U.S. attorney in Brooklyn to coordinate Ukraine probe

The Justice Department has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn to coordinate Ukraine-related investigations, according to a memo released to Congress recently.

The move potentially gives Attorney General William Barr a way to keep a tighter rein on investigations that could be politically sensitive, Politico reported. Richard Donoghue, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, will “coordinate existing matters” and “assess, investigate and address any other matters relating to Ukraine, including the opening of any new investigations or the expansion of existing ones,” according to the memo.