Bill Barr, who is probably the most corrupt Attorney General in US History (runner up: Bill Barr during Iran-Contra!) says he doesn’t remember spying on congress for Hair Füror:
Former Attorney General William Barr on Friday distanced himself from reports that the Trump Justice Department seized communications records belonging to two prominent Democratic lawmakers who were spearheading investigations into then-President Donald Trump.
In a phone interview, Barr said he didn’t recall getting briefed on the moves.
And in case you need to come up to speed on this:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump seized data from the accounts of at least two members of the House Intelligence Committee in 2018 as part of an aggressive crackdown on leaks related to the Russia investigation and other national security matters, according to a committee official and two people familiar with the investigation…
… The records of at least twelve people connected to the intelligence panel were eventually shared, including Chairman Adam Schiff, who was then the top Democrat on the committee. California Rep. Eric Swalwell was the second member, according to spokeswoman Natalie Edelstein. The records of aides, former aides and family members were also siezed, including one who was a minor, according to the committee official.
In other words, the DOJ under Hair Füror was just as politicized and awful as we suspected, and that means Barr (and Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessions III) have a lot of ‘splaining to do, and maybe some hard time in the federal sneezer.
From the way-back machine: