The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the judiciary under the “Freedom of Information Act” for “records of communication between Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland.”
The lawsuit was filed after the DOJ failed to respond to a FOIA request on August 23, 2021, in a press release.
Judicial Watch is requesting the following from the DOJ:
1. All records of contact, including email and text messages, between Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
2. All budget records relating to the activities of the office of Special Counsel John Durham.
The U.S. Department of Justice has suggested that Durham’s report may be released when Durham completes its investigation into the source of the Trump-Russia investigation.
Republican Sense. Ivor’s Chuck Grassley and Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson have sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland seeking answers about the Durham investigation.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Geta sent a letter saying he could not comment on the ongoing investigation into Durham or its condition.
However, that’s not all.
The GOP senators said in their letter that in October 2020, the then Attorney General Bill Barr wrote: The Attorney General is a final report, and he deems such interim reports appropriate, a form that would allow publicity. “
In his response letter, Geta wrote, “The department agrees with this statement.”
There have been a few updates in recent weeks about the Durham investigation.
Last week, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he expected Durham to release a “malicious report” on the FBI’s failed investigation into Trump’s alleged relationship with Russia.
Nunes said he thinks Obama’s former senior officials could be sentenced to prison.
“Nunes is one of the few members of the Republican Party who still believes that justice will be done. He gave his reasons throughout the Carter show and said that despite the huge speculation that the Durham investigation would fail to do justice, he did not give up faith in the Durham investigation,” Carter wrote.
Durham was hired by the Bar last October to serve as a special adviser to the FBI in its investigation into the scandal.
During the DOJ investigation, a number of FBI officials working under President Obama were fired or fired.
“As you know, the Republican convention asked me to investigate,” Nunes told reporters.
“You know, I want to go back to the days when I was just dealing with foreign threats, and seeing what was happening in Cuba, what Putin was doing, what the Chinese were doing. But I’m always coming back to this because the Democrats in this country have built our institutions with weapons in the last five or six years, “Nunes added.
Nunes responded by saying he expected the report to be provided and that charges would be brought against those responsible for the investigation.
“I have to believe in the end, you know there was a special suggestion made, Durham has the power, we absolutely hope he will provide the report,” Nunes said.
He added: “It may not be as wide as we would like it to be. But look, there are some big criminals. I think you and everyone else know, we’ve done more than 14 criminal referrals. That doesn’t mean 14 people, it means 14 people. Different criminal referrals involving more than one person… and that’s one of the challenges. “
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