Following the release of the Durham report, Rep. Jim Jordan is considering who to launch probes against.
From The Epoch Times. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Sunday that the committee is going to take a “good, hard look” at individuals highlighted in the recently released Durham report and that “nothing is off the table” in terms of potential probes.
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Jordan made the remarks in an interview on Fox News, in which he was asked about pursuing new investigations in light of special counsel John Durham’s report, which found that the FBI dropped four criminal investigations into former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
The long-awaited Durham report (pdf) showed that the FBI began investigating claims in late 2014 that two foreign governments were trying to make illegal donations to buy influence during Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Later, three different FBI field offices launched probes into the Clinton Foundation for “possible criminal activity.”
Durham found that all the criminal investigations into the Clintons were later shut down by senior officials, with agents cited in the report as saying that the probes lingered as investigators were “tippy-toeing” around Clinton because they thought she would become the next president and they were “scared with the big name [Clinton].” …
Following the release of the Durham report, several Republicans called for the investigations into the Clintons to be reopened, while Jordan was asked during the Fox News interview whether he thought any individuals named in the report should be subject to a congressional inquiry.
“Are there people that were highlighted in the Durham investigation and the Durham report that we need to talk to on the Judiciary Committee? We’re going to give that a good, hard look,” Jordan told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo.
“Nothing is off the table,” he added, “because it is critical the American people understand how their government — their agencies — have been turned on them, the taxpayer, and we get all the facts out there.”
Jordan added that there would be talks with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on “where to proceed from here.” …
The Durham Report
In 2019, Durham was tasked with investigating the origins of the FBI’s probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 election.
A year later, then-Attorney General William Barr appointed Durham as special counsel on the investigation, which culminated in the recently released report.
In the report, Durham faulted the FBI for various flaws in pursuing surveillance of the Trump campaign ahead of the 2016 presidential election, while concluding that the agency should never have launched its investigation into alleged collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. …
FBI Admits to ‘Missteps’
The FBI said in a letter to Durham (pdf) that it agrees with the flaws the special counsel identified in his report, while detailing a series of steps to “identify shortcomings” and prevent similar errors in the future.
In a statement responding to Durham’s report, the FBI said that the “missteps” identified by the special counsel could have been prevented if the “dozens of corrective actions” that have since been implemented at the agency had been in place back in 2016. …
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(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Harold Mendoza on Unsplash)