Former Pentagon chief of staff Kash Patel discussed the investigation, predicting indictments potentially targeting Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson.
MARIA BARTIROMO: When do you believe the FBI figured out that all of this was just one political campaign trying to take down another?
KASH PATEL: I think they knew right away.
And the documents that we put out in the Nunes investigation, the Nunes memo and the HPSCI report on Russian active measures show that the FBI knew right away, because their FISA abuse process, now that declassification process is complete, and your viewers can read it, that the FBI knew the information was fraudulent.
They knew the credibility problems with Christopher Steele. And they knew the DNC, through Fusion GPS and Perkins Coie, were piping in tens of millions of dollars into the machine, so that they could get up a FISA warrant on President Trump.
So, I think they knew right away, which is why I think...
PATEL: ... the individuals at the head of the FBI need to be held accountable.
BARTIROMO: Wow. So they knew that it was garbage, and yet they still pursued, pursued, pursued a FISA warrant to wiretap Trump Organization members like Carter Page.
Will John Durham reel in any big fish, in your view?
PATEL: Yes. And let -- I believe so.
Let me just put this in perspective. When I was running large-scale conspiracy and fraud investigations, they took me three, four or five years to prosecute. John Durham is only in his second year of the most political scandal in U.S. history.
So I believe, within the next six months, look out for indictments against the folks like Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson for helping perpetuate this fraud. And look out for individuals like Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. I believe they're already helping John Durham, they're cooperating with him to get the bigger fish like the Andy McCabe, who is the biggest fraudster next to James Comey.
I think you're going to see these indictments start coming out on the individuals at the top. It's just going to take a few more months, but I remind your viewers it takes a little bit of time to work these matters.