During his second day on Capitol Hill, Attorney General William Barr said:
“I think spying did occur, the question is whether it was adequately predicated.”
SPYING: STATEMENT OF THE OBVIOUS
Three years after the spying began. Long after most Normal Americans discovered that Obama’s FBI & DOJ spied on Trump, his campaign, family and associates, someone in authority has FINALLY admitted it.
SPYING: BE CAREFUL WHAT QUESTION YOU ASK
AG Barr was invited to go to Capitol Hill this week to discuss President Trump’s proposed budget for the Justice Department, but the hate-Trump Democrats could not help themselves. They turned Tuesday & Wednesday hearings into inquiries about Barr’s handling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s $40 Million investigation into the Russia Collusion Hoax and the 2016 election.
Barr questioned the decision to hide the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation from Candidate Trump. He said normal practice is to make people aware when their underlings are being investigated.
Barr said he wants to review how the Obama administration handled the spying and determine whether the reasons were legitimate.
SPYING: TRUMP KNEW ABOUT IT MONTHS AGO
At the White House, the president cheered Barr’s statement of the obvious and his plans to find out why the FBI and DOJ were targeting him in 2016. Trump said:
“This was an attempted coup, an attempted takedown of a president, and we beat them. We fight back … because I knew how illegal this whole thing was.”
SPYING: AG BARR EXPLAINS HIS CONCERNS
Barr testified that he thought the Obama administration’s handling of the investigation was curious because the Trump campaign should have been made aware that someone within his orbit had been targeted as a possible foreign operative.
“I don’t understand why the campaign was not advised,” he said, pointing out that two former U.S. attorneys — Chris Christie and Rudolph W. Giuliani — were associated with the campaign and could have been properly alerted.
SPYING: CONNING FISA JUDGES
Barr told Congress on Tuesday that he was reviewing the Justice Department’s move to use the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to obtain a secret wiretap warrant on a Trump campaign figure and other department decisions surrounding the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.
Pressed Wednesday, Barr confirmed the review and said the Obama administration was technically spying because it used a secret warrant to obtain a wiretap. He said he will review whether the wiretap warrant was a correct use of the government’s power but has some skepticism.
“SPYING ON A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN IS A BIG DEAL”
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,”
Barr said, pointing to the outcry during the Vietnam War era over government snooping on anti-war protesters and the rules that were put into place to control that sort of illegal behavior by the Federal government.