(TheRedWire.com) – John Durham, a Trump-era special counsel who was assigned by the Department of Justice to look into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, determined in his final report that there was not enough information for the FBI to have opened a case against Trump.
In his final 305-page report Durham did not make any new charges, but instead, he criticized the FBI’s process as well as their decision to launch an investigation despite having insufficient evidence. He proceeded to talk about the FBI investigation which is known as “Crossfire Hurricane.” In the report, Durham writes that the way that the FBI had handled the investigation in this case, as well as other key aspects, was “seriously deficient.” He proceeded to argue that the bureau had mainly used uncorroborated evidence.
The report comes following a four-year investigation looking into the origins of the FBI probe which was examining the 2016 Trump campaign for any possible associations with Russia. Durham was appointed to oversee this case by then-Attorney General Bill Barr in 2019. At the time Trump had celebrated this appointment claiming that Durham’s investigation was going to shed light on the “crime of the century.”
Durham’s investigation also led to several indictments, including Igor Danchenko and Michael Sussmann who were found not guilty in charges relating to lying to the FBI.
In the report, Durham slammed the bureau for not giving a defensive briefing to the Trump campaign before proceeding with the probe.
Durham further points out that Crossfire Hurricane contributed to Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, which led to charges against 34 individuals.
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