Pelosi: Barr “going off the rails”

(NBC News) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats are criticizing Attorney General William Barr for testifying Wednesday that the government spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

“The chief law enforcement officer of our country is going off the rails,” said Speaker Pelosi.

“It was yet another indication that the Attorney General feels it’s his job to do the President’s bidding,” said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

The Democrats lashed out after Barr told a Senate subcommittee that he believes “spying did occur” by the U.S. government on Trump’s campaign.

Barr cited no evidence for his belief, but did say there’s some basis for his concern, but did not provide specific details.

Meanwhile, the Internal Revenue Service missed Wednesday’s deadline to turn over President Trump’s tax returns. In the letter, the treasury secretary says there are serious issues about whether that request is proper.

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