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Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

John DurhamAttorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to  examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if  intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and  appropriate,” according to a person familiar with the issue.

Barr  appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the  inquiry, the person said. The person could not discuss the matter  publicly and spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of  anonymity.

With the appointment, Barr is addressing a rallying cry  of President Donald Trump and his supporters, who have accused the  Justice Department and FBI of unlawfully spying on his campaign.

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