Source: Barr Launches New Look at Origins of Russia Probe

The inquiry will focus on whether the government's methods to collect intelligence relating to the 2016 Trump campaign were lawful and appropriate.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” according to a person familiar with the issue. Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry, the person said. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke Monday to The Associated Press on condition of…

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