United States of America Attorney General William .P. Barr has expressed doubts about the inspector general's findings in the Russia probe, the New York Times has reported.
According to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), has enough information to start investigations into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians in the 2016 elections.
Barr is expected to publicly poke holes into the inspector general's assessment captured in a report that is due for release next week.
President Trump has long denied that his presidential campaign colluded in any way with Russia.
Barr's doubts are good music to the ears of the US President as they could help strengthen his narrative, that there is no basis for an investigation into his campaign.
The attorney general has grappled with constant accusations of siding with the president at the expense of national good.
Kerri Kupec, the Justice Department's spokeswoman, urged members of the public to read the report when it comes out next week, and stop speculating before it is out.
“Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week, watch the inspector general’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and draw their own conclusions about these important matters," Kupec said as quoted by Axios.