Pelosi says Barr comments undermine his role

Pelosi says Barr comments undermine his role

Pelosi says Barr comments undermine his role

Barr, without hesitation, said, "Yea, yes, senator".

As a result, he's putting together a team to uncover the origin of the Mueller probe.

"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. "But the question is whether it was adequately predicated and I am not suggesting that it wasn't adequately predicated".

"This was an attempted coup". Since Barr released his 4-page summary exonerating Trump, some on Mueller's team have claimed he downplayed the seriousness of their findings.

A report on the FBI's alleged FISA abuse is expected in "May or June", Barr told the House hearing. And they got caught.

Caputo also said he tried to give this information to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

"This is not launching an investigation of the FBI", he insisted, while adding: "I think there was probably a failure among a group of leaders at the upper echelon" of the FBI.

Barr later clarified to Sen. They say that was the start of the probe that Trump calls a "witch hunt" and that Mueller took over after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., described a case in which counterintelligence officials became anxious that a man working for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., scoffed. Feinstein was briefed and the man was sacked, Graham said. "Normally the campaign would have been advised of this".

Barr was responding to a question from Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, who asked the attorney general about his position on the proposed Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act. I want to make sure there was no unauthorized surveillance.

Although he was non-specific about what he was referring to by spying, Barr mentioned the intelligence community.

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., praised the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an entity but said he thought it has become clear that a few bad individuals had made highly consequential decisions in deploying it against Trump and his camp. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told Barr at the hearing, noting that the ACA has a severability clause that enables pieces of it to be removed without the entire law falling.

Barr's reference to "spying" may refer to a secret surveillance warrant that the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained in the fall of 2016 to monitor the communications of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, who has not been charged with any wrongdoing and has denied being a Russian spy.

The allegation that the surveillance was illegitimate, or at least politically motivated, is part of a broader set of allegations that have collectively come to be known as Spygate. That warrant included a reference to research that was conducted by an ex-British spy who was funded by Democrats to look into Trump's ties to Russian Federation.

While there have been plenty of indicators that the Trump campaign was under surveillance, Barr's comments appear to be the closest to an official acknowledgement yet.

What has never been clear is what - apart from the material in the dossier about Page - investigators might have uncovered. 'There is a hunger for that to happen in this country like nothing I've ever seen before, including all of the millions of people that voted for me'.

At a hearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, Sen.

Page has not been charged with any crime and he has maintained all along that he did nothing wrong.

The 22-month investigation revealed the Trump campaign did not collude with Russian Federation.

Shaheen then questioned Barr if he believed the bureau spied on members of the Trump campaign.

Democrats also asked Barr whether he has briefed anyone in the Trump administration about the Mueller report or given copies to the White House.

"You can hire an attorney general who has applied for the job by telling you why he thinks the case against you is bogus", Schiff continued. I am saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it.

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