United States Attorney General Bill Barr said that what the FBI did to President Trump in the Russia probe was one of the “greatest travesties in American history.”
Saying, investigator misdeeds went beyond “mistakes or sloppiness” to “sabotaging the presidency.”
Barr also told Laura Ingraham Thursday night that the FBI lacked sufficient evidence to open an investigation into the Trump campaign.
The Attorney General’s special investigator since March John Durham is expected to release a report in the near future.
But, Mr. Barr said, “his primary focus isn’t to prepare a report. He’s looking to bring to justice people who are engaged in abuses if he can show that there were criminal violations and that is what the focus is on, building these cases, especially the sprawling case we have between us that went on for two or three years here.
“It takes some time to build a case. So he’s diligently pursuing it. My own view is that the evidence shows we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness. There’s something far more troubling here and we’re going to get to the bottom of it …… and if people broke the law and we can establish that with the evidence they will be prosecuted.”
The FBI opened the Trump probe on July 31, 2016, singling out four Trump associates suspected of having contacts with Russians. There was no evidence at the time that they were involved in a conspiracy with the Kremlin to interfere in the election.