AG William Barr announced on Tuesday he’s looking into the FBI for how they handled the “Russia probe” into President Trump that failed to find any evidence of collusion.
Breitbart reported that Barr said, “I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation,” while he was testifying before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
Barr also said he has heard the ongoing Justice Department inspector general investigation into how the DOJ under the Obama administration obtained surveillance warrants on Trump campaign members will wrap up in May or June.
Why should I be defending a fraudulent Russian Witch Hunt. It’s about time the perpetrators of this fraud on me and the American People start defending their dishonest and treasonous acts. How and why did this terrible event begin? Never Forget!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 6, 2019
From NBC News
WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he is “reviewing the conduct” of the FBI’s Russia probe during the summer of 2016, and that the Department of Justice inspector general will release a report on the FBI’s use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process and other matters in the Russia case in May or June.
“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,” Barr said in public testimony before a House Appropriations subcommittee, his first since last month’s release of his four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Barr made the comment during an exchange with Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., ranking member on the panel, who noted that Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had referred eight people to the FBI for investigation regarding “alleged misconduct during the Russia investigation including the leak of classified material and alleged conspiracies to lie to Congress and the FISA court in order to spy on then-candidate Trump and other persons.”