Durham’s final report RELEASED: Prosecutor says FBI had NO ‘factual evidence’ to investigate Trump-Russia collusion, slams bureau of ‘bias’ for failing to properly investigate Steele case
- Special Counsel John Durham released a scathing report on Monday concluding that the FBI ‘failed to live up to its mission of strict loyalty to the law’
- Crossfire Hurricane was the internal code name for an FBI investigation that began in 2016 to examine possible links between the then-Trump campaign and Russia.
Special Counsel John Durham found the FBI did not have enough “factual evidence” to investigate allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, in a scathing report obtained Monday by DailyMail.com.
Durham’s report is a summary of findings related to whether the then-Trump campaign in 2016 colluded with Russia to meddle in the election outcome.
The special counsel passed the report on his four-year investigation, costing more than $6 million in taxpayer dollars, to key members of Congress, including Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin and Ranking Member Lindsey Graham , House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan and Ranking Member Jerry Nadler. .
The report, which runs to more than 300 pages, says the Justice Department and the FBI “failed to fulfill their mission of strict fidelity to the law.”
Durham writes: “Based on the evidence gathered from the multiple, exhaustive and costly federal investigations into these matters, including this investigation, neither U.S. law enforcement nor the intelligence community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion. in their holdings at the start of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
Special Counsel John Durham released his long-awaited report on Monday
Crossfire Hurricane was the internal code name for an FBI investigation that began in 2016 to examine possible links between the then-Trump campaign and Russia.
However, it has since been revealed that the entire basis of the investigation was based on false information.
Special Counsel John Durham was appointed in 2019 by then-Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate misconduct related to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
“The speed and manner in which the FBI opened and investigated Crossfire Hurricane during presidential election season based on raw, unanalyzed, and unsubstantiated intelligence also reflected a notable departure from how it approached the prior matters involving possible attempts at foreign election inference plans targeting the Clinton campaign,” the report continued.
“FBI records prepared by Strzok in February and March 2017 show that at the time Crossfire Hurricane opened, the FBI had no information in his custody indicating that at any time during the campaign, anyone in the campaign Trump had been in contact with Russian intelligence officials. ‘
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan confirmed to DailyMail.com that he would ask Durham to appear before his committee next week.
He has already contacted the DOJ regarding his claim.
Attorney General Merrick Garland reportedly received the report last Friday before it was sent to Congress on Monday.
Durham successfully secured a conviction following his years-long investigation – former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith.
Clinesmith pleaded guilty to unlawfully altering an email that later served as the basis for obtaining a “supervision warrant” against Carter Page, who was a Trump campaign staffer in 2016.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.