A top FBI official has admitted during testimony before a congressional hearing that she hasn’t read Special Counsel John Durham’s explosive report on the Russia Hoax.
Republican lawmakers were left “speechless” after Jill Murphy, assistant director of counterintelligence at the FBI, made the damning admission about the Durham Report.
The special counsel’s long-awaited assessment found that the FBI had no evidence to support “collusion” allegations between President Donald Trump and the Russian government.
Durham concluded that the infamous probe should never have been opened.
His investigations found that Hillary Clinton and her 2016 campaign fabricated the allegations with the support of then-President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden as well as the CIA and FBI.
“I’m honestly speechless at this point in time,” Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX), chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence, told Murphy.
“I just haven’t had the time,” Murphy answered when asked why she hasn’t read the 305-page report.
“I would highly recommend reading that because we spent four years discussing that — there was uncorroborated evidence,” Pfluger said.
“The Durham report specifically outlines the outcome of that.
“It’s very disappointing to hear this.”
The senior FBI official later told Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) that she hadn’t even been briefed on the report.
“That’s just astonishing,” Bishop said.
“I’m just without words.
“Do you know whether anybody at the FBI has read the Durham report?”
“I’m sure people have read the Durham report, sir,” Murphy replied.
“Can you name anybody that you know who’s read it?” the North Carolina lawmaker followed up.
“No sir,” conceded Murphy.
She also refused to say whether the FBI will be making any changes to the way it conducts counterintelligence operations.
Earlier in the hearing, Rep, Eli Crane (R-AZ) asked Murphy for her opinions on the three FBI whistleblowers who testified before the House Judiciary Select Committee on the weaponization of the federal government last week.
“I’m proud and I’m happy that we live in a country where there is whistleblower protection acts, and that people can come forward when they think there are things that have been done incorrectly,” she answered.
“I support the FBI, I think the FBI does amazing work.”
“I sure hope there’s part of you that is embarrassed and disgusted with what the FBI has been up to,” Crane said.
Crane later asked Murphy if she was torn between her loyalty to the FBI and her oath to the American people.
“Not at the least,” she stated after reiterating that she is proud to work for the bureau.