Steve Bannon Calls Jim Jordan Pathetic

Last Wednesday, special counsel John Durham testified before the House Judiciary Committee where he detailed the “sobering” findings from his report on the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia, CBS News reported.

During his first public testimony since launching his 4-year investigation, Durham revealed that top FBI officials kept much of the critical details of the probe from the agents assigned to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. 

Durham also said the FBI brass was “too willing” to open an investigation into Trump based solely on “politically-funded,” “uncorroborated opposition research” from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

He told the Judiciary Committee that the FBI relied too heavily on the Steele dossier, the opposition research collected for the Clinton campaign by Fusion GPS.

Durham said that the FBI obtained FISA warrants using only the Steele dossier, despite knowing that the material likely originated “from a political campaign or political opponent,” Durham told the committee.

The special counsel revealed that none of that was shared with the FBI agents investigating the alleged Trump/Russia connection.

Durham said that during his probe, he showed the details to the FBI agents assigned to Crossfire Hurricane, and some of the agents apologized for the way the investigation was handled.

When Durham’s team showed the intelligence to Joe Pientka, the first supervisor of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation, an emotional Pientka said he had never seen the information before.

Despite the explosive revelations from Durham’s testimony, during his “War Room” podcast last Thursday, podcaster Steve Bannon blasted Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), calling him “pathetic” and accusing him of trying to portray Durham as a saint.

Bannon described Durham as a “pathetic human being” and claimed that he was “just some worm getting beaten by the Democrats.”

The podcaster praised Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz for criticizing Durham over the lack of prosecutions from his probe.