House Democrats call on DOJ watchdog to open ’emergency investigation’ into Durham inquiry

Top House Democrats called for Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham for their investigation of the Trump-Russia investigators one day after Senate Democrats made the same request.

“We write to ask that you open an emergency investigation into whether” Barr, Durham, and other Justice Department political appointees “are following DOJ’s longstanding policy to avoid taking official actions or other steps that could improperly influence the upcoming presidential election,” the Friday letter from the Democratic leaders said. “We also request that you evaluate the authority and scope under which” Durham “is operating” because Barr “has only provided vague and shifting statements about the
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