Barr: “I think spying did occur”

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(NBC News) Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday he believes “spying” against President Trump’s 2016 campaign occurred, but he has no evidence to support his claim.

Barr made the comments during testimony before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee.

“I feel I have an obligation to make sure that government power is not abused,” Barr added, but went on to say he is not investigating the FBI.

Barr’s testimony came shortly after President Trump described the actions of top FBI officials as “an attempted coup.”

Speaking to reporters on the White House South Lawn before departing for Texas, Mr. Trump said that he is “most interested” in Barr’s promised review of the FBI’s conduct during the probe saying “what they did was “treason.”

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