Attorney General Bill Barr made a very disappointing announcement regarding the Justice Department’s critical review into the Russia investigation hoax.
Barr Says Don’t Hold Your Breathe
The prized Trump administration member said that the review into the origins of the Russia investigation will not be able to be made public before the highly anticipated presidential election in November.
U.S. Attorney John Durham led the review and Republicans were very hopeful that the revelations found would be shown to the world before the election.
Republicans are Speaking Out
Many believe it will show serious crimes by the Obama administration by trying to falsify connections between President Donald Trump and Russia.
“This is the nightmare scenario. Essentially, the year and a half of arguably the number one issue for the Republican base is virtually meaningless if this doesn’t happen before the election,” a GOP congressional aide told Axios.
Barr has almost explicitly said that no further indictments or comprehensive reports will most likely come to light before November 3.
The Justice Department has been declining in commenting and the White House has not responded as of yet.
Axios reports that Barr and Durham are in close communication and one of their main focuses is winning prosecutions. The two are supposedly working in a very deliberate manner and realize patience is needed in this scenario.
Tensions Rise Between Trump and Barr
President Trump has not been satisfied with the slowness of the process and it seems tensions are brewing between him and the attorney general.
“To be honest, Bill Barr is going to go down as either the greatest attorney general in the history of the country or he’s going to go down as, you know, a very sad situation,” Trump said during a phone interview with Fox Business on Thursday.
“He’s got all the information he needs. They want to get more, more, more. They keep getting more. I said, ‘you don’t need any more.'”
Top Republicans plan to urge Barr to bypass Durham to an extent in order to reveal the information as soon as possible.
“Bill Barr should follow the instructions of the president to declassify and release all the documents the FBI are sitting on. There’s no good reason for him to withhold this information,” a senior White House official said.