Prosecutor John Durham Concludes Investigation into FBI’s Trump-Russia Probe
Special prosecutor John Durham has wrapped up his four-year investigation into possible misconduct by the FBI in its examination of ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Although Durham criticized the bureau, his court record fell short of former President Trump’s prediction that it would uncover the “crime of the century.”
The 3,100-page report, initiated by Attorney General Bill Barr in 2019, delves into the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Trump’s campaign.
Durham strongly criticizes the agency for hastily investigating Trump based on unreliable and uncorroborated intelligence.
He also accuses the FBI of disregarding or purposefully ignoring information that contradicted the narrative of collusion between Trump and Russia.
In response to the report, the FBI emphasized that it primarily focused on previous leadership and stated that it has implemented numerous reforms in recent years to improve the accuracy of surveillance applications for investigations.
The agency acknowledged that the identified missteps could have been prevented if those reforms had been in place in 2016.
Former President Trump, who previously anticipated the Durham investigation to reveal the “crime of the century,” took to social media to express his dissatisfaction, claiming that the American public was being scammed by those who do not wish to see greatness for the country.
The investigation, which cost over $6 million and lasted four years, resulted in only one guilty plea from an individual associated with the FBI.
Two other individuals tied to the FBI were found not guilty of any crime in separate cases.
The fallout from this investigation is expected to have significant implications.
In response to the findings, Congress is expected to address the issue.
House Republicans plan to hold a hearing on Thursday regarding the alleged weaponization of the federal government, with the 3,100-page report likely adding fuel to the debate.
Additionally, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan has called for Durham to testify in front of the Judiciary Committee as early as next week, ensuring that the report remains in the spotlight.
The conclusion of this investigation does not mark the end of the discussion, as its repercussions are likely to continue to unfold in the coming days.