A top prosecutor in the office of U.S. Attorney John Durham submitted her resignation on Friday, The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed.
The Hartford Courant reported that Nora Dannehy resigned because of political pressure from Justice Department headquarters regarding Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.
According to the Courant, associates of Dannehy’s said that she was concerned that Barr is pressuring Durham’s team to release a report on the investigation before the probe is finished.
The story notes that Dannehy is not a supporter of President Trump.
“We can confirm that she resigned (effective today), and have no further comment or background to provide,” Thomas Carson, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Barr tapped Durham in April 2019 to investigate FBI and CIA activities related to Trump associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Dannehy has worked with Durham for decades, according to the Courant. She left her job for a brief stint in 2019 to work in the defense industry, but Durham recruited her to work with him again after Barr appointed him to oversee the probe. (RELATED: Barr Expects ‘Significant’ Developments In