Attorney General William Barr has assembled a “team” to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, an official administration informed Fox News on Tuesday about the situation.

Republicans have repeatedly called for a thorough investigation into the intelligence practices of the FBI and the origins of the Russian collusion narrative that has since been discredited following the conclusion of the probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller – and now appear to have assurances that a comprehensive review has been underway.

“I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,” Barr told a House panel on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.

Barr’s inquiry is separate from a long-running inquiry by the inspector general of the Justice Department, said the person who asked not to be identified to discuss sensitive issues.

The FBI has refused to comment. Barr said he was expecting the work of the inspector general to be finished by May or June.

The issue arose as testified by Barr before a subcommittee on Democratic-controlled House Appropriations. Most of the questioning involved demands that Barr give the full report and the evidence behind it to lawmakers Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But the issue will certainly get more attention when Barr appears before the GOP-led Senate counterpart of the panel on Wednesday.

Republican Lindsey Graham, who is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has already pledged in the Judiciary Committee he leads to pursue the issue.

“Once we put the Mueller report to bed, once Barr comes to the committee and takes questions about his findings and his actions, and we get to see the Mueller report, consistent with law, then we are going to turn to finding out how this got off the rails,” he said in a March 28 interview with Fox News.

He said on Tuesday that he is planning to postpone his questions on the investigation into Russia until Barr appears before his panel on May 1.

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