U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the infamous Trump–Russia collusion probe has been dangled like a carrot in front of Trump supporters for months. But according to one D.C. insider, accountability may never actually come to fruition.
Fox News reported Thursday that former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland suggested Durham may not hand down indictments before Election Day — and if that’s the case, she says, Americans will “never” get the justice they’ve been itching for.
“It’ll die,” McFarland said of the probe on Thursday’s episode of The Story, according to Fox. “You’ll never see it again. It will die a natural death.”
“This is what the bureaucracy does”
Sadly, McFarland’s prediction isn’t all that difficult to believe. Attorney General Bill Barr has long hinted that Durham’s probe could wrap up as soon as this summer; now, it’s July, and still not a peep from the U.S. attorney’s office.
Indeed, if Durham’s investigation had come up empty, it should have already ended. If there is anything to it, however, we would have hoped to have seen at least a few indictments handed out already.
We have seen neither — instead, we’ve only gotten promises from the likes of Sean Hannity that this probe will be a game-changer. But as McFarland said, if we don’t see something soon, we may never see anything at all.
“Here’s why they’re doing this,” she told The Story, according to Fox. “They think Joe Biden might win, and if Joe Biden wins, you are never going to see this report see the light of day.
“This is what the bureaucracy does,” the former government official added, as Fox reported. “This is how the swamp acts.”
Barr, for his part, promised as recently as last month that Durham is “pressing ahead as hard as he can.”
“And I expect that we will have some developments, hopefully before the end of the summer,” Barr told Fox in June, according to the New York Post. “But, as I have said, his investigation will continue. It’s not going to stop because of the election.”
But McFarland isn’t so sure she believes that — and for good reason. After all, it’s hard to imagine a Biden administration investigating something that happened under the watch of former President Barack Obama.
“Bottom line: justice delayed is justice denied,” McFarland said Thursday, according to Fox.