Barr Quietly Appointed Durham as Special Counsel


Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as special counsel to the investigation into the origins of the Russian Collusion probe.

He made the appointment on October 19th, almost two months ago, while remaining silent on the move. Perhaps one of the few moves that wasn’t unraveled by a leak.

Barr has said that he’s seen evidence of serious nature from the Durham investigation but nothing has really come out of it to this date, other than an FBI lawyer pleading guilty to making a false statement. Somehow Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who pled guilty, got off with the false statement charge even though he materially altered an email that was used to get a FISA warrant on Carter Page, a consultant on the Trump campaign.

People have grown frustrated with the Durham investigation as it's been moving at the speed of a snail while it seems that any investigation, no matter how big or small, of Trump associates seemingly takes priority.

Barr has said he expected the Durham investigation to be wrapped up by summer of 2020 but that came and went.

In the letter, he writes that he appointed Durham as special counsel so that he would be less likely to be impeded as the results of the election are unknown.

On May 13, 2019, I directed United States Attorney John Durham to conduct a preliminary review into certain matters related to the 2016 presidential election campaigns, and Mr. Durham’s review subsequently developed into a criminal investigation, which remains ongoing. Following consultation with Mr. Durham, I have determined that, in light of the 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,”

The Special Counsel is authorized to investigate whether any federal official, employee, or any other person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counterintelligence, or law enforcement activities directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, individuals associated with those campaigns, and individuals associated with the administration of President Donald J. Trump, including but not limited to Crossfire Hurricane and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III,” Barr revealed. “If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from his investigation of these matters.

But will it really matter?

What if Joe Biden does fire the special counsel? Will his own DOJ prosecute him for abuse of power?

It sure seems unlikely given the amount of information about him and the Ukrainian extortion and Hunter Biden business deals.

Many of the potential candidates for a potential Joe Biden administration would be subjects of the Durham investigation so that won't have many people holding out for justice.

Some suggest that this will ensure that Durham can continue his investigation unimpeded. Others suggest that this gives Barr and Durham the cover to not have to finish the investigation publicly.

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35 thoughts on “Barr Quietly Appointed Durham as Special Counsel”

  1. This should have been long ago and the corrupt Dems should be prosecuted all ready but Obama, Biden and the rest of the swamp are above the law.

    1. That is why the Founding Fathers warned that when the government no longer resembles the one they put into place..it is up to the people to rise up,that the country is in need of spilling some blood for the sake of keeping our freedoms..this election fraud is a great example..if they go ahead and inaugerate Biden..perhaps millions of armed citizens or at least a few hundred thousand should move on it ..especially since every deep state swamp rat enemy of our country will be there in one place

  2. I have seen the D.C. wagon before. Year after year not much gets accomplished. Government officials marking time till retirement and covering for the deep state. I am so happy I never worked there for a long period of time.

  3. Well with a lot of BROKEN DATES of REVEAL, and EXCUSES and more EXCUSES, I’m beginning to fell BARR and Mr. Mustache Durham, are for of WET FRESH BULLS**T. And are LIARS and DEEP STATE MINIONS and on the take from WE THE PEOPLE TAX PAYERS and those under the table no taxes paid soros money.

    1. again–another dismal failure at getting any prosecutions from an A/G-
      trump should have fired sessions the same day he recused himself and gotten someone like trey gowdy as A/G –
      guarantee there would be a whole different outlook on things as he prosecuted dems wholesale-

  4. Trump wants to appoint a special counsel and it is not Durham. Barr and Durham are deep state and just as corrupt as Obama and Biden. If this appointment is the only special counsel nothing will ever happen. I don’t trust Barr as far as I can throw him. He is way too smooth and nothing has gotten done because he is in Obama’s pocket.

  5. Anything short of all criminals in this democrat attempted coup not going to jail forever or hung will be no justice at all!
    From the media and tech to Obama and his crimewave insiders!
    May God have mercy on all our worthless soles!
    For without America this world as we know it along with its freedom and blessings will forever perish!

