Barr taps U.S. attorney in CT to review origins of Russian Federation probe

AP source Prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

"Fox News reported on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr had assigned John Durham, the us attorney in CT, to conduct the inquiry into alleged misconduct and alleged improper government surveillance on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors", reports Fox News.

In nominating him, the White House said Durham and other nominees for USA attorney jobs share Trump's vision for "making America safe again". "What do you make of this guy and how can you stop Barr from doing what he's out to do now, destroy the Federal Bureau of Investigation?"

FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate panel last week that he wasn't aware of any improper spying, a comment Trump said he found "ridiculous".

Durham, the US attorney in CT, has been tapped by the nation's chief law enforcement officer to dig into the probe's inception, The New York Times reported Monday night, citing two individuals familiar with the matter.

According to CNN, Barr is working with CIA Director Gina Haspel, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and ODNI Director Dan Coats on the interagency review. "The FBI investigates", Comey said.

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The FBI officially began its investigation of the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016, after receiving information from the Australian government about George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign adviser.

Barr had confirmed the review publicly, though the person leading it was not previously known. Don't forget that unmasking is nothing less than a workaround that uses foreign wiretaps to illegally spy on Americans. The agency's watchdog is also examining the Russian Federation probe's origins and Barr has said he expects the watchdog report to be done in May or June. "I did not know about it", he said before repeating his usual criticism of the probe and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Durham, who was appointed US attorney by Trump, has a long and impressive resume and has been tasked by both Democratic and Republican administration's to handle sensitive investigations.

Durham also ran a task force looking into allegedly corrupt dealings between law enforcement officials in Boston and James "Whitey" Bulger, a now-deceased crime gang leader.

Durham also helped prosecute former Republican Connecticut Gov. John Rowland, who was charged with accepting $107,000 in gifts from people doing business with the state, and not paying taxes. "It's a waste of his talent", Blumenthal said.

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