FBI chief orders new review of Flynn case

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WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered an internal review of how the bureau handled its investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the bureau said Friday.

The review, which will be handled by the FBI’s inspection division, will seek to “determine whether any current employees engaged in misconduct” and evaluate broader FBI policies and procedures to “identify any improvements that might be warranted,” the bureau’s statement said.

The review is unusual, particularly because Attorney General William Barr already had commissioned St. Louis U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen earlier this year to examine the handling of Flynn’s case. The statement said the FBI’s review would “complement” that work, and Jensen’s examination would take priority.

“I don’t know what the point is, other than to appease the attorney general,” Gregory Brower, a…

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