Wednesday morning, Special Counsel John Durham testified on Capitol Hill to the House Judiciary Committee, discussing the findings of his investigation into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) politically-charged Trump-Russia probe.
Fielding questions from members of House Judiciary on both sides of the aisle, Durham contended that, in his team’s investigation, clear political bias was uncovered, and accountability is necessary for the Bureau to regain the public’s trust.
To begin, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan gave Durham the floor.
In his opening statement, Durham slammed the bureau for using uncorroborated, politically-funded opposition research to open a sweeping investigation into former President Donald Trump.
“The FBI was too willing to accept and use politically funded and uncorroborated opposition research such as the Steele Dossier,” Durham said.
Continuing with questioning from Rep. Jordan (R-OH), Durham outlined how the FBI moved an agent off of the Trump-Russia case because she wanted to probe Democrat operative Charlie Dolan, a key source of the now-debunked Steele Dossier.
“Significant red flags were ignored,” Durham said.
Rep. Russell Fry (R-SC) asked Durham whether his investigation concluded that Crossfire Hurricane – the Trump-Russia collusion investigation – was warranted.
To that end, Durham said there was “not a legitimate basis” for the probe, which was a massively divisive issue at the time for the country, exacerbated by Democrat lawmakers such as Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who continued to claim there was hard evidence of collusion for years.
“Our findings were sobering,” Durham said. “Anybody who actually reads the report would find that the problems identified in the report are not susceptible to overnight fixes. What is required is accountability!”
Durham was also forced to answer unhinged questions from Democrat lawmakers. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) went after Durham for looking into the truth of the Trump-Russia hoax, claiming that his reputation will now be damaged as a result.
Durham, unflinching, shot back, saying, “My concern about my reputation is with the people who I respect, and my family, and my Lord, and I’m perfectly comfortable with my reputation with them, sir!”