AG Barr Expands Probe into Russia Investigation Origin, Finds 'Something Significant'
Attorney General broadens the investigation
U.S. Attorney General William Barr has expanded a review into the Russian collusion hoax investigation, according to NBC News.
But the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to disclose whether the probe has turned into a criminal investigation.
NBC News reported, “Justice Department officials have said [U.S. Attorney John] Durham has found something significant and critics should be careful.”
But the findings were not elaborated on by the outlet.
NBC News citing multiple current and former officials:
The prosecutor conducting the review, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expressed his intent to interview a number of current and former intelligence officials involved in examining Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, including former CIA Director John Brennan and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Brennan told NBC News.
Durham has also requested to talk to CIA analysts involved in the intelligence assessment of Russia’s activities, prompting some of them to hire lawyers, according to three former CIA officials familiar with the matter.
And there is tension between the CIA and the Justice Department over what classified documents Durham can examine, two people familiar with the matter said.
According to a law enforcement official, Durham has expanded his staff and the timeframe under Barr’s approval.
The official added that he was also looking into conduct past Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 2017.
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Ukraine is also on the list of countries the department looking at in regards to the Russia probe, according to an unnamed DOJ spokeswoman.
But the spokesperson refused to say whether Durham is investigating “corruption related to the DNC server,” as reported by White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday.
During President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukraine’s leader to re-open an inquiry into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, which sparked the impeachment probe, he also urged Ukraine to look into claims the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server purportedly hacked by Russian intelligence officers is actually in Ukraine.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn stated Friday that the Department of Justice is investigating Joe Biden for "conflicts of interest" and "possible corruption" during his time as US vice president.
According to Cornyn, Attorney General William Barr has launched an investigation into allegations that Biden abused his position as VP to protect his son's company that was being investigated by Ukraine's top prosecutor.
Cornyn made the statement as Trump is furiously pushing back against a Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, stating he has an "absolute right" to ask foreign countries to investigate "corruption."