Durham Report: FBI, DOJ’s Trump-Russia Collusion Probe Was “Seriously Flawed”

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On Monday special counsel John Durham released a 306-page report  with the conclusion that the FBI investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in 2016 was “seriously flawed” and had no basis in evidence.  Durham wrote, “It is the Office’s assessment that the FBI discounted or willfully ignored material information that did not support the narrative of a collusive relationship between Trump and Russia.”  He wrote that investigators acted “without appropriate objectivity or restraint in pursuing allegations of collusion or conspiracy between a U.S. political campaign and a foreign power.”  Additionally, the report includes information confirming that Hillary Clinton knew her 2016 presidential campaign was indirectly paying former British spy Christopher Steele to find dirt on Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.  Durham’s four-year investigation produced just one guilty plea in 2020 from former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith.