Breaking: Democratic Senators Are Considering Action Prior To Durham’s Investigation Report
Senate Democrats are considering taking action against special counsel John Durham. He is preparing to release an investigative report following his probe into the origins of the “Trump-Russia collusion” false narrative.
Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee responded to a very well-timed New York Times report claiming ethical concerns during the investigation that led to a few staff departures.
The Senate Democrats also had alleged concerns over former Attorney General William Barr’s involvement in the probe and the decision to go to trial lacking sufficient evidence.
The New York Times report also alleged that the Justice Department obscured the criminal aspect of the probe, failing to disclose that it concerned Trump’s financial dealings rather than misconduct related to the initial investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.
“These reports about abuses in Special Counsel Durham’s investigation — so outrageous that even his longtime colleagues quit in protest — are but one of many instances where former President Trump and his allies weaponized the Justice Department,” committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a statement.
The Hill reported:
According to the report, after connecting with Italian officials who denied any involvement in relaying information for the Russian investigation, Barr expanded Durham’s authority to include criminal prosecution powers after receiving a credible tip about possible financial crimes related to Trump.
But Barr’s vague commentary left it unclear that the criminal component of the investigation was not focused on those who initiated the probe of the former president.
In other cases, subordinates questioned Durham’s efforts to gain evidence on the leader of a George Soros-connected organization and Barr’s public comments about the investigation.
“The evidence shows that we are not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness. There is something far more troubling here,” Barr said in April 2020.
Recently, Representative Jim Jordan predicted that Durham would go after the FBI at some point for their alleged role in perpetuating the false narrative about former president Trump and Russia.
Jordan has said he is working to expose problems with the Trump-Russia investigation and noted that Durham would finish his investigation with a bang.
He noted that Russian-born analyst Igor Danchenko, the ley source for the Steele dossier, was arrested as part of the Durham investigation.
The most critical allegations made in the Steele dossier have not been proven, and the FBI has disputed many.
“So, these are lies from 2016 and 2017. I think that’s a key distinction. These are indictments from the original lies. This is not a lie. These are the lies that started the whole Russia investigation,” he added.
The U.S. Department of Justice notified Jordan that it would not give his panel access to most of the information he requested regarding the probe into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
Durham’s report does not have a specific date for when it will be released.
Will it show anything? The American people are losing faith that anything significant will be released.