President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr typically appear to be on the same page most times, but Donald Trump just publically challenged Barr to produce substantive results from the Durham probe that is reportedly close to wrapping up.
Trump told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo in a Thursday interview that he hopes U.S. Attorney John During is “doing a great job,” and that the Justice Department is “not going to be politically correct.”
The Justice Department has signaled that Durham’s probe into the origins of the Obama administration’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia is close to wrapping up, and Trump has announced on several occasions that he anticipates high-profile indictments.
“Obama knew everything. Vice President Biden, as dumb as he may be, knew everything, and everybody else knew,” Trump said. “[former FBI Director James] Comey, and [former CIA Director John] Brennan, and [former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper, they were all terrible, they lied to Congress.”
“They spied on my campaign, which is treason,” he continued. “They spied, both before and after I won, using the intelligence apparatus of the United States to take down a president, a legally elected president, a duly elected president of the United States. It is the single biggest political crime in the history of our country.”
Trump made it clear that he expects Barr to follow through on findings of Durham’s probe which have been kept tightly under wraps for over a year.
“Bill Barr can go down as the greatest attorney general in the history of our country, or he can go down as an average guy. We’ll see what happens,” Trump explained. “Bill Barr and Durham have a chance to be — Bill Barr is great most of the time, but if he wants to be politically correct, he’ll be just another guy.”