[Ed. – Something to watch.]
The investigation into the FBI’s Trump-Russia inquiry could provide a late summer boost to President Trump’s reelection chances, energizing his base and bolstering attacks on Joe Biden, according to Trump allies and Republican strategists.
John Durham, the U.S. attorney leading the inquiry, is expected to release his findings by the end of the summer and announce whether he will charge anyone with crimes.
It follows a drip, drip, drip of declassified documents that Republicans say undercut the basis of federal inquiries into Trump campaign collusion with Russia and comes amid mounting expectation in the White House that it will conclude with prosecutions.
Michael Johns, a Tea Party founder, said its biggest impact would come if the findings connected presumptive Democratic nominee Biden with decisions setting up the Russia investigation, such as probing Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russian officials.