John Durham was chosen by Attorney General William Barr to lead a review of the Russia investigation
Attorney General William Barr has said there will be “a development” in Prosecutor John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the investigation into Russia.
Barr said the development is “an indication that things are moving at the right pace, as dictated by the facts in this study,” but backed off a bit, saying the development would not be “earth-shattering.”
The announcement was made Thursday night during an interview with Sean Hannity Fox news.
Trump’s most ardent supporters believe that officials in the Obama administration wanted to sabotage Trump’s 2016 candidacy and later his presidency.
‘There are two different things going on,’ I said that the American people need to know what really happened, we need to get the story of what happened in 2016 and ’17. It will, ”said Barr.
The second aspect of this is, if people cross the line, if people who were involved in that activity violate criminal law, they will be charged. And John Durham is an independent man, very experienced, and his research is fast. There was some delay due to COVID, but I am satisfied with the progress and I have said there will be developments, important developments, before the elections.
Attorney General William Barr announced on Thursday that “a development” in Prosecutor John Durham’s investigation into “espionage” on Trump’s campaign will be announced Friday.
“But we’re not doing this according to the election schedule,” Barr clarified. ‘We are aware of the elections. We are not going to do anything inappropriate for the election. But this scheme does not allow us.
‘What dictates the timing of this is the developments in the case.’
“If we think we can prove a crime beyond a reasonable doubt, it will be charged, I can tell you,” Barr assured.
The way out of the politicization and corruption of the justice system, where it is used as a political weapon by one party against another, is not to provide tit-for-tat, it is not to use the tactics of the other party , it’s to rule of law, use the correct standard, and that’s what I’m trying to do. ‘
Barr appointed Durham to investigate the origins of the FBI’s original Russia probe, which began in July 2016. He has appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity
Barr said the coronavirus pandemic has slowed the probe, but progress has been made.
Earlier on Thursday, Trump said in an interview with Fox Business that he hoped Barr and Durham would not be “ politically correct. ”
Trump called the Russia investigation “the greatest political crime in our country’s history,” claiming that “it goes right to Obama and it goes straight to Biden.”
“Barr could go down as the greatest attorney general in our country’s history, or he could go down like a common man,” Trump said. “It depends on what’s going to happen.”
President Trump called the Russia investigation “the greatest political crime in our country’s history” and claimed that “it goes right to Obama and it goes straight to Biden.”
Barr has previously said that Obama and Biden are not targets of the investigation, but he added that he would not be intimidated by political correctness.
“If I were worried about being politically correct, I wouldn’t have joined this government,” he said.
Even after the election, the investigation is likely to continue “ what happens after the election may depend on who wins, ” Barr told Fox news last month.
The review, which turned into a criminal investigation last fall, was derided by Democrats as simply a plan to harm President Trump’s Democratic rivals ahead of the November election.
KerriKupec said she hoped a report would come out before the end of the summer
But Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in July that the report was not the “goal” of the criminal investigation, but that it “would be crucial to the restoration of that one tiered legal system.”
‘There is a story to tell there. The American people deserve a resolution, and frankly, justice deserves a resolution, ”Kupec said on behalf of Durham.
There are no guarantees in life, but we certainly hope to see one by the end of the summer. I think it’s important, ”said Kupec.
Kupec stressed that she was “ hopeful ” that a report would come out sooner rather than later in an effort to prevent Durham’s work from possibly being buried by a Democrat victory should Trump lose in November.
Following Mueller’s investigation, AG Barr, in the photo, appointed Durham to investigate the origin of the FBI’s original Russia probe, which began in July 2016.
Durham’s investigation comes after a report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found “ significant inaccuracies and omissions ” in the FBI’s filing in a court of law for permission to authorize Trump’s campaign adviser Carter Page. to check.
The Horowitz report found that the decision the FBI made to investigate the campaign was not motivated by political bias.
Durham, meanwhile, is completing a separate report on how the FBI’s Russia investigation developed towards Barr.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation revealed no evidence of criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 election.
Following Mueller’s investigation, Barr appointed Durham to then investigate the origins of the FBI’s original Russia probe, which began in July 2016 through Mueller’s appointment in May 2017.