Attorney General Bill Barr assigned top special prosecutor John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia probe.
John Durham, a US Attorney in Connecticut will examine the origins of Spygate according to a new report by The New York Times, citing two sources familiar with the matter.
Mr. Durham, who was nominated by President Trump in 2017, has a history of investigating potential wrongdoing among National Security officials, reported the NY Times.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz is also investigating FISA abuses in a separate probe.
Bill Barr stunned the Democrat-media complex last month when he said “spying did occur” during the 2016 presidential election and vowed to get to the bottom of it.
“The question is whether it was adequately predicated. And I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated. But I need to explore that,” Barr said.
Barr opted to give a US Attorney the assignment rather than allow a special counsel to look into the origins of Spygate – a special prosecutor has more day-to-day oversight.