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Investigation into Trump-Russia probe continues to grow

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Attorney General Bill Barr on Oct. 3. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

A federal investigation closely supervised by Attorney General William Barr — which aims to inspect origins of the Trump-Russia probe — has interviewed "about two dozen and current F.B.I. officials," the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The investigation, which is essentially looking into claims that the FBI's probe into President Trump's 2016 campaign was influenced by anti-Trump sentiments, is further along than previously reported.

Donald Trump on the issues, in under 500 words

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Trump at a "MAGA" rally in Florida on May 8. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump is running for re-election in 2020. He considers former Vice President Joe Biden to be his top rival. In June, he told Vladimir Putin that Russia shouldn't meddle in the next presidential election.