Trump Decries Mueller Probe as 'Attempted Coup' Launched by 'Dirty Cops'

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That reference to selective editing, of course, concerns special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's report, which Barr has pledged to release within a week, but with some redactions, and without turning over the full report to Congress.

Calling this a "big deal", Barr plans to get to the bottom of what originally sparked the Mueller investigation in July 2016. He later suggested that by "spying" he specifically meant "unauthorized surveillance".

And while Barr gave Trump the headlines he craved, he continues to keep the report secret. CNN's chyron read: "BARR: "I THINK SPYING DID OCCUR" ON TRUMP CAMPAIGN".

In a New York Times story last May, FBI officials admitted to extensively surveilling Trump campaign affiliates, including Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, and George Papadopoulos.

"Yes. I think spying did occur", Barr said. "The question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated".

He chose Barr in December to lead the Justice Department months after Barr submitted an unsolicited legal memorandum to the White House criticizing the basis for Mueller's investigation.

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Barr was elaborating on a statement he made at an earlier hearing on Tuesday that he is putting together a team to review the origins of the FBI's investigation into Trump's campaignregarding allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. Yes, I think spying did occur. I am saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it.

Obama has denied any involvement in the Federal Bureau of Investigation requests to surveil the Trump campaign before the Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) courts, but this denial is extremely disingenuous.

The attorney general is overseeing the release to Congress of a report by Mueller about his 22-month probe into whether members of Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the White House race and if he obstructed official inquiries into the matter. Everything about it was crooked. Every single thing about it. While Barr did clarify that this wouldn't be an "investigation of the FBI", and subsequently walked back the spying claim a bit, he also said there was "probably a failure among a group of leaders there in the upper echelon", which, remarkably, seems like he's largely made up his mind on this question already. He's also right to say, as he did later in the hearing on Wednesday, that Congress should fix it-rather than having each new attorney general add to the uncertainty. Barr told a House Appropriations panel on Tuesday that he expected the inspector general's work to be completed by May or June.

Barr's statement Wednesday that he expected to release a redacted version of Mueller's almost 400-page report next week marked a slight change from the estimate he gave Tuesday, when he said the release would be within a week.

Speaking to journalists Wednesday, Trump again said the investigation was politically driven.

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