Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Justice Department seeking “documents of correspondence between Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland.” As shown in a news release, this same lawsuit was filed after that the DOJ failed to reply to a FOIA request before August 23, 2021.
Judicial Watch is asking the following from the DOJ: All records of communication between Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland, including emails and text messages. All budget data pertaining to the activities of Special Counsel John Durham’s office. According to the US Department of Justice, after Durham completes his inquiry into the beginnings of the Trump-Russia investigation, his findings will most likely be made public.
Judicial Watch filed this lawsuit against the Department of Justice in response to their failure to reply to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted on their behalf. The DOJ refused to give any material from the phony The Trump-Russia controversy.
Republican Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin demanded answers on Durham’s inquiry in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland. In response, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta stated that he could not comment on Durham’s current inquiry or its progress.
But wait, there’s more. The Republican Senators stated in their letter that in October 2020, then-Attorney General Bill Barr wrote: “The Special Counsel shall provide to the Attorney General a final report, and such interim reports as he deems appropriate, in a form that will permit public dissemination.”
“The Department agrees with this assertion,” Gaeta stated in his response letter. In recent weeks, there have been a few updates about Durham’s inquiry. Last week, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he expects Durham to produce a “damaging report” on the FBI’s botched investigation into Trump’s alleged links with Russia.
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Nunes believes a number of former Obama administration officials might face prison time. “Nunes is one of the few Republican Party members who still believes in the rule of law.” He explained his reasoning on The Sara Carter Show and stated that he hasn’t lost trust in Durham’s probe, despite widespread predictions that the Durham inquiry would fail to provide justice,” Carter reported.
Durham was appointed as special counsel by Barr in October to investigate the origins of the FBI’s now-tainted investigation into Trump. Several FBI officers who served under President Obama were dismissed or resigned as a result of the DOJ investigation. “As you know, the Republican National Committee has requested me to look into this,” Nunes told the journalist.
“You know, I’d prefer to go back to when I was simply dealing with foreign threats and looking at what’s going on in Cuba, what Putin’s doing, what the Chinese are doing.” But I keep being drawn back in because the Democrats in this nation have armed our institutions over the last five, six years,” Nunes remarked. Nunes reacted by stating he expects the report to be given and that those responsible for the investigation will face charges.
“I just have to have trust, you know, that there was a special counsel formed, Durham does have the ability, and we fully anticipate him to provide the report,” Nunes said. “It might not be as wide as we want it to be,” he continued. But, hey, there are some serious offenders. As you and everyone else are aware, we have made at least 14 criminal referrals. That doesn’t imply 14 people; it means 14 distinct criminal referrals involving several people… And this is one of the difficulties.”