AG Barr Attacks Inspector General’s Findings On Origins Of Russia Probe

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Attorney General William Barr disagreed with the inspector general's finding that the Russia probe was justified.

Attorney General William Barr apparently is in disagreement with the findings of his own department inspector general regarding the origins of the Russia investigation.

In a statement following the release of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, Barr said:

“The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.”

Barr later added: “It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory.”

The attorney general is effectively siding with President Donald Trump over his own Justice Department by attacking Horowitz’s findings, which concluded there was no direct evidence of bias against the president during the Russia probe.

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