The Durham Report has revealed that former President Donald Trump was innocent of allegations that he colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 presidential election. It also showed the bias in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the unequal treatment that both campaigns received.
According to the report, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) leadership team hid from FBI agents involved in the investigation information they had that Clinton was likely behind the plan to defame Trump.
The Durham report showed that four criminal investigations relating to the Clinton family were suddenly dropped leading up to the 2016 election. The investigations concerned whether the family’s donations were an attempt at influencing the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton campaign.
The report detailed that three investigations concerned the alleged misconduct of the Clinton Foundation. The investigations were first announced in the Little Rock, Washington, D.C., and New York field offices in 2016.
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The investigations involved individuals allegedly donating in exchange for favorable treatment or governmental actions.
The Little Rock Field Office’s (LRFO) investigation involved an industry that “likely engaged a federal public official in a flow of benefits scheme, namely, large monetary contributions were made to a non-profit, under both direct and indirect control of the federal public official, in exchange for favorable government action and/or influence.”
The LRFO and the New York Field Office (NYFO) conducted their investigations based on reports that foreign governments have made, or have offered to make, contributions in exchange for favorable treatment.
The Washington Field Office (WFO) investigation was based on allegations from the book “Clinton Cash,” which detailed Clinton’s contributions toward foreign governments and her connections with the Russian government.
The fourth investigation involved a “well-placed source” with connections to Hillary, who allegedly said that they were continuing to accept donations through her presidential campaign. The source reportedly made a $2,700 contribution moments before a campaign event, leading to another “contribution of a significant sum of money.”
“Beginning in late 2014, before Clinton formally declared her presidential candidacy, the FBI learned from a well-placed [source] that a foreign government was planning to send an individual to contribute to Clinton’s anticipated presidential campaign, as a way to gain influence with Clinton should she win the presidency,” the report said.
Hillary’s campaign staff “were okay” with the source’s contribution and “were fully aware from the start,” an FBI informant reported.
“They were pretty ‘tippy-toeing’ around [Hillary] because there was a chance she would be the next President,” the informant said.
The Durham Report revealed that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ordered the field offices to close the investigations into Clinton but then reconsidered. All actions had to go through McCabe first.
FBI Director James Comey directed the NYFO to stop its investigation because of an undisclosed “counterintelligence concern.”
The Durham Report states that the FBI failed to obtain wiretapping warrants for their “well-placed” informant during their close relationship with the Clintons before eventually telling the informant to cut ties with the couple.
The Clinton Foundation denied it committed any illegal activity and cleared the Clintons of wrongdoing. McCabe’s attorney claimed the investigations continued, and McCabe had nothing to do with them after the fall of 2016.
The Durham Report observed that the FBI quickly opened an investigation into Trump’s alleged ties with Russia based on “uncorroborated intelligence.” It stated that such an investigation reflected a “noticeable departure” from the FBI’s actions in investigating the Clinton campaign.