Comey: 'I have no idea' what Barr meant with 'spying' comment

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey says he has a 'fantasy' about deleting his Twitter account after end of Trump term We need answers to questions mainstream media won't ask about Democrats Trump 'constantly' discusses using polygraphs to stem leaks: report MORE responded Thursday to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGiuliani says he won't comply with subpoenas from Democrats Barr bemoans 'moral upheaval' that has brought 'suffering and misery' Trump threatens to sue Schiff and Pelosi MORE saying there was "spying" on the Trump campaign, reportedly saying he has "no idea" what Barr means.

"I have no idea what he's talking about so it's hard for me to comment," Comey said at a Hewlett Foundation conference.


Comey added that he thinks Barr's career reputation should earn him the "presumption" that he "will stand up for truth."

"I think his career has earned him a presumption that he will be one of the rare Trump Cabinet members who will stand up for truth," Comey reportedly said, adding that "language like this makes it harder."

Barr made the remark Wednesday during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, saying he thinks the Trump campaign was spied on and adding that he needs to "explore" the issue.

“I think spying did occur,” Barr said. “But the question is whether it was adequately predicated, and I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.”