UPDATED 1:08 PM PT — Thursday, April 11, 2019
President Trump is supporting the attorney general’s belief of spying on the Trump campaign from the highest levels of the Obama administration.
In the Oval Office on Thursday, the president was asked about William Barr’s congressional testimony this week on whether there was unlawful surveillance of his presidential campaign.
President Trump said he was pleased with Barr’s statement, saying it was absolutely true.
“There was absolutely spying into my campaign — I’ll go a step further, in my opinion it was illegal spying, unprecedented spying, and something that should never be allowed to happen in our country again,” stated the president. “And I think his answer was actually a very accurate one, and a lot of people saw that…hard to believe it could have happened, but it did.”
According to reports, Barr is currently looking into the Department of Justice’s motivation into why it began the Russia investigation in the first place.