John Durham, the U.S. prosecutor tapped to investigate the roots of the Russia probe, is reportedly “very dialed in” to the investigation, according to a Fox News report.
Durham is reportedly “asking all the right questions” amid the probe and has met with Attorney General William Barr several times since he was tapped.
According to the report, Durham has been informed of details relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants obtained during the 2016 election cycle.
Barr assigned Durham to the probe last month to determine if surveillance efforts targeting the Trump campaign during the 2016 election were “lawful and appropriate.”
The probe will address potential surveillance abuses of the Obama-era DOJ targeting Trump campaign officials, specifically the FISA warrant granted to surveil Carter Page.
Should there be criminal charges brought form potential FISA abuses, Durham would carry out the prosecution.
Two senior counterintelligence officials no longer with the bureau are among likely targets of the investigation by John Durham, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut. Peter Strzok and Bill Priestap. https://t.co/yaaReLIivy
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) June 7, 2019
During a recent CBS interview, Barr said he has more questions in connection with the origins of the Russia probe as he continues to piece together what happened.
Barr continued by saying there seemed to be clear anti-Trump bias at the Obama-era DOJ, and he does believe spying occurred targeting Trump campaign officials.
The attorney general continued by saying the question lies within if the spying “is authorized by law and properly predicated.”
Barr also mentioned foreign interference in American political processes is equally as “troubling” as the abuse of government power.