Barr Reveals He’s Received ‘Inadequate’ Answers on the Russia Probe Origins: ‘We Should Be Worried’

Attorney General William Barr expressed his concerns over the origins of the federal investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia — and he’s warning all Americans they “should be worried” too.

Speaking with Fox News in an interview that aired on Friday morning, Barr noted that he’s been receiving “inadequate” answers on the investigation’s beginning.

“I’ve been trying to get answers to the questions, and I’ve found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and some of the explanations I’ve gotten don’t hang together, in a sense I have more questions today than I did when I first started,” he said.

He then pointed out that those who were worried about collusion and Russian interference in our election should also be worried about Department of Justice officials abusing their power.

People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. If we’re worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale. I’m not saying that happened but I’m saying we have to look at that.

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Barr’s comments come after he said during a congressional testimony that “spying” occurred on the Trump campaign, but later rephrased his wording, as IJR News noted. The attorney general, however, later appointed a U.S. attorney in Connecticut to investigate the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

Republicans in Congress, along with President Trump himself, have long argued that the investigation stemmed from the unverified Steele dossier and questioned both the legality of the FISA warrant issued to surveil campaign aide Carter Page and the Obama administration’s involvement in the ordeal.

As IJR Red reported, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) praised Barr’s move to get to the bottom of the Russia probe’s origins, saying, “Let’s go restore the integrity of the good work and the men and women of the FBI and the job they do for our country.”

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TOM
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Will this mean that James Commie’s next book will be written from a prison cell?

Charles
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Well, there was that memo, released by Nunez of CA, that indicated that members of the FBI formed a ‘secret society’ within the then Obama administration for the express purpose of obstructing the Trump administration if he was elected. That occurred in Aug of 2016. Did those same members take the fake dossier and run with it to spy on the Trump campaign for the Hillarrhoid? There must be documents that gave Mueller his marching orders. Start there. From CNN: “This all starts with text messages exchanged between two senior FBI officials named Peter Strzok and Lisa Page during and… Read more »

Otis
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It would be fun to have Adam Schiff for brains directly confront Barr, as well as other Dumbocrats. They live in a fantasy land whereas Barr deals in facts.

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