Now that the Justice Department Inspector General report on FISA abuse has been released, all eyes are on prosecutor John Durham whose probe into the origins of the Russia hoax is ongoing.
With the media covering the Democrat impeachment sham, the work of I.G. Michael Horowitz got little play in the mainstream media despite the damning revelations in his report of FBI deception of the secret surveillance court.
But while Horowitz’s scope was limited, Durham’s isn’t and there is a very serious possibility that high-level Obama regime figures are going to end up on the receiving end of indictments.
That is the opinion of former assistant U.S. attorney Andy McCarthy who predicted on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” that Durham’s ability to probe a wider scope of matters than Horowitz would result in criminal charges.
McCarthy’s speculation centered on Attorney General William Barr’s comments that Durham’s investigation is not limited as well as a recent New York Times story that ex-CIA director and MSNBC employee John Brennan is in the crosshairs.
Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” with host Sandra Smith, McCarthy said that he believes Durham’s jurisdiction is not as “cabined” as that of Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Therefore, he said, Durham can probably “look at the whole thing as a prosecutor without limitation” whereas Horowitz’s “mandate is really to look at the Justice Department and the FBI.”
McCarthy said that he believes the investigation “really goes back to the latter half of 2015 and that the FBI and the Justice Department were probably late players to the game.”
“Most of this was fed, I thought, by intelligence streams — maybe from foreign intelligence services — coming into our CIA as a kind of a clearinghouse,” he explained.
“And, I think it’s probably better to think of what we’re going to get from Durham not so much as a report because the first thing that a prosecutor has to decide in a criminal investigation is whether there will be an indictment,” McCarthy told Smith.
“So, there might be a report if there are not charges, ultimately,” he added. “But that, I think, is the first thing. Are there criminal charges to be brought?”
In an interview earlier this month, AG Barr had divulged that Durham wasn’t only looking at the FBI and DOJ but “private actors” as well which vastly expands the target selection and could possibly include DNC-connected firms Fusion GPS and Crowdstrike.
There is also the New York Times report that the bulldog prosecutor was closing in on Brennan, a seriously nasty piece of work who when all is said and done, may end up in an orange prison jumpsuit.
There will be the inevitable coordinated media smear campaign unleashed on Durham once the new year is ushered in and the usual suspects will be demanding that he resign – or that Barr recuse himself – but it is unlikely to deter a man who has a sterling reputation.
The other shoe is going to drop soon…