And people once thought this guy ahd integrity?
Courtesy of the 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.
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 that aired Thursday night.
The attorney general said the FBI launched its counterintelligence investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia “without any basis.”
“Even more concerning, actually, is what happened after the campaign, a whole pattern of events while he was president,” Barr said. “To sabotage the presidency, and I think that — or at least have the effect of sabotaging the presidency.”
This is insane.
The Justice Department’s own inspector general found that the FBI did not act with political bias, and though Robert Mueller said in his report that he could not prove that the Trump campaign worked directly with the Kremlin, he also could not exonerate Donald Trump of wrongdoing.
This is just Trump trying to rewrite history again, but the problem with that now is that it is all ancient history and the new scandal is his response to the Cornoavirus which is demonstrating his lack of leadership on a daily basis.