During an interview in Las Vegas, Sessions was asked about the recent split between Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray, who recently said he would not use the term “spying” to describe the bureau’s surveillance activities against the Trump campaign.
Sessions said, “I think that ‘spying’ is a perfectly good word.”
Fox News reports, “Sessions referenced last week’s New York Times story about an informant working for U.S. intelligence who posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 to try to probe George Papadopoulos, then a Trump foreign policy adviser, on the campaign’s possible ties to Russia.”
“They had this lady, apparently, that was sent to Papadopoulos,” Sessions said. “Is that a spy? I mean, I don’t know.”