US Attorney John Durham has announced that he will be leaving that post effective February 28th. He will, however, continue in his role as special counsel, investigating Russiagate.
AG Bill Barr appointed him as such before he left office. But if Merrick Garland is confirmed as the new Attorney General, I think one of his very first acts will be to fire him. We just don’t know if he will be replaced or whether someone will take his place like Eric Holder.
In any case, a replacement would be assured to kill the investigation once and for all. No one can cover up crimes like the Democrats can because they have no shame at all.
The media will play along. They harassed President Trump by constantly starting rumors that Trump planned to fire Robert Mueller. But of course, he never did. If Merrick fires Durham, you won’t hear a peep.
Durham has been the US Attorney for three years but has been a federal prosecutor for 38 years. I guess he decided to0 pack it in since Biden was going to fire him from the US Attorney’s job anyway.
Earlier this month Biden asked all US Attorneys appointed by Trump to resign. Therefore Durham would be leaving that job soon at any rate and he decided the time was right to just pack it in.
Barr said at the time of his appointment of Durham as special counsel that Durham’s investigation had narrowed to investigating FBI agents involved in the coup attempt.
He has already gotten one conviction of former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith who got less than a slap on the wrist for forging documents to the FISA Court.
A DOJ official told FOX61 News on Friday that Durham will “stay in that role” as special counsel in the Russia probe investigation.
“My career has been as fulfilling as I could ever have imagined when I graduated from law school way back in 1975,” said U.S. Attorney Durham in a statement. “Much of that fulfillment has come from all the people with whom I’ve been blessed to share this workplace, and in our partner law enforcement agencies.”
He continued: “My love and respect for this Office and the vitally important work done here have never diminished. It has been a tremendous honor to serve as U.S. Attorney, and as a career prosecutor before that, and I will sorely miss it.”