House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows applauded the appointment.
John Durham is an outstanding choice for special prosecutor investigating 2016 pre-election activities—his selection further demonstrates Bill Barr’s tenacity and determined desire to get to the truth and restore credibility at the top tier of the DOJ and FBI.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) May 14, 2019
CSPAN producer Craig Caplan reminded people of one important tidbit: Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both Democrats, supported Durham's nomination to be a United States Attorney General.
Connecticut Democratic Senators @SenBlumenthal & @ChrisMurphyCT in 2017 on John Durham US Atty for CT nomination:"We are confident that Durham will continue this record of success in providing strong leadership to the office." The Senators recommended Durham to President Trump. pic.twitter.com/fMY7o1LNWi— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) May 14, 2019
Attorney General William Barr on Monday appointed Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia probe. The goal of Durham's investigation is to determine whether or not the probe was “lawful and appropriate," the Associate Press reported.
"Durham has previously investigated law enforcement corruption, the destruction of CIA videotapes and the Boston FBI office’s relationship with mobsters," the AP reported.
This is a developing news story. As more information becomes available this post will be updated.