Report: John Durham Closing Investigation Without Indictments – And It’s All Political
( Bongino )
I was so happy with Attorney General William Barr in May 2019, I wrote an article entitled, “The Fabulous William Barr, The Right Man At The Right Moment.”
Here’s what I wrote, “Every now and then, a uniquely qualified individual turns up at exactly the moment in history when they are needed the most. And when historians reflect back on that moment years afterward, they cannot imagine any other person filling that particular role. Think Lincoln, Churchill, and Patton.”
Shortly after Barr’s confirmation, he handily put an end to the charade that was the Mueller investigation.
The man was unflappable. Testifying before Congress a month later, Barr told lawmakers, “I think spying [on the Trump campaign] did occur.”
In May, Barr appointed U.S. Attorney (CT) John Durham to lead an administrative review into the origins of the FBI’s investigation into candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
At the end of August 2019, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a report which focused on fired FBI Director James Comey. It said he had flouted FBI rules and ignored protocol in his determination to undermine President-elect Trump. He leaked memos he had written after each meeting with Trump with the intention of triggering the appointment of a special counsel.
Barr declined to charge him with a crime. That was okay everyone said. The Comey report was small ball compared to the Horowitz report (which would be released in December 2019) and the biggest of them all, the Durham report. The American Spectator’s Jed Babbin wrote that these reports were expected to show clear violations of the law. The Durham report will be the “main event,” he wrote.” It will be the one that decides whom to indict and will obtain those indictments from one or more grand juries convened for that purpose.”
In September, there were reports that Barr and Durham had traveled to Rome and London twice to meet with Italian intelligence officials. They were on it.
At the end of October, The New York Times reported that Durham’s probe had shifted into a criminal inquiry. And he had expanded his investigation.
Shortly after that, there were rumors that the Durham team had requested all of CIA Director John Brennan’s communications from his time at the agency. Yes.
During a Fox News interview in December, Barr estimated that Durham’s investigation would be completed in the summer.
In March, Durham was still working hard. Although the pandemic was raging, he drove down to Washington, D.C. from Connecticut to meet with his team.
We waited for word through the summer and heard nothing.
On September 10, it was announced that Nora Dannehy, the top prosecutor on Durham’s team, had resigned. “According to a person familiar with her thinking,” she left “in part due to concerns of political pressure to deliver a report before the presidential election.”
In late September, Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo reported: “It is unlikely that we will get a John Durham interim report or any indictments before the election. Now, just 37 days away, a debate has begun within the Department of Justice, as the timing of John Durham’s criminal investigation conclusions. I’m being told by sources it is now too close to the election and could be seen as politically motivated.”
Earlier today, The Federalist’s Sean Davis sent the following tweet:
A source familiar with Durham’s ongoing investigation of the bogus Russian collusion operation tells @FDRLST: “Durham isn’t doing anything. Dropping his investigations. He’s worried about blowback from Biden. What an absolute disgrace.
AG Barr said back in October not to expect any additional indictments from the Durham investigation before the election, but sources said there was a strong possibility of additional indictments afterward.
Later, Davis added:
A separate source who has seen the evidence compiled during the course of Durham’s investigation told @FDRLST this afternoon that there’s “more than enough evidence to indict multiple” involved in the Russian collusion hoax operation to take down Trump. *multiple people — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 15, 2020
If Davis’ sources are correct, then America really does have a two-tier system of justice.
And maybe Bill Barr isn’t so fabulous after all.