Chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) opened up to CNN on the upcoming closed-door testimony from Special Counsel John Durham.
Durham was the special counsel appointed to investigate the FBI’s political bias in the Russian collusion investigation of former President Donald Trump.
The former special counsel is now set to give testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. While speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Turner said Durahm’s upcoming testimony before his committee will be “troubling.”
The Durham Report’s findings are very troubling.
The FBI went to great lengths to find evidence supporting their narrative while ignoring key facts.
— US Rep. Mike Turner (@RepMikeTurner) June 18, 2023
“This is going to be troubling for you, especially as you read that the Durham report after the years of which there were these accusations of Trump/Russia collusion, and that these accusations were absolutely false,” Turner replied when Tapper asked what he wanted to know from Durham. “Every investigation that has occurred, including now the Durham report, conclusively states that this was the result of people who had political bias who undertook an investigation based upon total Clinton campaign-funded research that was uncorroborated and turned out to be even untrue. And that’s where you have to be concerned.”
Turner added that his committee has to investigate the case because the government is “lying” to the people.
“Our committee has to be involved and that’s when we have to look at what happened here. How do we make certain this doesn’t happen again?” Turner added.
In his final report, Durham found that neither the FBI nor the intelligence community had any evidence of collusion before the investigation began.
“Our investigation determined that the Crossfire Hurricane investigators did not and could not corroborate any of the substantive allegations contained in the Steele reporting,” the report read.
Durham’s report accused the FBI of failing to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law. The report also found that the FBI and others carried on with the investigation into Trump even after discovering “significant and potentially contrary intelligence.”