“John Durham–this is a serious prosecutor. This is not somebody who is partisan or political,” said Prior. “He’s nicknamed ‘the bull’ he’s gone after the mafia, he’s gone after the klan…this is a very serious prosecutor and for him to come out with that statement, that means he’s got the goods on somebody.”
Prior noted that Durham’s investigation will be more thorough than Horowitz’s due to the limits place on the Inspector General.
“Durham can subpoena former employees, former DOJ members; Durham can go and look at what the CIA was doing, what the [National Security Council] was doing, what foreign countries were doing. Durham’s scope is so much bigger,” he said.
Shortly after IG Horowitz released the FISA report yesterday, Durham issued a statement saying he disagreed with some of the inspector general’s conclusions.
“Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” he said in his statement.
“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff,” wrote Durham. “However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.”
Durham was appointed by Attorney General William Barr to examine the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation and allegations of FBI/DOJ misconduct. It was recently revealed that his probe expanded to the Pentagon.
Yesterday’s IG report identified 17 “significant inaccuracies or omissions” in applications for FISA warrants. Those inaccuracies resulted in “applications that made it appear that the information supporting probable cause was stronger than was actually the case.”
Watch Prior on Fox and Friends HERE.