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mlyonsd 05:14 PM 10-08-2019
Durham investigation into origins of 2016 Trump campaign surveillance expands its scope
By Bret Baier, Jake Gibson

Published October 08, 2019

Fox News
EXCLUSIVE – 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.

Barr assigned Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, back in May to conduct the inquiry into alleged misconduct and improper surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016, as well as whether Democrats were the ones who'd improperly colluded with foreign actors.

The attorney "is gathering information from numerous sources, including a number of foreign countries. At Attorney General Barr’s request, the president has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the attorney general and Mr. Durham to appropriate officials," Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said last month.

Durham, known as a "hard-charging, bulldog" prosecutor, according to a source, has been focusing on the use and assignments of FBI informants, as well as alleged improper issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. Durham was asked to help Barr to "ensure that intelligence collection activities by the U.S. government related to the Trump 2016 presidential campaign were lawful and appropriate."

Democrats increasingly have targeted Barr. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said late last month that Barr has "gone rogue," alleging an attempted "cover-up" of the whistleblower complaint that has led to a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump.

Pelosi made the comments on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" after host Joe Scarborough asked if she was concerned that the country's institutions could fail due to Barr's behavior.

"I think where they are going is the cover-up of the cover-up, and that's very really sad for them. To have a Justice Department go so rogue, they have been for a while, and now it just makes matters worse," said Pelosi, faulting Barr for instructing the director of national intelligence to bring the whistleblower complaint over a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House.

Bret Baier is the chief political anchor of Fox News Channel, and the anchor and executive editor of "Special Report with Bret Baier.” He is the author of “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission,” and “Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire.” His third presidential book, “Three Days at the Brink: FDR’s Daring Gamble to Win World War II,” will be released in October 2019.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dur...expanded-scope
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BucEyedPea 06:17 PM 10-08-2019
You can usually tell what's really happening by what Pelosi and other anti-Trumpers accuse Trump and his administration of doing.

Her whole impeachment inquiry is because they need to cover up what may be coming out about them.
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Easy 6 06:21 PM 10-08-2019
They swing for the head, we go to the body
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Taco John 06:42 PM 10-08-2019
It's going to be epic...
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BleedingRed 07:48 PM 10-08-2019
I can’t wait, I sure hope they get to the bottom of this quick.

John Durham has thrown FBI agents in jail before, wonder why Barr appointed him
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Pogue 08:46 PM 10-08-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
You can usually tell what's really happening by what Pelosi and other anti-Trumpers accuse Trump and his administration of doing.

Her whole impeachment inquiry is because they need to cover up what may be coming out about them.
It’s to discredit the investigation of the investigators.

They really want to get the impeachment process going before thanksgiving or before Durham releases this report. It’s a race.
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redshirt32 09:18 PM 10-08-2019
Asking for more help and moving the timeline back to spring 2016.
Yep nothin here just move along says the media.
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GloryDayz 09:25 PM 10-08-2019
I wonder if this is what it was like in Rome as the empire got to the iffy stage?
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scho63 06:51 AM 10-09-2019
This is either going to be the biggest scandal in the history of the US or the biggest nothingburger.

I can't see it being a middle of the road conclusion.
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morphius 06:57 AM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by scho63:
This is either going to be the biggest scandal in the history of the US or the biggest nothingburger.

I can't see it being a middle of the road conclusion.
The problem is that I have little faith that the media will touch it if it is a big deal.

I mean they are letting comments along the lines of, "Trump is just doing this to discredit the Mueller report", go with immunity. Yeah, because he needs to discredit a report that showed he didn't do anything wrong.
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scho63 07:03 AM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by morphius:
The problem is that I have little faith that the media will touch it if it is a big deal.

I mean they are letting comments along the lines of, "Trump is just doing this to discredit the Mueller report", go with immunity. Yeah, because he needs to discredit a report that showed he didn't do anything wrong.
I think it would be very hard for the media to totally ignore this IF something outrageous comes out.
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tmax63 07:51 AM 10-09-2019
The MSM has turned into the 1970's TASS. They put out exactly what the Democrats want them to produce and spin anything anti-Dem to the left. Thank goodness that with the internet if you care to dig you can do your own research but it does take an educated mind to sift out the trash.
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morphius 07:55 AM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by scho63:
I think it would be very hard for the media to totally ignore this IF something outrageous comes out.
I watched the Beck video the other day that lays out a pretty convincing case against the DNC and corruption in the Ukraine with documentation. Now, I'm not a fan of Beck, but I doubt it gets touched unless they are forced to.

I mean we did watch the Clinton impeachment conversation change from the actual charges, lying under oath in a trial about sexual assault, to Republicans condemning a President for having a little affair.
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patteeu 08:03 AM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by morphius:
The problem is that I have little faith that the media will touch it if it is a big deal.

I mean they are letting comments along the lines of, "Trump is just doing this to discredit the Mueller report", go with immunity. Yeah, because he needs to discredit a report that showed he didn't do anything wrong.
Right. It makes no sense.
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GloryDayz 10:27 AM 10-09-2019
Originally Posted by scho63:
This is either going to be the biggest scandal in the history of the US or the biggest nothingburger.

I can't see it being a middle of the road conclusion.
The swamp...
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