Barr picks prosecutor to investigate origins of Russia inquiry

The United States attorney for Connecticut, John H. Durham, in 2006. He has been assigned to examine the opening of the Russia investigation.CreditCreditBob Child/Associated Press

Attorney General William Barr reportedly has assigned a prosecutor, John Durham, to look into the origins of the Russia investigation to determine whether all of the efforts to collect intelligence on people involved in President Trump’s campaign were “lawful and appropriate.”

Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, has a history of investigating national security officials. His appointment comes weeks after Barr testified to Congress that he believed “spying did occur” on Trump’s 2016 campaign, but the question was “whether it was adequately predicated.”

Durham’s investigation will be the third focusing on early efforts to examine possible ties between Russia’s election meddling and Trump associates.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said last week he knew of no illegal surveillance and that he would not call agents’ work “spying.”

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