It’s not as though Attorney General William Barr has been getting a warm reception on Capitol Hill in his last two days of testimony, but now it’s even less so. This as he has testified that he believes the FBI spied on the Trump presidential campaign in 2016. In a Senate hearing, Barr stressed that he's seen no evidence of illegal activity by the FBI, but has some concerns that he wants to explore.
Along the way, Barr cited a failure among a group of leaders at the top of the FBI and said he has an obligation to make sure government power is not abused. Barr was also asked about his decision not to pursue an obstruction of justice investigation of President Trump. Barr said he’ll explain his decision once the final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller is released.
As you might imagine, Democrats are not happy about Barr's comments about the FBI. Leading the charge? California Democrat Adam Schiff,who says in a statement saying the "top law enforcement officer of the country should not casually suggest that those under his purview engaged in ‘spying’ on a political campaign." But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? When addressing reporters after Barr’s testimony concluded, she compared his remarks to “going off the rails.