Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News that the FBI was “spring-loaded” to investigate the Trump campaign and ignored all the exculpatory evidence.
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed Attorney General Barr’s comments that the FBI was “spring-loaded” to investigate the Trump campaign. He also said that they seemed to ignore the exculpatory evidence in the Russia investigation and pushed ahead.
Attorney General Barr made the following point on Fox News:
They seemed to have ignored all the exculpatory evidence that was building up and continued pell-mell to push it forward. It's very hard to understand why they continued to push and even make public in testimony that they had an investigation going, when it was becoming painfully obvious, or should have been obvious to anyone, that there was nothing there.
Attorney General Barr continued:
Before the election, I think we were concerned about the motive force behind the very aggressive investigation that was launched into the Trump campaign without — you know, with a very thin, slender reed as a basis for it. It seemed that the bureau was sort of spring-loaded at the end of July to drive in there and investigate a campaign, and there really wasn't much there to do that on, and that became more and more evident as they went by.
This is pretty astonishing from the Attorney General of the United States. He sat down with Bret Baier on Fox News. Part of that interview aired yesterday evening and more will air tonight.
That is a serious accusation from the nation’s top law enforcement official. I’d say it goes further than an accusation. He’s the top law enforcement official and that’s how he sees it.
My dad, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, made the following point:
Let’s talk about the words that he actually said. He said ‘spring-loaded,’ I mean, that this thing was ready to go even if the evidence didn’t go there. This was a pre-planned, pre-sought approach on how exactly to handle this thing. The Attorney General, I think is being very forthright here as we know that the investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham is moving forward right now.
I think we also have to be clear what’s a play, what’s at stake; and what is at stake is the basis of our justice system. To start a criminal process against a presidential campaign during an election on the thinnest of thin, spring-loaded to go, I think speaks volumes.
The full broadcast is complete with more discussion about Attorney General Barr’s comments as well as further analysis of the far Left’s demand that police must be defunded.
Watch the full broadcast below.
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