Attorney General Barr Prefers Marijuana Federalism Over the Current Confusing Mess

Attorney General Barr Prefers Marijuana Federalism Over the Current Confusing Mess

"Yes. I think spying did occur", Barr said.

He says he believes that "spying on a political campaign is a big deal". Chris Coons (D-Del.), backed by a host of other Democratic members of Congress, filed legislation that, if passed, would end Trump's executive order, which banned travelers to the United States from five Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Yes, I think spying did occur.

A report on the FBI's alleged FISA abuse is expected in "May or June", Barr told the House 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", he said. The CIA used at least one informer to collect information about it.

And it appears that this is what Attorney General William Barr is doing. The one possible exception he left open: If the chairmen of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees wanted to see the full report, Barr seems to suggest he would be willing to talk to them about that.

As a result, he's putting together a team to uncover the origin of the Mueller probe. He says he's looking forward to explaining his reasoning after he releases a redacted version of Mueller's 400-page report in the coming days.


The decision by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to hire Mueller followed Trump's abrupt firing of his FBI director, James Comey, and the subsequent revelation that the president had allegedly asked Comey to drop any investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. However, Mueller did not come down on whether Trump obstructed justice during his continuous and fierce opposition to the probe. The probe ultimately led to the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The attorney general plans to review the "genesis and the conduct" of the FBI's investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Spying on the Trump campaign certainly occurred.

Barr told senators on Wednesday that he believed the Trump campaign had been spied on, but "the question is whether it was adequately predicated".

Before they lost control of the House in last November's election, Jordan and Republican allies including Devin Nunes of California conducted a two-year campaign to show players in the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department were out to get Trump.

Asked if Schiff would seek another briefing from the Justice Department on Barr's latest claim, Schiff said: "We'll certainly try to get to the bottom of numerous things he has been saying over the last two days - his references to investigation into the president's political opponents".

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