Hannity: Durham Criminal Investigation Will 'Shock the Nation'
Fox News host weighs in on DOJ probe
Fox News host Sean Hannity weighed in on the Justice Department's pending criminal investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe by saying it will "shock the conscience and soul of the nation."
Hannity made the clear assertion on Saturday during a Politicon discussion with Democratic strategist James Carville in Nashville, Tennessee.
"There's a lot coming," Hannity said.
"We got the Horowitz report on FISA abuse report coming. My sources tell me it will shock the conscience and soul of a nation, and when the Durham report comes out, that will similarly shock the conscience and soul of the nation about abuse of power and corruption."
Hannity was referring to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's investigation into possible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.
The report is expected to be released in the next couple of weeks.
Since the Justice Department expanded its probe into anti-Trump misconduct at the FBI on Wednesday, "new evidence" emerged, which prompted the probe to transform into a criminal investigation.
The probe could see top US intelligence officials testify, and even face charges.
On Thursday, Government sources revealed that Attorney General William Barr's inquiry, led by US Attorney John Durham, had transitioned to a criminal investigation and is no longer just an administrative review.
FISA Abuse Report Nearing Completion, Is Likely to be Made Public With “Few Redactions”— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 24, 2019
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Senator #ChuckGrassley (R-IA) has blasted the Justice Department inspector general over the delays in releasing the report on the #FISA abuse investigation, blaming the "#DeepState" for slowing down the document's release.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 22, 2019
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Although it is not clear what potential crimes are being investigated, the prosecutors will have the ability to issue subpoenas if the designation of a formal criminal investigation is proven true.
Attorney General William Barr slammed James Comey's FBI for a "failure of leadership" as the Justice Department investigates criminal misconduct at the Bureau during the origins of the Russia probe.
Speaking during an interview with Fox News, AG Barr defended the integrity of the U.S. Attorney John Durham-led probe into the handling of the Russia investigation.
While discussing Durham's probe, Barr also took a swipe at Comey’s past leadership of the FBI.