John Durham seeks interviews with two CIA officers over Russia investigation origins


The Justice Department intends to interview two CIA officers for its review of the origins of the Russia investigation.

U.S. Attorney John Durham’s team wants to talk to at least one senior counterintelligence official and a senior analyst who examined Russia’s role in meddling in the 2016 election, according to the New York Times.

Although formal requests have not yet been submitted, CIA Director Gina Haspel informed senior officials that her agency will cooperate, but will work to ensure that sources, methods, and intelligence provided by allies would be protected.

Attorney General William Barr tasked Durham, a U.S. attorney from Connecticut, with leading the inquiry focused on the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, which the FBI began in the summer of 2016.

American officials say Barr is interested…



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