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Attorney General William P. Barr appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill

Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) asked Barr if he cared to rephrase his statement, noting, "I think the word "spying" could cause everybody in the cable news ecosystem to freak out, and I think it's necessary for you to be precise with your language". "It was after my interrogation with the Mueller team that I went out, hired private investigators and found out the guy had used a fake name, Henry Greenberg, and that he had been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 17 years".

Barr later clarified: "I am not saying that improper surveillance occurred; I'm saying that I am concerned about it and looking into it, that's all".

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, told Barr that the administration's current position has hindered Congress' ability to make changes to Obamacare.

Barr told the committee that he would review all the intelligence activities directed at Trump's 2016 campaign, and added that his review was not specifically directed just at the Federal Bureau of Investigation alone.

Opposition Democrats reacted with anger to Barr's comments.

She said again, "Let us see the report".

Separately, in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Pelosi said she doesn't trust Barr.

Asked if Schiff would seek another briefing from the Justice Department on Barr's latest claim, Schiff said: "We'll certainly try to get to the bottom of numerous things he has been saying over the last two days - his references to investigation into the president's political opponents".

"I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal".

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"The Rachel Maddow Show" host told viewers that if the House Judiciary Committee opened an impeachment inquiry, it could force Barr to offer grand jury testimony that was redacted in any future release of the Mueller Report.

"The question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated, and I'm not suggesting it wasn't adequately predicated, but I think I need to explore that".

Special counsel Robert Mueller didn't say he wanted Congress to decide whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice.

Barr said he'll answer more questions from lawmakers next month.

During the April 10 hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Barr was asked about his intent to form a team to probe potential surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign. Despite that declaration, the president has repeatedly tweeted about the report in recent days. He also said that Mueller presented evidence "on both sides" about whether Trump obstructed justice, but he did not draw a conclusion one way or the other. Since the attorney general won't help them get it.

The Mueller probe grew out of fears that state-sponsored Russian meddling in the 2016 election extended to collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin operatives. But like members of the House on Tuesday, senators are expected to be more interested in the almost 400-page Mueller report than budget details.

Those lawmakers, like Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, expect the Justice Department will take the necessary steps in investigating evidence uncovered by their committees that allege abuse of power in institutions normally trusted by the American public.

He did not go into details about what might have prompted the new investigation.

Democrats say they will not accept redactions and want the full report's release.

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