Democrats Furious At Attorney General's 'Spying' Claim About Russia Probe

Democrats Furious At Attorney General's 'Spying' Claim About Russia Probe

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called on Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday to retract his statement that US agencies spied on President Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Barr wouldn't discuss the substance of the special counsel's investigation into possible connections between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, but he did explain some of what to expect when the report is released: He said the redactions will be color-coded and accompanied by notes explaining any decisions to withhold information.

President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the U.S. attorney general about tracing the origins of the inquiry that cleared him of colluding with Russian Federation.

The investigation that will reportedly be carried out by Barr's newly-formed team comes atop the existing DOJ Inspector General investigation into the origins of the counterintelligence probe, which Barr has said should be completed as early as May or June.

During Wednesday's hearing before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, Barr said he was "not saying improper surveillance occurred" and was looking into the matter. Barr said on Wednesday he intends to send the Mueller report to Congress next week.

AG Barr was asked about spying by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS). "The question was whether it was adequately predicated". "I want to make sure there was no unauthorized surveillance".

If I had a 400-page contract for you to sign, but would only provide you with a four-page synopsis of it to read, would you trust me and sign it? Yes, I think spying did occur.

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"If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out, we'll have a plan that is far better than Obamacare", President Donald Trump said last month.

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

Donald Trump, the President of the US, stated that the investigation of Russia's interference in the USA elections was a coup attempt, as The Washington Post reported.

The bureau opened its investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016, after receiving a tip from the Australian government regarding former Trump aide George Papadopoulos. "That's all", he said.Barr underlined that he was mulling to look at the actions of the intelligence community "more broadly" and not just the Federal Bureau of Investigation. And they got caught.

On Tuesday, however, Democrats disputed any notion that Trump is sincerely committed to providing proper health-care protections, with one Democrat saying, "What I'm anxious about are the people I work for: the American people ... and it's our duty around here to look out for their best interests". It was a scam, ' Trump said. "Is that more appropriate in your mind?"

And Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence panel, told CNN that Barr's comment "almost seems to be endorsing one of these theories that has been debunked time and time again".

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