Special Counsel John Durham is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed session on June 20 and publicly to testify to the chamber’s Judiciary Committee on June 21. During both sessions, he is going to talk about his final report which resulted from the four-year investigation into allegations of collusion between former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian officials.
Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, confirmed the scheduled hearing with the Judiciary Committee through his Twitter account on Friday. The National Review also reported the date of the hearing, while also pointing out that it had been almost found years since then-Attorney General Bill Barr had appointed Durham as special counsel to oversee the investigations into the origins of the probe into the allegations of ties between Russia and former President Trump.
Earlier this month Durham released a report in which he noted that the Department of Justice and the FBI did not have “any actual evidence of collusion” when the investigation was first launched. He further argued that the Crossfire Hurricane investigation relied on “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence relied too heavily on tips provided by Trump’s political opponents.”
On Thursday, Rep. Ben Cline, a member of the Judiciary Committee, told Newsmax that Durham’s testimony was going to provide the American people with the exact details of how the FBI had lied to the public and how rotten the intelligence agency had actually been. He further pointed out that it would reveal how the agency had used the Steele dossier despite knowing it was fake.