The Durham probe is not coming out the way Donald Trump said it would

“What they did was so illegal, you’ve rarely seen it at a level,” Trump said in November 2021. “Now, in all fairness, I feel like this is just the beginning.”
By February of this year, it was going further. “It looks like this is just the beginning, because if you read the file and you understand what happened, and I called this a long time ago, you’re going to see a lot of other things, make it really just a continuation of the crime of the century,” Trump told Fox News. . “It’s such a big event, nobody’s seen anything like it.”
All of which makes the news that the Durham probe appears to be winding down all the more poignant. CNN reported that one of the attorneys general working with Durham has left the Justice Department for a job in the private sector. And The New York Times reported that a grand jury empaneled by Durham has expired, with no plans to revive another.
So far, the Durham probe has led to three lawsuits, none of which come close to Trump’s sweeping claims that Clinton and her associates were somehow involved in the investigation. As CNN noted:

“Durham’s team also reportedly looked into a number of other issues … that Trump has publicly denounced — without indictment. This includes potential wrongdoing by the CIA and other parts of the US intelligence community on issues related to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election in favor of Trump. connected”.

It’s also worth remembering here what the FBI’s original counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election actually found: that Russia actively sought to interfere in our election with the express purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton. They did so because they believed Trump would be better for their interests.

That was the view not only of special counsel Robert Mueller, who conducted an investigation into the matter, but also of a bipartisan report from the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Now it’s worth noting that the Durham probe isn’t over yet. And that we haven’t seen Durham’s final report on his findings. (How much of the final report is made public will be up to senior Justice Department officials. Attorney General Merrick Garland has said he wants to “release as much as possible.”)

So it’s not over yet, and that’s all.

But what seems clear is that all of Trump’s announcement of the Durham probe has been empty. Three low-level indictments are not a “century crime,” as Trump has said. Nothing that has come out so far suggests that Hillary Clinton or anyone in her orbit had anything to do with the start of the FBI’s counterintelligence operation to look into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

These facts, of course, will not interfere with Trump’s ongoing obsession. Lately, he’s been using his Truth Social platform to vilify the Justice Department and, if the Durham probe turns out to be nothing more than a hamburger, he’ll likely insist he’s rigged the department against him.

Evidence for that claim? non-existent But that won’t stop his core from believing in him. Like they did about it being the thing that would blow the lid on the whole big conspiracy of people to get that Durham probe out, or something.