While chances of a second term for President Trump are growing dim at this late stage in his legal challenge to the 2020 election, there will still be plenty of spillover from his administration to keep the next busy for the unforeseeable future.
Thanks to Attorney General William Barr, an already drawn-out probe into the origins of the “RussiaGate” investigation will continue dragging on into the Biden administration.
Attorney General William Barr has appointed U.S. attorney John Durham as a special counsel to investigate the origins of the FBI’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The appointment formalizes Durham’s ongoing probe, but more significantly, would give Durham latitude to continue the politically explosive investigation after President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January.
Barr elevated Durham to special-counsel status on Oct. 19 but disclosed the move in a letter Tuesday to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.
The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Democrats have long viewed Durham’s efforts as political payback by President Donald Trump and his allies, seeking to deflect from evidence that the Trump campaign capitalized on the Kremlin’s efforts.
The probe has been agonizingly slow, however, and President Trump has made his opinion about his disdain for the sluggish nature of the investigation well known. The Commander in Chief did admit he was hoping for some sort of bombshell in the case, coinciding with the 2020 election, in an effort to demoralize the Democratic base.
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