Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Attorney General “must retract” his recent comments regarding US officials “spying” on the Trump campaign Wednesday evening; calling his statement a “conspiracy theory.”
“AG Barr admitted he had no evidence to support his claim that spying on the Trump campaign ‘did occur.’ AG Barr must retract his statement immediately or produce specific evidence to back it up. Perpetuating conspiracy theories is beneath the office of the Attorney General,” posted Schumer on social media.
AG Barr admitted he had no evidence to support his claim that spying on the Trump campaign “did occur.”
AG Barr must retract his statement immediately or produce specific evidence to back it up.
Perpetuating conspiracy theories is beneath the office of the Attorney General.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 10, 2019
Barr stunned Congressional Democrats this week when he confirmed “spying did occur” during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
CRUZ ON HANNITY: Democrats are Totally ‘Out of Touch’ with the American People on Border Security
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke with Fox News’ Sean Hannity along the US-Mexico border Thursday; saying Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was totally “out of touch” with the American people on border security.
“I think this trip was very valuable. I was pleased to come down with the President and meet with Border Patrol and also meet with victims… There are real human tragedies,” said Cruz.
“When you see Chuck Schumer and the Democrats force a government shutdown because they are so adamantly opposed to securing the border, that’s really out of touch and it’s not with the American people,” he added.
Watch Sen. Cruz on ‘Hannity’ above.
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.