Skip to comments.ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR SAYS HE WON’T STOP USING THE WORD ‘SPYING’
Posted on 05/01/2019 12:47:19 PM PDT by onyx
Attorney General Bill Barr sparred with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Wednesday over the AG’s use of the word “spying” to describe the actions the FBI took against the Trump campaign.
Barr alleged during his testimony to the House Appropriations Committee in April that “spying did occur” against the Trump campaign as the FBI investigated alleged ties to Russia.
Whitehouse grilled Barr about his use of the term “spying” in relation to those efforts, suggesting that the term was not accurate because the activities of the DOJ were “authorized.”
“I’m not going to abjure the use of the word ‘spying,'” Barr said. “My first job was in CIA. I don’t think the word ‘spying’ has any pejorative connotation at all.”
Barr continued, “I think spying is a good English word that, in fact, doesn’t have synonyms because it is the broadest word incorporating really all forms of covert intelligence collection, so I’m not going to back off the word ‘spying.'”
To further defend his use of the word, Barr pointed out that many members of the media also used the term before they decided to attack him for doing the same.
“Frankly, we went back and looked at press usage and up until all the faux outrage a couple of weeks ago, it’s commonly used in the press to refer to authorized activities,” he explained.
“It’s not commonly used by the Department,” Whitehouse retorted.
Barr shot back, “It’s commonly used by me,” planting a smirk on his face.
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Love that guy.
Did you catch when they asked him if he would give them a transcript of a particular phone call and he said “No.”.
When they pressed, he asked something like, “Why do you need it?”
And their time was up. :D
Wow, I LOVE Barr. FINALLY, somebody in the Trump mold who doesn’t suffer idiots, shoots it right back at them, is bold and plain spoken, not a mealy mouthed pol. LOVE IT!
No bias there, Amber?
The Media is part of the Democrat side of government now.
my first thought also
The coordinating emails between the DNC and their Media embeds are flying Fast and Furious yesterday and today...
Barr is the real deal
Can you imagine sleepy sessions delivering those kind of responses today?
We can count on this : the wheels of justice turn very very slowly
This was the most pathetic two-year slander operation , filled with invective cries of treason and the worst possible things you can imagine
It was mostly the press that committed these crimes but the government agency heads who pushed for it the narrative , namely Brennan , clapper Comey
Simply must be held to account for their crimes
And the beast and the buck stops there guy. Obamba
We shall see- I for one am not holding my breath
Truth over power
planting a smirk on his face.
Amber never got a date in high school
Its not commonly used by the Department, Whitehouse retorted.
Barr shot back, Its commonly used by me, planting a smirk on his face.
This guy is Gangster :)
To use a modern phrase where the term gangster is used incorrectly almost all of the time.
But here I think it fits.
He doesn’t talk tough just behind closed doors and to friends.
He is for real.
Trump expects loyalty and gives it. It's the only reason he hired Sessions. He gave him his chance and Sleepy blew it BIG time.
There are a lot of Freepers who owe William Barr an apology. From some of the rants I saw posted here when he was nominated, youd think we were getting Eric Holder back in charge of the DOJ.
“Now?”...the media’s been the DEM/COMMIE mouthpiece for quite awhile...
AG Barr cuts them no slacks and affords them no favors!
Whitehouse really is quite a stupid asshole.
"spying did occur" against the Trump campaign as the FBI investigated alleged ties to Russia."
Say WHAT? NO! The FBI used the 'Russian interference' narrative as their COVER STORY to justify ILLEGALLY SPYING ON TEAM TRUMP!!!
Too many to count or remember!
Well then Graham said at end that they would get notes and ask Mueller about the conversation.
The phone call was on Mueller letter to Barr about his dissatisfaction on how the media is portraying his report.
Just wondering why Barr said no.
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