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    Durham Set to Testify After Issuing Scathing Report About FBI

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    On Tuesday, Special Counsel John Durham is scheduled to testify before a House committee and may provide additional information about a report that was highly critical of the FBI’s decision to initiate a counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.

    Durham, who was appointed by then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr during the Trump administration to investigate the origins of the investigation, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee; however, the Intelligence Committee will meet in private.

    Durham was appointed in May 2019 to investigate Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI’s 2016 investigation into Trump-Russia collusion, and related matters.

    Barr granted Durham special counsel status in December 2020 in order to protect the investigation during the transition from President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.

    The Department of Justice released a 306-page report containing Durham’s findings last month, following the conclusion of his approximately four-year investigation. In its pursuance of a partisan investigation against Trump, the FBI deviated from its core mission and guiding principles, as depicted in the report.

    The New York Post said:

    Durham’s final report, released May 15, declared that the bureau’s probe into whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Kremlin to win the 2016 election was “seriously flawed” and that “the FBI discounted or willfully ignored material information that did not support the narrative of a collusive relationship.”

    When he appears at the Capitol, the special counsel is likely to face criticism from both factions.

    Republicans in Congress have expressed outrage and confusion over the refusal of several key figures in the investigation, including former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and former FBI counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok, to participate in interviews with Durham.

    In addition, they expressed concern regarding Durham’s failure to legally compel them to provide depositions.

    In contrast, Democrats interpreted Durham’s report, which did not recommend new criminal charges, as evidence that the FBI’s actions were not as grievous as claimed by Trump and his supporters, according to The Post.

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    Still, Durham blasted the FBI’s behavior and procedures in opting to pursue an unprecedented investigation into Trump, a leading presidential candidate at the time, without any real cause to do so. CONTINUE READING…

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