“The first step is to find out exactly what happened, and we’re trying to get our arms around that, getting all the relevant information from the various agencies and starting to talk to some of the people that have information,” Barr said before he leveled the boom on Barack Obama and his administration.
“The fact of the matter is Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities. He was looking at whether or not the Trump campaign had conspired with the Russians. But he was not going back and looking at the counterintelligence program. And we have a number of investigations underway that touch upon it — the main one being the office of inspector general that’s looking at the FISA warrants,” Barr added.
Barr will get to the bottom of this and when he does, it will not be good for anyone on team Obama who did the deed. Trump considers it treason and he is not far off.
From The Hill: Attorney General William Barr said Friday that he has received “inadequate” answers to questions from senior Justice Department officials concerning the origin of the investigation into the Trump campaign.
Speaking with Fox News, the attorney general said some explanations he had received from those involved in the early stages of the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian election interference did not “hang together” under scrutiny.
“I’ve been trying to get answers to the questions and I’ve found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and some of the explanations I’ve gotten don’t hang together, in a sense I have more questions today than when I first started,” Barr said from El Salvador, where he will address efforts to fight MS-13 and the surge of immigration at the U.S.–Mexico border.
“Some of the explanations of what occurred,” he added, are what do not “hang together.”
“People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. If we’re worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale,” Barr told Fox News, adding: “I’m not saying that happened but it’s something we have to look at.”
Barr’s comments came days after reports surfaced that the attorney general had tapped John Durham, a longtime Justice Department official who is serving as a U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to review the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference.
My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 17, 2019