On the Durham investigation: “The US Attorney for Connecticut who is in charge of the investigation is making great progress. As you know, he is a 35yr veteran of the Department with a great reputation for non-partisanship. He was selected by two Democrat Attys General to do sensitive investigations for them. He’s a by-the-book kind of guy. He’s thorough and fair, and I’m confident he’s going to get to the bottom of things.
We’ll let the chips fall where they may. I think they all know John Durham’s reputation…. and …a… we’ll see how it turns out,…. but I do want to say, One of the reasons Mr. Durham is able to make the kind of progress he is making is because …a…. Director Wray and his team at the FBI have just been outstanding in their support and their responsiveness. They’ve given……..”William Barr, Attorney General, USA, October 28, 2019
The interview of Bill Barr was done by Jake Gibson, the FOX Producer for the Justice Department. The full interview is not out yet.
Barr, speaking Monday to Fox News on the sidelines of a law enforcement event in Chicago, rejected Democrats’ claims he is acting as Trump’s personal lawyer.
“That’s completely wrong and there is no basis for it, and I act on behalf of the United States,” Barr said. The attorney general said that while he’s assisting in connecting Durham with countries that could have valuable information, Durham is running the show.
“He is in charge of the investigation, I’m not doing the investigation,” Barr said, while describing Durham, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, as “thorough and fair” and saying he’s making progress.
……. Barr said. “As you know, I’ve said previously that I felt there was a failure of leadership at the bureau in 2016 and part of 2017, but since Director Wray and his team have taken over there’s been a world of change. I think that he is restoring the steady professionalism that’s been a hallmark of the FBI. I really appreciate his leadership there.”
(Member of Congress want him to testify or accuse him of going after political enemies) In response to such criticism, Barr said, “It wouldn’t be appropriate at this stage for me to discuss the Durham investigation.” He said he’d “certainly inform the public and Congress” when possible.
On Durham traveling to Italy: “Well, some of the countries that John Durham thought might have some information that would be helpful to the investigation wanted preliminarily to talk to me about the scope of the investigation, the nature of the investigation, and how I intended to handle confidential information, and so forth,” Barr said. “So I initially discussed these matters with those countries and introduced them to John Durham and established a channel by which Mr. Durham can obtain assistance from those countries.”https://www.foxnews.com/politics/barr-defends-integrity-of-durham-investigation-explains-italy-trip
On Director Wray cooperating with DOJ and Atty General Barr openly praising Wray, from Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/fbi-director-cites-ongoing-investigation-in-response-to-spying-question_2911191.html