John Durham strikes back, says he does not agree with Inspector General

U.S. Attorney John Durham, who launched a criminal investigation into the handling and launch of the effort to surveil the Trump campaign back in 2016, strongly disagrees with the Inspector General’s conclusions.

Released yesterday, the IG report says there was no intentional misconduct in the investigation. That looks suspiciously like an attempt to undercut Durham’s criminal investigation into the matter, which is ongoing.

“Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” said Durham.

According to the IG, there were “serious performance failures by the supervisory and non-supervisory agents” but no “intentional misconduct.”

“Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.,” Durham responded.

This is nearly unprecedented. I can’t find a single case of a prosecutor ever releasing a statement like this aimed at an IG report. Durham is clearly furious.

What all of this tells me is this: Durham has something. Something criminal. And it’s going to really hurt the Democrats. And meanwhile, the IG could have kept the report open and waited for the conclusion of the criminal investigation. He did not. This seems to imply that he wanted to undercut it. And we’re all getting used to that kind of obstruction from D.C. insiders.

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