  6. Durham was never going to go forward with investigation unless Trump won re election that’s why the stall. Now it will b squashed.

  7. Investigations should not be investigated by the people who work for the government ,it should be outside people who are not connected to anyone.

  8. It would seem we should know on or about December 14, the speed with which the progress of such an investigation would have to proceed, depending on who is elected President of the United States. The possible travesty is that partisan politics could determine the imposition of justice with respect to the factual truth of what is revealed by investigation. To drain or not to drain, that is the question.

  9. When will they finally call this so called department by it’s actual name: the Department of Injustice?

  10. This is such a “lame” investigation, which could have major and drastic implications for our country. It has promised a lot, promised results in certain time frames and yet seemingly is accomplishing nothing. Once we get past 12/14 and the electoral college vote, almost any “bombshell” results will be moot or swept under the rug. Barr and Durham have to know the importance of their findings, but won’t even release anything! Like the Mueller report this is an excurciatingly long wait for an “over promised” result that may end up being a total fizzle in the end. I think the American people deserve to know what in the hell he has found so far NOW, even if it somehow compromises his further investigation. I am so tired of endless and long investigations that promise the moon, but in the end reveal zero, nada, nothing! Stop spending so much time dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s Mr. Barr and Mr. Durham. Or are you two simply colluding to make it go away?

  11. Isn’t this a remake of and old movie? Let’s see, democrats commit felonies, are not prosecuted, and meanwhile they keep the republican administration tied up defending lies, then they steal the election by voter fraud (with plenty of testimonials to prove it) yet there is no evidence of fraud. Mr. Biden, you are not my President elect, never will be. My President does not commit fraud to get elected, does not take money from foreign governments and jeopardize the security of the country. You are a thief, a liar, a sexual molester, a plagiarist, and that’s just a few things I want to mention. Long live President Trump, our legitimate President.

    1. The DEMONDCRAPS are guilty of TREASON against THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
      TREASON CARIES A DEATH SENTANCE.

  12. Totally dissappointed with Barr. He is either part of the deep state or just an overall mistake. We thought he was going to be an effective AG? I would like to know what happened.

  13. Totally disgusted with Barr. He turns out to just be another swamp rat. He should be executed with the rest of them.

  14. That’s why Trump calls it the SWAMP!! Barr seems to be completely complicit with the left!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As Trump often has said,
    “YOUR FIRED” NEXT!!

  15. A waste of money and time. I told my husband they will all get away scott free as usual. This is a travesty of justice. I do not trust our Govt at all, its a pike of steaming lies. People GO TO jail on a daily for smoking weed illegally..yet people who formed a Coup against our President Donald Trump get to be President and walk araound free. Im sick of the injustice. Im sick of the lies.. The USA will be no more within the next 4 years..mark my wirds. Our country taken down without 1 shot being fired. Biden is a crook and belongs in jail with Obama, Hilary Clinton, Comey and a whole host of other crooks. Guns will be fhe first thing under attack. BARR sold us down the river. Nothing will come of it as usual! Trumo is my President not Biden the crook.

  16. Why is it legal for a new administration to fire a special council appointed by a previous administration. It smells of politics and not justice. If Biden does that, can the senate investigate the president for his actions in interfering in the pursuit of justice? Are we then lined up to pursue impeachment charges against Biden, if he initiates the firing of the special counsel ? Hopefully Biden won’t survive the recounts and the Dominium investigation. Just try and explain the 2020 election to your children. It would be impossible to explain HONESTY to them after the Democrats took their FRAUD program nationally.

    1. I have been suprised to see people in High Govn’t positions give into the Deep State. They much have been threatened and their families threatened.
      First
      Chief Justice John Roberts, prove he is not listen to the Constitution, starting with Oboma Care and making up law, then another time recently. Then Barr seemed he was going to charge those with serious Federal Crimes. Forget that. He has go over to the Deep Side too. Barr is not interested in the Federal Voter Fraud by the Dems. BIG Mistake…….you see activist judges holding the loopy Left point of view. Way too many examples of people giving in, and at the cost of this country. My President D.J. Trump will never give up on improving this country, and the Deep State HATE him for messing up their SCAMS. Please get your local and Washington reps and senators to stand in the breech with our president to prevent the largest coup this country has ever seen. Stand strong. It will not be easy.

