By Duncan Smith

It’s been three long years since Americans began hearing about the Russian collusion hoax.

Since those early reports, we’ve learned that not only was President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign grossly abused by the Obama regime but very likely there was some criminality involved in setting up what has since been dubbed “Russiagate.”

What began simply as a review of how the Russiagate probe started has since turned into a full-blown criminal investigation, with U.S. Attorney John Durham heading up the investigation.

Now, a former independent counsel who worked to bring charges during a Bill Clinton-era scandal known as Whitewater, Robert Ray, thinks that Durham’s probe will also lead to indictments.

“It is a criminal investigation with grand-jury authority, and I don’t think the attorney general expects this is going to be just left to the side of history without actual prosecutions being brought to hold those responsible accountable,” Ray said during the Fox Nation special “Witch Hunt,” which first aired on the Fox News Channel Sunday night.

He added as a precautionary note, however, “Even if no felony prosecution is ever brought as a result of this, this is a political scandal of the highest order and the American people should be paying attention.”

Ray also said he was confident that Durham will get to the bottom of what happened and who was involved.

“I imagine there are people who are in the know who may well have knowingly withheld information from the court and from defense counsel in connection with the Michael Flynn prosecution,” he told host and Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett.

“If it turns out that that can be proved,” he continued, “then there are going to be referrals and potential false statements, and/or perjury prosecutions to hold those, particularly those in positions of authority, accountable.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) also said he believes that Durham’s probe will lead to indictments.

“This is not going to be a Mueller report; there won’t be a report,” he said. “When he’s ready to charge people, he’ll charge people. And that’s when we’ll know.”

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