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Durham’s Eye-Opener: Unveiling the Absence of Evidence in Trump’s Investigation


Special Counsel John Durham has shaken up the narrative surrounding the infamous “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation of the Donald Trump campaign in 2016. In a comprehensive report, Durham asserts that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI lacked the necessary evidence to initiate the probe into alleged collusion between Trump and Russia.

The report, released Monday, underscores the apparent failure of both the Department and the FBI to adhere to their mission of maintaining strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities. Furthermore, Durham highlights a concerning lack of analytical rigor, particularly toward information received from politically affiliated sources.

In fact, the report suggests that the whole investigation was, in part, both initiated and sustained by leads provided or funded by Trump’s political adversaries. This subsequently led to the need for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Unearthing more intricate details of the story, the House Intelligence Committee had earlier discovered that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign financed the creation of the Steele dossier, an unsubstantiated document. The FBI and DOJ used this to obtain FISA warrants to spy on Trump’s campaign members.

The report critiqued the Department’s lack of scrutiny over these materials and the motivations behind them, particularly when they learned of significant and potentially contrary intelligence.

The fallout from this investigation led to the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe was also fired after a DOJ Inspector General’s report found that he had leaked information to the media and then lied about it to federal agents.

In a triumphant response to Durham’s findings, former President Trump stated that the American public had been deceived, comparing the situation to current grievances. He emphasized the need for accountability for the toll this has taken on the country.

The report echoes findings presented by Kash Patel, lead counsel on the Intelligence Committee under then-Chairman Devin Nunes, who asserted years ago that there was no justification to launch the investigation.

Throughout the course of his investigation, Durham indicted three individuals, including former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann, Democratic political operative Igor Danchenko, and former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith. While Sussmann and Danchenko were acquitted, Clinesmith pleaded guilty to altering information on a FISA warrant application.

Responding to Durham’s report, the FBI acknowledged the need for improvements in its operations. The Bureau asserted that reforms have been implemented that would have prevented the identified missteps had they been in place in 2016. The report serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of rigor, objectivity, and professionalism in upholding the integrity of our nation’s justice system.

Alexandra Russel
Alexandra Russel
Highly respected journalist and political commentator with over a decade of experience in the industry. Alex was born and raised in Florida, where she developed a passion for writing at a young age, leading her to pursue a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. After graduation, she worked as a political reporter for several local and national publications before being appointed as the chief editor at Conservative Fix.

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