Attorney General Bill Barr has formally appointed a U.S. attorney to probe the origins of the Russia-Trump investigation, the Associated Press reported.
President Donald Trump and his allies have claimed for years that an investigation was needed to determine whether surveillance of Trump’s 2016 campaign was appropriate. It seems America will soon have the answer.
A “person familiar with the matter” told the AP the U.S. attorney will seek to determine whether intelligence collecting involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate.”
Barr recently infuriated Democrats when he claimed “spying” likely did occur against the Trump campaign.
“The inquiry, which will focus on whether the government’s methods to collect intelligence relating to the Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate, is separate from an investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general,” the Associated Press reported.
The report added “The agency’s watchdog is also examining the Russia probe’s origins and Barr has said he expects the watchdog report to be done in May or June.”
President Trump will surely welcome the news.
Now that the Russia collusion conspiracy has fallen apart, the shoe could soon be on the other foot if it's determined that Trump was right all along and he was improperly targeted during the 2016 election.