Special Counsel John Durham requested an extension of the deadline for production of classified discovery in his most recent court filing. The filing reveals that the Justice Department intends to produce classified materials regarding Dunham’s Russiagate probe this week. It’s a substantial amount.
“To date, over 60,000 documents have been produced by the government in unclassified discovery. Durham states that a portion of the documents were initially marked “classified” and that the government worked with the appropriate authorities to produce them in unclassified formats. The filing was submitted to the Eastern District of Virginia federal court.
Russia’s invasion in Ukraine “contributed towards delays” in the production classified discovery.
Durham wrote that “the FBI and intelligence agencies officials who are preparing and reviewing documents are heavily involved in matters related to Ukraine.” “Nonetheless, the government will produce large volumes of classified discovery this week. It will continue its efforts on a rolling base to produce documents in classified Discovery on a timely basis and not later than the deadlines proposed below.”
We learned last month that John Durham, Special Counsel to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, found evidence that Clinton paid a technology company hack servers at Trump Tower and White House to look for “evidence linking Trump to Russia”. Fox News received reports that Durham’s investigation was “accelerated” shortly after the bombshell.
Durham wants to extend the deadline for producing classified information from its March 29 deadline to May 13.
Igor Danchenko (a U.S.-based Russian researcher) was recently accused of making false statements about the information he gave to Christopher Steele, a former British spy, in relation to the dossier he made on Donald Trump. Although the dossier was full of false information, it played an important role in the FBI’s getting a warrant to wiretap Carter Page who was working for Trump.