Attoney General William Barr disputes a watchdog’s finding that the FBI had sufficient legal grounds to launch a probe into the connections between Trump campaign officials and Russia in 2016, The Washington Post reported.
The long-anticipated report is set to be released next week, and according to reports does not find that senior FBI officials were motivated by anti-Trump bias in launching the probe.
Trump and his allies have claimed that the report will show that the Russia probe was part of a partisan plot to damage his presidency.
Barr has faced criticism from Democrats, who believe he is undermining the independence of the Justice Department and using his position to advocate for Trump’s political agenda.
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Attorney General William Barr is set to dispute a Justice Department watchdog’s conclusion that the FBI had good reason to launch a probe into Trump campaign officials and their connections to Russia in 2016, The Washington Post reported.
Sources told the Post that Barr has told associates he does not agree with Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to warrant launching the investigation, which was ultimately taken over by …read more
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