US National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe has urged elected President Joe Biden to allow an investigation into allegations of Russian interference in American politics.
Mr. Ratcliffe told Fox News Thursday, "I hope that whoever runs the Justice Department in 2021 will be fully accountable to the American people." He said, "I hope John Durham will provide full support in this."
Durham, the US Attorney for the Province of Connecticut, has been investigating Russia's interference for more than a year. Earlier this week, outgoing Attorney General William Barr appointed Mr Durham as 'Special Counsel'.
This appointment probably avoids the scrutiny of Mr. Biden's administration as the Special Counsel appointed by the Attorney General cannot easily be removed from office.