And that’s not all that Barr revealed in that explosive letter. Barr also made it clear the scope of Durham’s criminal investigation had been expanded dramatically.
Durham was originally tasked with discovering how the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump ended up having a counterintelligence investigation dubbed Crossfire Hurricane started up, complete with Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) surveillance warrants that were granted based on what turned out to be fake evidence that had been concocted by political operatives working for Hillary Clinton.
Documentary Evidence Showed Mueller Team Questionable ConductBeginning in April when U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Jensen first surfaced to hand off explosive documents to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s lead defense attorney Sidney Powell, it had become apparent the previous special counsel’s office led by Mueller had joined into an alleged conspiracy with the FBI to frame Flynn for a nonexistent crime. The more documents Jensen found and gave to Powell, the greater the Mueller team’s culpability in wrongly prosecuting the general became.
You Don’t Send an Ordinary US Attorney After These Kinds of PeopleFrom the start when Barr introduced Durham in May 2019 as the person who would be leading the investigation of how Spygate happened, something seemed off about it to me.
It seemed strange for a regular U.S. attorney from one state essentially investigating what amounts to an entire previous administration of former White House people, CIA, and FBI directors, State Department officials, and so forth.
This kind of investigation strongly called for a special counsel that could span the entire nation as well as the various federal agencies without running into any messy jurisdictional limitations.
My take is that Barr is revealing the true nature of Durham’s work as an officially designated special counsel at this point to lessen the explosive impact of forthcoming indictments.
Mueller issued over 30 indictments before his special counsel ended and he released his final report. I can already feel the suspense building over how many Durham is going to unseal before he issues his own.