A former director of the Department of Justice’s public relations office from the Obama administration, who is pushing for Attorney Merrick Garland to be given the final authority on the Durham report before it is presented to the American people, is bashing John Durham.
According to the Washington Examiner, Matthew Miller stated that another senior officer in the department should evaluate the report before it is shared with Americans, marginalizing Durham and elevating Garland.
“His cases are over. I think it’s clear that he’s not going to bring any more charges in this investigation, but one of the requirements for special counsels under the regulations is that they write a confidential report and submit it to the attorney general, and the attorney general then makes a decision whether to release that report to the public.” he stated on “Alex Wagner Tonight.”
According to Carmine Sabia for Conservative Brief, “He said that the report should be handled the way former Attorney general Bill Barr handled the information in the report of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.”
“It’s different because in that case, the subject of that investigation could not be charged, and so it was appropriate for the department to make its findings public, so Congress could decide whether to impeach and convict the then-sitting president,” he added.
“That is not the case here, so to release a report in this instance — given what we know about the way that Durham has behaved, some of his inappropriate public statements during this investigation, the poor judgments he has made in bringing these charges — to release a report publicly and let him have the final word I think probably unfairly tarnish some people at the FBI that we know he holds ill will to based on some of the things he said in this most recent trial.” It would be more difficult for Barr to postpone releasing the report, he claimed, if Republicans take control of the House, the Senate, or both.
Judicial Watch, a nonprofit that monitors government activity, sued the Department of Justice under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain “records of correspondence involving Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland.”
After the DOJ ignored a FOIA request made on August 23, 2021, the case was brought.
Judicial Watch is requesting the following from the DOJ:
1. All records of communication, including emails and text messages, between Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
2. All budget records related to the operations of the office of Special Counsel John Durham.
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More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The U.S. Department of Justice suggested that when Durham finishes his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, his report will likely be made public.
Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers about Durham’s investigation.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta sent a letter back saying that he could not comment on Durham’s ongoing investigation or its status. CONTINUE READING…