Attorney general William Barr has appointed Connecticut state attorney
John Durham to conduct the new examination of the American intelligence services' efforts to monitor Russian intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.
Durham has yet to formally submit interview requests but they are understood to be imminent as members of the agency ask why their work should be subjected to the critical scrutiny of a federal prosecutor with partisan loyalties.
Gina Haspel has told senior officials her agency will cooperate but will nevertheless work to protect key pieces of intelligence whose disclosure could jeopardise sources or compromise information gathering.
During the final weeks of the Obama administration, the intelligence community released a declassified assessment that concluded that Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign that "aspired to help" Trump’s electoral chances by damaging Hillary Clinton’s, a stance backed by the CIA, FBI and the National Security Agency.
Others like former assistant US attorney
Andrew McCarthy have suggested the Kremlin was more interested in sowing the seeds of chaos and destabilising matters than particularly influencing the outcome, hacking Democratic email servers and using social media bots to spread discontent.
In a letter to Congress this week, assistant attorney general
Stephen Boyd wrote that while Barr has the power to declassify intelligence and asked intelligence agencies to preserve information and “ensure the availability of witnesses”.
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