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PoliticsAG Barr details his hunt for the truth on what really went on with the Russia probe

15:15  18 may  2019
15:15  18 may  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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In two separate interviews, Barr doubled down on his assertion that illegal spying did take place, a That investigation into the origins of the Russia probe is separate from the long-running AG doubles down on claim that feds spied on Trump's campaign. "People have to find out what the government

That helps explain his aggressiveness in probing how the Russian collusion and “Spygate” investigations began in the first place, what rules were violated in the process, and who is responsible. (Related: AG Barr already outmaneuvering the Obama-Hillary deep state with brilliant Durham pick.)

It's the question that has dominated politics for more than two years — what exactly happened with counterintelligence activities conducted during the 2016 election and the Russia probe.

Now, in his first interview since joining the Trump administration, Attorney General Bill Barr detailed how he plans to get to the bottom of the origins of the probe, his thoughts on James Comey, Robert Mueller and other issues related to the special counsel's investigation.

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closeVideoIn an exclusive interview with Fox News, Attorney General William Barr explained that he is trying to get to the bottom of whether or not “government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale” during the early stages of the Russia probe ."I’ve been trying to get answers to

AG Bill Barr : "Spying On A Political Campaign Is A Big Deal". | Posted By Tim Hains On Date April 10, 2019. BARR : Well, you know, for the same reason we're worried about foreign influence in elections, we want to make sure that Mukasey: Barr Will Find Out How the Russia Probe Really Started.

Barr told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer in the interview Friday that one portion of the review — which he has tapped U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead — would cover the time period between Election Day and Inauguration Day, saying “some very strange developments” took place during that time.

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Barr specifically was referring to the early January 2017 briefing intelligence officials gave then-president-elect Trump at Trump Tower, and “the leaking of information subsequent to that meeting.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is stepping up the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, naming a U.S. attorney to oversee the investigation and working With Durham’s appointment, Barr is addressing a rallying cry of Trump and his supporters, who have accused the

Attorney General William Barr has appointed a top Connecticut prosecutor to look into the origins of the Russia probe . US Attorney John Durham was This appointment comes about a month after Barr told Congress he believed “spying did occur”against the Trump campaign, without providing details .

At that meeting, Trump was briefed by intelligence and law enforcement officials on Russian election meddling — and was also informed by former FBI Director James Comey about the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier, which included salacious allegations against him. Details later leaked to the press.

Barr also said the country must know “exactly what happened” with counterintelligence activities conducted during the 2016 election — and he is determined to get to the bottom of the case.

In pointed terms, he fired back at Democrats who have castigated him over his handling of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report — calling Speaker Nancy Pelosi's charge that he lied to Congress "laughable" and dismissing an attempt to hold him in contempt of Congress.

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"That's part of the usual ... political circus that's being played out. It doesn't surprise me," he said.

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Attorney General Bill Barr has tapped the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John Durham to oversee the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News, an effort that President Donald Trump said on Tuesday makes him "so proud.

Given his past public critiques of the Russia probe , many have raised concerns about how independent Barr would be in overseeing the investigation. Citing sources, ESPN reports that Vogel agreed to a three-year deal on Saturday after meeting with the team’s management.

And the nation's top law enforcement official provided new details about the recently announced probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, defending his decision to pursue it and stressing that many of the answers he's gotten so far have been "inadequate."

While the decision to look back at the origins of the investigation has prompted harsh criticism from Democrats who previously have accused him of acting as the president's lawyer, Barr argued there's much yet to learn.

“I think there's a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened,” he said.

“The fact of the matter is Bob Mueller did not look at the government's activities. He was looking at whether or not the Trump campaign had conspired with the Russians. But he was not going back and looking at the counterintelligence program. And we have a number of investigations underway that touch upon it — the main one being the office of inspector general that's looking at the FISA warrants.”

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Listen to the full interview on the latest episode of "Hemmer Time" here, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Fox News' Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

Intel chief warns Barr could imperil national security by declassifying documents.
The remarks come after Trump granted Barr sweeping investigative powers Thursday.

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