Article by Bryan Howard
April 10, 2019
Attorney General William Barr will be assembling a team to investigate the origins of the FBI counterintelligence investigation into Trump. Barr released this news during his hearing on Tuesday.
Fox News reported, “Attorney General William Barr has assembled a “team” to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, an administration official briefed on the situation told Fox News on Tuesday.”
Fox News notes, “Barr told lawmakers at a contentious hearing earlier 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, and he indicated the full report — with redactions — would be made public within the week.”
Barr stated in the hearing, “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 found the involvement of FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page’s involvement in creating the investigation into Trump alarming. Both of these individuals were texting their obsession to stop Trump from becoming President.
Barr notes he wanted an investigation into James Comey and his handling of the investigation of Trump and Hillary.
Barr was extremely alarmed at the potential abuse of the FISA warrants to spy on Carter Page and taking away his Constitutional rights.
Fox News wrote, “Barr also was questioned about the initial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants approved to surveil members of the Trump campaign, including former Trump aide Carter Page.”
Fox News stated, “Republicans have called for a careful review as to whether the FBI, in violation of Page’s constitutional rights and FBI procedures, misled the FISA court or withheld exculpatory information, and Barr testified that a DOJ review of the FBI’s FISA practices was in progress.“
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