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Barr's Russia investigator has put some focus on Clinton Foundation: report

Barr's Russia investigator has put some focus on Clinton Foundation: report
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The Department of Justice’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation is also looking into how the FBI handled allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation, sources told The New York Times. 

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrMajority of Republicans say 2020 election was invalid: poll Biden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case Justice Department renews investigation into George Floyd's death: report MORE appointed U.S. Attorney John DurhamJohn DurhamBiden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case Garland seeks to draw sharp contrast with Trump-era DOJ John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges MORE to lead the investigation. He reportedly sought documents and interviews about how federal law enforcement officials handled an investigation into the Clinton Foundation, a nonprofit led by former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe Jan. 6 case for ending the Senate filibuster Trumpists' assaults on Republicans who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid will help Democrats Mellman: White working-class politics MORE and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm Pelosi top fundraiser moves to House Democratic super PAC Mean tweets may take down Biden nominee MORE.

Sources told the Times that Durham is comparing the FBI’s investigation into alleged bribery at the Clinton Foundation with the investigation into President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE’s 2016 campaign’s communications with Russian adversaries.

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Those involved with the investigation described the move to compare the two as “unusual” and suggested a political motive. Barr and other supporters of the president have said the two investigations show a “double standard” the FBI upheld leading up to the 2016 election.

“There was a clear double standard by the Department of Justice and F.B.I. when it came to the Trump and Clinton campaigns in 2016,” Sen Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamJohn Boehner tells Cruz to 'go f--- yourself' in unscripted audiobook asides: report Parliamentarian nixes minimum wage hike in coronavirus bill McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in an August statement. 

One of Durham's top aides resigned earlier this month, reportedly over concerns that the investigation was being rushed to produce results before the November presidential election. 

Durham's investigation produced its first public result in August with the arrest of former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who pleaded guilty to falsifying a document to justify surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser as part of the 2016 investigation.