  17. The information discovered by Durham and Barr is being withheld until after the election has been completed. If Biden is successful in taking the Presidency, the info will disappear and the investigation will end. It’s a shame our great country has come to such a sorry state of affairs.

  18. I wish I knew which it is, but no matter the motive, I fear the opportunity for justice will be lost (along with so much more) if the outcome of our November election is not corrected to reflect legal votes and only legal votes.

  19. It is pretty overwhelming to know that Biden got rich with dealings with China, but nothing happened.to punish the guilty people. Biden and his son. Then the guilt becomes President. How come, why is he not punished. Biden has been gaining the system for over 30 years. What does this tell the people. Now he can rob the people of the United States, it’s not hard to see the Democrats taking his side because they only care for the Democrats as far as Republicans we know that we are fighting for integrity fair treatment. Equality of American.we really hope something comes of Durhams work.

  20. AG Barr never had any intention of releasing anything from the Durham report. All year we heard it would come out in the spring, then the summer, and when that came-and-went, the excuse was that it was now too close to the election. Well so what, Americans had a right to see this report before they voted. As taxpayers, we’ve been paying Barr’s and Durham’s salaries like we did Robert Mueller for his hoax of the Russian investigation, and all its done is to enrich these people with absolutely no results. And now we have Barr saying there was no fraud in the election. What planet is this man on? Did he fail to see the hundreds of Affadavits the Trump lawyers have presented, how Republican poll watchers were prevented from viewing the ballots, how the Dominion server flipped votes from Trump to Biden and much more that Sidney Powell provided? If there was no voter fraud, then why have Trump lawyers and whistleblowers received death threats if they didn’t back off? No doubt Barr knows this, so the questions are – has he been promised a position with Biden if he backs off or received a cushy deal from China not to pursue that is so obviously a stolen election? We’re not stupid Mr. Barr. Peddle your ridiculous statements somewhere else becasue Trump supporters aren’t buying what you’re selling.

    1. …or could it be he too is on Epstein’s Fantasy Island tapes along with the entire DemonCrats party, MSM executives, and unHollywood actors?

  21. I will leave a comment if it is not removed because I will tell the truth of which a lot of people can’t handle as it exposes what they are doing. All these people in the Democrat Party and main stream media, God told my wife that He had turned them over to a strong delusion that they would believe a lie and be damned because they received not the truth. In Revelation it states all liars and those that make a lie will have their part of the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone. Jesus said,”That Satan is a liar from the beginning and the father of all lies.” So you don’t have to be a genius to know who belongs to Satan. Remember a lie is a lie regardless if you call it a fib, white lie, adding to the truth to make it fit your narrative, or stretching the truth it will get you to the same place.

  22. the FBI runs to see if Bubba Nascar baby has a noose in his garage but does nothing when Biden and his son commit crimes. And Hillarys fake dossier what a joke this country is becoming. I aint laughing.

  23. You dates don’t match and makes this article incredible. One moment you say Barr appointed in 2019 and then you say two months ago. Sorry but something is wrong here and give misinformation.

  24. It is way past time that the corruption of Obama, Hillary the Biden’s Schiff and the swamp are held accountable for their illegal behavior!! Anyone else how did all this would be in jail by now!!!

  25. I have lost faith in Barr and Durham, they must be just part of the swamp as all the other judicial departments. The Durham report should have been made public month ago before the election. Are they being paid off??? The millions we paid to pay all these lawyers and what good did it do for our country?? Just more money for these lawyers and they back stabbed our president. Biden will never be my president because is is one of the biggest crooks along with Obama. He is a security risk to America..

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