John Durham, the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, is reportedly preparing to appear for a deposition in relation to his investigation into whether leading members of the Department of Justice improperly limited questions posed to witnesses about President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, during a corruption probe into former Ukraine prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
Durham, who was hand-picked by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia probe and the Department of Justice’s handling of the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, is reportedly set to speak with attorneys from watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
The group is suing the DOJ for failing to “adequately respond” to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that sought any records of communications that resulted in the certain staff members at the department limiting the scope of questions of witnesses related to Hunter Biden and Joe Biden. CREW has alleged that the DOJ “withheld documents related to the alleged motive for limiting the scope of questions,” according to Law & Crime.
Durham is expected to give a deposition regarding the records sought by CREW. The lawsuit is ongoing, and the DOJ’s response to the group’s FOIA request is still underway. A deposition from Durham is seen as key in helping clear up any questions surrounding the decision to limit the scope of questions posed during the Shokin case.