Since its inception last year, many have been eager to see what the investigation by U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham has uncovered.
But according to recent reporting from Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, the results are “unlikely” to be released before the election.
“It is unlikely that we will get a John Durham interim report or any indictments before the election. Now, just 37 days away, a debate has begun within the Department of Justice,” the Washington Examiner quoted Bartiromo as saying on Sunday.
Investigation is expanding
“I’m being told by sources it is now too close to the election, and could be viewed as politically motivated,” she continued. “However, I can confirm Durham’s investigation is significant and it is expanding.”
Those words about the investigation expanding are likely in reference to a Fox News report last week that revealed Durham is now looking into corruption at the Clinton Foundation.
“Again,” Bartrimono went on, “I believe based on my conversations with sources it is unlikely you’ll hear any conclusions by John Durham by Nov. 3.”
The host also brought up a June interview that she did with Attorney General Bill Barr, during which he seemed to suggest that new revelations could come by the fall.
“In terms of the future of Durham’s investigation, he’s pressing ahead as hard as he can, and I expect that, you know, we will have some developments, hopefully before the end of this summer,” Barr stated.
Durham investigation to continue
Yet the attorney general made no firm promises, stressing that Durham’s “investigation will continue. It’s not gonna stop because of the election. What happens after the election may depend on who wins the election.”
Durham’s work began in the spring of 2019 when Barr tasked him with looking into the Trump-Russia collusion probe. Fox News reported in October that his inquiry had morphed into a criminal investigation.
Thus far, the only conviction that has come about due to Durham’s work has been that of former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty in August to one count of making false statements.
As part of his plea agreement, Clinesmith admitted that he altered an email concerning 2016 Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.