Former President Trump is calling for the former FBI Director James Comey and other Democrats to be held accountable for conducting a lengthy investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential election, which Special Counsel John Durham has condemned for lacking “factual evidence.”

On Monday, Durham released his long-awaited report that summarized his four-year-long investigation into the origins of the FBI’s investigation called “Crossfire Hurricane.” Durham’s report concluded the FBI never should have opened an investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

In the 300-page report, Durham criticized senior FBI officials for having a lack of factual evidence when deciding to open the investigation, suggesting that their political biases played a role in launching the probe into Trump’s campaign.

Durham wrote, “Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report.”

The special counsel added that, through his own investigation, he was able to find that “senior FBI personnel displayed a serious lack of analytical rigor towards the information that they received, especially information received from politically-affiliated persons and entities.”

“The Department did not adequately examine or question these materials and the motivations of those providing them, even when at about the same time the Director the FBI and others learned of significant and potentially contrary intelligence,” the report states.

Speaking to Fox News following the release of Durham’s report, Trump called for those responsible for the investigation to pay a “heavy price,” specifically naming former FBI Director James Comey.

James Comey, former Director of the FBI

“I, and much more importantly, the American public have been victims of this long-running and treasonous charade started by the Democrats – started by Comey,” said Trump. “There must be a heavy price to pay for putting our country through this.”

Trump called the Russian collusion investigation a “total disgrace” and praised Durham for his meticulous report, saying, “This report took a long time because John Durham is a very thorough investigator. But the result is unequivocal and an absolute disaster in terms of justice.”

“[T]he national security implications of what they did are very grave,” Trump added. “It turned out to be a giant and very dangerous hoax.”

Trump also posted about the Durham report on Truth Social, writing,

“The Durham Report spells out in great detail the Democrat Hoax that was perpetrated upon me and the American people. This is 2020 Presidential Election fraud, just like ‘stuffing’ the ballot boxes, only more so. This totally illegal act had a huge impact on the Election. With an honest Media, we are looking at the Crime of the Century!”

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