Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday, told the Senate Appropriations Committee, that he believes spying occurred on President Trump’s campaign associates.
In the above clip he says he is investigating the issue because, “spying on a political campaign is a big deal.”
He does add, he isn’t saying that “rules were violated,” he added, “I think some spying did occur, but the question is whether or not it was predicated.”
Barr went on to clarify his statement, by stating, “I just want to make it clear, thinking back on all the different colloquies here, that I am not saying that improper surveillance [spying] occurred here. I’m saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it, that’s all.
The Washington Post reports that “Current and former law enforcement officials have defended their handling of the Russia investigation, saying it was carefully handled based on available evidence, and they have firmly denied they engaged in political spying.”
Earlier Wednesday before President Trump left D.C. for Texas, he told reporters the investigation was “illegal,” he added he has not seen the Mueller Report or read it.
TRUMP claims the report he hasn’t seen totally exonerates him: “I have not seen the Mueller report. I have not read the Mueller report. I won. No collusion, no obstruction. I won. Everybody knows I won.” 🙃 pic.twitter.com/9VP3pHVnbf— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 10, 2019