U.S. Attorney John Durham isn’t expected to release his report on the origins of the Russia investigation before the presidential election, Axios reports.
A senior White House official and a congressional aide told the outlet that Attorney General William Barr has started informing top Republicans that the review won’t be released before Nov. 3.
“This is the nightmare scenario. Essentially, the year and a half of arguably the number one issue for the Republican base is virtually meaningless if this doesn’t happen before the election,” a GOP congressional aide told Axios.
Sources familiar with the conversations told Axios that Barr is telling members of the GOP that they need to be patient and that Durham is working in a deliberate, calculated manner.
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