AG Barr asks CT U.S. attorney to review Russian Federation probe


The investigation fell flat on its face after special counsel Robert Mueller, who had been looking into the alleged collusion since Trump took office, declared that no collusion had ever taken place.

"They want to look at how the whole hoax got started", Trump said Tuesday as he departed the White House for an event in Louisiana.

In 2017, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions assigned Utah's top federal prosecutor John Huber to review a wide range of issues that Republicans had complained about, from how the FBI handled investigations related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, to questions about the origins of the Russian Federation probe. "An informant working for USA intelligence posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 to try to probe George Papadopoulos, then a Trump foreign policy adviser, on the campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation, it emerged earlier this month".

The DOJ and FBI were instrumental in starting the investigation, likely due to political bias. "I didn't know it, but I think it's a great thing that he did it".

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Durham's appointment comes about a month after Barr told members of Congress he believed "spying did occur" on the Trump campaign in 2016.

Barr told Congress in April that he planned to form a team within the Justice Department to investigate whether the USA government improperly surveilled the Trump campaign.

"Well I didn't understand his answer because I thought the attorney general answered it perfectly", Trump said, adding that Wray's response to lawmakers was "ridiculous".

Trump and other Republicans have argued that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "spied" on Trump's campaign by surveilling former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page under a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

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A probe into the legality of the special warrant used to monitor Page is already under way by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is due to release his findings in coming weeks.

"The FBI's July 2016 counterintelligence investigation was opened by former senior agent Peter Strzok".

Durham was unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2018.

Durham has been a special prosecutor the past, which includes an examination of the FBI's ties to a crime boss in Boston and Central Intelligence Agency abuses of detainees.

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The panel is expected to try to call in several witnesses as it winds up its investigation over the next several months. Trump noted that other Republicans were upset that the chairman, Sen. "This is a genuinely baffling story", she said.

On Tuesday, Blumenthal said Durham was a "talented professional tasked with a very unprofessional and unbecoming mission".