In a hilarious yet serious press release, former President Donald Trump asked the one question that remains on the minds of many of his supporters: “Where’s Durham?”
According to Fox News, Trump was referring to former U.S. Attorney John Durham, the man chosen by former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to lead an investigation into the origins of the special counsel investigation launched against Trump in the early days of his presidency in an effort to determine if Russia colluded with his campaign to win the 2016 election.
Trump released the statement from his Palm Beach, Florida-based Mar-a-Lago office on Friday.
“Where’s Durham? Is he a living, breathing human being? Will there ever be a Durham report?” Trump wrote in the statement, which was shared in a tweet by former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis.
A small victory
For many Americans, Trump’s questions are legitimate, especially considering the fact that Durham’s investigation has been in process for nearly two years with seemingly little to nothing to show for it.
As Fox News reported, Durham experienced a minor victory in the probe with the prosecution of a former lawyer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) named Kevin Clinesmith. Clinesmith admitted to doctoring a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) email in order to secure authorization for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) wiretap of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. For that, Clinesmith only received one year of probation.
Recently, former Trump administration trade adviser Peter Navarro predicted that Durham will make at least three more indictments before his investigation comes to a close.
“There will be indictments, I will guarantee that, at least three indictments,” Navarro said during an appearance in early March on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, according to Newsmax. Navarro also predicted that “there will be people that are going to be forced to leave the FBI because of their complicity in what happened.”
It’s not over yet
Initially, there were concerns that Durham’s investigation would be upended by newly-installed officials at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) after President Joe Biden was sworn into office.
It briefly appeared that was happening in late February when Durham announced that he was resigning from his U.S. attorney post. The resignation came at the request of the Biden administration.
Luckily, Barr’s decision to make Durham a special counsel investigator prior to his departure from Trump’s DOJ has served to offer an added layer of protection for Durham’s investigation. Reports indicated that Durham has been allowed to continue in his capacity as special counsel.
Only time will tell how the investigation ultimately plays out, but there is still hope that Durham will bring those behind the Russia collusion hoax to justice — although at this point, it certainly seems like a lofty goal.