It’s just being reported that Attorney General Bill Barr has appointed a US attorney to investigate whether the 2016 spying on the Trump campaign was lawful:
WISHTV – 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.”
That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Monday. The person couldn’t discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The person said Barr has appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry.
The inquiry will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate.
Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters.
He will continue to serve as the chief federal prosecutor in Connecticut.
I love the fact that Barr isn’t backing down on all of this as the media and Democrats continue to obsess over the fact that he said the FBI ‘spied’ on Trump’s campaign.
It’s really turned into a circus around him, especially with some calling for his impeachment already.
Some guy who claims to be an MSNBC Justice and Security analyst just tweeted this out:
I would like to hear someone at DOJ say what evidence of wrongdoing justifies this third probe. Such a gross politicization of the deparrment and a huge abuse of power by Barr. https://t.co/NDMZhaFfSq
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) May 14, 2019
A gross politicization and huge abuse of power? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Democrats are flipping out and I’m loving it.