Geraldo Rivera: Comey, Clapper, Brennan should be 'quaking' in their boots over Barr investigation

Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera said Friday that a handful of former intelligence chiefs should be "quaking" in their boots following remarks by Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrHolder rips into William Barr: 'He is unfit to lead the Justice Department' Five takeaways on Horowitz's testimony on Capitol Hill Budowsky: Would John McCain back impeachment? MORE that he has not gotten "satisfactory" answers in his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.

“What you just heard is a bombshell,” Rivera said on "Fox & Friends," a morning program President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE reportedly watches on a regular basis.


He said the people who should be most concerned are former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHuckabee teases Hannity appearance, says he'll explain why Trump is eligible for third term Five takeaways on Horowitz's testimony on Capitol Hill Horowitz offers troubling picture of FBI's Trump campaign probe MORE, former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperTrump predicts 'historic' conclusions from DOJ's watchdog report on 'spying' The curious timeline for taking down Trump Fairness, tradition, and the Constitution demand the 'whistleblower' step forward MORE and former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanWhere was American counterintelligence? Krystal Ball: Yang's MSNBC boycott shows network has 'officially lost the left' Trump predicts 'historic' conclusions from DOJ's watchdog report on 'spying' MORE.

“If I were James Comey right now or James Clapper right now or John Brennan right now, I would be quaking in my boots. Why? Because the attorney general of the United States has set his target on you,” Rivera said.

“He wants to know why you started this counterintelligence investigation of the Trump candidacy,” Rivera added before reeling off a series of potential questions Barr may have for the former officials.

“How long did you sustain that investigation of the Trump candidacy, the Trump transition, the Trump administration? What tools were employed? What foreign assets were employed? What spies, indeed, were employed to, for you to have this investigation of the president into whether or not the president of the United States was a spy, was a Russian asset, was a traitor to his nation? This is big stuff.”

Barr told CBS News in an interview that aired Thursday and Friday that official explanations around how the Russia investigation began "don't hang together."

“Like many other people who are familiar with intelligence activities, I had a lot of questions about what was going on,” Barr said in the interview with CBS legal correspondent Jan Crawford for “CBS This Morning."
“I assumed I’d get answers when I went in, and I have not gotten answers that are, well, satisfactory," he said. "And, in fact, I probably have more questions, and that some of the facts that, that I’ve learned don’t hang together with the official explanations of what happened.”

When pressed for details, Barr said he would not elaborate while the investigation was ongoing.

“That’s really all I will say," Barr said.

Since being fired by Trump in May 2017, Comey has authored a best-selling book that was critical of the president. Clapper and Brennan have signed with CNN and MSNBC, respectively, since leaving the government.