Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Attorney general picks prosecutor to investigate FBI's Trump inquiry

Attorney general picks prosecutor to investigate FBI's Trump inquiry

"Former FBI counsel Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was romantically involved, revealed during a closed-door congressional interview that the FBI "knew so little" about whether allegations against the Trump campaign were "true or not true, ' at the time that they opened the probe, noting that they had just 'a paucity of evidence because we are just starting down the path" of vetting the allegations", adds the report.

According to the document, the investigation did not find any evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign team. "I did not know about it", he said before repeating his usual criticism of the probe and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Durham's inquiry, which will focus on whether the government's methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate, is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general. FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before a Senate panel last week that he wasn't aware of any improper spying, a comment Trump said he found "ridiculous". "I think it's great".

As he prepared to depart the White House on Tuesday, Trump was asked whether he retained confidence in Wray, given his answer.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had appointed another US attorney, John Huber, in March 2018 to review aspects of the Russian Federation investigation, following grievances from Republican lawmakers.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper downplayed reports that Attorney General William Barr is taking the first steps to carry out a probe into how the 2016 Russian investigation got started by assigning US Attorney John Durham for the job. He later acknowledged that there was no evidence of Federal Bureau of Investigation wrongdoing.

He had 18 people that didn't like Donald Trump that were Hillary Clinton fans.

Durham has been involved in the internal investigation for "several weeks" now, according to the source.

Durham is a career prosecutor who was nominated for his post as USA attorney in CT by Trump.

In a late-night tweet on Sunday, Trump quoted Tom Fitton, the leader of the conservative group Judicial Watch, saying that the "FBI had no leadership".

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