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Durham Report Reveals FBI Dropped Clinton’s Criminal Investigation

Durham Report Reveals FBI Dropped Clinton’s Criminal Investigation

( – According to the much-awaited Special Counsel John Durham report on the FBI’s initial probe into the Trump campaign in 2016, senior FBI officials terminated four criminal investigations into Hillary and Bill Clinton.

The FBI looked into allegations made by a “well-placed” confidential source in 2014 that a secretive foreign government planned to “contribute to Hillary Clinton’s anticipated presidential campaign, as a way to gain influence with Clinton should she win the presidency,” according to the report.

The field office looking into these allegations, “almost immediately” applied for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. Still, it was “in limbo” for about four months, mainly because Clinton was then anticipated to run for President.

According to Durham’s report:

“According to another agent, the application lingered because “everyone was ‘super more careful'” and “scared with the big name [Clinton]” involved. 321 “[T]hey were pretty “tippy-toeing’ around HRC because there was a chance she would be the next President.”

Durham’s report also revealed that less than a year before the November 2016 presidential election, three different FBI field offices in Washington, DC, Little Rock, Arkansas, and New York City, New York, launched investigations into “possibly criminal activity involving the Clinton Foundation.”

One of these investigations was sparked by Peter Schweizer’s book, Clinton Cash, a Breitbart News contributor, that uncovered the Clinton Foundation’s extensive network of influence brokers.

According to Durham’s report:

“Beginning in January 2016, three different FBI field offices, the New York Field Office (“NYFO*), the Washington Field Office (“WFO*), and the Little Rock Field Office (“LRFO**), opened investigations into possible criminal activity involving the Clinton Foundation.

The IRFO case opening communication referred to an intelligence product and corroborating financial reporting that a particular commercial “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 WFO investigation was opened as a preliminary investigation because the Case Agent wanted to determine if he could develop additional information to corroborate the allegations in a recently-published book, Clinton Cash, by Peter Schweizer, before seeking to convert the matter to a full investigation.

Additionally, the LRFO and NYFO investigations included predication based on source reporting that identified foreign governments that had made, or offered to make, contributions to the Foundation in exchange for favorable or preferential treatment from Clinton.”

In an interview with the DailyMail, Schweizer stated that shortly after the book’s publication, he received “a call from someone from the New York FBI office.”

“Uranium One was the subject of a New York Times article. In a way, it confirmed the information in the book. I believe that’s what sparked interest,” added Schweizer.

“With the Clinton Foundation, you had the transfer of significant financial resources, you had affected policy positions, and you had verifiable evidence.”

“I can’t say what was illegal since I’m not a lawyer. But nobody has ever really denied that there was a “there there,” what with all the speeches, gifts, and policy impacts,” he continued.

The three field offices, FBI Headquarters, and the relevant United States Attorney’s offices all attended a joint meeting that was eventually conducted by FBI leadership.

The initial joint gathering took place on February 1, 2016. Ray Hulser, the head of the Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section, opined that the FBI briefing at that meeting was “poorly presented” and that “insufficient predication for at least one of the investigations” was there.

On February 22, 2016, a second joint meeting was held under the leadership of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

However, McCabe later decided to “reconsider the final disposition of the cases,” Durham’s report stated. McCabe “initially directed the field offices to close their cases.”

The Assistant Director-in-Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office at the time, Paul Abbate, described McCabe’s attitude during the joint meeting as “negative,” “annoyed,” and “angry.”

As stated in the report:

“According to Abbate, McCabe stated “They [the Department] say there’s nothing here” and “Why are we even doing this?” At the close of the meeting, [FBI Criminal Investigative Division Assistant Director Joe] Campbell directed that for any overt investigative steps to be taken, the Deputy Director’s approval would be required.”

In Durham’s report, it was also revealed that former FBI Director James Comey had asked the New York Field Office to “cease and desist” their investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

The Durham report, according to McCabe’s earlier this week, “never was a legitimate investigation.”

“We anticipated John Durham’s conclusion from the outset, and that is what we witnessed today. This was never a genuine inquiry, and we knew that from the beginning,” McCabe stated. “This was a political mission to inflict retaliation against Donald Trump’s alleged adversaries and the FBI.”

Durham’s report emphasized the various strategies used by the FBI in its inquiries of Clinton and the late President Donald Trump.

“The use of defensive briefings in 2015 contrasts with the FBI’s failure to provide a defensive briefing to the Trump campaign approximately one year later when Australia shared the information from Papadopoulos,” the report read.

Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, a Republican who serves on the subcommittee overseeing the weaponization of the federal government under the House Judiciary Committee, told the DailyMail that Durham’s study merits “additional exposure and review.”

Gaetz told the site that the Clintons “had a team at the FBI running interference for them to avoid criminal culpability.” “These issues definitely call for more exposure and examination.”

The FBI’s inquiries into the Clintons, according to former Utah representative Jason Chaffetz (R), “were shut down by the higher-ups who had an obvious political desire to see Donald Trump lose and Hillary Clinton win.”

“Really, it’s disgusting. Without a doubt, these investigations need to be looked over again,” he told DailyMail.

“There’s no reason why Congress can’t hold a number of hearings with the undercover officers who were investigating the Clinton Foundation, as well as open interviews with them.”

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