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 BarrGraham says he will call Papadopoulos to testify Pelosi, Democrats launch Mueller messaging blitz The Hill's Morning Report — Trump applauds two-year budget deal with 0 billion spending hike 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 Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE reportedly watches on a regular basis.


He said the people who should be most concerned are former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBarr warns encryption allows 'criminals to operate with impunity' Mueller testimony could be frustrating for both parties Davis: Advice to House Democrats — Mueller is right to stick to the facts; don't ask him to imitate Starr and Comey MORE, former Director of National Intelligence James ClapperJames Robert ClapperA brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats New study suggests Trump's 2016 poll numbers rose after increased Russian troll farm tweets Trump raises 2020 stakes by elevating North Korea, China on agenda MORE and former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanWebb: Questions for Robert Mueller A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats Trump critic Brennan praises his Iran decision: I 'applaud' him 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.