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John Durham Dismisses A Laundry List Of Dems’ Trump-Russia Collusion Claims One-By-One

Special Counsel John Durham directly refuted claims by Democratic Congressmen that there was evidence former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, according to his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Durham was asked by Republican Rep. Kevin Kiley of California about accusations made by Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler of New York as well as Ted Lieu, Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff of California regarding Trump’s conduct both during the hearing and in the past on the record. He quoted statements made by the members and asked Mr. Durham to respond as to whether or not they were supported by the facts of the Mueller report, which he said they weren’t.

“Several people today…have attacked you. Mr. Nadler called your report a political exercise with ethical ambiguity. Mr. Lieu called you a partisan hack. It seems as though they are taking issue…with the conclusions of Mr. Mueller’s report, which…contradicted the statements made by those individuals on the record,” Kiley said, before asking Durham about whether Schiff’s statement regarding the evidence of collusion was accurate.

“Mr. Schiff made statements such as “The Russians offered help. The campaign accepted help. The Russians gave help and the president made full use of that help. That is pretty damning.” He also said that there was “plenty of evidence of collusion in plain sight…Are those statements supported by the report?,” asked Kiley, referring to the Mueller report.

“I don’t believe so,” Durham responded.

Kiley then quoted a statement by Nadler, that “the campaign colluded and there’s clear evidence that the president was involved. There was obviously a lot of collusion.” Durham replied that it was not supported by the facts of the Mueller report.

Following Nadler, Kiley referred to a statement by Lieu, who said that “the bombshell revelation that suggests that Trump associates may have colluded with the Russians means that we must pause the entire Trump agenda. We may have an illegitimate president occupying the White House.”

Durham told the committee that the Mueller report “did not” support Lieu’s claim. He also dismissed the claim made by Swalwell that there was “strong evidence of collusion” between Trump and Russia.

Nadler, Schiff, Swalwell and Lieu all serve on the House Judiciary Committee, with Nadler and Schiff having been physically present to hear their claims rebutted. During Kiley’s questioning, Schiff repeatedly asked “Would the gentleman yield?” to Kiley, for time to clarify his remarks, but Kiley refused to yield.

Durham appeared before the Judiciary Committee to testify about the conclusions of his report on his investigation into the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign and its contacts with Russia during the 2016 election. The investigation of Trump produced no evidence that he had cooperated with Russia to win the election, and Durham’s investigation concluded that the FBI had acted without “strict fidelity to the law” in opening its investigation of Trump.

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  1. Bottom line – Dems lied, colluded, cheated, got away with it. Republicans make a lot of noise, accomplish nothing, and end up just standing around with their shmek in their hands.
    Dear Lord we need help down here.

  2. Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Michael Sussman; all colluded and lied to concoct and use the fake “dossier” to launch a Special Prosecutor investigation against Trump. When that failed, then all the Democrats lied and conspired again to launch two failed impeachment attempts to unseat a duly elected President. They locked up General Flynn when the FBI conspired to trap him into supposedly lying, but James Clapper and John Brennon openly lied to Congress with no consequences, got their full retirements and (like Strzok and McCabe) are now paid commentators on CNN and CNBC. Then Biden and (his now Secretary of State) Blinken got them to come up with the letter signed by Brennon and Clapper and 49 other intelligence “experts” to lie and say that the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian “disinformation” to influence the 2020 election. That’s called election interference and it’s blatantly illegal and proves that the 2020 election was rigged.

    It’s all documented by Durham and now provable but yet there are never any indictments for Democrats. Without consequences there is nothing to stop this illegal and treasonous behavior and so It will continue and likely get worse. I don’t know if there is a way back from these levels of lying, deceit, subterfuge and corruption that, like a cancer, has infected our entire body of government and make us no better than any other totalitarian Dictatorship in the world.

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