Quantcast

Durham Resigns as US Attorney; Plans to Continue Special Counsel Probe of Russia Hoax

Was appointed special counsel in October by then-Attorney General William Barr...

Special Counsel John Durham, who was the US Attorney for Connecticut, will resign that post at the end of the month in anticipation of the new attorney general’s arrival.

President Joe Biden had previously requested the resignations of many of the federal prosecutors who operated during the Trump administration as the Justice Department’s lead investigators.

Although it is a common practice to request such turnovers, in order to avoid disloyal civil servants from undermining a president’s agenda, some members of Biden’s own party had expressed alarm that the dismissal of US Attorneys in New York and Illinois might interfere with pending investigations.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

In one case—the potential probe into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo—it may be the mother-in-law of his top aide who winds up overseeing the case, barring a recusal.

Durham said he will continue his role as special counsel overseeing the investigation into the role that Obama administration officials—including President Joe Biden—may have played in conspiring to undermine former president Donald Trump.

However, many have cynically expressed doubt that Durham’s case will gain any traction under Biden and presumptive Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Despite Garland’s insistence during his confirmation hearing that he won’t be Biden’s “wing man”—a reference to the role played by former Attorney General Eric Holder during the Obama years—the federal judge is regarded as a deeply partisan pick who will enthusiastically support the Biden agenda.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Thus far, only one official has been indicted stemming from the expansive Durham probe.

Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, who was revealed to have altered an exculpatory CIA email in order to gain FISA approval to spy on Trump officials, submitted a guilty plea and received a year of probation from a Washington, DC judge for the crime.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

Rabid Pro-Masking Rep. Jayapal Celebrates Mask-Free Birthday Party

Democrat representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington state held a mask-free birthday party on Monday, despite her previous tantrums concerning masking. Jayapal has been one of...

Media Finally Covers Hunter Biden Laptop Story After Suppressing It for a Year

After denying the legitimacy of the New York Post’s bombshell report about emails obtained from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop for nearly a year, some...

There are Far More Defensive Gun Uses than Murders in America

(John R. Lott, Jr., RealClearInvestigations) While Americans know that guns take many innocent lives every year, many don’t know that firearms also save them. On May...

Mike Lee’s Bill Would Ban Fed Funding for Genital Mutilation of Kids

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Ut., introduced legislation on Tuesday to prevent the federal government from funding sex change research on children, according to a press...

DOCUMENTS: Wuhan Scientists Planned to Release Coronaviruses into Bat Populations

Chinese scientists in Wuhan planned to genetically engineer coronaviruses that were more infectious to human beings and release them into nearby bat populations, according...

Border District Rep. Slams Mayorkas for Trying to ‘Bulls—‘ Him About Crisis

Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, the congressman representing one of the largest border districts in the country, said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas...

Jesse Jackson Released from Facility a Month after Breakthrough COVID Infection

(Headline USA) The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and...

Russiagate Hoax Advanced Because the Conspirators Were All Connected

(Eric Felton, RealClearInvestigations) The indictment of Washington attorney Michael Sussman — accused of lying to the FBI in order to smear Donald Trump during the...

George W. Bush to Fundraise for Liz Cheney in Dallas

Former President George W. Bush's top priority in the 2022 midterm elections is helping to keep his former vice president's daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney,...
- Advertisement -