Grassley urges 'deep state' prosecutions before election, calls on Durham to release findings

'People [are getting] away with political crimes,' senator warns.

Updated: July 7, 2020 - 4:24pm

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Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is urged the federal government to prosecute the purported "deep state" conspirators within its ranks – arguing that it would be "sad" if such action was delayed until after the November presidential election and calling on U.S. Attorney John Durham to release the results of his investigations into alleged federal misconduct. 

Durham, who serves the District of Connecticut, is conducting a probe into whether federal investigators violated government policy and statute in the course of its Trump-Russia investigation, led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

In a tweet on Monday, Grassley, a Republican, appeared to demand that Durham release his current findings of that investigation. He also lament over the possibility that prosecutions of alleged federal wrongdoers might only take place after the 2020 presidential race. 

"IF NO PROSECUTIONS TIL AFTER ELECTIONS SAD SAD," Grassley tweeted.

The extent to which the FBI appeared to mishandle the alleged Russia collusion probe emerged in recent weeks and months with the release of recently declassified documents that led the Justice Department to move to drop its case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty in the probe to lying. 

"just think Flynn Mueller Impeachment/ The deep state is so deep that ppl get away w political crimes/Durham shld be producing some fruit of his labor," he continued. 

Attorney Genera William Barr last month said that he expects "some developments" in the case "hopefully before the end of summer."

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