Attorney General William Barr is loyally carrying out President Donald Trump’s pet project, leaning hard into the President’s tweeted screams to “investigate the investigators” who he believes launched the Russia probe to undermine his candidacy.
In a clip of an interview with Fox News, Barr said he was probing if “government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale.”
“I’ve been trying to get answers to the questions and I’ve found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and some of the explanations I’ve gotten don’t hang together, in a sense I have more questions today than when I first started,” he added.
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Barr has been signaling his willingness to go Trump’s way on this for a while, first calling intelligence agencies’ investigation into whether Russia was using Trump’s campaign to interfere in the elections “spying” during an appearance before the Senate Appropriations Committee in April.