(SNews) – After more than three years investigating the phony Trump-Russia collusion hoax, Special Counsel John Durham has just released his damning final report today.
In his bombshell report, Durham reveals that the FBI had no verified intelligence or evidence when it launched the “Crossfire Hurricane” probe of Trump’s campaign in the summer of 2016.
Durham also found that the plan by Hillary Clinton to create a false story linking Donald Trump to Russia was briefed in August of 2016 by CIA Director John Brennan to then-President Barack Obama and his top administration officials.
Included in that briefing were then-Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director Comey.
Despite being briefed on the hoax, the top officials repeatedly pushed the false claims onto the American people, effectively making them complicit in the deceptive scheme.
The report says: “Neither U.S. law enforcement nor the Intelligence Community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion in their holdings at the commencement of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.
“Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we concluded the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their important mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report.
“The FBI personnel also repeatedly disregarded important requirements when they continued to seek renewals of that FISA surveillance while acknowledging — both then and in hindsight — that they did not genuinely believe there was probable cause to believe that the target was knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of a foreign power.
“Our investigation also revealed that senior FBI personnel displayed a serious lack of analytical rigor towards the information that they received, especially information received from politically affiliated persons and entities.
“This information in part triggered and sustained Crossfire Hurricane and contributed to the subsequent need for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.
“In particular, there was significant reliance on investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents.
“The Department did not adequately examine or question these materials and the motivations of those providing them, even when at about the same time the Director of the FBI and others learned of significant and potentially contrary intelligence.
“Our investigation determined that the Crossfire Hurricane investigators did not and could not corroborate any of the substantive allegations contained in the Steele reporting.”
“FBI personnel also repeatedly disregarded important requirements when they continued to seek renewals of that FISA surveillance while acknowledging – both then and in hindsight – that they did not genuinely believe there was probable cause to believe that the target was knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of a foreign power, or knowingly helping another person in such activities.
“And certain personnel disregarded significant exculpatory information that should have prompted investigative restraint and re-examination.”
BREAKING: The FBI lacked evidence to investigate Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and relied too heavily on tips provided by Trump's political opponents to fuel the probe, U.S. special counsel John Durham concluded in a report released Monday. https://t.co/eqQXhy6adH pic.twitter.com/PAxxoX2WU0
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) May 15, 2023
🚨BREAKING: According to the Durham Report, the plan by Hillary Clinton to create a false story linking Donald Trump to Russia was briefed in August of 2016 by CIA Director John Brennan to President Obama, VP Biden, AG Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director Comey. pic.twitter.com/r2NvwJyKW8
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 15, 2023