Former special counsel John Durham is going to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Associate Press reports.
Per the outlet:
Durham is due to appear on June 20 in a closed-door session with the House intelligence committee and will testify publicly the following day before the House Judiciary Committee, according to a person who discussed the dates on the condition of anonymity because they had not been publicly announced.
This comes after Durham recently released the findings of his multi-year investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
Durham was appointed to investigate the matter in 2019 by then-U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and it was not until May 2023 that he concluded his investigation.
On May 15, Durham released a more than 300-page report that concluded that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) "failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report."
Durham essentially found that, the DOJ and FBI lacked any credible basis to investigate Trump in relation to Russia and that high-level officials even ignored evidence that contradicted the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.
Presumably, the findings of this report will be what Durham testifies about when he appears before Congress next month.
There is one question that many want to know the answer to and it is one that Durham will likely be asked by members of Congress. It is this: why did he choose not to bring charges against some of the high-level officials who were involved in perpetuating the Trump-Russia collusion hoax?
The report, in itself, is damning for U.S. intelligence. There is no question about that, despite the FBI's and the Democrats' attempts to brush the report's findings off.
But, the fact that no one involved is being held accountable has left a bad taste in the mouths of many - if not most - Americans.
Rasmussen Reports just released the findings of a poll, conducted between May 21 and 23, which found that 63% of likely U.S. voters believe the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was a "hit job" against Trump.
In addition, 59% of likely U.S. voters believe that the FBI officials who perpetuated the false Trump-Russia collusion narrative ought to be criminally prosecuted.
So, the question of why Durham did not pursue any charges against those involved is a legitimate one that appears to be shared by many.
Durham's answer will be one of the most eagerly anticipated parts of his congressional testimony.