Appearing on CBS News, AG Bill Barr said that John Huber, the special prosecutor, an Obama appointee has been taken off the Hillary investigation and that the probe is now the responsibility of John Durham, whom the Democrats will start demonizing any day now.
As it turns out, Huber hadn’t even started his investigation, even though he was given the job over a year ago. Don’t expect results anytime soon. You can make exciting revelations almost immediately, but an investigation resulting in criminal charges takes some time.
You have to get all of your ducks in a row and make sure you can get a conviction.
Today on CBS Attorney General William Barr disclosed that the Huber investigation is over.
Huber was assigned to look at FISA applications and the electronic surveillance during the 2016 election and actions by Hillary Clinton.
AG Barr said this morning on CBS News that Huber did nothing and his work was taken over by the team he set up under US Attorney John Durham:
JAN CRAWFORD: Um, what’s the status of Huber’s investigation in Utah? I think the former Attorney General Sessions had asked him to look at this.
WILLIAM BARR: Right, so Huber had originally been asked to take a look at the FISA applications and the electronic surveillance but then he stood back and put that on hold while the Office of Inspector General was conducting its review, which would’ve been normal for the department. And he was essentially on standby in case Mr. Horowitz referred a matter to him to be handled criminally. So he has not been active on this front in recent months and so Durham is taking over that role. The other issues he’s been working on relate to Hillary Clinton. Those are winding down and hopefully we’ll be in a position to bring those to fruition.
JAN CRAWFORD: So he won’t be involved in this really at all then?
WILLIAM BARR: No.
JAN CRAWFORD: This is his role, it’s done?
WILLIAM BARR: Right.
JAN CRAWFORD: And now Durham is going to pick up–
WILLIAM BARR: Yes, right.