The US attorney general, William Barr, made an explosive claim in Washington on Wednesday, saying that he believed “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign under Barack Obama’s administration.
The president has frequently made such a claim and Barr indicated that he believed it was true in some fashion and that he wanted to determine whether that surveillance was justified
In March 2017, Trump accused US agencies under his predecessor in the White House of “wire tapping” the Trump Tower offices in New York before the presidential election in November 2016, claiming the former president had overseen a “Nixon/Watergate”-style intervention.
On Tuesday, Barr said he is putting together a team to review the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s campaign and allegations of collusion with Russia. That began in 2016 during the election and then continued in 2017 under the stewardship of Mueller after Trump became president and then fired the head of the FBI, James Comey.
“There is a basis for my concern, but I’m not going to discuss my basis.”
Barr told the Senate hearing of his stance on surveillance of the Trump campaign under the Obama administration: “I think spying did occur, yes … I think I need to explore that. I think it’s my obligation. Congress is usually very 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.”
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