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Former Attorney General William Barr on Thursday fired back at a top Democrat who has claimed he shut down a probe into Biden bribery allegations being run out of Pennsylvania during the Trump administration, telling Fox News that he is mistaken.
Barr told “The Story” that a project being run out of the U.S. Attorney’s office in Pittsburgh was not a standard probe, but a “clearinghouse” exercise, where evidence could be sent to one prosecutor – in this case, now-former Trump appointee Scott Brady – to be screened for veracity or relevance, rather than having multiple geographically disparate prosecutors attending to the same case.
Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, previously claimed the Trump DOJ under Barr and Brady “closed down” a probe into the alleged $5 million cash-for-policy bribery scheme now-President Biden is accused of being involved in while vice president.
Raskin said that Barr and Brady “were the ones who decided that there were no grounds to escalate this up the investigative prosecutorial chain — So, if there’s a complaint, the complaint is with … the Trump Justice Department..”
During the interview, Barr said Thursday that Raskin was was “confused” in his description of the “process” and “nature of the exercise in Pittsburgh.” Barr told Fox News he set up the project in the Steel City as an “intake process” to avoid geographically “proliferating” investigations in an election year relating to the family of the Democratic nominee.
Barr continued, “We also wanted to protect the integrity of the investigations that were going on. So this was a screening, a clearinghouse function to check evidence out before sending it to the ongoing investigations.”
He said, “It was stuff that was developed within the department and the FBI from a confidential human source. And that information was checked out and it was determined that it was not likely to have been disinformation.”
“It doesn’t say whether it’s true or not, but it wasn’t the no sign that it was disinformation. And so it was provided to the ongoing investigation in Delaware to follow up on and to check out,” Barr added.
WATCH the interview below for more details:
CSPAN tweeted Monday, “.@RepRaskin: ‘The FBI, Department of Justice team under William Barr and Scott Brady in the Western District of Pennsylvania terminated the investigation. They said there were no grounds for further investigative steps.'”
.@RepRaskin: “The FBI, Department of Justice team under William Barr and Scott Brady in the Western District of Pennsylvania terminated the investigation. They said there were no grounds for further investigative steps.” pic.twitter.com/KUuE0NsVpE
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 5, 2023
Bill Barr accuses Jamie Raskin of lying about investigation into Biden bribery schemehttps://t.co/iie5F9MYe9
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 8, 2023
Barr addresses Biden bribery probe shutdown questions, urges Hunter investigator to ‘fish or cut bait’ https://t.co/Bam2AXnQ0h
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 9, 2023
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