Adam Schiff Admits He’s ‘Concerned’ About Durham’s Russia Investigation
California Democrat says 'it may get worse in the coming days'
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) has become somewhat unnerved about the manner in which Attorney General William Barr will unleash the power of the Justice Department.
The California Democrat admitted his dread that there was "more serious abuse" being uncovered by John Durham and Barr's investigation.
"One of the concerns I have with Bill Barr is that the worst is yet to come," Schiff admitted in a recent episode of the Talking Feds podcast.
"I mean, he's got a terrible, destructive track record as it is, and it may get worse in the coming days," Schiff added.
"But what we have seen largely is Barr's intervention to protect the president."
Schiff said Barr's investigation was to "help Trump cronies" such as former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Roger Stone.
"What we have not yet had full visibility on is not Barr's use of the shield to protect corruption writ large of his boss, Donald Trump, but the sword," Schiff continued.
"How he may be using the power of the Justice Department through Durham or others to go after the president's enemies," he added.
"And in many respects, that is a far greater, more serious abuse of the power of the Justice Department than his use of the shield."
Schiff has criticized the Justice Department for keeping him in the dark about its inquiries into the inappropriate "spying" on Trump's 2016 campaign and other misconduct.
But Schiff's worries later deepened after Trump accused former President Barack Obama and former vice president, Joe Biden, of committing crimes related to the "Obamagate" scandal.
Neon Nettle reported in May that investigators said new evidence emerged suggesting the Obama Administration's surveillance of members of the Trump campaign may have started way before the FBI's 2016 “Crossfire Hurricane” probe had even begun.
"And so I continue to be concerned with the president, who is tweeting about how Obama and Biden should go to prison, that Bill Barr may be preparing the use of the sword in a politicized and dangerous and desperate way," Schiff said.
Barr, however, dismissed the notion that the inquiry was part of a partisan hit job.
"This cannot be, and it will not be a tit-for-tat exercise. We are not going to lower our standards to achieve a particular result," Barr said at the time.
Earlier this year, Durham drafted in additional prosecutors in his review of the origins of the investigation into the alleged Russia-Trump coordination in 2016.
Durham now at ‘Full Throttle’ Heads Will ROLL!— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) May 13, 2020
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The prosecutors involved are looking at various components of the original probe, according to sources as per Fox News.
"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.