Harris, Senate Dems Seek Probe Into Durham Probe
Continuing a spiral, Senate Judiciary Democrats are calling on the Justice Department inspector general to – get this – investigate the John Durham investigation into the Robert Mueller FBI investigators.
Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is one of the Democrats on the committee seeking the latest political probe stemming from the Obama administration’s investigation of the Trump campaign ties to Russia’s election meddling.
“We write to request that you investigate whether U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation complies with Department of Justice policies, including policies that protect criminal investigations from political influence,” 10 Democrat senators wrote to Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Thursday.
The letter levied three claims of potential violations by Attorney General William Barr or other Trump administration officials, including a Durham staffer who resigned, claiming the probe “was being pressed for political reasons.” The other two points of contention for Democrats are AG Barr’s statements about potential developments coming before the election and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’ claim he saw documents that “spell trouble” for Obama administration officials.
Read the full letter here:
Published at Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:29:15 +0000