Lawmakers, Former Intel Officials React Angrily To FBI Trump-Russia Investigation FIndings By John Durham

On Monday, after the release of Special Counsel John Durham's report on the beginnings of the Trump-Russia investigation, lawmakers and former intelligence officials reacted angrily. The report claimed that the bureau pursued the case despite lacking evidence and frequently disregarded its own procedures.

What lessons can we draw from the Durham report? that the New York Times and the Washington Post received a Pulitzer Prize for their political satire. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a Republican, declared to Just the News that "the mainstream media is dead when it comes to covering Donald Trump. "The Durham Report is a harsh indictment of the actions of the Department of Justice and the FBI under James Comey. The way they conducted themselves throughout the Crossfire Hurricane inquiry is straight out of the Nixon playbook.

He continued, "The conclusions we issued regarding Crossfire Hurricane and the Mueller Investigation, when I was Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, are consistent with the Durham Report. In order to fulfill the Senate Judiciary Committee's oversight duties, "today I am calling on Chairman Durbin to swiftly hold a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Durham Report."

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a Republican, also lashed out at the discoveries and urged the FBI to cooperate with legislative oversight initiatives in order to maintain its credibility.

"The baseless and politically motivated Russia collusion lie robbed the American people of three years and tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer dollars," he claimed. Senior FBI and DOJ officials who, at best, intentionally ignored their duty of due diligence and, at worst, knowingly and willingly participated in one of the darkest smears in American history, helped and encouraged the DNC and Clinton campaign in spreading this lie.

He continued, "The Durham report confirms the worries I've voiced since we first learned of the phony investigation in 2017." "During a presidential election and administration, the FBI permitted itself to be used as a political target and weapon by political actors. If at all conceivable, restoring its integrity will need modesty, openness, and responsibility.

"The FBI can start today by cooperating with a congressional subpoena about its handling of another politically sensitive matter involving then-Vice President Biden," Grassley advised. "We are aware that the FBI persistently pursued a Republican president while relying on unproven allegations. What steps did the FBI take to look into allegations against a Democrat president? It's time for the FBI to collaborate with us and let the American people see its results.

During an appearance on the television program "Just the News, No Noise," former FBI Assistant Director of Intelligence Kevin Brock lambasted his former employer, claiming that it had been "hijacked by a handful of senior executives who had an agenda, who did not like Donald Trump, and who used the awesome powers of the FBI to launch an investigation against all policy against all legal guidelines and restrictions that would prevent the misuse of the FBI."

"They started a case without sufficient preparation. Every American needs protection against the FBI conducting an inquiry simply because they dislike the colour of their shoes, he continued.

According to former House investigator Kash Patel, the probe has damaged the country's reputation among its allies abroad and "continues to erode our system of justice and continues to create a two-tier system of justice." People can't ask, "How do you install a uniform, single system of justice anymore?" with reference to America.

He added that Congress should pursue the responsible intelligence officials' retirement benefits in order to hold them accountable. 

"Start there if you want accountability. With the assistance of James Comey, he [former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe] initiated this situation. He received a reward for it. CNN has paid for it. The restoration of his pension was untrue. Take it away," advised Congress, which holds the purse strings.

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