Scrutiny of Russia Investigation Is Said to Be a Review, Not a Criminal Inquiry
The federal prosecutor assigned to the review, John H. Durham, has no subpoena power and cannot compel witnesses to testify.
BREAKING: NYT pulls back from its original story that Papadopoulos was the basis for FBI opening Trump-Russia collusion probe during 2016 campaign. Note the shift in rhetoric: "That information PARTLY formed the basis for opening the Russia investigation."
Durham for now will not wield the sort of law enforcement powers that come with an open criminal investigation, such as the ability to subpoena documents and compel witnesses to testify.
NYT still struggles to accurately describe Papadopoulos-Downer exchange, but interesting thing in this passage is use of word 'partly.' A much-needed addition...