what Ken Starr got.

You will not see them attempting to surround and pillory John Durham and his prosecution team until he unseals SpyGate and Mueller Special Counsel indictments. That’s when the media starts camping outside of houses and offices again demanding the Special Prosecutor and his team talk to them **right now**.

That will be when the media and the Democrats will try to besiege the Durham team.

I wish them luck. Because I’m thinking if those in charge of setting this up were determined to avoid a repeat of the ugly media spectacles of the 1990’s while the investigation was ongoing, they’ve given extensive thought to how to handle it once Durham is done and the full import of his investigation becomes public.

NOTE: While this column was in progress, journalist Sara Carter debuted an exclusive podcast with House Representative Devin Nunes [R-CA]. Nunes is not just another member of the House; he was once the chair of the powerful House Select Panel on Intelligence [HSPCI] and is now the minority ranking member. He is also a current member of the Gang of Eight.

In the interview, Nunes says:

“I just have to have faith ultimately, that there’s that, you know, there was a special counsel created, Durham does have the power, we’re fully expecting him to deliver the report,” said Nunes, adding that it may be as early as next week. “It may not be as broad as we want it to be. But look, there are some major perpetrators. I think, as you and everybody else know, we’ve made over 14 criminal referrals. That doesn’t mean 14 individuals, that means 14 different criminal referrals involving multiple individuals… And this is one of the challenges.”

When Nunes says he thinks Durham will be issuing a report along with some indictments, and this could be coming ‘as early as next week’, that’s not some random House member just passing along scuttlebutt.

Up until now Nunes had stayed from any predictions whatsoever about the Durham Special Counsel probe.

Now he’s not only telling Carter he expects some kind of report along with several indictments, he’s also giving a time frame of perhaps in as early as next week.

We’ll see what happens.

Brian Cates entered the political arena in March 2012, following the death of Andrew Breitbart. He is currently a political columnist for The Epoch Times and UncoverDC. Brian is based in South Texas and is the author of: “Nobody Asked For My Opinion … But Here It Is Anyway!”