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Attorney General Has ‘Team’ Investigating FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

Attorney General Has ‘Team’ Investigating FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

Barr said he would elaborate at hearings scheduled by the House and Senate Judiciary committees at the beginning of next month.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.ZY., said he was unsatisfied with Barr's answers to the appropriations panel, saying he could issue subpoenas "very quickly" if the report is released with redactions.

Others have said Barr made the right decision on the obstruction question, noting that it is hard to prove that Trump committed criminal obstruction if Mueller did not find that he destroyed evidence or directly interfered with the investigation - even though he assailed the inquiry as a "witch hunt" and called the investigators partisan zealots. Two days later when Barr released his slap-dash book report, the must-say-something crowd grew so eager to take Trump's total exoneration bait hook, line, and sinker.

Speaking at the subcommittee, Mr Barr was questioned on why lawmakers had not been given special counsel Robert Mueller's full report and evidence.

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Attorney General William Barr blew up Democrats' conspiracy theories about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and alleged Trump-Russia collusion.

"It is like fundamentally rigging the game before we know what the actual score is", said Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, who worked with Barr on a telecommunications case in the 1990s.

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Across the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he had no concerns with the handling of the report: "I think it really comes down to a question of whether you trust Bill Barr or not". He hid behind the "wait for the full report" excuse to justify this, using a passionless affect to deflect suspicions that he's actively involved in a cover-up. Technically, it was about the Justice Department's 2020 budget.

Barr is back atop the Justice Department, appointed by Donald Trump after the Republican president fired Jeff Sessions as attorney general in November.

Yes, that's right and tainted would be the best possible outcome, illegal is more like it.

Speaking on the initial release of the report, Trump announced that it "could not have been better". "The question is whether it was adequately predicated" - meaning whether it was legally justified.

People who have followed the Mueller drama closely will recognize how dishonest it is to hide behind the recommendation of no charges. He also said that Mueller did not reach a conclusion on whether the president obstructed justice, instead presenting evidence on both sides of the question.

Republicans, meanwhile, praised Barr for looking into the matter. "So numerous questions here today have gone toward a grassy knoll conspiracy theory", Aderholt said. They can draw their own conclusions, make their own judgments. As soon as the hearing was over, he dropped the "stuffy lawyer" face and broke into a massive grin, suggesting that he felt he'd pulled it off. Besides, the Beltway 500 reasoned, the actual full Mueller Report was coming any day now. Now his claims that the real thing will be out "within a week" are already getting heavy play, even though there's every reason to fear it will be so heavily redacted as to be useless.