Ron Johnson claims he was 'denied access' to Durham investigation

Then-Attorney General Bill Barr appointed Durham to investigate the origins of the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign and the legality behind it's actions in so doing.

Updated: April 8, 2022 - 3:13pm

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GOP Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson claimed special counsel John Durham barred him from accessing files pertaining to the latter's investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion probe.

“We were denied access to the information during the John Durham probe, so there is a real problem with the special counsel,” Johnson said Wednesday, according to the Epoch Times.

Then-Attorney General Bill Barr appointed Durham to investigate the origins of the FBI's investigation of the Trump campaign and the legality behind it's actions in so doing.

The Times noted Johnson's frustrating at Durham's lengthy delay in completing his investigation, whom he said is taking too long "to get the information out."

Durham, for his part, attributed the delay in his investigation to "world events in Ukraine" which he said "have contributed to delays in the production of classified discovery."

Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.

"Nevertheless, the government will produce a large volume of classified discovery this week and will continue its efforts to produce documents in classified discovery on a rolling basis," Durham further asserted.

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