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BOMBSHELL BARR: “I think spying did occur.”

The attorney general explains why he’s looking into the surveillance of Donald Trump’s campaign.

Attorney General William Barr testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee today to answer questions about the forthcoming release of the Mueller Report, which contains the findings of the two-year long special counsel probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. During the course of his remarks, Barr also acknowledged that the Department of Justice would be taking a close look at the circumstances that led the FBI to obtain warrants to surveil certain figures connected to the campaign.

When asked by Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, as to why he would be doing that, things got really interesting.

“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. It’s a big deal,” [Barr] said, adding that the Vietnam War generation in which he grew up was very concerned about spying on antiwar Americans by the government.

Shaheen asked Barr to clarify that “you’re not suggesting, though, that spying occurred” within the Trump campaign.

Barr responded: “I think spying did occur.”

Here’s some video of the exchange.

So basically, the Attorney General of the United States said exactly what a lot of conservative pundits have been saying for years: that there are serious questions about how the FBI and the DOJ under President Barack Obama came to launch an investigation into the campaign of a political rival, and that these questions need to be answered.

I imagine there lot of boots quaking in and around Washington, DC right about now.

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