February 18, 2022
Federal Election Commission records indicate that a technology firm at the center of a court filing last week by Special Counsel John Durham involving the 2016 presidential campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was also on the payroll of now-President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Biden’s campaign paid Neustar Information Services almost $20,000 for accounting and compliance services, FEC records show.
The outlet adds:
According to Durham, Neustar’s chief technology officer, Rodney Joffe, accessed sensitive web traffic data that the company maintained on behalf of the White House executive office in order to collect “derogatory” information about Donald Trump.
Joffe allegedly provided the information to Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who in turn gave it to the CIA during a meeting in February 2017. Durham charged Sussmann in September with lying to the FBI about his investigation of Trump.
The Biden campaign’s payments raise questions about whether Joffe continued snooping on Trump in the most recent election. The Biden and Clinton campaigns are the only two presidential committees to have ever paid Neustar, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Biden’s campaign paid Neustar $18,819 on Sept. 29, 2020, the records show. The Clinton campaign paid the firm $3,000 in May 2015 for mobile phone services. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paid $3,000 to Neustar in 2017. Neustar executives and staffers contributed $17,906 to Biden’s campaign, FEC records show.
The outlet reported that it is not clear if Neustar executives were aware of Joffe’s work for the Clinton campaign.
The Biden campaign revelation comes on the heels of a Feb. 11 filing by Durham implicating Joffe and Clinton’s campaign in a plot to “infiltrate” servers in Trump Tower and later the White House under then-President Trump.
Following the filing, Trump blasted Clinton and her surrogates.
“The latest pleading from Special Counsel Robert Durham provides indisputable evidence that my campaign and presidency were spied on by operatives paid by the Hillary Clinton Campaign in an effort to develop a completely fabricated connection to Russia,” he said in a statement issued by his Save America PAC.
“This is a scandal far greater in scope and magnitude than Watergate and those who were involved in and knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution. In a stronger period of time in our country, this crime would have been punishable by death. In addition, reparations should be paid to those in our country who have been damaged by this,” he added.
For her part, Clinton has denied the allegations in an attack on Trump.
“Trump & Fox are desperately spinning up a fake scandal to distract from his real ones. So it’s a day that ends in Y. The more his misdeeds are exposed, the more they lie. For those interested in reality, here’s a good debunking of their latest nonsense,” Clinton tweeted along with a story from far-left Vanity Fair that also ‘debunked’ the allegations and called Trump a “moron.”
Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said during a Fox News interview on Wednesday he believes that Durham has unconvered a “criminal conspiracy.”
“What did John Brennan tell President Obama in the Oval Office in 2016?” Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer asked Ratcliffe during Monday’s interview.
“Well, I can talk about this because this part has been declassified,” he said.
“He briefed President Obama and Vice President Biden and other members of the national security team about this specific intelligence that John Durham now has about a Hillary Clinton plan to falsely accuse and vilify Donald Trump with a scandal, and the discussion around that and whether or not it was good intelligence,” Ratcliffe continued.
“Those are the issues that John Durham is looking at and I think there will be many more,” he predicted, adding: “I would expect there to be quite a few more indictments because of that. There wasn’t a proper predicate to begin that investigation and John Durham has said that publicly already.”