• Richard Easson

“Crossfire Hurricane” Special Counsel John Durham Resigns from US Attorney’s Office

The U.S. attorney appointed to investigate the origins of the Russia collusion hoax, special counsel John Durham, abruptly announced on Friday his resignation from the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Durham released an official statement on the DOJ’s website saying that the resignation would be effective Sunday at midnight.

Despite resigning from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Durham will reportedly continue his investigation into election interference and Russia collusion. The investigation is seeking to determine whether the FBI’s maneuver to expose Russia collusion with the Trump campaign was politically motivated and if former President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden abused their power to target political opponents and spy on the Trump campaign.

Trump claimed in October that there was enough evidence to prove Obama and Biden abused their power and spied on his campaign. Trump told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo at the time "These people should be indicted, this was the greatest political crime in the history of our country, and that includes Obama and it includes Biden."

In late October, former Attorney General William Barr appointed John Durham as special counsel, effectively making it so that the Biden administration cannot obstruct or interfere with the investigation, which otherwise would be criminal.

In December, Fox News’ Bret Baier tweeted that a federal law enforcement officer close to the matter said Durham and his team announced they were making “excellent progress.”