Reports: Barr’s Counter-Mueller Review Now a Criminal Probe
A review by Attorney General William Barr of President Donald Trump’s complaints that he was unfairly targeted by the government’s Russia probe has reportedly morphed into a criminal investigation. The prosecutor in charge, John Durham, can fire off subpoenas, convene a grand jury and file criminal charges. Democratic House chairmen conducting impeachment hearings said the shift raises “profound new concerns” that the Justice Department has become “a vehicle for President Trump’s political revenge.”
Does this mean investigators have found something? While a hunch isn’t enough to launch a criminal inquiry, a “reasonable indication” of lawbreaking is all it takes.