One of the top prosecutors working with U.S. Attorney John Durham to probe the origins of the Russia collusion investigation abruptly resigned on Friday.
Nora Dannehy, a prosecutor that has worked with Durham for decades at the Justice Department, reportedly handed in her resignation due to increasing pressure from Attorney General Bill Barr to deliver results on the investigation that has dragged on for over a year.
A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut confirmed reports of Dannehy’s departure, though she has not released any public statements.
Pressure for Durham to deliver a report and indictments is growing as the election draws near, which Dannehy was reportedly uncomfortable with. Breitbart reported that Dannehy’s sudden departure could complicate the progress of the investigation as it draws to a close.
So far, Durham has issued one indictment. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was charged with altering an email related to the surveillance of Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide. However, Clinesmith’s indictment did not imply any larger FBI conspiracy against then-candidate Trump.
Trump supporters are eagerly awaiting the results of the Durham probe, but some have also speculated the Clinesmith’s indictment will be the most significant outcome.
Bill Barr indicated on Wednesday that further indictments could still be in the works in the near future, though it remains to be seen what impact Dannehy’s resignation will have on the progress of the investigation.