President Trump speaks out against Mueller probe as Barr assigns investigator

President Trump speaks out against Mueller probe as Barr assigns investigator

The investigation was launched in response to long-held Republican concerns that the FBI's surveillance of the Trump campaign was politically motivated and relied on dubious opposition research.

Congressional Republicans have also indicated they intend to examine how the investigation that shadowed Trump's presidency for almost two years began and whether there are any legal concerns.

President Trump recently referred to the Russian Federation investigation as one of the biggest hoaxes in USA history. He is reportedly working closely with CIA Director Gina Haspel, National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray to uncover the origins of the Mueller probe. "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. I think it's great.

Several other media outlets also reported Durham has been tapped to lead the inquiry.

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Trump selected him to be the USA attorney in CT, and he was confirmed by the Senate in 2018.

The review will also examine whether a dossier that included salacious accusations against Trump was fabricated by the Russian government to dupe USA intelligence agencies and the FBI, Barr has said.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions also appointed Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber to review whether political bias tainted decision making in the Justice Department and FBI in 2016, including with regard to the Page warrant and the investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. He has a history of conducting special investigations under administrations of both parties. Huber, the US attorney in Utah, is also examining aspects of the Russian Federation investigation. "Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of Central Intelligence Agency videotapes and the Boston FBI office's relationship with mobsters". "It's a waste of his talent", Blumenthal said.