Durham Report: FBI Dropped Four Investigations Into Clinton, Clinton Foundation

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The Durham Report revealed there wasn’t evidence to support the Russia collusion investigation. Yet, at the same time, they conducted all kinds of efforts against the Trump team; it also revealed the bias in favor of the Clinton team and the unequal treatment that both sides received. According to the report, the FBI leadership even hid from the FBI agents involved in the investigation the information they had that Clinton might have been behind the plan to smear Donald Trump.


How biased was the FBI’s treatment?

The Durham Report showed that four open criminal investigations related to the Clintons were suddenly dropped in the run-up to the 2016 election. The investigations had to do with trying to influence the Clintons through donations to both the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton campaign.

According to the report, three of the investigations had to do with the alleged conduct of the Clinton Foundation. The investigations were opened in the Little Rock, Washington, D.C., and New York field offices beginning in Jan. 2016.

The investigations involved people allegedly making donations in exchange for favorable treatment or governmental actions. The LRFO investigation involved a particular industry “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 NYFO involved predication based upon source reporting that foreign governments had made, or offered to make, contributions in exchange for favorable treatment. The WFO investigation was based on allegations from the book “Clinton Cash,” which involved money from foreign governments and spoke about a variety of different Russian-related connections.


The fourth investigation involved a “well-placed source”—close to Hillary Clinton—who allegedly said that they were continuing to accept those donations through Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“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.

The foreign “individual” reportedly made a $2,700 contribution ahead of a campaign event, which led to another “contribution of a significant sum of money.”

Hillary’s campaign workers “were okay with it” and “were fully aware from the start,” the FBI informant reported.

An unnamed FBI special agent in charge working on the probe told Durham that “everyone was ‘super more careful’” and “scared with the big name [Clinton]” involved.

“They were pretty ‘tippy-toeing’ around [Hillary] because there was a chance she would be the next President,” the report said.

The Durham Report indicated that Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ordered them to close the field office cases, but then reconsidered. But any overt action had to go through the Deputy Director.


Comey directed the NYFO to stop its work due to an undisclosed “counterintelligence concern.”

Durham concluded that the FBI dragged its feet and failed to pursue the Clinton’s alleged illegal donation scheme or document it properly.

The agency reportedly failed to get wiretapping warrants for their “well-placed” informant during their two-year inside relationship with the Clintons before eventually telling the person to cut ties with the couple.

The Clinton Foundation denied there was any illegal activity and said the Clintons didn’t get money from the Foundation. McCabe’s attorney claims the probes continued, and McCabe had nothing to do with any of them after the fall of 2016.

Durham observed the differences in treatment.

“The speed and manner in which the FBI opened and investigated Crossfire Hurricane during the presidential election season based on raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence,” the Durham report observes, referring to the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign, “reflected a noticeable departure from how it approached prior matters involving possible attempted foreign election interference plans aimed at the Clinton campaign.”

They thought she was going to win.


Now, Republicans are speaking out and calling for the investigations to be reopened. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is calling for a review of the matters. It’s just one more thing showing the FBI needs a complete and thorough overhaul. This needs to be looked into, to ensure that we have fair process—something that seems more and more in doubt.


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