The Durham Report is supposedly out. Merrick Garland has said he will release it in a few weeks, but in the meantime he has prepared a short summary of its findings, which pronounce the FBI has been “totally exonerated.”
Nah, just kidding. The report is out. Somehow the Attorney General managed to just release it without delaying it for the purpose of allowing a mischaracterization to float out there for a few weeks.
John Durham has pronounced judgment on the FBI’s opening of an investigation into the demonstrated ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign.
I’d be more inclined to pay attention to Durham’s opinion if he did not have this habit of bringing high-profile cases and then losing them at trial. That’s not a recipe for trusting a prosecutor’s judgment.
I’d also be more inclined to pay attention to Durham if one of his top prosecutors had not resigned in protest over concerns that he was acquiescing to political pressure to produce the sort of report that emerged yesterday.
To me, those are reasons to question the judgment of a prosecutor. Of course, if you’re a Trumpist hack, YMMV.