Russia-probe prosecutor's aide QUITS over 'pressure' from Bill Barr

Top aide to Russia-probe prosecutor John Durham QUITS because of 'pressure' from AG Bill Barr to come up with results before the election US Attorney John Durham continues his probe of alleged FBI misconduct AG Bill Barr said this week there could be more charges in Durham's look at the Russia probe President has demanded action against people he says 'lied,' 'cheated' and leaked' Also called himself the 'chief law enforcement officer of the nation' Federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy resigned from Durham's team Thursday 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:52 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 22:22 BST, 11 September 2020

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A top prosecutor working for US Attorney John Durham has resigned from his highly charged probe of alleged FBI misconduct in the Russia probe – as the U.S. attorney general says more charges could be coming in the case.   

Federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy gave up her post and resigned by email, the Hartford Courant reported, stating the reason was at least partly due to concern the probe is being pressured for political reasons to produce its report ahead of schedule. 

Dannehy did not state that as the reason in the email she circulated to colleagues, according to the paper. 

Connecticut prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy gets into a cab as she leaves the Law offices of Patton & Boggs after interviewing Karl Rove May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Rove was interviewed by Dannehy as part of a criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys during the Bush Administration

Connecticut prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy gets into a cab as she leaves the Law offices of Patton & Boggs after interviewing Karl Rove May 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Rove was interviewed by Dannehy as part of a criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys during the Bush Administration

The resignation is an indication of yet another internecine fight within a Justice Department investigation related to Russian election interference and its reverberations, which have continued throughout President Donald 's term.

Attorney General Bill Barr said this week that there 'could be' more charges coming in the probe. 

Durham got Dannehy to rejoin his team after an earlier stint, according to the Courant. Colleagues told the paper she was concerned about pressure from Barr 'to produce results before the election.' 

Attorney General Bill Barr (l) says there could be more charges coming in John Durham's probe of alleged FBI misconduct in the Russia probe. A federal prosecutor resigned from Durham's probe Thursday in what colleagues are saying was concern about political pressure

Attorney General Bill Barr (l) says there could be more charges coming in John Durham's probe of alleged FBI misconduct in the Russia probe. A federal prosecutor resigned from Durham's probe Thursday in what

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