The John Durham investigation is making progress, but it would be making a lot more progress if DOJ IG Michael Horowitz had even done a halfway decent job. Durham is having to analyze information Horowitz skipped by or just plain hid. The Obama administration used the fake Steele/Hillary/DNC Dossier in an effort to deny Trump the election and having failed that, to drive him from office.
Per Lawfare blog:
In May 2019, Attorney General William Barr tapped Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney John Durham to look into issues related to the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. Durham is alongtime federal prosecutor inConnecticut known for leadingorganized crime and public corruption cases. In 2008, Attorney General Michael Mukaseytasked Durham with investigating the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. A year later, Attorney General Eric Holderexpanded Durham’s mandate to examine CIA torture allegations.
Now, Durham is conducting a comprehensive global probe of the U.S. government’s investigation of the Trump Campaign’s connections with Russia. The investigation covers pre- and post-election matters, and reportedly has come to include the unmasking of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and the basis for the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia tried to help Donald Trump win the election in 2016. These are all matters on which President Trump has publicly commented. Before and after Durham began his investigation, Trump has often claimed, in fiery rhetoric, that the Trump campaign investigation, and the unmasking of Flynn, and the intelligence community’s assessment, were illegitimate. He has also charged that some of the people apparently under investigation by Durham engaged in misconduct on matters under investigation. Attorney General Barr has also publicly commented that some of the people under investigation engaged in serious wrongdoing.
Yesterday some documents were uncovered in the Durham case as noted by Techno Fog. Special Counsel John Durham provided an update on his investigation and charges against Michael Sussmann. This information came from Perkins Coie, the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and former DNC/Clinton lawyer Mark Elias.
Sussmann lied to top FBI lawyer James Baker about a connection between Alpha Bank and Donald Trump. He told Baker that he was not representing anyone in divulging this information, when both he and his law firm, Perkins Coie was representing the Hillary campaign.