BARR: Yeah even before the March 5 meeting we had asked or raised the subject--
WILLIAM BARR: Right. Right.
CRAWFORD: So the four-page summary would have been unnecessary?
CRAWFORD: Right because it's just hard to understand why it wasn't taken more seriously.
CRAWFORD: Why do you think it was not?
BARR: I have no idea. That's one of the things I'm interested in looking at.
CRAWFORD: As long as there's a reason for it.
BARR: Whether it's adequately predicated.
CRAWFORD: And now Durham is going to pick up--
BARR: Yes, right.
CRAWFORD: What do you mean by that?
BARR: That's all I really will say. Things are just not jiving, and I'm not saying at this stage that--
BARR: Well I won't, I won't confirm that, but I'll just say that, you know, there's some questions that I think have to be answered, and I have a basis for feeling there has to be a review of this.
BARR: Correct. In other words, I don't believe this is a problem you know, rife through the bureau.
CRAWFORD: They're being cooperative?
BARR: Not as a legal matter, no.
CRAWFORD: But you have concerns about how they conducted the investigation?
BARR: Yes but when you're dealing with official government contact, intent is frequently a murky issue.
BARR: Those were appalling. And on their face they were very damning..
CRAWFORD: You asked the president?
BARR: Yes and also you know, the direction of the intelligence agencies to support our efforts.
CRAWFORD: And what's their response?
BARR: That they're going to be supportive.
BARR: We talk to each other and if he has something to say to me I figure he'll tell me directly. I don't look to tweets for, you know, I don't look at them as directives or as official communications with the department.
BARR: I am concerned about that.