By Greg Sargent (W. Post April 10, at 4:15 pm)
As you’ve heard, on Wednesday morning, Attorney General William P. Barr made the remarkable claim that the Trump campaign might have been the target of “spying” by law enforcement during the 2016 campaign.
“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr said, adding when pressed: “I think spying did occur, yes.”
Barr did say the core question is whether that spying was justified, and said it might have been. But this nonetheless counters what intelligence officials have said, which is that they did undertake a counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference and potential Trump campaign conspiracy with it during the campaign — but that no spying occurred.