New York Times: DOJ to interview CIA officers as part of Barr inquiry

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The interview plans indicate the department is focused partly on the conclusion by the US intelligence community that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an “influence campaign” aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the Times reports.

The Justice Department review, while not a criminal inquiry, has provoked anxiety within the CIA, former officials tell the Times. Senior agency officials question why the CIA’s analytical work should be scrutinized by a federal prosecutor, according to the Times.

The interview requests have not been formally submitted, the Times reports, but US Attorney John Durham will seek the interviews. Durham is a career federal prosecutor in Connecticut who was tapped by Barr to lead the effort to examine the origin of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.
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