Attorney General William Barr made a number of unsubstantiated allegations against the FBI in a bizarre interview with NBC News’ Pete Williams on Tuesday.
He claimed the FBI acted in “bad faith” when it investigated President Donald Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia during the 2016 election.
He accused the bureau of improperly spying on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Barr also faulted the FBI for using confidential informants while investigating Trump’s campaign.
The attorney general’s comments were almost entirely at odds with an independent report released by the Justice Department’s watchdog on Monday, which found the FBI had an “authorized purpose” to investigate Trump, and that none of the decisions were infected by political bias.
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Attorney General William Barr told NBC News he thinks the FBI acted on “bad faith” when it investigated President Donald Trump’s campaign’s links to the Russian government during and after the 2016 election.