Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday confirmed that his Justice Department will be reviewing the “genesis and the Conduct” of the investigations into then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Speaking to Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Barr said “I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal.” Barr said he thinks spying did occur, “But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I am not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated but I need to explore that.”
“I think it’s my obligation… I am not suggesting those rules were violated, but I think it is important to look at that. And I am not talking about the FBI necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly.” Barr added.
But Democrat Rep Shaheen unsatisfied with Barrs explanation, asked why AG Barr would be investigating the spying of the Trump Campaign by corrupt law enforcement officials?
“Congress is usually very concerned about intel agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lane. We have a lot of rules about that,” Barr said, schooling Dem. Rep. Shaheen.
Attorney General Barr on Mueller Report: "I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016…I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal." pic.twitter.com/uz4tIqGIaa
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