US Attorney John Durham was originally assigned to investigate the origins of the Russian collusion hoax from its beginnings through inauguration day, but he has found evidence that has caused him to extend the investigation from inauguration day to the spring of 2017, indicating that the spying continued after Trump took office. Durham has taken his role seriously and is said to have already questioned over 130 witnesses. He has long had a reputation for toughness and fairness, but that won’t stop the Democrats from trying to demonize him. But, like Barr, he will pay them no attention and continue his investigation, no matter where it leads.
Bret Baier and Jake Gibson broke this story this afternoon on FOX News:
John Durham, the U.S. attorney reviewing the origins of the 2016 counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign, is probing a wider timeline than previously known, according to multiple senior administration officials.
Fox News previously reported that Durham would be reviewing the days leading up to the 2016 election and through the inauguration.
However, based on what he has been finding, Durham has expanded his investigation adding agents and resources, the senior administration officials said. The timeline has grown from the beginning of the probe through the election and now has included a post-election timeline through the spring of 2017, up to when Robert Mueller was named special counsel.
Attorney General Bill Barr and Durham traveled to Italy recently to talk to law enforcement officials there about the probe and have also had conversations with officials in the U.K. and Australia about the investigation, according to multiple sources familiar with the meetings.