WASHINGTON – Former FBI Director James Comey already has a few critiques to offer of Attorney General William Barr’s handling of the investigation into Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign.
In an interview Wednesday on “CBS This Morning,” Comey sharply disputed Barr’s claim last month during a congressional hearing that “spying did occur” during the FBI counterintelligence investigation into potential links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to sway the election.
“I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Comey said of Barr’s spying comment. “The FBI doesn’t spy, the FBI investigates. We investigated a very serious allegation that Americans might be hooked up with the Russian effort to attack our democracy.”