Tuesday, May 14, 2019

AP source: Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” according to a person familiar with the issue.

Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry, the person said. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

With the appointment, Barr is addressing a rallying cry of President Donald Trump and his supporters, who have accused the Justice Department and FBI of unlawfully spying on his campaign.

via apnews.com


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What if he says it was lawful but not appropriate? Or appropriate but not lawful? Why are those two distinct concepts being roped together?

Posted by: dearieme | May 15, 2019 8:50:20 AM