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

Former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyFBI's spreadsheet puts a stake through the heart of Steele's dossier Hannity invites Ocasio-Cortez to join prime-time show for full hour The Hill's 12:30 Report: Acosta under fire over Epstein plea deal MORE responded Thursday to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrHouse gears up for Mueller testimony History in the House: Congress weathers unprecedented week Court filings show Trump, Cohen contacts amid hush money payments 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.”