By The Blaze. The Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Wednesday that he opened an investigation into allegations that the FBI’s surveillance capabilities were politicized in advance of the 2016 election . . .
In a statement released Wednesday, Horowitz said, “The OIG will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person.”
“As part of this examination,” he added, “the OIG also will review information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source.”
The new probe was in answer to requests from Republican members of Congress and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Horowitz said that the investigation would include a review of “the DOJ’s and FBI’s relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the FISC applications.” (Read more from “The Department of Justice and the FBI Is Now Under a New Investigation – Here’s Why” HERE)
FBI Boss Wray ‘Doubling’ Agents Responding to Subpoena on Clinton, McCabe, FISA Abuses
By Fox News. FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday announced plans to “double the number” of agents handling records for the House Judiciary Committee after it asked for documents on the Clinton email probe, potential FISA abuses and the firing of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
According to a statement released by Wray, he believes the documents requested by committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., are “likely in the thousands” but that he agrees the “current pace of production is too slow.”
In attempt to comply with the committee’s request, Wray said he was “doubling” his team . . .
But, a DOJ insider told Fox News that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has voiced his concern over the “unacceptable” pace with which the FBI is working and is “done” seeing his department criticized over it.
“He’s told Wray that the pace is unacceptable and that if the FBI needs to double the number of people working on this, then that’s what they need to do, but he is done seeing the Department criticized for the FBI’s slow walking of requests from Congress like the last administration when this requests should be a top priority,” the insider said. (Read more from “FBI Boss Wray ‘Doubling’ Agents Responding to Subpoena on Clinton, McCabe, FISA Abuses” HERE)