According to a source, Special Counsel John Durham is expected to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in June regarding his report.
The hearing is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 21st.
The day before, Durham will appear before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed-door briefing.
Durham has found that the Department of Justice and FBI “failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law” when it launched the Trump-Russia investigation.
The FBI’s original investigation, known as “Crossfire Hurricane,” looked into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.
In his 300-page report submitted to the Justice Department, Durham highlighted that his investigation uncovered “senior FBI personnel displayed a serious lack of analytical rigor towards the information that they received, especially information received from politically-affiliated persons and entities.”
“This information in part triggered and sustained Crossfire Hurricane and contributed to the subsequent need for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation,” the report noted.
“In particular, there was significant reliance on investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents,” according to the report.
“The Department did not adequately examine or question these materials and the motivations of those providing them, even when at about the same time the Director of the FBI and others learned of significant and potentially contrary intelligence,” the report said.
Durham is referring to past FBI leadership in his report, specifically former FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
Reacting to the report, the FBI said in a statement:
The conduct in 2016 and 2017 that Special Counsel Durham examined was the reason that current FBI leadership already implemented dozens of corrective actions, which have now been in place for some time.
Had those reforms been in place in 2016, the missteps identified in the report could have been prevented. This report reinforces the importance of ensuring the FBI continues to do its work with the rigor, objectivity, and professionalism the American people deserve and rightly expect.
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