Monday, October 21, 2019

DOJ Review Of Origins Of Russia Probe Expanded, CIA Officials ‘Hiring Lawyers’

Via Billy

 U.S. President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Attorney General William Barr before presenting the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House May 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Comparable to the military's Medal of Honor, the Medal of Valor was established in 2000 by President Bill Clinton. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The DOJ’s review of the roles of various FBI and CIA officials in the origins of the Russia probe in a sense flips the focus of the initial investigation, looking not at Trump and his associates but at those who allegedly helped promote what Mueller determined to be the evidence-less “collusion” narrative.

 According to NBC News, a review ordered by Attorney General William Barr and conducted by Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham has been expanded “significantly” and now includes two high-profile, vocal critics of President Trump that held key positions in the Obama administration:

former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan. The review, new developments suggest, could also be morphing into an official criminal investigation.