During a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime,” Sen. Josh Hawley advocated for ending the FBI “as we know it” in response to the shocking findings from Special Counsel John Durham’s probe into the bureau’s Russia Collusion hoax.
The Durham report, which was released on Monday, revealed that there was no evidentiary basis for the FBI’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s campaign for supposed collusion with Russia.
“At the time of the opening of Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI did not possess any intelligence showing that anyone associated with the Trump campaign was in contact with Russian intelligence officers at any point during the campaign,” the report stated.
The report further noted that there was a significant difference between the FBI’s actions in other politically sensitive investigations and their actions regarding Trump, stating that the bureau “moved with considerable caution” in a “number of proposed investigations that had the potential of affecting the election” — but there was a “predisposition to open an investigation into Trump.”
“These examples are also markedly different from the FBI’s actions with respect to other highly significant intelligence it received from a trusted foreign source pointing to a Clinton campaign plan to vilify Trump by tying him to Vladimir Putin so as to divert attention from her own concerns relating to her use of a private email server,” the report later added.
The Durham Report is insanely damning of the FBI, the Clinton campaign, the Obama administration, and everyone involved in the Russia-Trump smear. Absolutely shocking stuff. https://t.co/qR0GEOU9x6
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 15, 2023
According to Hawley, these findings show that there needs to be a serious overhaul at the FBI.
“[A]fter today, the media doesn’t care,” host Jesse Watters said. “They think, yeah, we cheated, but you didn’t catch us. You didn’t put any of our people in jail. We put your people in jail. That must mean that you’re bad and we’re good, and we’re better at this than you. That’s the basic argument. The corrupt Justice Department didn’t indict the corrupt Justice Department. So we win, you lose. Thanks for playing. Let’s turn it over now to Josh Hawley, a member of the Judiciary Committee. What are we going to do now? Are we going to do another report, Senator?”
“There needs to be a lot more than reports, Jesse,” Hawley responded. “People need to be prosecuted for this. The Clinton campaign and Hillary Clinton herself — is it any coincidence that she is tweeting about collusion at exactly the same time her campaign operatives are feeding this BS to the FBI? I don’t think so. There needs to be consequences for her and also for the FBI.”
Hawley shared a clip from the interview on Twitter, writing: “Hillary and the Democrats tried to use the FBI to rig a presidential election. There need to be consequences – and prosecutions.”
Hillary and the Democrats tried to use the FBI to rig a presidential election. There need to be consequences – and prosecutions pic.twitter.com/WfkiRqEZuH
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 16, 2023