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Rep. Devin Nunes, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says that he expects the Justice Department Special Counsel John Durham to release a “damaging report” on the FBI’s failed investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia.
He stated that the report could be available as early as next week.
Nunes said that thinks prison sentences could fall on a number of former senior Obama officials, according to Sara Carter.
“Nunes is one of the few members of the Republican Party that still believe justice will be served. He laid out his reasons on The Sara Carter Show and said he hasn’t given up faith in Durham’s investigation despite the enormous speculation that the Durham investigation will fail to deliver justice,” wrote Carter.
Donald Trump and many of his supporters have questioned the legitimacy of Durham’s probe, which has not yet surfaced despite being in the works from the time when Trump was in office.
It is unclear if any action at all will be taken by Durham in the ongoing investigation, of which few details have been released.
In February, Durham resigned from his position as the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut but remained the special counsel for the Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, which is largely understood to be the product of political operatives.
Durham was appointed last October by then-Attorney General William Barr to serve as special counsel to look into the origins of the FBI’s since-tarnished investigation into Trump.
During the course of the DOJ probe, numerous FBI officials who worked under President Obama were fired or resigned from their positions.
The probe, which was led by Nunes’ “intensive and all-encompassing investigation during his tenure as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,” as detailed by Carter. “The probe centered on investigating the malfeasance of senior Obama officials in the bureau and in Obama’s executive branch that targeted Trump.”
Sara Carter reports:
Nunes understands the difficult task faced by Durham who is up against some of the worlds best trained intelligence officials and powerful bureaucracies. And the fight for Nunes isn’t over, he is been asked to head the investigation into the alleged unmasking by the NSA of Fox News television host Tucker Carlson.
Several weeks ago, Carlson disclosed that the National Security Agency was monitoring his communications to Russian officials as his team was trying to coordinate a possible interview with President Vladimir Putin. An alleged whistleblower, with direct knowledge of the NSA spying, informed Carlson that his communications had been delivered to a major news outlet in Washington D.C. in an attempt to discredit him.
“As you know, the Republican conference has asked me to investigate this,” Nunes told the journalist. “You know, I’d like to get back to the days when I was just dealing with foreign threats, and looking at what’s happening in Cuba, looking at what Putin’s doing, looking at what the Chinese are doing. But I’m always getting rolled back into this because the Democrats in this country have weaponized our institutions over the last five, six years.”
The length of the investigation has prompted many Trump supporters to lose hope in the DOJ’s ability to prosecute those responsible for the probe if it is proven with certifiable evidence to have been manufactured as a political attack on Trump without any basis in reality.
“Where’s John Durham? What happened to William Barr? What about the report,” Carter asked.
Nunes responded by saying that he expects the report to be delivered and fully expects those responsible for the probe to be charged.
“I just have to have faith ultimately, that there’s that, you know, there was a special counsel created, Durham does have the power, we’re fully expecting him to deliver the report,” said Nunes. “It may not be as broad as we want it to be. But look, there are some major perpetrators. I think, as you and everybody else know, we’ve made over 14 criminal referrals. That doesn’t mean 14 individuals, that means 14 different criminal referrals involving multiple individuals… And this is one of the challenges.”