(UnitedVoice.com) – US Attorney General William Barr said the FBI was “spring-loaded” to investigate the Trump campaign, even without evidence to support the supposed Russian Collusion. During an in-depth interview with Fox News’ Brett Baier on Tuesday, Barr was as open as he could be about the state of the investigation into this incident. US Attorney John Durham is on the case and he’s discovered some “very troubling” details.
Barr said that some well-known people are being looked at very closely, but would not go into any more details.
Last year, Barr appointed Durham to lead the investigation into the FBI’s counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign. Over the last month, it was revealed that senior members of the FBI set a trap to either get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn fired or prosecuted, lied on FISA warrant applications, and severely abused their powers.
Rosenstein Hearing Reinforces Barr
Last week, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered explosive testimony and admitted there was no basis for the Russian collusion investigation. He asserted that former FBI Director James Comey and Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe withheld valuable information that would have prevented him from signing off on FISA warrants.
The information that Rosenstein was prevented from accessing would have ended the Russian collusion investigation and stopped the Mueller investigation before it started. Ultimately, Mueller’s investigation found no Russian collusion.
Barr Says FBI Was Out to Get Trump
As Durham’s probe widens, Barr said he was “concerned about the motive force behind the very aggressive investigation that was launched into the Trump campaign without — you know, with a very thin, slender reed as a basis for it.”
He went on to say that the FBI was intent on investigating the campaign, even when there wasn’t any evidence to support it. Barr also accused the FBI leadership of ignoring “exculpatory evidence that was building up” against the case, yet they pushed it forward anyway.
One public example we know of was the FBI’s investigation into Flynn. Agents who investigated him determined there was no evidence of wrongdoing and said the case was closed. However, senior FBI Agent Peter Strzok reopened and rewrote the report that led to calls for the Mueller investigation.
Barr also said that he found it difficult to understand how investigators continued to make public testimony that there was an ongoing investigation when there was nothing there.
At this stage in Durham’s investigation, Barr said he couldn’t comment on if there would be any criminal charges. However, in a hint, he did say the public shouldn’t become impatient and people will not get away with wrongdoing just because the legal proceedings are slow to ensure due process.
By Don Purdum, Freelance Contributor
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