(TruthAndLiberty.com) – Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee have requested from the Department of Justice information about former Attorney General Bill Barr’s and special counsel John Durham’s trip to Italy as part of a review into financial crimes that former President Donald Trump may have been involved in.
Durham was overseeing the investigation into the FBI’s probe into the allegations of collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. During that investigation, Italian officials provided a trip to the Justice Department which collected Trump’s alleged wrongdoing with the trip to Italy taken by the two men.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), a ranking member of the committee, stated in the letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland that Barr had recognized the severity of this evidence but rather than allowing a normal investigation he instead had Durham secretly look into the evidence.
As a result of the investigation, Barr was also given criminal prosecution powers, which further prompted speculations that it was possible that those investigating Trump may have been involved in criminal wrongdoings by those involved in the investigation rather than by Trump. Both trials that Durham brought to court resulted in not guilty verdicts being handed down by the juries.
Durham, who appeared before Congress in June, made little reference to the trip, instead focusing that high-level staff from the Justice Department were necessary in order to properly handle Italian officials.
Nadler alleges that in this situation Barr had not used the Special Counsel to ensure that the probe would be fair and independent, but rather had done so in order to reduce the public’s exposure to the investigation’s findings.
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