US Attorney John Durham has recently expanded his probe into the Obama administration’s spying on candidate Donald Trump.
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Durham is now looking at evidence up to the launch of the Mueller Special Counsel.
Bret Baier and Jake Gibson broke this story this afternon on FOX News:
John Durham, the U.S. attorney reviewing the origins of the 2016 counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign, is probing a wider timeline than previously known, according to multiple senior administration officials.
Fox News previously reported that Durham would be reviewing the days leading up to the 2016 election and through the inauguration.
However, based on what he has been finding, Durham has expanded his investigation adding agents and resources, the senior administration officials said. The timeline has grown from the beginning of the probe through the election and now has included a post-election timeline through the spring of 2017, up to when Robert Mueller was named special counsel.
Attorney General Bill Barr and Durham traveled to Italy recently to talk to law enforcement officials there about the probe and have also had conversations with officials in the U.K. and Australia about the investigation, according to multiple sources familiar with the meetings.
The Italian News reported this past weekend that Bill Barr and John Durham met with Italy’s spy chief Gennaro Vecchione twice in August.
According to La Repubblica Barr and Durham demanded proof that Italy, led by former Prime Minister Renzi, took part in the spying on candidate Donald Trump.