The #DurhamReport's release this week revealed once again that the FBI and media relied on snake oil to perpetuate the bogus collusion narrative for years. And now the jig is up. #TBT https://t.co/fVJu7wMDbR— Sen. Grassley Press (@GrassleyPress) May 18, 2023
The press office then attached a video from 2019 of Senator Grassley commenting about the then-Mueller investigation in similar ways to their tweet. The video starts with a reporter telling the senator that "the last time he was here, they said 'Has Bob Mueller expressed any concerns to you'. And he said 'No, I don't know of any if Bob Mueller has expressed any concerns.' He had a letter, he had a phone call. The letter clearly says there are concerns. So-"
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Mr. Grassley, a member of the Judiciary Committee, then cut off the person and clarified, "He had that conversation and you heard him say- and I have to assume that Mueller said it him- that he was only concerned about how the media played it. So, I think here is where we are the Democrats and you folks in the media are not concerned about the report [Mueller's report]. I think you are concerned that the results weren't what you expected and I think you were finding out that everybody was sold a bunch of snake oil and now the jig is now." He proceeded to walk away from the reporter in the video after that statement about how the press and Democrats' claims were undermined by an investigation.
The unveiling of the Durham report and its content has reinforced the belief held by many in the conservative world of the weaponization of federal institutions against politically disfavored candidates and persons.
As Dr. Kevin Roberts of The Heritage Foundation put it "The Durham report confirms what many conservatives already knew - our worst fears about the systemic political corruption at the DOJ and FBI are true." He then commented that "[i]t is the constitutional duty of members of Congress on both sides of the political aisle to legislate a comprehensive overhaul of the administrative state starting with the DOJ, FBI, and the Intelligence Community. This all starts with the appropriations process and FISA reauthorization this year."
The Durham report confirms what many conservatives already knew - our worst fears about the systemic political corruption at the DOJ and FBI are true. It is the constitutional duty of members of Congress on both sides of the political aisle to legislate a comprehensive overhaul…— Kevin Roberts (@KevinRobertsTX) May 16, 2023