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Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Hill Press   
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 14:34

bill-barr-slateAttorney General says he doesn't believe the conclusion of the Justice Department Inspector General that the Russia investigation was justified.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday offered stern criticism of the FBI over its investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016, disputing a Justice Department inspector general's report one day earlier and saying it is possible the bureau acted in “bad faith.”

Barr in an interview with NBC News also elaborated on his disagreement with a key conclusion of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report that the investigation was justified, saying he doesn't believe the evidence backed up the steps that were taken.

“Here, I felt this was very flimsy,” Barr said. “I think when you step back here and you say, 'What was this all based on,' it’s not sufficient.”

“There was and never has been any evidence of collusion and yet this campaign and the president’s administration has been dominated by this investigation into what turns out to be completely baseless,” Barr continued.

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