The US Attorney in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation into the questionable origins of the Russia-Trump collusion probe is reportedly “dialed in” on his quest to “get to the bottom” of the ongoing FISA scandal.
“The Connecticut U.S. attorney assigned by Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia probe is ‘very dialed in’ and ‘asking all the right questions,’ according to multiple sources familiar with the matter,” reports Fox News.
“Fox News has learned that Durham has been getting briefed on the ‘four corners’ of the investigations into the FBI’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants, among other issues. Barr appointed Durham, 68, last month,” adds the article.
Last week, the Attorney General slammed Robert Mueller’s “legal analysis,” saying the special counsel could have reached a conclusion on Obstruction of Justice but chose not to.
“Attorney General Bill Barr said in an interview that aired Friday that he does not agree with ‘a lot of the legal analysis’ inside Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and said it does ‘not reflect the views’ of the Justice Department, the latest break between President Trump’s attorney general and leader of the Russia probe,” reports Fox News.
“We didn’t agree with the legal analysis, a lot of the legal analysis in the report,” Barr said. “It did not reflect the views of the department. It was the viewpoint of a particular lawyer or lawyers, so we applied what we saw was the right law.”
In an exclusive interview, Attorney General William Barr said Robert Mueller and the Justice Department disagreed over the "legal analysis" in the special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. @JanCBS reports. https://t.co/WD5fcCfTip pic.twitter.com/gqtmQmKIRT
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 31, 2019
In the same interview, Barr also said Mueller could “have reached a decision” on whether the President “obstructed justice” during his two-year long probe.
“We saw the special counsel yesterday make that statement… He then said he really couldn’t make a decision. Do you agree with that interpretation?” asked CBS This Morning.
“I personally feel he could’ve reached a decision… He could’ve reached a conclusion. The opinion says that you can’t indict a President while he’s in office. But he could have reached a decision as to whether it was criminal activity,” said Barr.
NEW: Attorney General Barr tells @JanCBS he “personally felt” Special Counsel Robert Mueller “could've reached a decision” on obstruction of justice by President Trump.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 30, 2019
Read the full report at Fox News.