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Former President Donald Trump reacted to Special Counsel John Durham’s report concerning the Department of Justice’s and the FBI’s criminal investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign, saying there must be accountability.
The FBI launched Crossfire Hurricane in July 2016 to look into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the contest with the thinnest of predicates and ultimately based on misinformation created by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
“Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report,” Durham’s report, released by the DOJ Monday, said.
“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,” the report added.
Durham had been investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe since May 2019.
Trump reacted favorably to the report’s conclusions.
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