Longtime Federal Prosecutor John Durham is investigating the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign at the Justice Department. He is respected for his modesty and temperateness.
“John is a straight shooter,” according to Stephen Robinson. Durham was Robinson’s deputy when he was the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut from 1998 to 2001. Robinson added, “He is very careful, thoughtful, he’s methodical. It’s rare in today’s world, but he’s a person who runs away from the camera.”
Mr. Durham was appointed U.S. Attorney in Connecticut in 2018 and has been charged with “exploring the extent to which a number of countries, including Ukraine, played a role in the counterintelligence investigation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election,” a spokesperson for the Justice Department said back when Durham initially was tasked with the job.
As part of his mandate, he will examine “intelligence collection activities by the U.S. government related to the Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign were lawful and appropriate.” The investigation was initiated in April of 2019.
A Justice Department official says Durham is backed by a “small team” on this matter.