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Durham closes Flynn leak case


Meaning in History quoting New York TimesIn one inquiry, code-named Operation Echo, investigators opened a leak case into a Washington Post column about phone calls in late 2016 between Sergey I. Kislyak, the former Russian ambassador to the United States, and Michael T. Flynn, then Mr. Trump’s incoming national security adviser. The leak was one of several matters under scrutiny by John H. Durham, the special counsel investigating the officials who opened the Russia investigation.

Prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington investigated whether the disclosures came from former Obama administration officials who had access to sensitive information about the phone calls, according to two people familiar with the investigation. The investigators ultimately found no wrongdoing, one of the people said.

With the closure of this investigation, Durham has also closed the book on his credibility.

This entry was published Tue Jan 26 23:21:35 CST 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-01-26 23:21:35.0. [Tweet]

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