Trump Denies He Asked Barr To Probe Russia Origins

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But law enforcement officials, especially at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, insist the surveillance was lawful, while Democrats say the administration is trying to invalidate the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller.

"I thought the attorney general answered it perfectly", Trump said.

Just as Durham gets going, other Justice Department probes into spying are coming to an end.

The president reiterated his view that he was the victim of a "hoax" while speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, and praised Barr for his willingness to take a closer look at the FBI counterintelligence probe into his 2016 campaign that ended up becoming a special counsel investigation.

The U.S. Department of Justice inspector general's office is already conducting a similar investigation.

Durham is a career federal prosecutor who has handled high-profile investigations before, including a probe into the destruction of Central Intelligence Agency tapes in 2005 of detainees being interrogated.

A separate investigation is being conducted by John Huber, the US attorney in Utah.

During testimony before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, Wray said "spying" is "not the term I would use".

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"Ten years in the Department of Justice, I never heard of predicated search warrants, wire taps, or informants being called spying", Brennan said.

The former attorney general Jeff Sessions had appointed another USA attorney, John Huber, in March 2018 to review aspects of the Russian Federation investigation, following grievances from Republican lawmakers.

"I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred".

Horowitz is also looking into former senior FBI agent Peter Strzok, who worked on both the Clinton email probe, the initial FBI probe into Trump, and the Mueller's investigation.

She said that Durham - who's been a lawyer in the Justice Department since 1982 - has a "tremendous" background as a prosecutor.

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Democrats have accused Trump of using the allegations to divert attention from the special counsel Robert Mueller's findings that Russian Federation aided Trump's 2016 campaign and that he could not exonerate the president on the question of whether he tried to impede Mueller's investigation. His report, following an 18-month investigation, reaffirmed the FBI based its probe of the Trump campaign on legitimate factors, including revelations that a Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, told a foreign diplomat he was informed that the Russians had stolen Democratic emails. This conversation took place shortly before the meeting in Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and a lawyer with ties to the Russian government that was originally meant to be about compromising information about Clinton. Huber was also tasked with looking into the Clinton Foundation and whether Clinton played a role in the Obama administration's decision to let a Russian-backed company, Uranium One, purchase US uranium mines in 2010.

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