Special Counsel John Durham released the final version of his report to Congress Monday and condemned the FBI for opening up the investigation into Russian collusion with little evidence.
Durham was tasked with investigating the origins of the probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government.
His 300-page report found that the FBI inappropriately sought the investigation dubbed "Crossfire Hurricane."
Durham said the FBI utilized “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence" to open the investigation into the Trump campaign but did not follow the same standard when approaching alleged election interference in relation to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Durham also found that the FBI “did not and could not corroborate any of the substantive allegations” made in the infamous Steele Dossier of lurid accusations against then-candidate Donald Trump.
“As noted, it was not until mid-September that the Crossfire Hurricane investigators received several of the Steele Reports. Within days of their receipt, the unvetted and unverified Steele Reports were used to support probable cause in the FBI’s FISA applications targeting (Carter) Page, a U.S. citizen who, for a period of time, had been an advisor to Trump,” the report says, according to CNN.
Trump has vehemently criticized the FBI investigation and accused the Obama investigation of manipulating law enforcement in order to tank Trump's campaign and help Clinton in 2016.
Durham was able to obtain only one conviction through his investigation, that of low-level FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith. The attorney admitted to changing a statement of evidence, but said he did so in order to avoid complex paperwork. He was able to avoid prison time after pleading guilty.
Here's more about the Durham Report:
Trump Russia report: John Durham slams FBI, DOJ Russia investigations into Trump | LiveNOW from FOXwww.youtube.com
Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!