AG Barr makes John Durham a Special Counsel so he can keep investigating Russia-gate origins

AG Barr has given John Durham the job of Special Counsel as he continues his investigation into the origins of Russia-gate and all things related:



Here’s more from the AP:

Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, granting him authority to complete the work without being easily fired.

Barr told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal regulations that governed special counsel Robert Mueller in the original Russia probe. He said Durham’s investigation has been narrowing to focus more on the conduct of FBI agents who worked on the Russia investigation, known by the code name of Crossfire Hurricane.

Under the regulations, a special counsel can be fired only by the attorney general and for specific reasons such as misconduct, dereliction of duty or conflict of interest. An attorney general must document such reasons in writing.

Notice that Barr did this in October:

In an Oct. 19 order, obtained by The Associated Press, Barr says Durham is authorized “to investigate whether any federal official, employee or any person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence or law enforcement activities” directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, anyone associated with the campaigns or the Trump administration.

This was a very prudent move by Barr and I’m glad to see he did it in October. But I assure you if Biden takes office, whoever he appoints as AG will find a way to justify firing Durham to stop the investigation and the media will collectively yawn, forgetting all about how they scandalized the hell out of Trump for firing Comey, and all the times they scandalized the notion of Trump firing Mueller. It’ll be ancient history to them.

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