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Justice Department puts Brooklyn prosecutor atop Ukraine probes

Feb 18, 2020 - CNN

The Justice Department has assigned the top prosecutor in Brooklyn to coordinate Ukraine-related investigations, according to a memo released Tuesday to Congress, bringing a new layer of Washington supervision to an area of interest that has become a political minefield.

The move potentially gives Attorney General William Barr a way to keep a tighter rein on investigations that could be politically sensitive.

Richard Donoghue, the US attorney in the Eastern District of New York, will...