Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said it is "wrong" for President Trump to order intelligence agencies to assist Attorney General Bill Barr in his probe into the origins of the Russia investigation.
"We know the origins of this investigation," Klobuchar said on CNN Friday. "The origin of this investigation are in the Mueller report and they are well established. And that is that there was a report from the Australians, one of our allies, that there was a representative of the Trump campaign, one Papadopoulos, who was at a bar in London and told an Australian diplomat that there was dirt that the Russians had on Hillary Clinton. That's why people started to look into this. This is exactly what happened."
"And so for them to then go back in there and look at it again when the FBI director, appointed by Donald Trump, Christopher Wray, has said that there wasn't spying going on, that that is not the right term, I think it's wrong and I think it's even more wrong that the president has taken this step to empower Barr to make these decisions when in fact usually the agencies make the decisions themselves," she told CNN host Dana Bash. "And, in the end, this is all part of a pattern of politicizing our Justice Department instead of allowing justice to be done. The main thing in front of us, we know what it is, it's the Mueller report, and we want to get the details on what Russia did so that we can protect ourselves in the future and get to the truth."