MARIA BARTIROMOM: When do you think the FBI realized that this was all just a political campaign trying to eliminate another?
KASH PATEL: I think they knew right away.
And the documents we released in the Nunes Inquiry, the Nunes Memo, and the HPSCI Russian Active Measures Report show that the FBI knew right away, because their FISA abuse process, now that the process of Declassification is complete, and your viewers can read it, that the FBI knew the information was fraudulent.
They knew about the credibility issues with Christopher Steele. And they knew the DNC, through Fusion GPS and Perkins Coie, was pumping tens of millions of dollars into the machine, so they could get a FISA warrant against President Trump.
So I think they knew right away, that’s why I think …
PATEL: … the individuals at the head of the FBI must be held accountable.
BARTIROMO: Whoa. So they knew it was rubbish, and yet they pursued, pursued, pursued a FISA mandate to wiretap members of the Trump Organization like Carter Page.
Do you think John Durham will catch big fish?
PATEL: Yes. And let – I believe it.
Let me put this in perspective. When I was doing large-scale conspiracy and fraud investigations, it took me three, four, or five years to prosecute. John Durham is only in his second year of the most political scandal in US history.
So I think in the next six months there will be a need to seek indictments against people like Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson for helping to perpetuate this fraud. And look for people like Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. I believe they are already helping John Durham, they are cooperating with him to get the bigger fish like Andy McCabe who is the biggest fraudster next to James Comey.
I think you’re going to see these indictments start to come out on the people upstairs. It’s just going to take a few more months, but I remind your viewers that it takes a little while to work on these issues.
Former Pentagon Chief of Staff Kash Patel discussed the investigation, predicting indictments potentially targeting Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson.