Attorney General Barr taps Connecticut prosecutor to investigate origins of Mueller probe

Attorney General Barr taps Connecticut prosecutor to investigate origins of Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr has appointed Connecticut’s top federal prosecutor to review the steps the Justice Department took in launching an investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Barr’s decision to tap John Durham, the U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, marks at least the third ongoing inquiry into whether the FBI made missteps when it applied to a special federal court for a warrant to conduct surveillance on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

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