Barr Orders Connecticut Prosecutor to Investigate Mueller Probe

Russia Probe Under The Microscope? Barr Reportedly Taps US Attorney Known For Investigating Officials

"Former FBI counsel Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was romantically involved, revealed during a closed-door congressional interview that the FBI "knew so little" about whether allegations against the Trump campaign were "true or not true, ' at the time that they opened the probe, noting that they had just 'a paucity of evidence because we are just starting down the path" of vetting the allegations", adds the report.

Trump has insisted that the Russian Federation investigation was politically motivated and concocted from false allegations to spy on his campaign and ultimately undermine his presidency.

The attorney-general has been accused of pandering to repeated claims by Mr Trump that his predecessor had a spy illegally placed into his campaign and that the Mueller investigation was politically motivated.

Last week, FBI Director Wray said he had personally seen no evidence of improper surveillance and that he was cooperating with Barr to "get to the bottom of an understanding of what the circumstances surrounding the initiation of that investigation were at the department and the FBI back in 2016". "I didn't know it, but I think it's a great thing that he did it".

Meanwhile, the attorney general has continued to keep his promise to investigate the investigators.

Barr angered Democrats last month when he echoed language used by Trump's allies in saying he shared concerns about "spying" on Trump's campaign.

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The newspaper noted that the inquiry is the third publicly known investigation focused on the FBI's counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign.

During an appearance on "America's Newsroom" Tuesday morning, Scalise said Barr's decision to enlist USA attorney in Connecticut John Durham illustrates that the justice department is "serious about cleaning house within the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Durham, nominated as U.S. Attorney by Trump in late 2017 and confirmed in 2018, has prior experience as a special prosecutor.

During Democratic President Barack Obama's tenure, Durham ran an investigation into harsh interrogation by the Central Intelligence Agency in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Durham also ran a task force looking into allegedly corrupt dealings between law enforcement officials in Boston and James "Whitey" Bulger, a now-deceased crime gang leader.

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