Special Counsel John Durham’s explosive report on the Trump-Russia Hoax has provided a deeper insight into the extraordinary lengths the weaponized FBI has gone to protect Bill and Hillary Clinton.
According to the bombshell findings in Durham’s report, the FBI’s leaders blocked and shut down four criminal investigations into the Clintons.
The report states that the FBI investigated a “well-placed” confidential source’s claims in 2014 that alleged foreign influence peddling ahead of the 2016 election.
The source told the FBI that an unnamed foreign government intended to “contribute to Hillary Clinton’s anticipated presidential campaign, as a way to gain influence with Clinton should she win the presidency.”
The field office investigating these claims “almost immediately” sought a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant.
However, the probe remained “in limbo” for approximately four months, primarily due to Hillary Clinton’s then-expected 2016 presidential campaign.
As stated in Durham’s report:
According to another agent, the application lingered because “everyone was ‘super more careful’” and “scared with the big name [Clinton]” involved. 321 “[T]hey were pretty “tippy-toeing’ around HRC because there was a chance she would be the next President.”
Durham’s report also revealed that three separate FBI field offices in Washington, DC; Little Rock, Arkansas; and New York City, New York, opened investigations into “possibly criminal activity involving the Clinton Foundation.”
All three investigations were launched in less than one year before the November 2016 presidential election.
One of these investigations was triggered by investigative journalist Peter Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash.”
The book exposes the Clinton Foundation’s global nexus of influence peddling.
As Durham’s report detailed:
Beginning in January 2016, three different FBI field offices, the New York Field Office (“NYFO*), the Washington Field Office (“WFO*), and the Little Rock Field Office (“LRFO**), opened investigations into possible criminal activity involving the Clinton Foundation.
The IRFO case opening communication referred to an intelligence product and corroborating financial reporting that a particular commercial “industry likely engaged a federal public official in a flow of benefits scheme, namely, large monetary contributions were made to a non-profit, under both direct and indirect control of the federal public official, in exchange for favorable government action and/or influence.”
The WFO investigation was opened as a preliminary investigation, because the Case Agent wanted to determine if he could develop additional information to corroborate the allegations in a recently-published book, Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer, before seeking to convert the matter to a full investigation.
Additionally, the LRFO and NYFO investigations included predication based on source reporting that identified foreign governments that had made, or offered to make, contributions to the Foundation in exchange for favorable or preferential treatment from Clinton.
Speaking with the DailyMail, Schweizer said he received “a call from somebody from the New York FBI office after the book came out.”
“There was a New York Times piece on Uranium One,” Schweizer said.
“It was kind of confirming what we had in the book.
“That’s what I think triggered the interest.
“With the Clinton Foundation, you have the transfer of large sums of money, you had policy positions that were affected, and you had certifiable evidence.”
“I’m not a lawyer, so I can’t say what was illegal,” he