On Tuesday, Attorney General William Barr assembled a team to investigate how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia originated according to Fox News reported.
Earlier Tuesday, Barr told lawmakers he had been reviewing the Department of Justice’s “conduct” during the summer of 2016, and that means trouble is on the way for the deep state if Barr can make things happen.
“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.
Fox News exclusively obtained internal FBI text messages last month showing that just nine days before the FBI applied for the Page FISA warrant, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had “continued concerns” about the “possible bias” of a source pivotal to the application.
Fox News is also told that the Justice Department’s Inspector General (IG) is separately looking into whether former FBI Director James Comey mishandled classified information by including a variety of sensitive matters in his private memos.
And Barr testified Tuesday that the IG was looking into the FBI’s FISA application process. [Fox News]
Republicans have been asking before Mueller finished his investigation and afterward.
Don’t get me wrong. You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t get too excited. For now, I will assume that everyone in Washington DC is protecting everyone else in DC.
I would be so grateful to be forced to eat those words, however.