Attorney General William Barr has assigned a federal prosecutor to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation and to determine whether the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign was legal or not.
U.S. Attorney John Durham in Connecticut has been chosen to lead the investigation, reports New York Times.
The Associated Press reports: “The inquiry will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate. Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters.”
AG William Barr asked last month whether the Justice Department behaved appropriately during the federal Russia investigation. He has also riled up Democrats with his “spying” remarks.
“I think spying did occur,” Barr said last month before the Senate Appropriations Committee. “The question is whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated. But I need to explore that.”
Barr has said he is working with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is investigating alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse. U.S. attorney John Huber is also conducting an investigation into the Russia probe.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you approve of this?
Please share and comment.