WaPo is reporting this breaking news: USDA John Durham, whom AG Barr hand-picked to look for a “deep state” intelligence setup to trick the FBI into investigating the Trump campaign, has told the DOJ inspector general that he has not been able to find any such connection.
The prosecutor handpicked by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize how U.S. agencies investigated President Trump’s 2016 campaign said he could not offer evidence to the Justice Department’s inspector general to support the suspicions of some conservatives that the case was a setup by American intelligence, people familiar with the matter said.
The Republican argument was that the Maltese professor who told George Papadopoulous that the Russians had stolen dirt on Hillary and the DNC was really an intelligence asset who planted that information so that Papadopolous, while drunk, would tell an Australian diplomat, who would then tell his home office, who would then pass that on to the FBI and trigger their “baseless” investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
Yeah, I know it sounds dumb. Remember, this is the GOP of Gaetz and Collins (both Doug and Susan).
Anyway, IG Horowitz contacted Durham to find out if he had uncovered any such link, and Durham told him NO.
Durham informed Horowitz’s office that his investigation had not produced any evidence that might contradict the inspector general’s findings on that point.
Barr isn’t having much luck finding dishonest men.