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Merrick Garland to face DOJ oversight grilling for first time from new Congress | Senators to grill Garland about rogue FBI agent involved in Trump-Russia investigation

Durbin Presses DOJ & FBI for Information on Potential Impact of Former FBI Official Charles McGonigal’s Alleged Misconduct posted at 12:02:18 UTC   via WASHINGTON  –  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray to seek more information about the impact Charles McGonigal’s alleged misconduct, which was recently revealed in unsealed indictments, may have had on highly sensitive counterintelligence and criminal investigations. On January 23, 2023, the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of New York (USAO-SDNY) and for the District of Columbia (USAO-DDC) unsealed indictments against Mr. McGonigal, a former high-level counterintelligence official at the FBI.  The USAO-SDNY indictment alleges that Mr. McGonigal conspired to violate sanctions against Russia by agreeing to provide services