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1) A whole lot going on - Durham appointment.

Barr working w/Haspell, Coats & Wray.

Huber news.

And it's only Tuesday.

Also some interesting connections. Short thread to follow.
2) Boente held key positions in the early days of Trump Admin - while retaining crucial position as US Attorney for Eastern Dist of VA until early 2018.

Acting AG
Acting Dep
AG Acting Head of DOJ NSD
FBI Gen Counsel

No other Trump official has been placed into so many key roles
3) Of the fired US Attorneys, President Trump ultimately kept three.

1) Rod Rosenstein
2) John Huber
3) Dana Boente

Rosenstein = DAG
Huber = Prosecutor assisting IG Horowitz
Boente = Various positions w/Trump Admin.
4) Zachary Terwilliger took over for Boente as US Attorney at EDVA.

Prior to his appointment by Trump to the EDVA, Terwilliger served as an associate deputy attorney general, and was chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.
5) Terwilliger previously worked as an assistant U.S. attorney at the EDVA during Boente’s time as U.S. Attorney and also worked on criminal legislation under Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
6) Terwilliger’s father, George Terwilliger III, served as AG Barr's deputy attorney general in 1991-93.

Terwilliger III: "Barr and I worked side-by-side—some said joined at the hip—when we served as attorney general and deputy attorney general, respectively, together."
7) Trump nominated Jessie Liu for the 3rd highest post at DOJ - associate attorney general.

Liu had been specifically recommended for the post by AG Barr.

Liu's nomination fell through due to prior role as vp of Ntl Assoc of Women Lawyers - which supported abortion rights.
8) Barr then appointed Liu to lead the AG Advisory Committee, which counsels the AG on policy, procedure and management matters that affect federal prosecutors.

Barr said he gave Ms. Liu the post so she could “play a broader role in the department.”

John Huber is vice-chair.
9) Trump nominated John Demers to be the head of the NSD, replacing Boente who was acting head.

Demers, who has prior experience with the NSD and was Asst Gen Counsel at Boeing, clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
10) Terwilliger and Demers have already jointly been involved in several high profile cases lately.
11) John H. Durham, US Attorney for Connecticut was tapped by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia probe.

He has apparently been working in his new role for several weeks.
12) On Huber it's being reported that "US Attorney John Huber in Utah is no longer involved on Russia issues.....Huber's review of other issues related to Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation is nearing completion, the source said."

If true, it's why Durham was appointed.
13) John J. Durham is the son of John H. Durham.

John J. Durham is leading the DOJ fight against MS-13 - selected by Sessions.

Rosenstein had been leading entire operation prior to retirement.
14) CNN reporting that "AG Barr working closely with CIA Director Haspel, ODNI Director Coats and FBI Director Wray on surveillance issues related to Trump campaign - suggesting broader interagency effort underway."
15) Fox WH Correspondant @kevincorke thread on developments

16) There have been some accounts banging on the reputations of all these people at one time or another.

Worth asking why.
17) If you want a quick sense of the Left's reaction, give a look to the comments:
18) Gonna be an interesting summer...
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