Attorney General William Barr has been spending a lot of time attending congressional hearings as of late. Yet as Democrats continue to grill him, Barr revealed some surprising insights about recent investigations.
When asked about the possibility that President Donald Trump had been subjected to spying, Barr replied, “Yes, I think spying did occur.”
Barr continued, “but the question is whether it was predicated — adequately predicated, and I’m not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that. I think it’s my obligation. Congress is usually concerned about intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lane, and I want to make sure that happened. We have a lot of rules about that.”
While he has yet to set up a team to look into this unsettling possibility, he has indicated it as his intent.
“I haven’t set up a team yet but I have in mind having some colleagues pull all this information together and let me know whether there’s some areas that should be looked at.”
This echoes statements that Barr made the day before saying, “I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016.”