It is official.
Some results of the Durham probe into the Russia investigation could be released before the election, Attorney General Bill Barr confirms.
He also teased that "there will be a development" in the probe on Friday.
Barr made the comments on Fox News' Sean Hannity.
The details that will be released on Friday will likely not be "earth shattering," but they may hint to the material that will be revealed before the election.
On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Attorney General William Barr said that, on Friday, there will be a development in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation. Barr stated that the development is “not an earth-shattering development, but it is an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace, as dictated by the facts in this investigation.” Barr also vowed that there will be “significant developments” in the Durham probe prior to the 2020 election and maintained that the investigation is not being done on any schedule that relates to the election.
Barr said, “I’ve said, there are going to be developments, significant developments before the election, but we’re not doing this on the election schedule. We’re aware of the election. We’re not going to do anything inappropriate before the election, but we’re not being dictated to by this schedule, what’s dictating the timing of this are developments in the case, and there will be developments. Tomorrow, there will be a development in the case. It’s not an earth-shattering development, but it is an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace, as dictated by the facts in this investigation.”
The Hill also has more details about what could be released before the election:
Speaking at a roundtable in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Thursday, Barr said that U.S. Attorney John Durham, who Barr appointed to review the origins of the Russia probe, “is moving along purposefully, and we certainly are aware of the calendar,” the Wall Street Journal reported.
“We’ll develop this case to the extent we can before the election, and we’ll use our prudent judgment to decide what’s appropriate before the election and what should wait until after the election,” Barr said.
Thursday evening Barr said on Fox News that there will be "a development" in the investigation on Friday.
Durham’s investigation follows Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report that found “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the FBI’s application to a court to obtain permission to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
But the report also determined the FBI’s decision to investigate the campaign was not motivated by political bias, as President Trump has suggested. The president voiced his impatience with the speed of the investigation on Thursday.
“Bill Barr has the chance to be the greatest of all time. But if he wants to be politically correct, he’ll be just another guy because he knows all the answers, he knows what they have,” Trump said on Fox News.
According to the Journal, Barr said in Wyoming that what the president says has little to do with the investigation itself.
“Do people think I care about being politically correct?” Barr said.
Many conservatives argue, however, that if the findings of the Durham probe are consequential, people should be made aware as soon as possible.
We need to know if there is evidence of corruption in the government against the Trump administration.
The voters deserve all the information necessary before they vote!
There are apparently two parts to the report.
The first part will focus on the origins of the Russia investigation.
The second aspect will focus on key players who may have violated criminal law.
Fox News has more details on what we could potentially expect:
Barr said that the development would not be "earth-shattering," but would be "an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace as dictated by the facts in this investigation."
"There are two different things going on, Sean," Barr said. "I said the American people need to know what actually happened, we need to get the story of what happened in 2016 and '17 out. That will be done.
"The second aspect of this is, if people crossed the line, if people involved in that activity violated criminal law, they will be charged. And John Durham is an independent man, highly experienced, and his investigation is pursuing apace. There was some delay because of COVID, but I'm satisfied with the progress and I've said there are going to be developments, significant developments, before the election.
"But we're not doing this on the election schedule," Barr added. "We're aware of the election. We're not going to do anything inappropriate before the election. But we're not being dictated to by this schedule.
"What's dictating the timing of this are developments in the case."
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