Attorney General Bill Barr spoke to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday where he discussed upcoming “developments” in the Durham investigation into the Russia probe’s origins. “In terms of the future of Durham’s investigation, you know he’s pressing ahead as hard as he can, and I expect that we will have some developments hopefully before the end of the summer,” said Barr.
Durham, the Connecticut U.S. Attorney tasked with investigating the roots of the handling of the FBI’s Russia collusion accusation, has been stunted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Suggestions that movement could come as early as the end of the summer is promising.
“I don’t want to suggest there has been or is a grand jury, but it is a fact that there have not been grand juries in virtually all districts for a long period of time, and also people have been reluctant to travel for interviews and things like that,” said Barr. However, Barr declined to go so far as to say whether or not a grand jury has been impaneled.
Bartiromo also asked AG Barr about the controversial topic of mail-in voting as a solution to coronavirus concerns. “It absolutely opens the floodgates to fraud,” said Barr. As pertinent examples, he mentioned, “those things are delivered into mailboxes, they can be taken out.”
Another danger, “right now” he continued, is “a foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots and be very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot.”
Barr explained that what is necessary for our country right now when it comes to restrictions and voting outcomes, “it can upset and undercut the confidence in the integrity of our elections.” “If anything, we should tighten them up right now” Barr concluded.