A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was filed by the Government watchdog group Judicial Watch against the Department of Justice for “records of communication between Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland.”

The said lawsuit was filed after the DOJ was unable to respond to an August 23, 2021, FOIA request.

Below are the following the Judicial Watch is requesting from the DOJ:

  1. All records of communication, including emails and text messages, between Special Counsel John Durham and Attorney General Merrick Garland.
  1. All budget records related to the operations of the office of Special Counsel John Durham.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice suggestion, once Durham finishes his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, the information about the report will be made public.

A letter was also sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland made by Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin as they demanded an answer about Durham’s investigation.

A letter was also sent by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta where he mentioned that he’s unable to provide any comments on Durham’s ongoing investigation or its status.

But the GOP Senators stated in their letter that back in October 2020, then-Attorney General Bill Barr wrote that: “The Special Counsel, to the maximum extent possible and consistent with the law and policies and practices of the Department of Justice, shall submit to the Attorney General a final report, and such interim reports as he deems appropriate, in a form that will permit public dissemination.”

In his response letter, Gaeta wrote, “The Department agrees with this statement.”

There have been a few updates in recent weeks about Durham’s investigation.

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes a ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee also said last week that he expects Durham to release a “damaging report” on the FBI’s failed investigation into Trump’s alleged ties with Russia.

Nunes said he thinks prison sentences could fall on a number of former senior Obama officials.

“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.

It was last October when Durham was appointed by Barr as a special counsel that’s in charge to look in the origin 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.

Nunes told the journalist “As you know, the Republican conference has asked me to investigate this.”

Nunes added “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.”

Source: Conservative Brief

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