Barr Reveals He Appointed Durham as Special Counsel
Durham to issue a final report
he U.S. attorney probing the flawed counterintelligence investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign was appointed a special counsel in October, Attorney General William Barr revealed on Dec. 1.
Barr directed U.S. Attorney John Durham last year to review the investigation. Durham’s review later turned into a criminal probe, which remains ongoing.
In an Oct. 19 order just made public, Barr wrote that “in light of extraordinary circumstances relating to these matters, the public interest warrants Mr. Durham continuing this investigation pursuant to the powers and independence afforded by the Special Counsel regulations.”
Barr was spotted entering the White House in Washington on Tuesday afternoon. He hasn’t spoken to the public since Election Day.
Barr on Tuesday sent a letter to the chairpersons and ranking members of the Senate and House Judiciary committees, alerting them to his appointment of Durham as a special counsel.