Jeff Bezos’ blog, The Washington Post, reports, “Barr taps U.S. attorney in Connecticut to investigate origins of Russia probe.“
Attorney General William P. Barr has tapped John H. Durham, the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, to investigate the origins of the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Barr picked Durham in recent weeks to work on the review, which is designed to ensure the U.S. government’s “intelligence collection activities” related to the Trump campaign were “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the decision said.
Barr had confirmed the review publicly, though the person leading it was not previously known. Durham’s selection was first reported by the New York Times.