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The bombshell “Durham Report” has reignited interest from Republicans to investigate the Clintons.
The Durham report detailed the unprecedented and disturbing level of politicization within the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ).
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The FBI and DOJ relied on the lies fed to them by a Democrat-hired law firm in order to spy on the 2016 Trump campaign, which continued even after Trump was elected president.
Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds told Fox News, “This is really dangerous for our country because what the report clearly shows is that you had rank and file in the FBI and three different offices who had serious concerns about the Clinton Foundation and what was going on around Hillary Clinton.”
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The Durham report found that top leaders at the FBI shut down four criminal investigations into Hillary and Bill Clinton. The FBI did not dispute the findings in the report.
Donalds continued, “And I think one of the most damning things in this report that really is not talked about is that John Brennan actually briefed Barack Obama and then Vice President Joe Biden on July 26th about what the Clinton campaign was doing and we have no idea what the reaction was from President Obama at that time. You know, he could have shut the whole thing down then and there.”
“Obviously he did not,” Donalds added. “But this is terrible for the country. When you have the political arm of the FBI and the Department of Justice choosing to go after a presidential candidate simply because he was an outsider who had no ties in Washington and because Hillary Clinton wanted to be president and by hook or by crook she was going to try to get that done. It’s a good thing for America that she failed.”
Beginning in 2014, a reliable source told the FBI that a foreign government planned to support and “contribute” to Hillary Clinton’s anticipated presidential campaign as a way to “gain influence with Clinton should she win the presidency,” the Durham report found.
An FBI field office began investigating this claim and sought a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant.
The Durham report found that the FBI was hesitant and “more careful” to proceed with the investigation because agents were “scared with the big name [Clinton]” involved.
Hillary Clinton said a 'small fringe minority' is undermining democracy by attacking institutions & the press.
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“They were pretty “tippy-toeing’ around HRC because there was a chance she would be the next President,” the report found.
Republican Florida Rep. Donalds continued, “Look, the media was in on this from the beginning in my view. They are the ones that were helping to launder out Hillary Clinton’s phony made up information about Donald Trump, the same information that she used with her friends at the upper echelon of FBI to start the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.”
“So her media friends are not going to come out now and say we were wrong and this is damning,” Donalds continued. “They are just going to laugh it off, cover it for one or two days and then ignore it.”
Clinton, who has twice run unsuccessfully for the presidency, most recently losing to then-GOP nominee Donald Trump in 2016, made an inflammatory claim about conservatives at an event in Ottawa, Canada, this month.
During a three-day Liberal Party conference, Clinton shared the stage at one point with Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, where she claimed that, in the U.S. “forces on the right” are “undermining democracy.” She also warned against dismissing conservative media outlets as the “musing of cranks.”
“I think you have to be highly alert to this. Do not dismiss it as the musing of cranks or the very small groups that rant online or have radio stations that pump up a bunch of nonsense,” Clinton said.
Clinton also accused American conservatives of disregarding “institutions, their dismissal of a free press,” and “their denial of minority rights” — accusations that are absurdly and demonstrably false.