4 key takeaways from William Barr’s testimony on the Mueller report

11 April, 2019, 00:44 | Author: Emmett Rice
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Yes, I think spying did occur, ' Barr said during a hearing of a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.

"I think spying did occur", Barr said.

"You're not suggesting that spying occurred?"

"But if there's not sufficient consensus to obtain that, then I think the way to go is to permit a more federal approach so states can make their own decisions within the framework of a federal law so we're not just ignoring the enforcement of federal law".

The comments came from Barr during Senate testimony Wednesday. Politico reports he later added, "I have no specific evidence that I would cite right now".

The comments, confirming a report by Bloomberg News, indicate that Barr is looking into allegations that Republican lawmakers have been pursuing for more than a year - that the investigation into President Donald Trump and possible collusion with Russian Federation was tainted at the start by anti-Trump bias in the FBI and Justice Department. Fusion GPS, in turn, hired former MI6 officer Christopher Steele and worked with former Central Intelligence Agency contractor Nellie Ohr, wife of high-ranking DOJ official Bruce Ohr. "The ways in which the attorney general has sought to restrict, control, redact this report has created more confusion rather than more transparency".

Trump also asked Barr to investigate the probe's origins, a request that Barr seems willing to heed.

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Last month, Barr issued a summary of the report, and said it did not have provide evidence of collusion.

Critics of the Russian Federation investigation say the warrant on Page was unjustified and have also seized on anti-Trump text messages sent and received by one of the lead agents involved in investigating whether the Trump campaign was colluding with Russian Federation.

Her boss, then-FBI general counsel James Baker, would himself admit to congressional investigators how unconventional the investigation into the Trump campaign was. "I turned it down", Caputo said on Tuesday. Later he praised FBI Director Christopher Wray. Barr said on Tuesday that investigation was due to wrap up in May or June. "This was an attempted take-down of a president".

Barr said Wednesday he expects to release a redacted version of the Mueller report next week, but Pelosi said it's only a "matter of time" before the full report is made public. "But the question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated", Barr said.

The California Democrat also said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that she's "very concerned" about Barr's handling of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report.

Barr responded that he planned on "reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed against - at the Trump campaign during 2016". The FBI relied on the notorious Steele dossier, funded by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).



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