Attorney general picks prosecutor to investigate FBI's Trump inquiry

AP source Prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins

AG William Barr appoints top prosecutor to investigate how the Russia investigation started

Durham, nominated as U.S. Attorney by Trump in late 2017 and confirmed in 2018, has prior experience as a special prosecutor. I think it's great.

"Not only has Durham gone up against the Federal Bureau of Investigation and won before and even Mueller, he has investigated the FBI's use of informants, which played a larger role in the inception of the FBI's case against the Trump campaign". William Barr is working with the CIA director, Gina Haspel; director of national intelligence, Dan Coats; and Federal Bureau of Investigation director, Christopher Wray, as part of the inquiry.

Amid a broad effort to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI, Trump and his allies have accused law enforcement officials of spying on his campaign and called for an investigation into the origins of the Mueller probe, which started at the FBI in mid-2016.

"The investigation had nothing to do with the [Steele] dossier, it frankly had nothing to do with the Trump campaign". He had 18 people that didn't like Donald Trump that were Hillary Clinton fans.

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Several other media outlets also reported Durham has been tapped to lead the inquiry. "I am so proud of our attorney general that he is looking into it".

Barr provided no details about what "spying" may have taken place but appeared to be alluding to a surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on a former Trump associate, Carter Page, and the FBI's use of an informant while the bureau was investigating former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

The review will also examine whether a dossier that included salacious accusations against Trump was fabricated by the Russian government to dupe USA intelligence agencies and the FBI, Barr has said.

The Durham inquiry is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department's Inspector General. He has a history of conducting special investigations under administrations of both parties. John Huber, a United States attorney from Utah, is also looking into the Russian Federation investigation. Despite being a Trump appointee, Durham was recommended for the position by Connecticut's Democratic senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy who characterized him as having earned "immense respect as a no-nonsense, fierce and fair prosecutor".

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