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    Reports: Barr Disputes Inspector General's Finding on Russia

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr reportedly disagrees with his own department's assertion that the FBI had enough cause to launch a probe into suspected collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in July 2016. If Barr goes public with his complaint, it could buoy Republicans' claims of a politically motivated investigation — but also fuel criticism that the country's top lawyer is openly siding with the president. Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report is due next week.

    Will Barr pipe up? That remains to be seen, especially since he's said to have praised Horowitz's work in the past.

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