Well, well, well…We have all strongly believed that Obama’s administration spied on Donald Trump before and during his campaign. However, we didn’t have solid proof, nor anyone that would look into it.
However, that is no longer the case! Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday, “I think spying did occur, but the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”
He said during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that he is looking into it and conducting an investigation.
“I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016,” Barr continued, “A lot of this has already been investigated and a substantial portion that’s being investigated is being investigated by the inspector general of the department.”
“I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred. I’m saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it. That’s all,” he added.
Barr downplayed recent reports that he had formed a team to investigate the FBI’s actions in the original Russia counterintelligence probe, but said he had in mind bringing “some colleagues” together to review information turned up by the inspector general investigation, as well as Republican-led congressional probes to determine whether there is a need for further investigation at the Justice Department.
Barr said he is particularly concerned about why the Trump campaign was not notified about the FBI’s counterintelligence probe.
“That is one of the questions I have, that I feel normally the campaign would have been advised of this,” Barr told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). “I just want to satisfy myself that there was no abuse of law enforcement or intelligence powers.”
“I just want to satisfy myself that there was no abuse of law enforcement or intelligence powers,” Barr told Graham.
“I have no specific evidence that I have now. I have questions about it.” Barr concluded, “I have concerns about various aspects of it.”
Perhaps we will have real answers after this, unlike the ridiculous Mueller report.