U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced Wednesday, Nov. 14, that a report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the abuse of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) by the Justice Department and Obama’s FBI during the 2016 elections against President Trump will soon be ready.
At a press conference on Tuesday, the attorney general said, “It’s been reported and it’s my understanding that it is imminent.”
The document that Barr referred to is the collaborative work of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who, according to the Daily Caller, recently contacted current and former U.S. officials to review the report before releasing it.
“A number of people who were mentioned in the report are having an opportunity right now to comment on how they were quoted in the report, and after that process is over which is very short, the report will be issued. That’s what the inspector general himself suggests,” Barr told the media, as reported by Business & Politics.
The investigation that began in 2018, in addition to more than 1,000 witness interviews, also involves more than 1 million documents.
But the report is apparently more than an “FISA abuse,” it is a whole campaign of conspiracy toward President Trump orchestrated by the Democratic Party complicit with U.S. intelligence agencies.
According to investigative journalist Sara Carter, the documents will contain several classified pages from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act about Trump’s former campaign adviser Carter Page, exculpatory evidence that was withheld from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the so-called Gang of Eight folder (containing exculpatory information), as well as the email chain between FBI investigators in the Russian investigation and then FBI Director James Comey.
As Business & Politics reported on Sept. 13, Horowitz submitted a draft of the report to the FBI and the Department of Justice so that the classified material contained within the document could be reviewed.
Then on Oct. 24, the Justice Department inspector general notified lawmakers that the report was nearing completion, and that the declassification process was going to be “lengthy.”
The report is quite damning and could seriously compromise former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, former President Obama and some other members of the Democratic National Committee who would be involved in federal crimes.