Durham Accuses DOJ of ‘Two-Tiered’ System – ‘The Nation Can’t Stand Those Circumstances’
Special Counsel John Durham testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for nearly six hours, fending off Democrat accusations of bias and defending the findings of his FBI report. During one exchange with Republican Rep. Harriet Hageman of Wyoming, he was questioned about what corruption in the Justice Department might mean for the country’s future. Durham offered a chilling response.
Hageman, who was allotted five minutes to address Durham, began by reiterating some of the findings of his report and reading from prepared remarks:
“Nothing, and I repeat, nothing, that the FBI did was designed to show that Donald J. Trump was a Russian asset. That wasn’t the purpose of the entire charade. How do I know this is true? Because they told us so. The very people who cooked this up, and the ones who ran this entire operation: Strzok, Lisa Page, Andrew McCabe, Clinesmith, Steele, the DNC, Perkins Coie.
It was never their purpose to prove Russian collusion, and in fact, from the very beginning, they knew that no such thing actually existed. They knew that the entire Russian collusion narrative was fabricated by the Clinton campaign to deflect attention from her mishandling of classified materials and destruction of official emails. They didn’t need to prove Russian collusion. They just had to keep the investigation alive.”
How long can our country survive with a two tiered justice system?
Watch my comments on the Durham report below: pic.twitter.com/iFakyvvjI0
— Rep. Harriet Hageman (@RepHageman) June 21, 2023
“And how has this corruption and rot manifested itself in our everyday lives? In our national culture? In our ability to solve the problems we are facing?” Hageman asked the chamber.
“It has destroyed some of the key foundations of this country, a foundation built on equal protection, on the belief that justice is blind, on the belief that you will be held accountable if you commit a fraud of the magnitude of what we have been discussing here today, on the belief that due process, justice, and constitutional rights are more than mere words. It has left a smoldering hot volcanic mess where the soul of this country used to be, all because a few people in the FBI decided they wanted to destroy a political candidate and ultimately a president and anyone associated with him.”
At the end of Hageman’s remarks, ranking House Judiciary member Jerry Nadler (D-NY) attempted to cut her off, but the congresswoman got into one final question to the former special counsel.
“Mr. Durham, here is my question: How long do you think that this country will survive with a two-tiered justice system that seeks to persecute people based on their political beliefs?”
Good on you also for calling out Adam Schiff for his lies!
— Toledo (@darkfreeway) June 21, 2023
In response, Durham offered a stern warning, saying that the country “can’t stand” while the Justice Department runs a “two-tiered” system.
“I don’t think that things can go too much further with the view that law enforcement, particularly the FBI or Department of Justice, runs a two-tiered system of justice. The nation can’t stand under those circumstances.” ~ John Durham, June 21, 2023
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