Trump urges investigation of FBI actions

Jeffrey Rosen is President Trump’s nominee to be the next deputy attorney general

Jeffrey Rosen is President Trump’s nominee to be the next deputy attorney general

"I think spying did occur", said the attorney general.

Barr testified Wednesday before a Senate panel that he believes "spying did occur " on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, aligning himself more closely with the president's views on the origins of the Russian Federation investigation. Jeanne Shaheen if he believed spying on the campaign occurred, Barr said, "Yes I think spying did occur". "I think he is doing exactly the right thing". And I am not talking about the Federal Bureau of Investigation necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly, ' he continued.

Barr did say the core question is whether that spying was justified, and said it might have been.

"Congress is usually very concerned about intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lane, and I want to make sure that happened".

Co-host Willie Geist asked Coons if he is "confident" he will see the unredacted Mueller report.

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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, before boarding Marine One helicopter, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was testifying for a second day at a congressional budget hearing that was dominated by questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation.

Media captionBarr told lawmakers on Tuesday that Mueller declined an offered to review his letter What did Trump say? Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) asked Barr if he cared to rephrase his statement, noting, "I think the word "spying" could cause everybody in the cable news ecosystem to freak out, and I think it's necessary for you to be precise with your language".

He falsely claimed that the Mueller report had found "no obstruction".

Caputo also said he tried to give this information to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. "The question is whether it was adequately predicated".

Justice Department officials are scouring the report to remove grand jury information and details relating to pending investigations, among other materials.

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Although Trump and Democratic rival Hillary Clinton received counterintelligence briefings about the threat of infiltration by foreign spies, it isn't clear what they were told.

Amid fresh charges by Trump that he was the target of an "attempted coup", Bill Barr told lawmakers the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have gone too far in opening a counterintelligence probe into Trump's 2016 operation.

"I've heard their names", Barr responded, smiling. "And at least one government informant met several times with Mr. Page and Mr. Papadopoulos, current and former officials said", wrote the New York Times.

Aderholt was referring to the "Steele Dossier" that had been put together as opposition research against Trump, including with funding from Democrats.

President Donald Trump is declaring that he wants an investigation into the origins of the federal probe into ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.

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