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Old 1st December 2020, 01:59 PM   #1662
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Barr's December surprise: Durham becomes a "special counsel" in Russia probe investigation.

Biden's AG gets a poisoned present.

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Attorney General William Barr has given extra protection to the prosecutor he appointed to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, giving him the authority of a special counsel to complete the work without being easily fired.
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In an Oct. 19 order, obtained by The Associated Press, Barr says Durham is authorized “to investigate whether any federal official, employee or any person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence or law enforcement activities” directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, anyone associated with the campaigns or the Trump administration.

https://apnews.com/article/election-...6fbf9fc49c3239

The regulation for Special Counsel states "The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government." https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/600.3
That's obviously not the case with Durham, currently US Attorney for Connecticut.

That may make it easier for Biden's AG to get rid of Durham, if (s)he so wishes.
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