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FBI not sup­posed to inves­ti­gate Trump on Russia

The DOJ released the more than 300 page report on Monday

For­mer FBI spe­cial agent Nicole Park­er tells ‘Your World’ the entire FBI is ‘tak­ing the hit’ for the Durham report and says Amer­i­cans do not trust the orga­ni­za­tion anymore. 

The FBI respond­ed Mon­day to the scathing report by Spe­cial Coun­sel John Durham that found the Depart­ment of Jus­tice and FBI “failed to uphold their mis­sion of strict fideli­ty to the law” when it launched the Trump-Rus­sia inves­ti­ga­tion

In a state­ment to Fox News Dig­i­tal, the agency tout­ed what it said were “dozens of cor­rec­tive actions” already imple­ment­ed as a result of the Durham inves­ti­ga­tion.

“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,” the FBI said. 

“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,” it added.

Fox obtained Durham’s report Mon­day after­noon after his years-long inves­ti­ga­tion into the ori­gins of the FBI’s orig­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tion, known as “Cross­fire Hur­ri­cane.” That inves­ti­ga­tion looked into whether the Trump cam­paign coor­di­nat­ed with Rus­sia to influ­ence the 2016 pres­i­den­tial election.

Durham gave his final report to the Jus­tice Depart­ment, which released it Mon­day after­noon. The report spans more than 300 pages.

“Based on the review of Cross­fire Hur­ri­cane and relat­ed intel­li­gence activ­i­ties, we con­clude that the Depart­ment and the FBI failed to uphold their mis­sion of strict fideli­ty to the law in con­nec­tion with cer­tain events and activ­i­ties described in this report,” the report said.

Durham said his inves­ti­ga­tion also revealed that “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 said. “In par­tic­u­lar, there was sig­nif­i­cant reliance on inves­tiga­tive leads pro­vid­ed or fund­ed (direct­ly or indi­rect­ly) by Trump’s polit­i­cal opponents.”

“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.