After floating conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory in regards to the phony Russia Collusion Investigation, Dems on capital hill are having a serious temper tantrum over Attorney General William Barr’s spying comments.
According to The Daily Wire, After Attorney General William Barr testified before congress on Wednesday that he believed Trump’s 2016 election was spied on, Democrats and those pushing the collusion conspiracy rushed to demand he walk back those words.
“I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016,” Barr said at a hearing on Wednesday, responding to a question about this investigation. “One of the things I want to do is pull together all the information from the various investigations that have gone on…and see if there are any remaining questions to be addressed.”
When asked the gleaming question did “Spying Occur” Barr replied, “I don’t—well, I guess you could. I think spying did occur, yes. I think spying did occur.”
“There were a lot of rules put in place to make sure that there’s an adequate basis before our law enforcement agencies get involved in political surveillance,” He continued. “I’m not suggesting that those rules were violated, but I think it’s important to look at that. And I’m not talking about the FBI necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly.”
One day following his statements, the same folks who clung to the generated fallacy of Russian Collusion demanded the attorney general recant his statement.
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Twitter that Barr was “[p]erpetuating conspiracy theories” for which he had “no evidence.”
“AG Barr admitted he had no evidence to support his claim that spying on the Trump campaign ‘did occur,’” Schumer said. “AG Barr must retract his statement immediately or produce specific evidence to back it up. Perpetuating conspiracy theories is beneath the office of the Attorney General.”
Barr actually said he didn’t have evidence to suggest the FBI acted “improper,” not that he had no evidence of spying.
“The question is whether it was adequately predicated and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that,” Barr said during his hearing.
Later in the hearing, he said: “I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred. I’m saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it. That’s all.”
Moral of this story, don’t count on any sort of walk back. AG Barr is a straight shooter and has proven on several occasions he will not be bullied by either party.