Barr told Senators last month that he was reviewing the "origins and behavior" of news gathering members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election and said he believed the campaign had been spied on.
Barr's use of The term triggered massive protest from Democrats who considered it a legitimation of a conspiracy theory.
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Trump and Republicans who have long been accused of investigating Russia The FBI agents, who were biased against the president, have ushered in Barr's decision to investigate the origins of the investigation.
On Thursday evening, the White House sent a memo to heads of US intelligence agencies and to department heads and agencies involving elements of the intelligence community to "promptly provide such support and information as the Attorney General has in connection with his review of intelligence activities in connection with the 2016 presidential campaigns ".
The memo also states that Barr has the authority to disclose information or intelligence for its review, and he is instructed to contact the intelligence community before taking any such steps "to the extent practicable . "
to Barr, the Directors of the National Intelligence Service and the CIA, and the Ministries of State, Treasury, Defense, Energy and Homeland Security.
The Department of Inspector General of the Ministry of Justice has already examined whether the FBI has complied with applicable regulations when requesting a warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. An investigation that Barr expects to complete in May or June.
Barr has intercepted John Durham, the US Attorney in Connecticut, launched his new investigation into the origins of the investigation of links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Trump had previously attempted to outclass and release materials from the investigation in Russia, including the request to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to monitor Page, but withdrew after US allies had objected.
News about Barr's investigation into the origins of the investigation into Russian counterintelligence came after a special envoy Ro Khanna: "I'm not here yet" for impeachment MORE completed his biennial investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections from Russia. The Special Adviser also failed to conclude that Trump had obstructed the judiciary, and Barr later ruled that the evidence was insufficient to accuse Trump of obstruction.
Barr was closely scrutinized by the Democrats over his handling of the investigation. Making matters worse, he has decided to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation.
Barr has stated he wants to make sure that the monitoring is done properly, said the April Congress testimony. "I'm not saying that inappropriate monitoring has taken place, I'm saying that I'm worried and caring, that's all."
– Updated Thursday at 21:17