The results of Bill Barr-appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump–Russia collusion probe have been long-awaited by conservatives — but according to the head of one government watchdog agency, accountability may be more of a pipe dream.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton said he doesn’t think Durham’s “investigation of the investigators” will turn up any high-profile indictments.
Conservatives who are hoping Obama-era officials will be held accountable for starting what ended up being a lackluster probe into allegations of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign team and Russia may end up disappointed, Fitton said.
Despite the fact that FBI Director James Comey clearly misstepped — and despite the fact that agents at the bureau have been alleged to have tried to trap Trump ally Michael Flynn in a lie, then charged him for it — it looks like there won’t be much done in the way of justice.
“I don’t think there will be serious prosecutions of senior-level Obama administration officials, maybe an FBI agent here or there like Peter Strzok or [Kevin] Kleinsmith,” Fitton remarked in his Tuesday interview, according to the Daily Caller.
Pressed to explain why, Fitton was frank about a lack of action from the Justice Department thus far.
“Durham’s been operating for 13 months, they’ve had opportunities to prosecute both Comey and [Andrew] McCabe on charges that were pretty cut and dry, [and] they refused to,” he told the Daily Caller. “So I’m suspicious that they’ll prosecute them on much more complex charges involving lying to the FISA court or unmasking anyone… I just don’t see it happening.”
Attorney General Bill Barr has also stated that neither former President Barack Obama nor former Vice President Joe Biden will likely be indicted as a result of Durham’s probe, and there haven’t been any hints of charges against anyone else, either.
“My expectations are low,” the Judicial Watch chief conceded.
Sadly, it seems Americans shouldn’t get their hopes too high about accountability in Washington.
Take a look at Fitton’s full interview with the Daily Caller: