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Wash Post: Barr Disagrees With IG Horowitz on Key Finding in Russia Report

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The Justice Department’s inspector general Michael Horowitz is due to release his long-awaited findings in a week on the FBI’s Russia investigation, though Attorney General William Barr says he rejects one of Horowitz’s key findings, reports The Washington Post.

Barr’s issue with the report is said to center on Horowitz’s conclusion that the FBI had enough information to open an investigation into Trump campaign members in July 2016.

“Barr has not been swayed by Horowitz’s rationale for concluding the FBI had sufficient basis to open an investigation on July 31, 2016,” sources told the Post.

The IG operates independently of DOJ leadership, so Barr cannot order changes to the report.

Horowitz is expected to allege that a former FBI lawyer altered a document related to the surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, though he will say the lawyer’s conduct did not change the legal basis for the request to wiretap him.

The report is expected to be sharply critical of the FBI but The New York Times reported Friday that the IG is not expected to conclude that top FBI leaders acted out of bias.

The review is set for release on Dec. 9. Horowitz is scheduled to testify about his findings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11.

via newsmax

5 Comments

  1. THOMAS December 3, 2019

    No matter what the report says the Democrats will not be satisfied or accept the finding ! This will be the next Circus they will bring after President Donald Trump .

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  2. Barbara Flannigan December 3, 2019

    I just want this to end and let President Trump continue to do a great job run this country!!!

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    1. CHRIS HINES December 3, 2019

      I would love to see all these morons held accountable so this type of thing never happens again.

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  3. Shoegun December 3, 2019

    Barr needs to counter IG Horowitz’s report of attesting to FBI claim of credibility to spy on Trump campaign with AG Durham’s evidence of corruption.

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  4. William Heaster December 3, 2019

    MR. BARR FIRST OF ALL YOU SHOULDN’T RELY ON HOROWITZ AS THE DEMOCRATS THROUGH GEORGE SOROS HAVE ALREADY PAID HIM AND EVERYBODY THAT COMES INTO CONTACT WITH HIM REPORT. SO SEEING A REPORT WRITTEN BY SOROS AND THE DEMOCRATS TOP PASS FOWARD TO YOUR OFFICE. THEY ARE FUL HEAD ON INTO THIS IMPEACHMENT KANGAROO COURT FARCE.THE DON GIVE A DAMN WHAT ANYBODY THINKS OR BELIEVES AS THEY SET THEM SLEVES WAY ABIVE THE LAW, NOW THATY IS WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON CORRECTING THIS TRUE ILLEGALLITY OF THE WHO IMPEACHMENT ISSUE. WE HAVE YOUR BACK 100%

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