US Attorney General William Barr made a statement that, “Government power was used to spy on American citizens.”
“I can’t imagine any world where we wouldn’t take a look and make sure that was done properly,” he said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published Friday. Therefore, the review into the origins of the Special Counsel Investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, which is now being conducted by one of the top Connecticut Attorneys, could bring certain changes for FBI.
“If we’re worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale,” said Barr, “I’m not saying that happened, but it’s something we have to look at.”
The investigation started in 2016 when FBI got information about George Papadopoulos, who later pleaded guilty to lying to FBI and served two-weeks term in prison, and his contacts with Russians.
“I’ve been trying to get answers to questions and I’ve 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, in a sense I have more questions today than I did when I first started,” Barr told in an interview.
Barr has also said before when he testified before Congress that spying on Trump campaign “did occur.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website