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

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrNew DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Five federal inmates scheduled for execution before Inauguration Day 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 DurhamHaspel not in attendance at latest Trump intelligence briefing: reports Esper firing hints at broader post-election shake-up The biggest election losers: Political media and pollsters 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 John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump 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.