Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has called for Congress to target the budget of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after the release of special counsel John Durham’s bombshell report, which revealed the bureau launched its “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign without evidence and due process.
Speaking on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Monday night, the House Judiciary Committee chairman highlighted a pattern of behavior by Democrats, accusing them of creating false narratives amplified by legacy media outlets and Big Tech.
Citing Durham’s report, Jordan said on Monday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign collaborated with the FBI in 2016 to target Trump, while in 2020, 51 former CIA agents and intelligence officials worked with then-former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign to achieve the same objective.
Jordan emphasized that in both instances, the aim was to target Trump and prevent him from assuming office.
“So we’ve seen it twice—one it was the FBI, the second one it was former intel officials—but [with] the same objective: to go after President Trump and keep him from being president,” Jordan told “Hannity.”
The 306-page Durham report (pdf), which was released by the Justice Department on Monday, highlights the disparity between the FBI’s handling of issues related to Clinton’s campaign and those involving her Republican opponent, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The report concluded that the FBI’s investigation into alleged collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia demonstrated a “lack of analytical rigor, apparent confirmation bias, and an over-willingness to rely on information from individuals connected to political opponents.”
FBI ‘Failed to Follow the Law’
Jordan described Durham’s report as scathing and criticized the James Comey-led FBI for failing to uphold its mission of fidelity to the law.
The report found no evidence or predicate for initiating the FBI’s investigation. Bureau officials even dismissed investigating evidence suggesting that the Clinton campaign might have fabricated the allegations against Trump, Jordan alleged.
Jordan stressed the severity of the situation, emphasizing that Durham’s report revealed the FBI’s failure to follow the law and pursue the truth.