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DOJ attorney looking into whether CIA withheld info during start of Russia probe: NYT


Added 02-14-20 04:58:02pm EST - “Justice Department officials are investigating whether the CIA during the Obama administration withheld information in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election,” - Thehill.com

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Justice Department officials are investigating whether the CIA during the Obama administration withheld information in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to The New York Times.

John H. Durham, the prosecutor examining the case, is reportedly pursuing a lead that former CIA director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanFederal prosecutor looking into Brennan's role in Russian interference findings: report FISA court's rebuke of the FBI: It broke or ignored the rules and our rights Where was American counterintelligence? MORE was trying to steer the Russia investigation in a particular direction and withheld information from other agencies to achieve that goal.

Officials from the FBI and NSA, however, have told Durham that the theory is incorrect and misrepresents how the intelligence community functions, the Times reported. 

Durham has not interviewed former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyRaising the Barr isn't always the best way to combat corruption CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump Bull meets china shop: Roger Stone controversy follows a familiar pattern MORE or former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeBarr has tapped outside prosecutor to review case against Flynn: NYT The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump insists he can tweet about cases in rare break with Barr DOJ won't charge former FBI Deputy Director McCabe MORE. He also has not interviewed Brennan, though he has requested his emails, according to the Times.

“It’s kind of silly,” Brennan said on MSNBC’s "Hardball" Thursday evening. “Is there a criminal investigation now on analytic judgments and the activities of CIA in terms of trying to protect our national security? I’m certainly willing to talk to Mr. Durham or anybody else who has any questions about what we did during this period of 2016.”

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