Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Barr: Important Watershed In Durham Probe Late Spring, Early Summer
That's what AG Bill Barr said (beginning about the 23:00 minute mark) when pressed by Pete Williams as to how long John Durham's investigation would continue. First he stated that people who expect Durham's investigation to be completed "overnight" are simply people who don't understand how investigations work. I agree. He also stressed that no corners would be cut. Then he stated, when pressed for a time frame, that he sees the investigation reaching "an important watershed" in the "late Spring, early Summer." What's an important watershed in an investigation. To me it's when indictments are sought. Of course there are points in an investigation that can be considered turning points, but when you're speaking from a perspective that's more or less six months out and you talk about a "watershed moment," that means to me that you expect to be ready to seek indictments at that point. The fact that Barr was willing to offer that time frame strongly suggests that he has a good handle on what's been accomplished to this point and where things are heading. Nobody who listens to him can think that he's just running off at the mouth.