Attorney General Bill Barr announced this week that in spite of disruption from the coronavirus, U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation is moving full steam ahead.
According to the Washington Examiner, Barr said Durham and his team are “aggressively” investigating the origins of the infamous Trump–Russia collusion probe — and nothing will stop Durham and his team from getting to the truth.
Coronavirus can’t stop Durham
According to the Examiner, Barr told Fox News in an interview that aired Tuesday that Durham isn’t slowing his roll due to COVID-19.
“I can say that even with the disruption of COVID and the fact that our court system is essentially been shut down for a few months, the Durham team has been working very aggressively to move forward,” the attorney general said, according to the Examiner.
Durham has been hard at work since May 2019 investigating alleged wrongdoing by the upper levels of federal law enforcement in launching an investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team.
According to reports, the FBI used an unverified dossier of information to get warrants to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page — and it was later discovered that the dossier contained opposition research from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Those facts show serious misconduct at the FBI, but the bureau was willing to look the other way.
Accountability in Washington
Durham and his team are now trying to uncover who exactly was responsible. And while there certainly have been significant delays because of the pandemic, Barr has made clear Durham and his team are closing in on their prey.
“This isn’t being driven by producing a report,” Barr told Fox, according to the Examiner. “We are trying to get to a point where we can hold accountable anyone who crossed the line and committed a criminal violation.”
Still, Barr said he believes “there will be public disclosure and some form of report at the appropriate time,” the Examiner noted.
At long last
Of course, while it is good news to hear that Durham’s team is hard at work, Barr cautioned Americans not to expect anything significant in the short term. This is a complex and important investigation, and they are committed to getting everything right.
But the good news is that the bad actors are finally about to be held accountable — and that’s a plus for all Americans.
Indeed, the federal intelligence community holds power that can singlehandedly destroy anyone’s reputation. Without Barr and Durham, there would be nothing keeping average Americans safe from unfounded investigations. Thankfully, Trump picked the right men for the job.