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READ IN FULL: Special counsel John Durham’s final 306-page report

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READ IN FULL: Special counsel John Durham’s final 306-page report


Special Counsel John Durham released his final, 306-page report investigating the FBI’s probe into former President Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia.

The report was released almost exactly four years since the investigation was launched, on the order of Attorney General Bill Barr, in 2019.

FILE – Special counsel John Durham, the prosecutor appointed to investigate potential government wrongdoing in the early days of the Trump-Russia probe, leaves federal court in Washington, May 16, 2022. Durham ended his four-year investigation into possible FBI misconduct in its probe of ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. The report Monday, May 15, 2023, from Durham offers withering criticism of the bureau but a meager court record that fell far short of the former president’s prediction he would uncover the “crime of the century.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

The report offers criticism of the FBI, finding that it caused “severe reputational harm” in its handling of the case, which was “seriously deficient” at key spots. Durham wrote that the FBI embraced “seriously flawed information” that fell short of the agency’s “own principles regarding objectivity and integrity.”

Durham also alleged hypocrisy on the FBI’s part, noting the contrast between its handling of accusations regarding foreign meddling in Trump and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns.

He found that the Steele Dossier, the casus beli for the investigation, was deeply flawed, and the FBI was unable to corroborate “a single substantive allegation. The agency went through with the investigation despite “a complete lack of information from the Intelligence Community that corroborated the hypothesis upon which the… investigation was predicated.”

via Washington Examiner

May 15, 2023 at 05:13PM


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