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ICYMI: Crapo Raises Questions of Individual Bias and Unauthorized Leaks at Barr Hearing

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, yesterday had the opportunity to question Attorney General William Barr about the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling (FBI) of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.  

Senator Crapo expressed concerns with regard to continued unauthorized leaks of internal information at the FBI and instances of individuals displaying political bias as employees of the FBI.  He also inquired about Attorney General Barr’s current investigations to determine whether the DOJ and FBI knew that the Democratic Party paid for Christopher Steele’s dossier, which served as the foundation for the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application and many of the allegations about President Trump’s supposed ties to Russia.


A clip of Senator Crapo’s questioning can be found by clicking HERE or the image above. 

After the hearing, Senator Crapo issued the following statement: 

“Having read the entire Mueller Report, which is nearly 450 pages, I stand by Attorney General William Barr’s assessment that no credible evidence supports charge of collusion or conspiracy of the Trump Campaign with the Kremlin,” said Senator Crapo.  “I do, however, still have serious concerns about the actions of individuals at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI continuing to leak unauthorized materials and politically-motivated individuals carrying out further biases against the Trump Administration.”