As the lead lawyer in the courtroom, Durham also went on to provide some detail regarding the progress of his investigation team and gave us some hints into what tactics they may employ. According to court records, Durham has requested the court issue 30 subpoenas for witnesses, Durham estimates the trial will last five or six days, and he stated that his team is on schedule for making discovery available for the defense team.
When considering the weight and validity of his opinion, we should first recognize the roles and responsibilities that Ratcliffe had as DNI. As Director of National Intelligence, Ratcliffe was tasked with managing all 17 of the federal government’s intelligence agencies, including the CIA and NSA, during the Trump Administration. Ratcliffe understands the processes, and the personalities involved and has extensive experience with these types of goings-on.