Barr's December surprise: Durham becomes a "special counsel" in Russia probe investigation.
Biden's AG gets a poisoned present.
The regulation for Special Counsel states "The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government." https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.3
That's obviously not the case with Durham, currently US Attorney for Connecticut.
That may make it easier for Biden's AG to get rid of Durham, if (s)he so wishes.