Special counsel Durham to testify before Congress next month on Trump-Russia probe

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Former Special Counsel John durham is scheduled to testify about his recently completed report before a House committee next month FBIDonald’s investigation Trump2016 presidential campaign.

Durham is scheduled to appear in a closed-door session with the House Intelligence Committee on June 20 and testify publicly the next day before the House Judiciary Committee, according to a person discussing the dates on condition of anonymity. publicly announced.

Durham was appointed in 2019 by then-Attorney General William Barr to investigate possible government wrongdoing and misconduct in an investigation into possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Their report concluded that the FBI acted too hastily and without sufficient justification to launch a full investigation in 2016. But many of the errors it identified were also flagged in an earlier 2019 report by the Justice Department’s inspector general.

Durham’s four-year investigation produced only three criminal prosecutions—one that resulted in a guilty plea from an FBI attorney and a sentence of probation, and two others that ended with acquittals before a jury.

Following the release of Durham’s report, Rep. jim jordanThe Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee wrote on Twitter that he had invited Durham to appear before his panel next week. The committees have been negotiating since the testimony, the person said, and finalized the dates on Thursday evening.

Durham no longer works for the Justice Department, and a spokeswoman there declined to comment Friday.