AG Barr: More charges possible in Durham probe

President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf arrive at Andrews Air Force Base after a trip to Kenosha, Wis., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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UPDATED 11;09 AM PT – Thursday, September 10, 2020

Attorney General William Barr has remained quiet on the details of John Durham’s probe, but said he won’t rule out further criminal charges.

Barr suggested “there could be” more charges in connection with the Inspector General report during an interview Wednesday. He refused to comment if the report was coming before the election or if there would be an interim report before that time.

The attorney general acknowledged some people could accuse an interim report of trying to influence the election, but said he’ll do what’s right in the public interest.

“As I’ve already said, I’m conscious of the election and I don’t think any of the things that are being worked on are going to have an adverse effect on that,” he stated. “I also think there’s strong public interest involved as well.”

Last month, Barr said there were “significant developments” in the Durham probe. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to falsifying an email, which marked the first criminal case to come out of the probe.

FILE – This 2018 portrait released by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney John Durham. Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the probe of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. (U.S. Department of Justice via AP)

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