Durham to testify before Congress twice after releasing report saying FBI, DOJ failed in Trump Russia collusion probe

By Jen Krausz on
 June 21, 2023

Former Special Counsel John Durham testified before Congress twice this week about his investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion probe, his report on which said that the FBI and DOJ should not have ever started the probe in the first place.

Durham testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in a closed-door hearing on Tuesday afternoon.

He also testified for five hours on Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee, where he had to contend with clashing Republicans and Democrats over both his investigation and the original Trump--Russia collusion probe.

“I want to emphasize in the strongest terms possible that my colleagues and I carried out our work in good faith with integrity and in the spirit of following the facts wherever they lead without fear of favor,” Durham testified. “At no time and in no sense did we act with the purpose to further partisan or political ends.”

While Republicans wanted to know more about FBI and DOJ failures, Democrats accused them of trying to distract from the Trump indictments.

Republicans said they wanted reforms of the FBI and DOJ rather than finger-pointing and accusations.