Durham Can Announce Probe Outcome During Election Season, No Candidate Is A Target. Attorney General Bill Barr said there is no time limit on when he would make public any indictments, such as near the 2020 election, as none of the targets of the investigation are running for president.
Barr told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday this would be different than former FBI Director James Comey announcing the decision not to charge Hillary Clinton in 2016 because she was the Democratic nominee for president.
"The idea is you don’t go after candidates," Barr said. "You don’t indict candidates or perhaps someone that’s sufficiently close to a candidate, that it’s essentially the same, you know, within a certain number of days before an election. But you know, as I say, I don’t think any of the people whose actions are under review by Durham fall into that category."
"Are you shocked by what you have found to date or have been briefed by U.S. Attorney Durham to date about?" Hewitt asked.
"I wouldn’t use the word shocked, right? You know, I’m very troubled by it, but you know, I think the reason that we have this investigation is because there are a lot of things that are unexplained. And I think we’re getting deeply into the situation, and we’ll be able to sort out exactly what happened," Barr responded.
You can watch the video or read the complete interview here.