U.S. Attorney John Durham may have begun investigating the role that former CIA director John Brennan played in the intelligence assessment of Russian election interference in 2016, according to an unofficial report cited by the Washington Examiner.
Durham, who is investigating the origins of the infamous investigation launched by U.S. intelligence services into President Donald Trump’s campaign, may have requested “emails, call logs, and other documents” from former Director Brennan.
The prosecutor would be trying to determine what stand Brennan took and what views he shared with other officials such as former FBI Director James Comey on issues such as the validity of the Christopher Steele dossier.
It should be remembered that Steele, hired by Fusion GPS at the behest of Perkins Coie, a law firm working for the Clintons and the Democratic National Committee, produced a controversial dossier that led to President Trump being accused of a collusion with Russia.
Coincidences and contradictions
Moreover, Durham would be trying to verify whether Brennan’s public statements coincided with or contradicted his private comments.
“He’s not just looking at the FBI,” warned Attorney General William Barr, who carefully selected Durham to investigate how the Barack Obama administration discovered and handled the issue of the false Russian collusion. “He is looking at other agencies,” he said Thursday night in an interview with Fox News.
He is doing a “much broader investigation,” Barr said, specifying that Durham “is looking at all behavior, both before and after the election.”
“President [Donald Trump] carried the weight of probably one of the biggest conspiracy theories, unfounded conspiracy theories, in the history of American politics,” Barr concluded.