Examining the Origins of the Trump-Russia Investigation: Update on the Durham Inquiry
As the 2020 US Presidential Election loomed closer, the Trump-Russia investigation was brought under intense scrutiny by the Republican Party. This led to the appointment of John Durham, a US Attorney, to lead an inquiry into the origins of the investigation.
Update on the Durham Inquiry
It has now been over a year since Durham started his investigation. While there have been no official reports or findings released yet, recent news reports suggest that progress is being made. Durham has reportedly interviewed senior officials at the CIA, FBI, and State Department. In addition to this, he has also been granted the authority to investigate whether or not the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court when it obtained warrants to surveil former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
The Origins of the Trump-Russia Investigation
The Trump-Russia investigation started in 2016 when the FBI became aware of Russian interference in the US election. The investigation was then expanded to include possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The investigation was led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose report found that while there were instances of Russian interference in the election, there was insufficient evidence to prove that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia.
Why the Durham Inquiry Matters
The Durham inquiry is important because it has the potential to shed light on whether or not the Trump-Russia investigation was politically motivated. Republicans have long criticized the investigation and the handling of it by top officials in the FBI and Justice Department. If Durham’s investigation does reveal that the investigation was politically motivated, it would undermine the legitimacy of the entire investigation. However, if the investigation finds that the Trump-Russia investigation was conducted within the bounds of the law, it would put to rest any concerns about its legitimacy.
The Durham inquiry is an ongoing investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. The inquiry has been ongoing for over a year and has reportedly made progress in recent months. The investigation is important because it has the potential to reveal whether or not the entire Trump-Russia investigation was politically motivated or not, thereby either undermining or validating the legitimacy of the investigation. #DurhamInquiry #TrumpRussiaInvestigation #CarterPage #LegitimacyOfInvestigation #NEWS