Attorney General William Barr is raising the requirements for the Justice Department to investigate presidential campaigns, following the so-called Russia collusion probe. He made the initial announcement on Monday.
This means any new investigations into presidential campaigns would require signatures from both the attorney general and the head of the FBI. Department of Justice lawyers currently review applications sent through the FISA court and are able to approve them without receiving signatures from high-ranking officials.
Barr said FBI Director Christopher Wray has already agreed to the change.