New York Times gets scoop from anonymous sources that Durham probe is now a criminal investigation

While many conservatives had assumed all along that U.S. attorney John Durham was aiming at potential criminal indictments in his investigation of the FISA warrants granted to surveil U.S. citizens, there was news that the tools of a criminal investigation, including empaneling a grand jury and issuing subpoenas, were being employed.  But late yesterday, relying on two anonymous sources, New York Times writers Katie Benner and Adam Goldman broke the news that criminal proceedings are underway.  The sub-head under the headline was a classic example of shaping the news in an anti-Trump direction: (source) The body of the article continued the political slant: For more than two years, President Trump has repeatedly attacked the Russia investigation, portraying it as a hoax and illegal even months after the special counsel closed it. Now, Mr. Trump's own Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into how it all began. Justice...(Read Full Post)
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