DoJ Inspector General report available: Russia Probe justified and not politically motivated

Did we really want a criminal in the WH. The DoJ IG report is available.

Inspector general found that political bias did not taint the actions of former FBI leaders who have frequently been the subject of presidential attacks on Twitter, including former Director Comey, former Deputy Director McCabe and former Deputy Assistant Director Strzok.
At the same time, the IG report found errors — and in at least one case, alleged document tampering by a low-level FBI lawyer.
BREAKING: Due to problems with FBI’s applications to national security court to conduct secret surveillance on Trump aide, inspector general is launching separate inquiry into how FBI obtains national security warrants to eavesdrop on American citizens.
IG report also recommends that new guidelines be established for investigations into presidential campaigns.
IG report: Surveillance of Page, which began in Oct. 2016, did not spark FBI Russia investigation, which began in July 2016 after Australian diplomat reported that different Trump aide learned from a Russian agent that Russian government possessed thousands of Democrat emails.

AG Barr on IG report’s findings: “The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.”

 

US Attorney Durham: “Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”

TEXT: Read the full US Justice Dept. inspector general report into the origins of the Russia investigation.

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