It is the question that has dominated politics for more than two years – what exactly happened with the anti-spyware activities conducted during the 2016 elections and the Russia investigation.
Now, in his first interview since joining the Trump administration, Attorney General Bill Barr explained how he plans to probe the origins of the probe, his thoughts on James Comey, Robert Mueller and other issues related to the investigation's special Counsel to get to the bottom of it.
Barr told Fox News & # 39; Bill Hemmer in an interview on Friday that part of the review – which he conducted with US attorney John Durham – covered the period between Election Day and the inauguration day, saying that at that time "Some very strange developments" had taken place.
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At this meeting, Trump was briefed by intelligence and law enforcement officers on electoral interference in Russia. – and was also briefed by former FBI director James Comey about the now infamous anti-Trump dossier, which contained alleged allegations against him. Details were later passed on to the press.
Barr also said that the country must "know exactly what happened during the anti-espionage activities conducted during the 2016 elections" – and is determined to get to the bottom of the case.
Referring to Democrats who accused him of dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's report, he described the accusation by spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi that he had lied to Congress as "ridiculous" and rejected the attempt to place him in Disrespect of the congress.
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"This is part of the usual … political circus that is played, not surprisingly I, "he said.
And the nation's top law enforcement official disclosed new details to the recently announced investigation into the origins of the investigation in Russia. He defended his decision to continue it, stressing that he gives many of the answers. Previous achievements were "inadequate".
While the decision to look back on the origins of the investigation has provoked fierce criticism from the Democrats, who previously accused him of acting as the president's lawyer, Barr argued that much was still to be learned.
"I think there is a misunderstanding that we know a lot about what happened," he said.
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"The fact is that Bob Mueller did not deal with the activities of the government. He wondered if the Trump campaign was conspiring with the Russians or not. But he did not go back and looked at the counterintelligence program. We have a series of investigations in progress, the most important being the Inspector General's Office dealing with the FISA arrest warrants.
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To the Fox News, Jake Gibson has contributed this report.