AG Barr appoints prosecutor to probe the origins of the Russia probe

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Attorney General William Barr has appointed a top Connecticut prosecutor to look into the origins of the Russia probe.

US Attorney John Durham was tapped to determine if the government’s methods of collecting intelligence involving the 2016 Trump campaign were “lawful and appropriate,” the Associated Press reported, citing a source.

Barr provided no details about what “spying” may have taken place but appeared to be alluding to a surveillance warrant the FBI obtained on a former Trump associate, Carter Page, and the FBI’s use of an informant while the bureau was investigating former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

Trump and his supporters have seized on both to accuse the Justice Department and the FBI of unlawfully spying on his campaign.

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