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Trump Raises ‘Treason,’ While Barr Confirms ‘Spying Did Occur’ on President

April 10, 2019 (EIRNS)—Speaking to journalists when departing from the White House for Texas this morning, President Donald Trump, welcoming the April 9 report from Attorney General William Barr said that a Justice Department investigation of the origins of “Russiagate” is underway. Trump said that treason had been committed in this fraudulent attack on the Presidency, a charge which implies a foreign adversary is the driver. This at a time the instigation of the British Empire’s intelligence agencies is becoming more and more prominent.

On April 9 before the House Judiciary Committee, Barr had said, “I am reviewing the conduct of the Russia investigation, and all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted in the summer of 2016.”

Trump’s comment this morning was: “It was an illegal investigation. It was started illegally. This was an attempted coup, an attempted takedown of a President. So the Mueller report, when they talk about obstruction, we fight back, because I knew how illegal this whole thing was.” Then after a question:

“Hopefully, the Attorney General—he mentioned it yesterday—he’s doing a great job—is getting started on going back to the origins of exactly where this all started, because this was an illegal witch hunt and everybody knew it, and they knew it too. And they got caught.

“And what they did was treason. What they did was against our Constitution and everything we stand for.

“So hopefully that will happen. There is a hunger for that to happen in this country like I have never seen before, including all of the millions of people that voted for me.”

Today before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Barr again brought up the investigation of the investigators. He was asked, “You’re not suggesting that spying occurred?” After a long pause, Barr replied,

“I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was adequately predicated, and I am not suggesting that it wasn’t adequately predicated, but that I need to look at that. I am not suggesting those rules were violated, but I think it is important to look at that. And I am not talking about the FBI necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly. I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal—it’s a big deal.”

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