Crossfire Hurricane Investigation
How many incriminating facts did the FBI gather before launching the "Crossfire Hurricane" Russia collusion investigation into Donald Trump and his campaign?
Based on more than 480 interviews and 6 million pages of documents, special prosecutor John Durham and his team found that "neither U.S. law enforcement nor the Intelligence Community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion in their holdings at the commencement of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation." They also found that "the FBI had no information in its holdings indicating" that "anyone in the Trump campaign had been in contact with any Russian intelligence officials." Instead, the FBI significantly relied "on investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump's political opponents," especially "the unvetted and unverified" "Steele Dossier," which was funded by the Clinton campaign and parroted by the media. At the same time, "senior FBI and Department officials placed restrictions on how" matters related to Hillary Clinton "were to be handled such that essentially no investigative activities occurred for months leading up to the election."