FoxNews.com reports that
Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection efforts targeting the Trump campaign were “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the situation told Fox News on Monday evening.
John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, will conduct the inquiry, the source said. The move comes as the Trump administration has pushed for answers on why federal authorities conducted the surveillance — as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors.
Two sources told Fox News earlier today that Barr was “serious” and had assigned DOJ personnel to the probe. Durham is known as a “hard-charging, bulldog” prosecutor, Fox News is told.
Sources familiar with matter say the focus of the probe includes the pre-transition period — prior to Nov. 7, 2016 — including the use and initiation of informants, as well as potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses.
An informant working for U.S. intelligence posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 to try extracting any possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia from George Papadopoulos, then a Trump foreign policy adviser, it emerged earlier this month. Papadopoulos told Fox News the informant tried to “seduce” him as part of the “bizarre” episode.
Durham previously has investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters. He is set to continue to serve as the chief federal prosecutor in Connecticut.
Durham’s new review would exist alongside the ongoing probe by DOJ Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, who is continuing to review potential surveillance abuses by the FBI — an investigation that began last March and that Fox News is told is nearing completion.
You’ve heard the old expression “What goes around comes around”?
Well, it’s coming around.
And, about time.
Average Americans here in the Heartland have had to endure over 2 years of whining, protesting, innuendo, and downright lies from the Main Stream Media and their masters, the politicians within the Far Left Democratic Party over the ramifications of baseless accusations made against President Donald J. Trump.
All this time, everything pertaining to the entire “Russian Collusion” Fairy Tale has been nothing but obfuscation and obstruction, meant to protect those responsible who attempted and failed to interfere with the right of Americans to choose whom we want to be our president.
It was not Russians who were interfering and sublimating our Constitutional Right to vote…it was Americans….Americans working within the Administration of Former President Barack Hussein Obama.
And now, Americans who are supposed to be serving the citizenry, instead of themselves, are desperately attempting to keep their campaign of obfuscation and obstruction going by issuing subpoenas designed to delay the truth of the whole situation from coming out.
Why do you think that the House Democrats have been brutally attacking Attorney General Barr, threatening him with everything from subpoenas to arrest?
Why do you think that they’re still attempting to go after the President’s tax returns?
The desperation of the Democrats to keep this investigation from beginning tells me that they know that the trail of wrongdoing will lead all the way to Cabinet Level and above in the previous Administration.
“Spygate” is about to rip right open and it will turn out to be scandal of such epic proportions that a Dem will not sit in the Oval Office for several Presidential Elections.
Spygate will turn out to be a tale of treasonous sedition of such magnitude that it will make what happened at the Ford Theater and the Watergate Hotel pale in comparison.
Just watch the behavior of the Congressional Democrats to this news.
That will tell you all you need to know.
Until He Comes,