Trump applauds Barr's decision to scrutinize Russian Federation probe

AG William Barr appoints top prosecutor to investigate how the Russia investigation started

The segment came after Fox News reported Durham, known as a "hard-charging, bulldog" prosecutor, according to a source, will focus on the period before November 7, 2016-including the use and assignments of Federal Bureau of Investigation informants, as well as alleged improper issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants.

The Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz, is also investigating whether political bias influenced investigation decisions related to the president and his campaign.

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.

Castro said that Barr has been "a fixer" and protector for President Trump, adding that he thinks they're opening the investigation to "chill anybody else from looking into anything else that the president does". Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) back in January, when the soon-to-be AG told Graham that, if confirmed, he would "look into what happened in 2016" regarding the investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

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He said officials might be anxious companies may shift operations out of China in response to "aggressive retaliatory actions". Trump has accused China of reneging on commitments it made during months of trade negotiations, which Beijing has denied.

When asked during testimony before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, Wray said that "spying" is "not the term I would use".

"I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016", Barr said during a congressional hearing in April. These concerns were in part fueled by the revelation that the FISA warrant obtained to surveil Trump campaign national-security adviser Carter Page was based on information provided in the unsubstantiated Steele dossier. That is also examining the Russian Federation probe origins and Barr expects it to be complete this month or next.

Durham was nominated by Trump in 2017 and has served as a lawyer within the Justice Department for almost 40 years, according to the Times. He has a history of conducting special investigations under administrations of both parties. Despite being a Trump appointee, Durham was recommended for the position by Connecticut's Democratic senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy who characterized him as having earned "immense respect as a no-nonsense, fierce and fair prosecutor".

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