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

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Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham on Monday to dig into the origins of the Russian collusion probe.

The New York Times and Associated Press both reported Monday evening that Barr had tapped Durham to “determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was ‘lawful and appropriate.'”

As several sources noted, Durham had a history of investigating the investigators. (RELATED: Barr: Trump Was Falsely Accused Of Being A Russian Agent)

The Associated Press noted that “Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters.”

Durham, who currently serves as the chief federal prosecutor for the state of Connecticut, will continue in that position, in addition to his role in the new investigation.

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