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Boom.

This afternoon.

US Attorney General Bill Barr told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that he believes spying by law enforcement officials on the 2016 Trump campaign “did occur,” and that he plans on reviewing “both the genesis and conduct” of the Russia collusion investigation.

Gulp.

William Barr believes spying “did occur” on Trump campaign — live updates (CBS)

Meanwhile

Yikes.

A big day for Bodger, in fairness.

More as we get it.

Surveillance memo could be declassified Friday (Fox News)

Meanwhile…

Yikes.

UPDATE:

The House Intelligence Committee has released the memo outlining alleged abuses of secret surveillance by the FBI and Justice Department in the Trump-Russia investigation.

Key points:

* The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page.

* Andrew McCabe confirmed that no FISA warrant would have been sought from the FISA Court without the Steele dossier information.

* The political origins of the Steele dossier were known to senior DOJ and FBI officials, but excluded from the FISA applications.

* DOJ official Bruce Ohr met with Steele beginning in the summer of 2016 and relayed to DOJ information about Steele’s bias. Steele told Ohr that he, Steele, was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected president and was passionate about him not becoming president.

House Intelligence memo released: What it says (Washington Examiner)