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Barr appoints top Connecticut prosecutor to investigate inception of Russian 'collusion' probe

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General has appointed a top to examine the origins of the investigation into Russia's alleged collusion during the 2016

reported that two officials familiar with the matter apprised that John H. Durham, the U.S. in Connecticut, has been appointed by Barr to look into the probe's beginning. However, there is no official confirmation on Durham's appointment.

This is the third public investigation into the matter.

Meanwhile, is examining the use of wiretaps and pieces of information by investigators during the probe. He is also looking for possible political bias against

Additionally, John W. Huber, the in Utah, has also been reviewing aspects of the investigation. His findings are yet to be revealed.

Republicans had conducted their own inquiries when they used to control the House, the newspaper reported.

Durham was appointed by Trump in 2017 and has been serving as Justice Department since 1982. He is known for conducting special investigations under the administration of both parties-Republican and Democrats.

Trump and House Republicans have long pressed Justice Department to appoint someone to investigate the inception of Russia's probe.

Last month, Robert Muller's report revealed that there was no criminal conspiracy between and Trump's campaign during the 2016 polls. Although Mueller probed 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by Trump, he did not make charges.

Subsequently, Barr said that no obstruction charges would be carried out against Trump.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 09:22 IST
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