William Barr says ‘spying did occur’ on Trump campaign during Obama era

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The US attorney general said in testimony at congressional hearing that ‘I am concerned about it and looking into it’

The US attorney general, William Barr, made an explosive claim in Washington on Wednesday, saying that he believed “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign under Barack Obama’s administration.

The president has frequently made such a claim and Barr indicated that he believed it was true in some fashion and that he wanted to determine whether that surveillance was justified. Under sharp questioning by lawmakers, he admitted there was no evidence of wrongdoing.

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