President Donald Trump expressed frustration Sunday at the pace of Justice Department investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, while praising a lawsuit that his former campaign aide Carter Page filed against the FBI and Justice Department on Friday as “good news.”
“Where are they with Comey, with McCabe, with Brennan with all these people? They lied, they leaked, they spied on our campaign,” Trump asked during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Trump was lamenting that the Justice Department was not investigating allegations of voter fraud in various swing states. He brought up an investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham into FBI and CIA intelligence-gathering activities related to the Trump campaign in 2016.
Republicans had high hopes for Durham’s investigation when it started in April 2019, but have recently grown frustrated at a lack of public revelations from the probe.
“What happened to Durham? Where’s Durham?” Trump asked.
Trump expressed support for Page, who filed a $75 million lawsuit on Friday against the FBI, Justice Department and multiple former FBI officials for surveilling him in 2016 and 2017 as part of an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign.
Page accused the agencies and multiple former FBI officials of authorizing “unlawful spying” against him as part of Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.
“I see Carter Page is bringing a lawsuit. That’s good news,” Trump said.