Per Martha MacCallum, AG Barr is overseeing an investigation into the origins of the 2016 Russia probe. Common knowledge.
The Australian Ambassador to London is involved. Does not seem unusual that this investigation would be discussed.
AG Barr is overseeing an investigation into the origins of the 2016 Russia probe. Common knowledge. The Australian Ambassador to London is involved. Does not seem unusual that this investigation would be discussed.
— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) September 30, 2019
DailyCaller reports Attorney General William Barr has met with foreign intelligence officials, including during a trip to Italy earlier in September, regarding an investigation into surveillance activities against the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported.
Barr was joined in the meeting by John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, WaPo reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.
“As the Department of Justice has previously announced, a team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is investigating the origins of the U.S. counterintelligence probe of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign,” department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec told Politico in a statement. “Mr. Durham is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries. At Attorney General Barr’s request, the President has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the Attorney General and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials.”
Barr tapped Durham earlier in 2019 to lead a broad investigation into FBI and CIA activities in the run-up to an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
He has said he is concerned that intelligence agencies improperly spied on the Trump campaign and has said he wants to find out if the FBI and CIA directed any intelligence-gathering activities at Trump associates before July 31, 2016, which is when the bureau opened its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.
President Donald Trump said May 24 he hoped Barr would reach out to British and Australian officials as part of the investigation.
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com