Public confidence in the justice system is waning.
A new investigative committee in the House of Representatives is investigating the alleged weaponization of the Department of Justice for political reasons. Former President Donald Trump has declared the Justice Department as politically partisan for several years.
Recent reports show the CIA conspired with intelligence assets to obscure the truth regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop, and today Special Counsel John Durham announced that the FBI “failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law” in coordinating the Trump-Russia investigation.
Fox News reviewed Durham’s 300-page report and summarized the findings. Durham’s investigation spanned several years and focused on the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s alleged illegal contact with Russia to impact the results of the 2016 presidential election.
The FBI investigation was known as Crossfire Hurricane.
Durham submitted a copy of the report to the Department of Justice.
“Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report,” the report said.
The report notes:
“Senior FBI personnel displayed a serious lack of analytical rigor towards the information that they received, especially information received from politically-affiliated persons and entities.
“This information in part triggered and sustained Crossfire Hurricane and contributed to the subsequent need for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation,” the report said. “In particular, there was significant reliance on investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents.
“The Department did not adequately examine or question these materials and the motivations of those providing them, even when at about the same time the Director of the FBI and others learned of significant and potentially contrary intelligence,” the report said.
Durham referred to past FBI leadership in his report – particularly former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Notably, after leaving office, he wrote a book titled, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” where he extolls his leadership and denigrates Trump.
Durham’s report concludes:
There is a “continuing need for the FBI and the Department to recognize that lack of analytical rigor, apparent confirmation bias, and an over-willingness to rely on information from individuals connected to political opponents caused investigators to fail to adequately consider alternative hypotheses and to act without appropriate objectivity or restraint in pursuing allegations of collusion or conspiracy between a U.S. political campaign and a foreign power.
“Although recognizing that in hindsight much is clearer, much of this also seems to have been clear at the time,” Durham’s report said. “We therefore believe it is important to examine past conduct to identify shortcomings and improve how the government carries out its most sensitive functions.”
“FBI personnel also repeatedly disregarded important requirements when they continued to seek renewals of that FISA surveillance while acknowledging – both then and in hindsight –
“that they did not genuinely believe there was probable cause to believe that the target was knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of a foreign power, or knowingly helping another person in such activities.
“And certain personnel disregarded significant exculpatory information that should have prompted investigative restraint and re-examination.”
To date, Durham has indicted three people in connection with his investigation: former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann in September 2021, Igor Danchenko in November 2021 and Kevin Clinesmith in August 2020.
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