John Ratcliffe Urges Durham to Release Interim Report
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe urged U.S. Attorney John Durham to release an interim report on his investigation into the origins of the Russia Investigation, saying it should be public knowledge in case the Democrats push to shut it down under a Biden administration.
“I think the American people should know what’s happening in a two-year investigation into this, and I hope that that report will be forthcoming,” Ratcliffe said in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “The American people deserve a full accounting, but the special counsel regulations not only require a final report, they allow for interim reports, so I’d like to see an interim report that talks about this from the angle of someone that has not only the intelligence community documents that I have but the law enforcement documents.”
Attorney General William Barr told The Associated Press last week that he had appointed Durham as a special counsel in October under the same federal regulations that governed special counsel Robert Mueller in the original Russia probe.
This grants Durham the authority to complete the investigation into whether government officials broke the law during the investigation of the Trump campaign without being easily fired, according to The Associated Press.