Barr derides FBI’s Russia investigation, saying officials should have simply talked to Trump campaign

Attorney General William Barr said the Obama administration should have asked the 2016 Trump campaign about possible collusion with Russia, saying the investigation the FBI pursued instead was based on a “flimsy” premise.

“Usually, we don’t assume, as the government, that the campaign is part of a foreign plot,” Barr said at the WSJ CEO Council meeting on Tuesday. “The idea that you only talk to the Americans if you are 100% sure that they are not culpable is not true. I don’t think there is a legitimate explanation for why they didn’t go to the campaign.”

“It is a big deal to investigate a campaign. I can’t think of
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