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Barr Will Look Into Origins of Mueller Probe

Barr Will Look Into Origins of Mueller Probe
April 14
09:30 2019

After the first day of contentious hearings that concluded with Attorney General William Barr saying that he hopes to release Mueller’s findings, with redactions, “within a week,” Barr has also said that he intends to investigate the origins of the Mueller Probe.

Barr returned to the second day of testimony before Congress today. But, before doing so, Fox News has been reporting that Barr has already assembled a “team” to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

Republicans have repeatedly called for a thorough investigation of the FBI’s intelligence practices and have questioned the basis of the since-discredited Russian collusion narrative following the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Now they appear to have assurances from Barr that just such a comprehensive review was not only planned, but is already underway.

Where’s the Evidence?

Remember the old TV commercial, “Where’s the beef?” Republicans have been rightly asking “where’s the evidence?” since the beginning of the investigation which seems to have been started by a couple of FBI employees who had a “beef” with President Trump. The FBI’s July 2016 counterintelligence investigation was formally opened by anti-Trump former FBI agent Peter Strzok. Ex-FBI counsel Lisa Page, with whom Strzok was romantically involved, revealed during a closed-door congressional interview that the FBI “knew so little” about whether allegations against the Trump campaign were “true or not true” at the time they opened the probe, noting they had just “a paucity of evidence because we are just starting down the path” of vetting the allegations.

Page later said that it was “entirely common” that the FBI would begin a counterintelligence investigation with just a “small amount of evidence.”

Former FBI Director James Comey would testify later that when agency initiated its counterintelligence probe into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government, investigators “didn’t know whether we had anything” and that “in fact, when I was fired as director [in May 2017], I still didn’t know whether there was anything to it.”

Barr told lawmakers during the heated hearing on Tuesday that he was reviewing the bureau’s “conduct” in particular during the summer of 2016. The attorney general’s explosive testimony marked his first Capitol Hill appearance since he revealed the central findings of Mueller’s investigation.

“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 at the hearing.

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4 Comments

  1. Billy Williams
    Billy Williams April 15, 13:16

    Are there any honest politicians in Washington.When are they going to investigate Barr? When will the bubble of investigations pop?

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  2. Don
    Don April 16, 14:19

    AND how long and many millions will this take to go nowhere???

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  3. Slim
    Slim April 19, 06:46

    If they truely want to find the culprits , I
    think this started with Hillary and Obama,
    Might as well check Maxine and a few of her cronies. Oh the possibilities are endless!

    Reply to this comment
  4. DrK
    DrK May 03, 19:11

    There seems to be a real problem in the FBI. Perhaps Comey was fired for not rooting out agents in high levels of authority within the FBI with hidden agendas. Any agent found leaking should be fired, and any agent found to be showing an open bias against government leaders should be fired.

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