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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:38 PM

Dannehy joins Justice honor roll by resigning from politicized Durham FBI Russia probe

The Justice Department has delivered an early "October surprise" — and it's probably not one that Attorney General William Barr had in mind.

It came last week when a highly respected and experienced prosecutor, Nora R. Dannehy, unexpectedly resigned as senior aide to Connecticut's U.S. Attorney, John Durham. Durham is leading the Barr-sponsored investigation of the FBI’s own investigation of alleged 2016 Trump campaign Russia connections and Dannehy was his No. 2.

Commentators have long predicted — and Barr has long foreshadowed — that Durham’s investigation would be shaped into an October surprise to help re-elect President Donald Trump. The expectation has been that the attorney general would bend department practice to “go public” with some aspect of the Durham probe in a continuing effort to undercut the Mueller investigation, the FBI and the Obama-Biden administration.

Durham under pressure to produce

The Hartford Courant reported that according to her colleagues, Dannehy’s resignation arose “at least partly out of concern that the investigative team is being pressed for political reasons to produce a report before its work is done." Consummate professionals like Dannehy do not leave high-profile investigations mid-stream without explanation. Had she resigned for personal reasons or to take another job, she would have said so to avoid speculation that might discredit the investigation and Durham, with whom she is close. And by now she would have rebutted her colleagues’ comments if they were wrong.


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wryter2000 Sep 15 #1

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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 02:45 PM

1. If this is an October surprise

They don't have much longer to sit on it. I have a spidey feeling they have nothing. If they truly had manufactured dirt on Biden, I would guess we'd be hearing "leaks" about the findings now. And Barr and others would be breathlessly telling us it's going to be bigly and to expect it in the beginning of October. We all know there is nothing. Maybe they have no way of creating anything believable.

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