UPDATED 2:23 PM PT – Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Attorney General William Barr recently discussed special counsel John Durham’s work on the Russia probe. During a press conference Monday, he said Durham was “making good progress” on the investigation, but did not give specifics into the case.
Barr also noted Durham was appointed as a special counsel, so the investigation could be completed independent of any presidential administration.
“As you know, I designated John Durham as a special counsel because I wanted to provide him and his team with the assurance they’d be able to finish their work and their making good progress now,” Barr stated. “Expect they will be able to finish their work.”
BREAKING: Outgoing AG William Barr says during a press conference he sees no reason to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden and won’t be appointing one.
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) December 21, 2020
The Durham investigation centered around the origins of the Russia probe, which led to the failed impeachment of President Trump back in 2019. It aimed to uncover wrongdoing within certain intelligence and law enforcement agencies under the Obama administration, which may have led to the false Russian collusion narrative to begin with.