No sooner had Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much-anticipated report on the origins of the Russia probe, finding as expected that the FBI was justified in beginning an investigation of the Trump campaign, than Attorney General William Barr put out a statement publicly disagreeing with the findings.
While Horowitz skewered the FBI for sloppiness and errors in the FISA application to spy on Trump Campaign adviser Carter Page, the report said "We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions" to start the Russia probe.
Barr immediately took issue with the report’s result. “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,” said Barr, even while praising Horowitz’s work.
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