Speculation continues to mount regarding a federal investigation of the probe into allegations of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
According to sources, the investigation being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is moving ahead “full-throttle.”
“They’re looking at everything”
The news comes amid evidence that the Department of Justice attempted to coerce former national security adviser Michael Flynn into lying to FBI agents.
Attorney General William Barr has referenced the Durham probe in the past and recent revelations give critics of the FBI and the Obama administration fuel for the theory that the Russia investigation was primarily a partisan pursuit.
“He’s going full-throttle, and they’re looking at everything,” one source with knowledge of the investigation told Fox News in a recent interview.
Durham reportedly building up his team
Reports indicate Durham has enlisted some of Barr’s top prosecutors, including Jeffrey Jensen, the U.S. attorney who reviewed the Flynn case, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Timothy Shea, to assist in the probe.
Within the reported scope of Durham’s investigation is the process by which the FBI obtained a FISA court warrant to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
The recent Justice Department motion to dismiss charges against Flynn referenced new information that raises additional questions about the motivation of federal investigators handling the Russia probe.
“You know what the crime is”
President Donald Trump has capitalized on the new developments with renewed attacks on his predecessor. He coined the term “Obamagate” in reference to Barack Obama’s supposed involvement in a political scandal apparently related to the investigation of his campaign.
“I think the president’s got a real good reason to be upset with the Obama people,” said Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who added that he is “not anticipating calling President Obama” for testimony into his committee’s related investigation
After accusing Obama of committing a crime, Trump remained coy in response to a Washington Post reporter’s request for specifics.
“You know what the crime is,” the president said. “The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours.”
If there are any crimes to uncover, it seems that Durham and his team of investigators are determined to find out what they are. We can’t wait to hear the results.