Former President Bill Clinton his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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Former President Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential election campaign of treason.

This comes after a bombshell new legal filing alleged that Clinton’s campaign paid an internet company to “infiltrate” servers at the White House and Trump Tower in order to link the former President to Russia, according to New York Post.

Special Counsel John Durham filed a motion Friday related to potential conflicts of interests in connection with the case of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who is charged with lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Trump said Saturday that the latest pleading from Durham proves "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 that those who were involved in and "knew about this spying operation should be subject to criminal prosecution." His son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted, 'BREAKING: Donald Trump and the RNC funded SIGINT collection AGAINST the Executive Office of the President of the United States, just like the Russians do. This is TREASON!"

Then he wrote that he was just kidding, and that it was "Clinton and a big tech executive."

While Trump was the President, Durham was appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr to serve as the Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in October 2020, according to Daily Mail.

According to the indictment against Sussmann, in September 2016, he told former FBI General Counsel James Baker that he was not doing work "for any client" when he held a meeting. In the meeting, he presented "purported data and 'white papers' that allegedly demonstrated a covert communications channel" between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, which is linked to the Kremlin. But Durham's new filing, in a section titled "Factual Background," revealed that Sussmann "had assembled and conveyed the allegations to the FBI on behalf of at least two specific clients." This included the Clinton campaign and a technology executive (Tech Executive 1) at a US-based internet company (Internet Company 1), reported Fox News.

The Friday filing said that Sussmann’s "billing records reflect" that he "repeatedly billed the Clinton Campaign for his work on the Russian Bank-1 allegations." Sussmann and the tech executive had met and interacted with another law partner, who was working as General Counsel to the Clinton campaign, revealed the filing. Sources said that lawyer is Marc Elias, who was working at the law firm Perkins Coie at the time.

The filing stated that in July 2016, the tech executive worked with Sussmann and an American investigative firm retained by Law Firm 1 on behalf of the Clinton campaign. The tech executive also worked with numerous cyber researchers and employees at several internet companies to "assemble the purported data and white papers." The filing said that the tech executive tasked the researchers to mine internet data to establish "an inference" and "narrative" tying then-candidate Trump to Russia. In doing so, the tech executive indicated that he was "seeking to please certain 'VIPs,' referring to individuals at Law Firm-1 and the Clinton campaign."

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Former President Donald Trump speaks during the "Save America" rally at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on January 29, 2022, in Conroe, Texas. Trump's visit was his first Texas MAGA rally since 2019. Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images

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