Barr on Trump-Russia Investigation: "We Have To Find Out What The Government Was Doing"


Attorney General Bill Barr said he has more questions today about the investigation in President Trump than he did when he started the job. From his interview Friday morning on FOX News:

BILL HEMMER, FOX NEWS: You also said back in April that you thought there was spying going on the Trump campaign. When do you think that started?
BILL BARR, ATTORNEY GENERAL: Well I'm not going to speculate about when it started we're going to find out when it started. 
HEMMER: It's been said that it was July of 2016. Does that sound right to you.
BARR: Again I don't want to speculate what I will say is that. You know I've been trying to get answers to questions and I found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate. And I've also found that some of the explanations I've gotten don't hang together. So in a sense I have more questions today than I did when I first started.
HEMMER: Some of what things don't hang together?
BARR: Some of the explanations of what occurred.
HEMMER: Why does that matter?
BARR: Well, because I think people have to find out what the government was doing during that period. If we're worried about foreign influence for the very same reason we shouldn't be worried about whether government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale. And so I'm not saying that happened, but I'm saying that we have to look at that.
HEMMER: Can you say when Bob Mueller knew there was no collusion with Russia.
BARR: No I couldn't say that.
HEMMER: No date given?
BARR: No I couldn't I couldn't say when - when he knew.

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