Attorney General William Barr’s comment that he believes spying took place on President Donald Trump’s campaign was “very disturbing,” Sen. John Barrasso said Thursday, but he thinks Barr is the right attorney general to look into it.
“The question is, was it unauthorized or authorized?” the Wyoming Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Did obstruction of justice occur? Was it authorized? Who authorized it? The American public has a right to know what happened and I think we have the right attorney general to look into it now so we’ll all know the truth.”
Barr later called the actions an investigative collection, but Barrasso said there is no difference between the two.
“Of course the Democrats were upset,” said Barrasso. “They’ve been upset since the day Donald Trump got elected president and did everything they could to help Hillary Clinton win. Now it looks like some of the things that may have occurred could have been illegal, unauthorized and we need to pursue it.”
Barrasso also discussed Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and his call for Medicaid for all, after the Democratic presidential candidate introduced legislation in the Senate for his healthcare push.
“Unfortunately he wants to do it with a complete government takeover of healthcare with the high cost associated with that and the loss of freedom for American citizens and the longer lines for people,” said Barrasso. “The first thing he wants to do is take a wrecking ball to the 180 million Americans who get their insurance through work, private insurance. Many of those people like the insurance that we have.”
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