WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that President Trump has long called for but that could anger law enforcement officials who insist that scrutiny of the Trump campaign was lawful.
John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees.
His inquiry is the third known investigation focused on the opening of an F.B.I. counterintelligence investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign into possible ties between Russia’s election interference and Trump associates.
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WNU Editor: I call this payback. And here is an easy prediction. This investigation is going to make a lot of people uncomfortable.
Barr names Connecticut prosecutor to investigate Russia probe’s origins: report — The Hill
Barr appoints prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins — Politico
AP source: Prosecutor to examine Russia probe origins — AP
AP source: Barr appoints US attorney to examine Russia probe origins, determine if intelligence collection was lawful — Washington Post
Attorney General taps top Connecticut federal prosecutor for review of Trump-Russia inquiry — USA Today
Barr assigns US attorney in Connecticut to look into government surveillance involving Trump campaign: source — FOX News
Top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to review origins of Russia probe — CNN