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As democrats continue to press for a more full understanding of what is detailed within the Mueller report, the GOP is hoping that the Justice Department can shed more light on the impetus of the entire ordeal.
That’s where Attorney General Bill Barr comes in.
The nation’s top cop is currently facing charges of contempt for his refusal to comply with congressional oversight requests for a full and un-redacted version of the Mueller report, but has also been working quietly behind the scenes to get to the bottom of the mess before the mess.
The U.S. attorney appointed to examine the origins of the Russia investigation has been working on his review “for weeks,” a person familiar with the process told Fox News on Tuesday.
Fox News reported on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr had assigned John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry into alleged misconduct and alleged improper government surveillance on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors.
And Durham is no slouch, either.
Durham, known as a “hard-charging, bulldog” prosecutor, according to a source, will focus on the period before Nov. 7, 2016—including the use and assignments of FBI informants, as well as alleged improper issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants.
Barr first announced that he was reviewing the “conduct” of the FBI’s original Russia investigation during the summer of 2016 last month, following calls from Republicans, and President Trump, to investigate the origins of the probe.
The news will come as a relief to many, including the President, who himself has been referring to the Mueller investigation as a “witch hunt” from the beginning and a “hoax” as of late.
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