Thu Apr 11, 2019 AT 11:13 AM EDT
Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he is reviewing whether U.S. officials improperly “spied” on members of the Trump campaign, a statement that prompted cheers from Republicans and gave Democrats new reasons to attack the top Justice Department official as a partisan steward of President Donald Trump.
The Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz, has already been investigating whether the FBI adhered to department rules in applying for warrants to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page for more than a year, an inquiry Barr has said is close to completion.
Barr signaled Wednesday that he would get involved because of his own concerns, reviewing details turned over by Horowitz as well as congressional Republicans to determine if there are routes for further investigation. Read Full Story at The Hill