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Conn. Prosecutor Involved In Trump-Russia Investigation Resigns Amid Perceived Political Pressure

In this May 15, 2009, then-acting U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy leaves law offices in Washington.
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In this May 15, 2009, then-acting U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy leaves law offices in Washington.

A Connecticut federal prosecutor involved in the investigation of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe resigned from her U.S. Justice Department job last Friday.

Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on the Trump-Russia probe team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham of Connecticut.

Durham was appointed last year to conduct an inquiry into how the FBI and other federal agencies set about their investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, specifically whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.

A spokesman for the Connecticut U.S. Attorney's office confirmed that Dannehy had resigned but declined further comment.

Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal said Dannehy is well known in the state for her professionalism and integrity. He said her sudden resignation waves a huge red flag about political pressure on the investigation by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.