REPORT: Durham Probe to Wrap Up by Summer
U.S. Attorney John Durham will wrap up his investigation into the origins of the FBI’s hoax Russia probe by summer’s end, according to sources who spoke to Fox News.
The news outlet was told that the investigation could end as soon as July, however, another source indicated it could conclude closer to September, and cited the coronavirus pandemic as one reason for the possible delay.
Rep. Jim Jordan also confirmed the timing last week, and said, “His investigation is due to be completed sometime this summer.”
In October, it was reported that the U.S. Attorney’s probe into FBI misconduct had transitioned into a criminal investigation. One source told Fox News that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s FISA application abuses would “shed light on why Durham’s probe has become a criminal inquiry.”
Former ranking House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) told Fox News last month he expects Durham’s probe to lead to criminal charges. “This is not going to be a Mueller report; there won’t be a report,” he said.
“When he’s ready to charge people, he’ll charge people,” Collins continued. “And that’s when we’ll know.”
A December New York Times report claims that Durham’s investigation is focusing, in part, on former CIA Director John Brennan and his communications with former FBI Director James Comey.
Durham “has requested Mr. Brennan’s emails, call logs and other documents from the C.I.A….He wants to learn what Mr. Brennan told other officials, including the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, about his and the C.I.A.’s views of a notorious dossier of assertions about Russia and Trump associates,” writes the Times.
Attorney General William Barr appointed Durham to investigate the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe in May 2019. Durham has previously investigated corruption in law enforcement and the destruction of CIA videos.