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Justice Department Investigating Russia Probe Origins

Attorney General Barr appoints John Durham to look into intelligence gathering

The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that Attorney General Barr had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to begin an investigation into the source of intelligence for the Russia Probe that started the investigation of the Trump campaign in 2016. Durham was confirmed by the Senate in a unanimous vote in 2018. In addition to conducting his inquiry, he will continue to be the chief federal prosecutor in Connecticut.

The Justice Department is also conducting a watchdog report into the Russia Probe. Attorney General Barr has stated that he expects the report to be complete in May or June. The question the Department is looking into is if the intelligence collection was appropriate and according to current laws. John Durham’s investigation is likely to be broader in scope, looking into interactions between the U.S.’ intelligence agencies.

Sources: Politico, FOX, NPR
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For John Durham to be used by God to find the truth.
  • For Attorney General Barr to be given wisdom on how best to lead the Justice Department.
  • For President Trump to lead the country effectively amidst these current investigations.