Attorney General William Barr promotes U.S. Attorney John Durham to special counsel for the remainder of the investigation into the 2016 Russia probe.
Durham has been investigating Robert Mueller’s team, the FBI, and other people involved in the Russia probe since April 2019. As special counsel, the incoming Biden administration will not be able to fire Durham unless they can prove misconduct or conflict of interest.
The Trump Administration’s conspiracies that the FBI and Democrats framed the Trump campaign date back before Trump won the election in 2016, when Paul Manafort told him to blame Ukraine for Russians hacking the DNC.
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