Barr says some results on probe into Russia investigation could be released before election

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrSenate Judiciary Democrats demand DOJ turn over Trump obstruction memo Garland strikes down Trump-era asylum decisions What's happened to Merrick Garland? MORE said he could reveal at least some findings of a federal prosecutor’s examination of the origins of the Russia investigation before the November general elections. 

Speaking at a roundtable in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Thursday, Barr said that U.S. Attorney John DurhamJohn DurhamGarland stresses independence in first speech at DOJ Senate votes to confirm Garland as attorney general Special counsel investigating Russia probe to retire as US attorney MORE, whom Barr appointed to review the origins of the Russia probe, “is moving along purposefully, and we certainly are aware of the calendar,” The Wall Street Journal reported. 

“We’ll develop this case to the extent we can before the election, and we’ll use our prudent judgment to decide what’s appropriate before the election and what should wait until after the election,” Barr said. 


Barr said on Fox News Thursday evening that there will be "a development" in the investigation on Friday.

Durham’s investigation follows Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report that found “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the FBI’s application to a court to obtain permission to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. 

But the report also determined the FBI’s decision to investigate the campaign was not motivated by political bias, as President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE has suggested. The president voiced his impatience with the speed of the investigation on Thursday.

“Bill Barr has the chance to be the greatest of all time. But if he wants to be politically correct, he’ll be just another guy because he knows all the answers, he knows what they have,” Trump said on Fox News.

According to the Journal, Barr said in Wyoming that what the president says has little to do with the investigation itself. 

“Do people think I care about being politically correct?” Barr said.