"A majority (58 percent) thinks it is at least somewhat likely the Federal Bureau of Investigation broke the law when it first started investigating the Trump campaign: 24 percent say "extremely" likely, 14 percent "very" likely and 20 percent "somewhat" likely".
"It's part of the usual political circus that's being played out".
"But he was not going back and looking at the counterintelligence program".
Stefan Halper, a retired professor who has links to the Central Intelligence Agency and MI6, met with Carter Page, a volunteer adviser to Trump's presidential campaign in mid-2016, staying in touch for months afterward trying to glean information. After his name hit the press, journalists covering the Spygate scandal quickly realized that Durham was the prosecutor investigating former FBI lawyer James Baker for potential illegal leaks. That investigation into the origins of the Russian Federation probe is separate from the long-running Office of Inspector General investigation into the Justice Department's handling of the Russian Federation investigation. "And we have a number of investigations underway that touch upon it", Barr said.
The Senate Judiciary Committee's questioning of Barr also revealed several other areas of concern to the attorney general, including "the FISA warrant process", "the investigation and how and why it was opened", and the "lack of professionalism in the [Clinton] email investigation"-all things Barr says needed to be looked at". And when asked whether he had "already tasked any staff to look into whether or not spying was properly predicated", Barr testified, "Yes, I have people in the department helping me review the activities over the summer of 2016". He was looking at whether or not the Trump campaign had conspired with the Russians. Barr replied, "The position today appears to be that it began in July, but I do not know the answer to the question". "And I've also found that some of the explanations I've gotten don't hang together", Barr said. People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. "He clearly has that now with Bill Barr", Wallace said.
"I think it's a laughable charge and I think it's largely being made to try to discredit me partly because they may be concerned about the outcome of a review of what happened during the election".
"They may be trying to undermine my credibility, but obviously you can look at the face of my testimony and see on its face that there was nothing inaccurate about it".
"No, I don't", Barr replied at the time. Purdue said the farm bailout will total between $15 billion and $20 billion, and include more direct payments and commodity purchases, but "many farmers doubt the scale of that aid package is anywhere near sufficient to make up for a trade spat that has shut them out of a lucrative Chinese market of 1.4 billion consumers", The Wall Street Journal reports.
Democrats have accused Barr of lying to Congress when he testified that he did not know what prompted reports that the special counsel team was frustrated with his March 24 letter announcing its principal conclusions.