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AG William Barr Says Release Of FISA Report Is ‘Imminent’

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the release of an inspector general’s report on FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign is “imminent.” On Tuesday, multiple news outlets reported that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, has invited witnesses interviewed in connection with the investigation to review portions of the forthcoming report. The step is routine in investigations conducted ...

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DOJ Watchdog Takes Key Step Toward Releasing FISA Abuse Report

The Justice Department’s inspector general has started inviting government officials to review a report of an investigation into the FBI’s surveillance activities against a Trump campaign official, the latest signal that the report will be released soon. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, has in the past few days invited current and former government officials ...

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BREAKING: FISA Abuse Report Is ‘Lengthy’ And Has ‘Few’ Redactions, DOJ Watchdog Tells Congress

The Justice Department inspector general’s report on possible FBI abuse of the foreign surveillance process is “lengthy,” and is likely to be made public with “few” redactions, the inspector general told lawmakers on Thursday, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, informed Republicans and Democrats on four congressional committees with a ...

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House Republicans Maintain Pressure On Democrats To Hold FISA Abuse Hearing

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday that House Democrats have not contacted him to testify about his anticipated report on potential FBI surveillance abuse during the Trump-Russia probe. Republicans quizzed Horowitz during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing about the forthcoming report, which looks at whether the FBI improperly surveilled Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Horowitz declined to provide ...

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DOJ Inspector General Has Completed FISA Abuse Probe, Says Top House Republican

The Justice Department’s inspector general told Attorney General William Barr on Friday that he has completed his investigation into possible FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act during the Trump-Russia probe, according to the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. Georgia Rep. Doug Collins disclosed the development in a letter calling on House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler ...

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Lindsey Graham: FISA Abuse Report Will Be ‘Ugly And Damning’ For DOJ, FBI

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he expects the inspector general’s report into FBI surveillance of the Trump campaign will be “ugly and damning” for the agency and the Department of Justice. In an interview on Fox News, Graham also said that he wants to find out what role the CIA played in the intelligence-gathering operation against the Trump campaign. ...

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Report: FISA Abuse Probe Gets Last-Minute Help From Key Witnesses

The Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser has received last-minute help from multiple witnesses, Fox News is reporting. According to Fox’s Catherine Herridge, Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz sought interviews with the witnesses early in his investigation into whether the FBI abused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in its ...

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Here Is When The FISA Abuse Investigation Will Be Done

Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that an inspector general’s investigation into whether the FBI abused the surveillance court process during the Russia probe will be completed by May or June. Barr also told lawmakers during a House Appropriations Committee hearing that he is reviewing how the FBI handled the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign that began in Summer ...

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FISA Motion Allowed FBI To Share US Citizens’ Info With Foreign Agencies. Here’s How That May Have Played Into The Russia Probe

A secret memo granted broad rights to the FBI to share information gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act with foreign officials. Two-way exchange of information with foreign officials could allow the politicized targeting of Americans, since foreign nations aren’t obligated to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The efforts by the Justice Department to gather information on Trump aides repeatedly involved ...

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FBI Texts: DOJ Official Had ‘Continued Concerns’ About Source Used To Obtain Carter Page FISA

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Text messages show that a Justice Department official had “continued concerns” about the FBI’s applications to obtain FISA warrants on Carter Page In Oct. 2016, Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer at the time, suggested that Stuart Evans, the DOJ official who handles FISA applications, was concerned about the “possible bias” of an informant used to obtain the warrants Lisa Page’s ...

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Lindsey Graham Pledges FISA Abuse Hearings

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham pledged Thursday that he will hold hearings to get to the bottom of whether the FBI misled surveillance court judges by using the Steele dossier to obtain spy warrants against a former Trump campaign adviser. “I promise, everybody in the country, that in the Senate, we’re going to have hearings about the FISA process,” ...

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Lindsey Graham Goes After FBI for FISA Abuse

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is resuming an investigation of potential surveillance abuse by the FBI with an expansive request for records related to the bureau’s vetting of the Steele dossier. In a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General William Barr, Graham asked for all FBI and Justice Department documents related to investigators’ attempts to verify allegations made in ...

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Lindsey Graham Says He Will ‘Get To The Bottom’ Of FISA Abuse As Senate Judiciary Chairman

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Lindsey Graham pledged Saturday to continue an investigation into the FBI’s alleged abuse of the federal surveillance court Graham is poised to take over as Senate Judiciary Committee, where he will have oversight of the FBI, Justice Department and federal court system Republicans have accused the FBI of mishandling the infamous Steele dossier to obtain warrants to spy on former ...

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Gowdy: Russia Docs Are ‘Embarrassing’ For John Brennan, DOJ And FBI

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said the information in a batch of Russia investigation documents that President Donald Trump was considering for declassification will prove “embarrassing” for the Department of Justice, FBI and former CIA Director John Brennan.

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