Get ready to be shocked! A senior FBI official admitted to not reading the Durham report, which was released over a week ago. Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas) was left “speechless” when he heard this during a hearing on May 23. Pfluger, who chairs the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence, questioned Jill Murphy, deputy assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, about the report.
The Durham Report
The report was released by special counsel John Durham, who was appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr in October 2020 to review the FBI’s investigation into alleged ties between Trump and Russia. Durham found that the FBI “relied on raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence” for its investigation. The FBI acknowledged mistakes in its investigation of the Trump campaign following the report’s release.
Other Republicans at the hearing shared Pfluger’s astonishment that Murphy had not read the report. Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) asked Murphy why she had not read the report, to which she replied that she had not had time. Bishop called her response “almost contemptuous.”
During the hearing, Pfluger also revealed that the FBI has not responded to a letter he and House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mark Green (R-Tenn.) sent on April 24. The letter requested information on the Chinese regime’s clandestine “police stations” in the United States, including New York City. On April 17, the FBI arrested two individuals on charges of operating a secret police station in New York City on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
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