Durham now has the ability to impanel a grand jury, issue subpoenas and file criminal charges.
“We’ll let the chips fall where they may,” Barr said praising Durham’s 35-year record of bipartisan investigations.
Barr defended the investigation being conducted by US Attorney from Connecticut John Durham and ripped former FBI Director James Comey for ‘failure of leadership.’
“I do want to say that one of the reasons Mr. Durham is able to make the kind of progress he’s making is because Director Wray and his team at the FBI have just been outstanding in support and responsiveness given to Mr. Durham,” Barr said. “As you know, I’ve said previously that I felt there was a failure of leadership at the bureau in 2016 and part of 2017, but since Director Wray and his team have taken over there’s been a world of change. I think that he is restoring the steady professionalism that’s been a hallmark of the FBI. I really appreciate his leadership there.”