With the Mueller report having been released, mostly, to the public weeks ago, there are questions now as to why the entire debacle got started in the first place.
President Trump is famous for calling the investigation a “witch hunt” and a “hoax”, for obvious political reasons, but now the American people are wondering exactly why we were forced to endure the 22-month long ordeal in the first place.
Sure, there were cases of Russian interference, and attempts by the Russians to infiltrate the Trump campaign; this much we know. Mueller’s report spells this out very clearly, and should be used as a roadmap to shore up our defenses against future attempts.
But why Trump? That’s what Attorney General Bill Barr would like to know.
Barr recently spoke to Fox News in regard to the origins of the report. In that exclusive interview, he had the following to say.
“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 told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer in an interview set to air Friday on “America’s Newsroom.”
“What doesn’t hang together?” Hemmer asked.Advertisement - story continues below
“Some of the explanations of what occurred,” Barr said.
Barr’s worry is that bias was employed during the formative weeks of the investigation, possibly snowballing into what we see today.
“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 responded.
Barr added, “I’m not saying that happened but it’s something we have to look at.”
With 2020 looming just over the horizon, we can only hope that the Attorney General is provided some clarity on the threat that The Kremlin poses.