Attorney General William Barr appointed a US attorney Monday night to investigate the shady origins of the Russia-Trump collusion probe and whether the DOJ acted “properly” while surveilling the Trump campaign heading into the 2016 election.
“Fox News reported on Monday that Attorney General Bill Barr had assigned John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry into alleged misconduct and alleged improper government surveillance on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, as well as whether Democrats were the ones who improperly colluded with foreign actors,” reports Fox News.
“I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted in the summer of 2016,” Barr testified on April 9.
“The FBI’s July 2016 counterintelligence investigation was opened by former senior agent Peter Strzok. Former FBI counsel Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was romantically involved, revealed during a closed-door congressional interview that the FBI ‘knew so little’ about whether allegations against the Trump campaign were ‘true or not true,’ at the time that they opened the probe, noting that they had just ‘a paucity of evidence because we are just starting down the path’ of vetting the allegations,” adds the report.
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BARR’S BOMBSHELL: The Attorney General Says ‘Spying Did Occur’ During 2016 Campaign
Attorney General William Barr stunned Congressional lawmakers Tuesday when he was asked to comment on whether “spying” took place during the 2016 race for the White House; saying “I think spying did occur.”
.@SenatorShaheen asks Barr about reports he's launched an investigation into officials who investigated Trump
"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal," he says, echoing baseless right-win conspiracy theories. "I think spying did occur."
Shaheen is left speechless pic.twitter.com/G1fcAF2Irh
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 10, 2019
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. Especially the generation that I grew up in… the Vietnam War period, people were concerned about spying on anti-war people and so forth by the government,” said Barr.
“I think it’s important to look at that… I think spying did occur,” he added.
Watch Barr’s explosive testimony above.
APOCALYPSE NOW: Pelosi Says US in ‘Constitutional Crisis,’ Claims AG Barr Violating ‘Oath of Office’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi threw her full support behind Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler Thursday; saying the United States is currently in a “constitutional crisis” hours after the Attorney General was found “in contempt” by his committee.
Reporter: Do you agree with Chairman Nadler that America is currently in a constitutional crisis?
Speaker Pelosi: "Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler…" pic.twitter.com/HJWGQScM2X
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 9, 2019
“Do you agree with Chairman Nadler that the country is currently in a Constitutional crisis?” asked one reporter during Pelosi’s weekly press briefing.
“Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler. The administration has decided that they’re not going to honor their oath of office. He’s staked out, because he has seen so much of the committee work. I’m very proud of the Judiciary Committee,” said Pelosi.
“When we’re ready, we’ll come to the floor. And we’ll see, there may be some other issues that we’ll want to deal with at the same time,” she added.