Liberty One| Erica Carlin| OPINION|
Monday when Special Council John Durham’s long-awaited report into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation dropped like a bomb. In his damning report, he accused the FBI of never having any evidence of collusion and relying on “raw, unanalyzed and uncorroborated intelligence” from Trump’s political opponents. But the mainstream media’s response was to completely ignore these damning facts and instead, portray the Trump-Russia probe as justified.
ABC chief Justice correspondent Thomas reported that Durham’s report found the FBI “never should’ve launched a probe in the first place, since ‘neither U.S. law enforcement nor the intelligence community appears to have possessed any actual evidence of collusion.’”
He noted: “The bureau relied on ‘raw, unanalyzed and uncorroborated intelligence.’ Noting that ‘there was significant reliance on investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents.’” He even admitted the infamous Steele Dossier was part of that effort.
Meanwhile, NBC’s CIA puppet reporter Ken Dilanian refused to go into any detail about Durham’s criticisms of the FBI and instead, falsely claimed the Justice Department’s inspector general found the FBI was justified in opening the Trump investigation.
CBS Evening News’ senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge was the only one who actually reported on Durham’s damning findings. She noted how the FBI “relied on investigative leads provided or funded by Trump’s political opponents” and that “investigators did not and could not corroborate any of the substantive allegations contained in the Steele reporting.”
It’s clearly a garbage defense. We have to remember that this investigation nearly tore the country apart and in some cases did. I don’t know anyone who has faith that the FBI continues to be a nonbiased branch of the justice system that works for the American people.
It’s clear the mainstream media is doing their best to downplay the FBI’s political bias and their weaponization of the justice system. This is deeply concerning as it shows their willingness to dismiss and cover for corrupt politicians.
It’s time for the media to be held accountable for their political bias and to start reporting the truth. As Donald Trump said in response to the Durham report, “the American public was scammed” by the FBI and the mainstream media.