Top Federal Prosecutors Now Involved Durham's Russia Probe Review
The prosecutors involved will be looking at various components of the original probe
U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham has drafted in additional prosecutors as he goes "full throttle" in his review of the origins of the investigation into the alleged Russia-Trump coordination in 2016.
The prosecutors involved will be looking at various components of the original probe, according to sources as per Fox News.
Jeff Jensen, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, is helping with Durham’s investigation following the DOJ’s move last week to drop the case against Flynn last week, according to sources.
The sources say that interim U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Timothy Shea is also helping with components of the investigation.
“They farmed the investigation out because it is too much for Durham, and he didn’t want to be distracted,” one source said.
“He’s going full throttle, and they’re looking at everything,” the source added.
But Jensen and Shea’s involvement is yet to be confirmed by the Justice Department.
Durham's move to build the case against those involved in the original Russia probe is likely to anger congressional Democrats, who are already accusing the Justice Department reviews of being politicized.
They blasted Attorney General Bill Barr for the DOJ’s decision Thursday to drop the Flynn case.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler called the decision “outrageous."
"The evidence against General Flynn is overwhelming," Nadler, D-N.Y., said in a statement.
Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) also blasted the decision to drop Flynn's case.
Schiff claimed the DOJ’s decision to drop its case does not exonerate retired Army Lieutenant General Flynn but rather incriminates Attorney General William Barr.
"Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his illicit Russian contacts,” Schiff squealed on Twitter.
"His lies do not now become truths."
“This dismissal does not exonerate him. But it does incriminate Bill Barr,” Schiff continued.
“In the worst politicization of the Justice Department in its history,” the California Democrat added.
Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his illicit Russian contacts.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 7, 2020
His lies do not now become truths.
This dismissal does not exonerate him.
But it does incriminate Bill Barr.
In the worst politicization of the Justice Department in its history.
Meanwhile, Attorney General William Barr said he believes that former FBI Director James Comey was the driving force behind efforts to trap former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
“I think, you know, that's a question that really has to wait [for] an analysis of all the different episodes that occurred through the summer of 2016 and the first several months of President Trump's administration,” Barr told CBS News.
Sources added that the "pattern of conduct" Durham is also investigating misrepresentations made to the FISA court to obtain warrants to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
“Barr talks to Durham every day,” one source recently told Fox News.
“The president has been briefed that the case is being pursued, and it’s serious.”
On Friday, President Donald Trump warned "dirty cops" in law enforcement and intelligence there was big price to pay.
Trump's remarks came after transcripts revealed top Obama officials admitted there was no “direct” evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia."
"It was a very dangerous situation what they did," he said.
"These are dirty politicians and dirty cops and some horrible people and hopefully they're going to pay a big price in the not too distant future."