President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, former federal Judge Merrick Garland, refused a pledge before lawmakers Monday to refrain from interfering with the Justice Department probe into the origins of the Russia hoax run by special counsel John Durham. When questioned by GOP senators, Garland said he wouldn’t commit to releasing the Durham report.
“If confirmed, would you commit to publicly releasing special counsel Durham’s report just like Mueller’s report [was] made public?” pressed Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who serves as the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I am a great believer in transparency,” Garland said, but offered no such commitment. “I would, though, have to talk with Mr. Durham and understand the nature of what he’s been doing and the nature of the report.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 22, 2021