Durham Report Still Pending

A DOJ official could not confirm when John Durham will be releasing his report into counterintelligence operations against the 2016 Trump campaign.

QUICK FACTS:
  • A newly released letter from Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta said he “cannot comment on the investigation or when it will be completed.”
BACKGROUND:
  • Gaeta’s letter was in response to and inquiry from Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).
  • The senators had sent a letter to the DOJ asking when the Durham report would be completed.
SEGMENT FROM THE DOJ’S LETTER:
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General Gaeta told Sens. Johnson and Grassley that “because the [Durham] investigation is ongoing, we cannot comment on the investigation or when it will be completed.”

SIDENOTE:

  • Rep. Devin Nunes—ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee—said last week he expected Special Counsel John Durham to deliver a “damaging report” on the FBI’s botched investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia within a matter of days.
  • “I’m still positive, and I guess I have to be, that people are going to go to jail, and they are going to be prosecuted for the Russia grand fiasco and the Russia hoax,” Nunes said.