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Attorney General William Barr has reportedly assigned John H. Durham, U.S. attorney in Connecticut to examine the origins of the investigation into Russian election interference and alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow. thehill.com/homenews/admin…
Mr. Durham had served as the interim U.S. Attorney since October 28, 2017, after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions signed an order appointing him to the position.  President Donald Trump nominated Mr. Durham to serve as U.S. Attorney on November 1, 2017 justice.gov/usao-ct/meet-u…
Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Durham served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in various positions in the District of Connecticut for 35 years, prosecuting complex organized crime, violent crime, public corruption and financial fraud matters. justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/joh…
Durham was appointed special prosecutor to determine whether crimes were committed when CIA destroyed videotape recordings of waterboarding of 2 al-Qaida suspects in what became known in the years after the 911 attacks as an "enhanced interrogation" courant.com/news/connectic…
John Durham: US Attorney, United States Attorney's Office For The District Of Connecticut

bloomberg.com/profiles/peopl…
Since January 1999, he has served as a special attorney in the District of Massachusetts. He was the head of a  task force that reviewed FBI and law enforcement corruption in the case involving Whitey Bulger and associates. theday.com/article/201710…
veteran mob prosecutor has been tapped repeatedly by DoJ to settle complicated, nat'l legal controversies..Durham has locked up scores of mobsters, supervised successful prosecutions of more than a dzn CORRUPT politicians (incl a governor) courant.com/news/connectic…
Former colleagues said the deputy U.S. attorney is known for seeking maximum sentences, shunning plea bargains & avoiding the spotlight. 4 friends said they could not recall him losing a case in more than 30 years as a prosecutor #NowComesThePain washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…
Blink & you would have missed it! I think this is very good news! He's already been investigating this for months!

[1/15/19] Conn. US Attorney Durham conducting probe of FBI media leaks in Russia probe ctmirror.org/2019/01/15/u-s…
[1/15/19] Durham’s role in heading the leak investigation was revealed with the release of a letter to him from House Republicans seeking more information on his findings.

[PDF] republicans-oversight.house.gov/wp-content/upl…
[2/16/18] The U.S. Senate has UNANIMOUSLY confirmed career prosecutor John H. Durham’s nomination to be Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney.
The appointment of Durham seems to have many on the right excited.

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The Democrats should be very worried.
October 1, 2017 – Former top FBI lawyer, James Baker, has been under federal investigation for media leaks, beginning under the Obama administration clintonfoundationtimeline.com/tags/john-durh…
You can read Durham’s questionnaire when he was nominated as Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney here.

[PDF]

judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/…
[2009] Holder named longtime prosecutor John Durham, who has parachuted into crisis situations for both parties over 3 decades, to open an early review of nearly a dzn cases of alleged detainee mistreatment at the hands of CIA interrogators & contractors.

washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content…
[2009] Durham, 59, is no stranger to top-level governmental investigations. In 1999 he was selected by Attorney General Janet Reno to probe law-enforcement corruption in Boston. content.time.com/time/nation/ar…
“John Durham is a fierce, fair prosecutor. As a career prosecutor, John has dedicated his life to public service and the pursuit of justice. He knows how to try tough cases, having taken on organized crime and government corruption." - @SenBlumenthal

blumenthal.senate.gov/newsroom/press…
& just in case Blumenthal tries to pull any fast ones... (archived)

US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) & Chris Murphy (D-CT) applauded the Senate’s UNANIMOUS approval of John Durham’s nomination to serve as US Attorney for the District of Connecticut.

archive.fo/aweH5
Reports of the move have prompted cheers from Republicans while evoking suspicion from Democrats who have been critical of Barr’s decision to review the origins of the intelligence collection on the Trump campaign thehill.com/policy/nationa…
Durham is the perfect investigator for the job by all accounts & he had experience with Mueller in the Whitey Bulger case. He did not side w Mueller & Mueller’s agents suffered the consequences of Mueller’s, some would say, corrupt leadership. independentsentinel.com/barrs-investig…
Durham has been a go-to guy in the Department of Justice when attorneys general for Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have sought to uncover possible wrongdoing among federal law enforcement or intelligence. reviewjournal.com/news/politics-…
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