Senator Lindsey Graham has sent a letter urging the leaders of Australia, Italy and the U.K. to continue working with Attorney General William Barr in his inquiry into the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
“That the attorney general is holding meetings with your countries to aid in the Justice Department’s investigation of what happened is well within the bounds of his normal activities,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican and Trump ally wrote in the letter. “He is simply doing his job.”
Barr, Pompeo and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have all been drawn into a House impeachment inquiry after details of the administration’s foreign contacts emerged.
Barr is reviewing what U.S. intelligence agencies did in 2016 and has met with officials from Italy and Australia, the official said.
Graham’s letter to the prime ministers of the U.K., Italy and Australia was attached to a statement from the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which he is chairman
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