Trump Calls 2016 Campaign Spying 'Treason,' Warns Of 'Long Jail Sentences'

Trump Threatens Long Jail Sentences Over Campaign ‘Spying

Trump Threatens Long Jail Sentences Over Campaign ‘Spying

The special counsel found no evidence of coordination between Trump and his campaign and the Kremlin to influence the 2016 presidential election.

In an interview that aired on Fox News Thursday, Barr explained that he is trying to get to the bottom of whether or not "government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale" during the early stages of the Russian Federation probe.

Barr also called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's charge he lied under oath to Congress and committed a crime 'laughable'.

"It's part of the usual political circus that's being played out". As our top law enforcement official, it's even worse. Barr did not say who did the spying or who was spied on. Another Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, said that he had met with alleged spies in London who attempted to get information from him about Trump's alleged connections to Russian Federation.

"But he was not going back and looking at the counterintelligence program".

Republicans have accused Federal Bureau of Investigation leaders of using flimsy or false claims to get court surveillance orders on former Trump adviser Carter Page in 2016 and 2017. We looked at all the intelligence. After his name hit the press, journalists covering the Spygate scandal quickly realized that Durham was the prosecutor investigating former FBI lawyer James Baker for potential illegal leaks. Barr said he's most interested in the underlying intelligence which prompted the FBI to start the investigation, and what actions officials took based on that intelligence.

The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating the probe's origins and the use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the government to conduct surveillance in some of the most sensitive investigations.

"I've been trying to get answers to questions and I found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate".

"That's not the term I would use", Wray told senators when asked about whether there was spying. Barr also did not know whether any other Trump campaign officials were under surveillance, but told the senators that those are things he "needs to look at". People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. "If we're anxious about foreign influence, for the very same reason shouldn't we be anxious about whether government officials abused their power and put their thumb on the scale?" Barr declared that Trump's national emergency was "clearly authorized under the law". While Republican leaders have urged the country to move on, despite Mueller not exonerating Trump on obstruction of justice, Trump has focused his attention on the source of the investigation. Now, especially because of Barr, this gives me chills & terrifies me. Purdue said the farm bailout will total between $15 billion and $20 billion, and include more direct payments and commodity purchases, but "many farmers doubt the scale of that aid package is anywhere near sufficient to make up for a trade spat that has shut them out of a lucrative Chinese market of 1.4 billion consumers", The Wall Street Journal reports.