Special counsel Durham to testify before Congress next month

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Former special counsel John Durham is set to provide testimony before a House committee in the coming month regarding his recently finalized report on the FBI’s probe into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Durham’s testimony is scheduled for June 20, where he will first appear in a closed-door session with the House intelligence committee, the Associated Press reported.

The following day, he will testify publicly before the House Judiciary Committee. These dates were disclosed by an anonymous source familiar with the matter.

Appointed by then-Attorney General William Barr in 2019, Durham was tasked with investigating potential errors and misconduct by the government during the inquiry into potential connections between Russia and the Trump campaign.

According to his report, Durham concluded that the FBI initiated a full investigation in 2016 too quickly and without adequate justification.

However, it is worth noting that many of the identified errors were already outlined in a previous 2019 report by the Justice Department’s inspector general.

Written by staff