Sen. Dan Sullivan joined 43 other Republican senators on Thursday in signing a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking for an update on Special Counsel John Durham’s report on an FBI investigation into a wide variety of claims about Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
Durham was tasked two years ago to review the origins of the Robert Mueller investigation, which focused on President Donald Trump and his supposed ties to Russia. Durham was appointed special counsel in October 2020 to continue his work with greater independence.
Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election ended in 2019, after finding no evidence that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia. That’s when Trump appointed Durham to dig into how the “Russia collusion claims,” got started; they have since been strongly linked to the Hillary Clinton campaign.