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AG Barr: There Will Be A Development In Durham Probe On Friday

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Attorney General Bill Barr discusses the Durham investigation and slammed Democrats and teachers unions in a blistering interview with FOX News host Sean Hannity.

"There are going to be developments, significant developments, before the election," Barr said Thursday night. "But we're not doing this on the election schedule. We're aware of the election. We're not going to do anything inappropriate before the election. But we're not being dictated to by this schedule. What's dictating the timing of this are developments in the case. And there will be developments."

"Tomorrow, there will be a development in the case," Barr said.


"It's not an earth-shattering development, but it is an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace, as dictated by the facts in this investigation," the Attorney General said.

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: All right, as we continue our exclusive interview with the attorney general of the United States, Attorney General Barr.
 
Mr. Attorney General, the president commented. You were very clear.
 
By the way, you -- let me first say, you had the patience of Jobe on steroids and human growth hormone when you went before that clown show in Congress. God bless you for it, because I don't think I have the patience you do. And it was really pretty despicable to me.
 
The president weighed in on Durham. You were very clear in your testimony. The president doesn't tell you what to do. You're independent.
 
The president said today that he hopes that the Durham report and that you, as attorney general, won't be politically correct.
 
I hope that too. Mr. Attorney General, I have spent three years unpeeling the layers of an onion, in terms of premeditated fraud on a FISA court. You have deleted subpoenaed e-mails. You have knowledge we know that they were warned in August of 2016 not to trust that dossier, which was the bulk of information for the FISA warrants.
 
The sub source in January 2017 confirms, none of that was true, and it was bar talk.
 
I guess, just as the wheels of justice turn slowly, I feel impatience over it. Can you give us any update?
 
ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR: Yes, Sean.
 
Well, first, as to the political correctness, if I was worried about being politically correct, I wouldn't have joined this administration. As I made clear...
 
HANNITY: That's actually a good line, too. OK.
 
BARR: Yes.
 
Well, as I made clear, I'm going to call them as I see them. And that's why I came in. I thought I'm in a -- I think I'm in a position to do that.
 
There are two different things going on, Sean. One, I have said that the American people need to know what actually happened. We need to get the story of what happened in 2016 and '17 now out. That will be done.
 
The second aspect of this is, if people cross the line, if people involved in that activity violated the criminal law, they will be charged.
 
And John Durham is an independent man, highly experienced. And his investigation is pursuing apace. There was some delay because of COVID. But I'm satisfied with the progress.
 
And I have said there are going to be developments, significant developments, before the election. But we're not doing this on the election schedule. We're aware of the election. We're not going to do anything inappropriate before the election.
 
But we're not being dictated to by this schedule. What's dictating the timing of this are developments in the case. And there will be developments. Tomorrow, there will be a development in the case.
 
You know, it's not an earth-shattering development, but it is an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace, as dictated by the facts in this investigation.
 
HANNITY: Mr. Attorney General, you once said this isn't about a report. This is a criminal investigation. You were very clear that they spied. The president of the United States was spied on deep into his presidency, you said.
 
Now, based on what we know -- and Andrew McCabe said it, and Sally Yates said it, and Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates would not sign those warrants today. We know that they -- the FBI knew, beyond any doubt, that not only was that dossier -- without the dossier, Yates and McCabe both say, there is no FISA warrant, that they knew it was false.
 
They were told it was false. The law even requires them, as soon as they know that it was false, to go back to the FISA court.
 
Based on what we know on the record, I just see premeditated fraud against the court. And I wouldn't even lie before Judge Judy, Mr. Attorney General, because I think they would throw away the key in my case.
 
BARR: Well, when we feel we can prove a crime beyond a reasonable doubt, it will be charged. I can tell you that.
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