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Thu Apr 9, 2020, 11:52 PM Apr 2020

Barr says Russia probe was started 'without basis' [View all]

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for the first two years of his administration was started without any basis and amounted to an effort to “sabotage the presidency,” he said in an interview with Fox News Channel that aired Thursday.

Barr offered no support for his assertion that the FBI lacked a basis for opening the investigation and made no mention of the fact that the bureau began its probe after a Trump campaign adviser purported to have early knowledge that Russia had dirt on Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

Barr, who has appointed a U.S. Attorney to lead an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, said the Justice Department has evidence there was “something far more troubling” than just mistakes during the investigation that eventually morphed into special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

“I think the president has every right to be frustrated, because I think what happened to him was one of the greatest travesties in American history,” Barr said in the interview with Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/barr-says-russia-probe-was-started-without-basis/ar-BB12pF2S?li=BBnb7Kz

It seems like Barr is aiming to one-up Rudy Giuliani. Even scheduling meetings with Russian representatives to get dirt on an opponent or asking Russia hack an opponent is not enough to start an investigation?
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Barr is upset - and rightly so! Dan Apr 2020 #1
ROFL Sloumeau Apr 2020 #17
Wow! :D C Moon Apr 2020 #19
I hear his nickname is "the taint" Watchfoxheadexplodes Apr 2020 #51
I'm not big on conspiracy theories but this whole thing stinks to high heaven. captain queeg Apr 2020 #2
That was my first thought. When they blurt out comments like this--from out of nowhere... C Moon Apr 2020 #20
+ 1 trillion MBS Apr 2020 #54
Exactly, Captain Queeg Firestorm49 Apr 2020 #57
he needs a probe a gigantic cactus probe up the dupa sprinkleeninow Apr 2020 #3
LOL Sloumeau Apr 2020 #18
Be careful sprink DENVERPOPS Apr 2020 #23
used that as reference to a medical device as in colonoscopies sprinkleeninow Apr 2020 #32
For your anesthetic, would you prefer klook Apr 2020 #46
cut billy barr a break sprinkleeninow Apr 2020 #67
BULL.FUCKING.SHIT. Go to hell Barr, you lying sack of shit. SunSeeker Apr 2020 #4
And meanwhile Robert Mueller sits quietly. Pathetic. Funtatlaguy Apr 2020 #5
Sad to think that Mueller is more a Republican than an American. dchill Apr 2020 #29
Yes. He was aHUGE disappointment. Traitorous. Funtatlaguy Apr 2020 #37
It's the open declaration of devotion to criminal leadership that's so new to us. byronius Apr 2020 #6
+1000000 GReedDiamond Apr 2020 #15
There's going to be a major push to annul Trump's impeachment. LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2020 #7
Good point. They'll probably push to have Pelosi and others investigated. C Moon Apr 2020 #21
There's already been a push to get Schiff criminally investigated. LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2020 #50
I don't recall seeing anywhere in the Constitution Mr.Bill Apr 2020 #26
That was written during the Olden Times, before Trump and the Republicans threw out the Rule of Law. LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2020 #49
started with a stolen election, ASSHOLE Skittles Apr 2020 #8
Hey 2 Scoops? You're always IMPOTUS 45... Moostache Apr 2020 #9
Barr was appointed without competent qualifications and intelligent... Guilded Lilly Apr 2020 #10
I get it. They're trying to drain all my outrage, say that it's too much. joost5 Apr 2020 #11
Great comment and sound advice. (nt) klook Apr 2020 #47
His defense is centuries in the making Roy Rolling Apr 2020 #12
I have long felt that he came to the job already on someone's very fat payroll mahina Apr 2020 #72
Like Trump,.... yuiyoshida Apr 2020 #13
The Law-of-Trump-Opposites dictates this to be BS. Baked Potato Apr 2020 #14
Omigod! The clown car parade is starting up again! Baitball Blogger Apr 2020 #16
Fat Willie Barr is pushing his luck with this revisionist history shit. Progressive Jones Apr 2020 #22
He's just doing what he was hired to do: Mike Niendorff Apr 2020 #24
Let us see the unredacted Mueller report Mr.Bill Apr 2020 #25
Yes, the unredacted Mueller report, ordered up by a judge, is why Barr at this very moment.... machoneman Apr 2020 #58
I have not read the post larwdem Apr 2020 #27
should read "without BIAS" bringthePaine Apr 2020 #28
Barr doesn't even like or respect Trump. dchill Apr 2020 #30
Barr's summary of the Mueller Report was proven to be bullshit Freethinker65 Apr 2020 #31
Who cares what this lying, traitorous little bridge troll says about anything. nt Maven Apr 2020 #33
Something is coming out that he is trying to get ahead of like he always does. demgrrrll Apr 2020 #34
A judge got hold of the unredacted Mueller Report csziggy Apr 2020 #42
That's it. I bet that is why he is out there spinning like a top. n/t. demgrrrll Apr 2020 #68
Fine Bill then release the Mueller Report Botany Apr 2020 #35
I think the reason SheltieLover Apr 2020 #36
If we can replace a lot of his judges, it can only be in my mind due to the fact..... machoneman Apr 2020 #61
Legal prowess not a requirement LTG Apr 2020 #69
And this guy has told the truth when? olddad65 Apr 2020 #38
the number of people willing to destroy their reputation Linda Ed Apr 2020 #39
It's getting close to election time. eom. gab13by13 Apr 2020 #40
Bull fucking shit, Barr, you idiot. This president is the most corrupt piece of shit in history. truthisfreedom Apr 2020 #41
Barr is nothing but an over paid mob fixer, he got GHW Bush out of his mess the same way by yaesu Apr 2020 #43
This guy just doesn't shut up. Impeach him. Joinfortmill Apr 2020 #44
Dear Bill maxrandb Apr 2020 #45
One of the greatest travesties in American history is Trump's whole presidency. Lonestarblue Apr 2020 #48
American history: Yeehah Apr 2020 #53
+ 100 n/t MBS Apr 2020 #55
drumpf has 50 billion to spread around, foreign countries will definitely be interested. lark Apr 2020 #52
Babbling boob Barr bobbles ball again. lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #56
He looks like the illegitimate love child of Ed Meese and Alberto Gonzales. Mc Mike Apr 2020 #59
Begs question then of why Mike Flynn, Michael Cohen and Roger Stone all lied to FBI and/or Congress wishstar Apr 2020 #60
... Solly Mack Apr 2020 #62
Oh for God's sake please Lulu KC Apr 2020 #63
"Russia, if you're listening ...." was the very first basis bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 #64
Barr, you are SO high from sniffing Trump-farts flibbitygiblets Apr 2020 #65
Barr's talking through his ass Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2020 #66
Liar. mahina Apr 2020 #70
I think that the Gladiator Said it Best Speaking to Commodus Before His Demise eringer Apr 2020 #71
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