FBI Acknowledges Mistakes, Claims ‘Corrective Actions’ Are Now in Place in Response to Durham’s Report

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On Monday in response to Special Counsel John Durham’s report the FBI acknowledged its mistakes in the 2016-2017 investigation of the Trump campaign, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, noting that reforms have since been implemented.  Just hours after the Durham report was released, in a published statement the agency wrote, “The conduct in 2016 and 2017 that Special Counsel Durham examined was the reason that current FBI leadership already implemented dozens of corrective actions, which have now been in place for some time. Had those reforms been in place in 2016, the missteps identified in the report could have been prevented.”  Durham identified flaws in the FBI’s procedures that caused the agency to break its own rules in pursuing unjustified surveillance based on personnel bias against Trump. Durham recommended that the FBI reform its procedures and ensure checks and balances on potential bias in personnel.