Attorney General William Barr has reportedly assigned a federal prosecutor in Connecticut to evaluate the origins of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
John H. Durham, US attorney in Connecticut, has been tapped by Barr to examine special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe’s inception, the New York Times reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. John W. Huber, the United States attorney in Utah, is also examining aspects of the investigation, the Times reported.
Durham’s new assignment comes just weeks after the US Justice Department’s release in mid-April of the redacted version of the long-awaited report summarizing the outcome of the investigation into allegations of Trump-Russia collusion and Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US election. According to the document, the investigation did not find any evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign team.