John Durham escalates review of Russia investigation origins - Washington Examiner
The investigation into the investigators is heating up.
U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut has met repeatedly with Attorney General William Barr since he was tasked last month with leading a review of the origins of the Russia investigation and the Justice Department's and FBI's conduct.
Sources tell Fox News that Durham is "very dialed in" and "asking all the right questions."
One major focus of his review is potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse, which is the subject of a separate investigation by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz and is expected to conclude soon. British ex-spy Christopher Steele, whose unverified dossier was used in FISA applications to justify surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, has expressed a willingness to meet with Horowitz, but not with Durham.
During the 2016 election, Steele was working for the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which received funding through the Perkins Coie law firm from the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Steele's Democratic benefactors were not revealed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Should Durham find criminal activity during the course of his investigation, sources said he would take charge of any prosecutions.