In The News
August 20, 2021

“The government watchdog group Empower Oversight is asking the Justice Department whether Attorney General Merrick Garland will allow Special Counsel John Druham’s Russia collusion probe to continue and provide funding for it in the fast-approaching, new fiscal year.

“Under the regulations governing the special counsel, it is up to the attorney general to decide whether to allow the investigation to continue into a new fiscal year and whether to approve the budget necessary for it to do so,” the group wrote in its Freedom of Information Act request.

The group suggested its concern about the roughly 10-month-long probe by Durham, a former U.S. attorney, into the handling of the 2016 Russia investigation by law enforcement and intelligence agencies are based on previous statements by Garland and the department.”

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