Washington (Reuters) – United States Attorney General William Barr said on Monday that he would raise the threshold necessary to open the renegation investigation of the presidential campaign, a move that follows President Donald Trump’s complaint on the government’s oversight of his 2016 election campaign.
PHOTO FILE: United States Attorney General William Barr says in the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, in Washington, USA, Dec. 10, 2019. REUTERS/Al Drago
Any future investigation will require the signatures of both the U.S. Attorney General and the head of the FBI, Barr said at a news meeting. He says he has reached the decision with the FBI director Christopher Wray.
The Attorney-Justice Department is currently browsing the application to the Foreign Intelligence Court Oversight (FISA), which is charged with examination and granted to them, and approved by the top officials is not frequently required.
“One of the things that we have agreed on is that the opening of a survey in response to a presidential campaign will be something that the FBI director will have to log out and the attorney general,” Barr said at a press conference.
The internal watchdog of the Department of Justice sees that the FBI has made a lot of errors when they check the contacts between a former campaign advisor and Trump in Russia in 2016. These implementation cases to conduct oversight of the advisors, Carter Page, appeared stronger than it was. The first two-year Trump probe…