In a letter dated Friday September 18, Democrats wrote to the Department of Justice Inspector General Horowitz, and it was signed by House Democratic chairmen, who conducted an impeachment to influence an upcoming election and now they are worried the US Attorney John Durham investigation might influence an upcoming election.
The point has been made. but escapes the far-left radical lawmakers who signed the letter that if the report helps Trump, holding the report helps Democrat Joe Biden.
Barr has signaled that something is coming soon from the Durham investigation.
“I think in its core, the idea is you don’t go after candidates. You don’t indict candidates or perhaps someone that’s sufficiently close to a candidate, that it’s essentially the same, you know, within a certain number of days before an election. But you know, as I say, I don’t think any of the people whose actions are under review by Durham fall into that category,” Barr said during the interview in April.
But the US House is worried about something.
“We write to ask that you open an emergency investigation into whether U.S. Attorney General William
Barr, U.S. Attorney John Durham, and other Department of Justice (“DOJ”) political appointees are
following DOJ’s longstanding policy to avoid taking official actions or other steps that could improperly
influence the upcoming presidential election,” the letter read.
“We also request that you evaluate the authority and scope under which U.S. Attorney Durham is operating, as Attorney General Barr has only provided vague and shifting statements about the purpose and scope of the investigation,” they wrote asking Horowitz to resist the authority of President Donald J. Trump.
MORE OF THE LETTER:
“We are concerned by indications that Attorney General Barr might depart from longstanding DOJ principles to take public action related to U.S. Attorney Durham’s investigation that could impact the presidential election. Under longstanding DOJ policy, the Attorney General is expected to refrain from commenting on an ongoing investigation. Attorney General Barr and U.S. Attorney Durham have made several public comments that could violate this Department policy and related guidelines.
General Barr has signaled repeatedly that he is likely to allow DOJ to take prosecutorial actions, make public disclosures, and even issue reports before the presidential election in November. Such action clearly appears intended to benefit President Trump politically. Specifically, Attorney General Barr has indicated that he would consider taking such steps in the Durham investigation—including the issuance of a report or other summary—within 60 days of the upcoming election. These concerns are even more pressing in light of the resignation of Assistant U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy, who reportedly resigned due to political pressure from Attorney General Barr on the investigative team to produce a report before
The letter is signed by the four house chairs, Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Carol Mahoney (D-NY), Zoe Lofgen (D-CA)
The Senate Judiciary, including Democrat hopeful Kamala Harris signed a similar letter on Wednesday: