AG Barr assigns US attorney to review Mueller probe

first_imgIn recent congressional testimony, Barr has expressed concerns about alleged spying on Trump associates conducted by Mueller’s team.“I think spying did occur,” Barr said. “The question is whether it was adequately predicted and I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t, but I need to explore that.”Durham is reportedly looking into alleged misconduct involving improper government surveillance on the Trump campaign in 2016 as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors.This story is developing. U.S. Attorney General William Barr has assigned U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut to investigate the origins of the two-year investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election also known as the “Mueller probe.”It was reported Tuesday, that Durham has been working with the attorney general for “for weeks” to determine whether federal agencies acted adequately in the early stages of the investigation, which resulted in a lengthy report from special counsel Robert Mueller.President Donald Trump has adamantly called for an investigation into the prolonged Mueller probe in which he’s called a “witch hunt” alleging on numerous occasions that it was politically motivated.Trump spoke with reporters Tuesday about Democrats and praised Barr for his work as attorney general but did not comment on recent reports of a separate probe.Question: “You talked about transparency sir, if you’re so transparent, why continue to block these House Democrats who are looking for information?”President Trump: “Because they’re asking for things that they’re not entitled to.”— The Hill (@thehill) May 14, 2019last_img

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