President Donald Trump referred to unofficial versions of the report being prepared by Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz on the Obama administration’s spying on his campaign in 2016.
It would be “a little disappointing,” the president said, referring to the inspector general’s report determining that the FBI was authorized to investigate the possibility that the candidate Trump had established collusion with Russia, according to The Washington Times.
“If what I read is correct, that would be a little disappointing. But it was just one asset—one aspect of the report. We’ll see what happens. We’ll see it. It’s coming out in a few days. I hear it’s devastating, but we’ll soon find out,” the president said.
Then President Trump commented on the other report that the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, John Durham, will present.
“I do think the big report to wait for is going to be the Durham report,” the president said. “That’s the one that people are really waiting for. And he’s highly respected. And we’re—and he’s worked very hard. And he’s worked long hours, I can tell you, and gone all over world.”
Indeed, Attorney General William Barr himself traveled to ask foreign officials to assist Durham in that work.
Durham’s investigation has become a full criminal investigation, according to sources consulted by Fox News in October 2019. Durham is conducting the criminal investigation into FBI and Justice Department misconduct in the run-up to the 2016 elections.
“There are very, very bad people. A lot of people talk about the deep state, I don’t like to use those words. I’m just saying, they’re very bad people, sick people,” the president said, speaking about the Durham investigation, in a telephone interview with “Fox & Friends”on Nov. 22.
After a two-year investigation during which $32 million was invested it was determined that there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia.