Attorney General William Barr just provided an update on Connecticut Attorney Bill Durham’s probe into the Russia investigation, and it is looking more and more like the hammer of justice is about to drop.
According to Barr, the evidence that he and Durham have discovered so far points to “something far more troubling” than “just mistakes or sloppiness.”
The attorney general’s comments were made during an interview with Fox New’s Laura Ingraham on Thursday. There he was asked to speak a little bit about the investigation currently being led by Durham.
“My own view is that the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness,” Barr said. “There is something far more troubling here, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”
As we know, Barr has put Durham in charge of an investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation, in which President Donald Trump was alleged to have colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election. Durham has been going at it for about a year now, and about halfway into it, the investigation morphed into a criminal probe, meaning that Durham does now have the ability to put together a grand jury and to hand out indictments.
In sharp contrast to the investigations that Durham is investigating, there have been no leaks of information throughout Durham’s tenure. So what has he been up to?
According to Barr: “[Durham] is looking to bring to justice people who are engaged in abuses if he can show that they were criminal violations, and that’s what the focus is on. And as you know, being a lawyer you yourself, building these cases — especially the kinds of sprawling case we have between us that went on for two or three years here — it takes some time — it takes some time to build the case. So, he’s diligently pursuing it.”
Barr was then asked whether a report will be forthcoming.
“I think a report may be and probably will be a byproduct of his activity but his primary focus isn’t to prepare a report,” Barr said. “He is looking to bring to justice people who were engaged in abuses if he can show that they were criminal violations and that’s what the focus is on.”
Trump isn’t wrong
Before the conclusion of the interview, Barr argued that the indignation that President Trump has exhibited towards all involved with the Russian investigation is justified.
“I think the president has every right to be frustrated because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history,” Barr said. “Without any basis, they started this investigation of his campaign, and even more concerning, actually is what happened after the campaign, a whole pattern of events while he was president to sabotage his presidency — or at least have the effect of sabotaging the presidency.”
Let’s hope that Barr and Durham will restore justice by holding the guilty parties accountable.