Attorney General Barr “I think spying did occur” on the Trump campaign
Attorney General William Barr blew up Washington establishment today further sending libtards into a need for a security animal of safe space. Barr told the Senate Appropriations committee that spying occurred against the Trump campaign in 2016.
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr said during an exchange with Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Shaheen asked in a follow-up whether Barr believed the FBI spied on the Trump team.
“You’re not suggesting, though, that spying occurred?” Shaheen asked.
“I think spying did occur. Yes, I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated,” Barr said.
“I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”
Barr suggested later in the hearing that he had information leading him to question whether the FBI conducted unauthorized surveillance against the Trump campaign.
“I believe there is a basis for my concern, but I’m not going to discuss it,” Barr said.
Barr also said he plans to open an investigation into the FBI’s initial decision to open an investigation into the Trump campaign. Has anyone seen Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe, or Peter Strzok? Somebody should take their passports.
Democrats were triggered by the use of the term “spy” so Barr switched to confidential informants but made it clear he plans to look into the motivation behind the early days of the investigation.
“I’m not suggesting that those rules were violated, but I think it’s important to look at that.”
“I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of the intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016,” Barr said.
Attorney General Barr said that he will not be investigating the entire FBI.
“This is not launching an investigation of the FBI,” he added. “To the extent there were any issues at the FBI, I do not view it as a problem that’s endemic to the FBI. I think there was probably a failure among a group of leaders there at the upper echelon, so I don’t like to hear attacks of the FBI.”