Attorney General Barr assembles 'team' to look into counterintelligence investigation on Trump campaign in 2016, official says https://t.co/ZCwe3oy1mG
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According to Attorney General William Barr, he thinks there was spying on the Trump presidential campaign.
While the media has pushed the narrative of Russian interference and collusion in the 2016 election for nearly three years now, the true collusion scandals seldom got reported. As Robert Mueller’s probe died, evidence was uncovered that the Ukranian government helped aid the Clinton campaign in 2016.
There was no Russian collusion – but there may have been Ukranian collusion. Barr’s bombshell is just the latest announcement to turn the thesis that there was a conspiracy to help the Trump campaign on its head. According to the Daily Caller:
“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 predicted, but I need to explore that.”
Due to his suspicion, Barr will be assembling a team to examine the FBI’s shady secretive counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016. As Fox News is reporting:
Barr explained that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has a pending investigation into the FISA warrants and said the probe will be complete by May or June. He then confirmed he’s personally reviewing the investigation itself.
“More generally, 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.
The comments come after House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said over the weekend he was preparing to send eight criminal referrals to the Justice Department this week regarding alleged misconduct by DOJ and FBI officials during the Trump-Russia investigation. It is unclear whom Nunes will refer for investigation, and what the process at the Justice Department might be.
When asked Tuesday about Nunes’ referrals, Barr said he hasn’t seen them yet, but, “Obviously, if there is a predicate for investigation, it will be conducted.”
President Trump popularized the term “Spygate” in mid-2018 to popularize the theory that his campaign was spied on by people in the Obama administration in an effort to help Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Is vindication coming? Stay tuned…
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