Attorney General William Barr won’t give explicit information about US Attorney John Durham’s probe into Crossfire Hurricane, the internal name used by President Obama’s FBI that investigated if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, but he did give a hint that there could be more indictments on the way.
In an interview with NBC’s Pete Williams, Williams asked Barr if there will be more indictments, to which he answered an allusive, “there could be.” Then, Williams asked if the public would hear about these indictments before the election, to which Barr responded, “Yeah, I’m not going to get into that.”
Investigative reporter from CBS News Catherine Herridge broke the story, sparking interest if the Justice Department will break precedent and release news that could interfere with the upcoming election. But pressure is rising on the department to hold the intelligence community and their supervisors accountable for what they see is a deep-state to undermine President Trump, his power, and the trust in our election process. One FBI lawyer has already plead guilty to doctoring an email in order to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, and American citizen who worked on the Trump campaign.
As Crossfire Hurricane pushed out the Russian collusion story, Trump’s first two years were plagued with conspiracies. It is only after, that the public realized the grounds for opening the investigation into Trump were very much shaky. Barr is providing oversight, and has already issued new sets of rules to ensure an administration will not be able to use the justice and intelligence departments to manipulate an election again. Durham has been steadfast in his goal to completely dive into Crossfire Hurricane, and Barr said Durham’s goal is to find the truth and hold individuals accountable under the law.
The Democrats, of course, are worried about the investigation and what the final result will be. Especially since the head of their ticket was Obama’s vice president. Durham has also interviewed former CIA Director John Brennan. Brennan is an MSNBC contributor and a fervent anti-Trumper.
Barr and Durham’s goal is to find out if there has been a gross misuse of power, and to clean up the details so the American people can trust in their executive, intelligence, and judicial branches. While the Democrats used the Russian hoax at every turn to discredit anything President Trump was trying to accomplish, this tactic is coming back to haunt them, and may cause them to lose the election.