John Durham’s Report is a Nothing Burger

Trump Promised ‘Crime of the Century.’

 “Who would think a thing like this is even possible?” Trump said. “Durham is also coming up with things far bigger than anybody thought possible—Nobody ever thought a thing like this would be even discussed, let alone an act like this committed. This is treason at the highest level.” – Trump on Fox Feb 2022

Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Trump once predicted that Mr. Durham’s probe would reveal the ‘crime of the century,’ a conspiracy among intelligence officials and law enforcement to undermine his 2016 presidential campaign. The probe’s findings have fallen far short of that expectation.”

Washington Post: “The report, coming almost four years to the day since Durham’s assignment began, will probably be derided by Democrats as the end of a partisan boondoggle. Republicans will have to wrestle with a much-touted investigation that has cost taxpayers more than $6.5 million and didn’t send a single person to jail, even though Trump once predicted that Durham would uncover the ‘crime of the century.’”

New York Times: “Mr. Durham’s 306-page report revealed little substantial new information about the inquiry, known as Crossfire Hurricane, and it failed to produce the kinds of blockbuster revelations accusing the bureau of politically motivated misconduct that former President Donald J. Trump and his allies suggested Mr. Durham would uncover.”

Daily Mail Headline:

Outrage at Durham Report for Finding Hillary Clinton Committed ‘No Provable Criminal Offense’

Hillary’s response

Mr Durham’s findings appear to directly contradict a prior investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe by Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice’s inspector general.

In that report, Mr Horowitz wrote that the FBI had sufficient cause to open an investigation into alleged ties between Mr Trump’s campaign and the Russian government based on the tip from the Australian diplomat. 

To some extent, Mr Durham does not dispute that report’s conclusions, as he acknowledged that the bureau “had an affirmative obligation to closely examine” the allegations which arose from Mr Papadopoulos’ conversations with the Australian diplomat. 


A Big Fat Nothing – Andrew Weissmann 

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