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Special Counsel John Durham has made significant progress investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, former Attorney General Bill Barr told Fox News on Friday.
Barr, who served under Presidents George HW Bush and Donald Trump, said if there was a case to be brought against other defendants in this case, Durham is the one not to hesitate to bring it.
“I think the issue all along…has been that this was a dirty campaign move to get the government to investigate allegations – slanderous allegations – about Donald Trump and then release that just before the election,” Barr told “The Story.”
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“And so that begs two questions: Did the Clinton campaign develop this false information and provide it for this purpose? And what was the role of the FBI in this?”
Barr said the investigation of former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann, who has been charged in the investigation, is key to determining whether Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was engaged in illegalities.
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“That tells me he [has] dug very deep and he developed some good information and he thinks he can press charges here,” Barr said.
“And there’s never been a doubt in my mind that if there’s a felony to be proven and prosecuted by the prosecutor, Durham will do it,” he said of the former federal prosecutor. from Connecticut.
Asked about the most recent allegations against his former boss, Trump, Barr said claims that the former president brought White House documents to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. amounted to making “a mountain out of a molehill.”
“[T]The whole classification system is for the president – it is his authority that is used for it. And he can classify or declassify things if he wants to,” he said, adding that there “maybe a technical violation” at play.