William Barr: Answers have been ‘inadequate’ on origins of Russian probe

Attorney General William Barr explained on Friday why he appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the origins of the investigation into the Trump campaign.

Speaking with Fox News, Barr said some explanations he had received from those involved in the early stages of the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia probe did not “hang together” under scrutiny.

“I’ve been trying to get answers to the questions and I’ve found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate and some of the explanations I’ve gotten don’t hang together, in a sense I have more questions today than when I first started,” Barr said from El Salvador.

“Some of the explanations of what occurred,” he added, are what do not “hang together.”

“People have to find out what the government was doing during that period. If we’re worried about foreign influence, for the very same reason we should be worried about whether government officials abuse their power and put their thumb on the scale,” Barr told Fox News, adding: “I’m not saying that happened but it’s something we have to look at.”

Barr’s remarks came days after he appointed John Durham to review the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference.

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