By Townhall. President Trump lashed out after being briefed about the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on FISA abuses that was finally released on Monday, saying the abuses were an “attempted overthrow of the government.”
The report stated that while the Inspector General’s office found no evidence of political bias concerning the FBI’s operation to infiltrate the Trump campaign and that the investigation was justified, they did find 17 errors and incidents of omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications. . .
Speaking at the White House, Trump said the FBI “fabricated evidence” and “lied” to the courts.
“This was something that we can never allow to happen again,” Trump said. “The report actually and especially when you look in to it and the details of the report are far worse than anything I would have even imagined. What they were doing and what they would’ve done if I didn’t make a certain move, a certain move that was a very important move because it would have been even worse if that’s possible.”
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FISA Report Drops: 7 Takeaways from DOJ Watchdog’s Russia Probe Review
By Fox News. Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz on Monday released the highly anticipated findings from his nearly two-year review concerning the origins of the Russia investigation and the issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants for a Trump campaign official. . .
The report said investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding either the launch of the Trump-Russia investigation or as efforts to seek the controversial FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early stages of that probe. . .
Despite the inspector general’s finding that there was no evidence of political bias or improper motivation, Horowitz’s report revealed there were at least 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the Page FISA applications. . .
Steele’s now-infamous dossier and research surrounding the 2016 presidential election provided much of the information used in the FISA application and renewals, but the inspector general found that the FBI did not have any specific information corroborating allegations against Page from Steele’s reporting.
“We determined that prior to and during the pendency of the FISAs the FBI was unable to corroborate any of the specific substantive allegations against Carter Page contained in the election reporting and relied on in the FISA applications, and was only able to confirm the accuracy of a limited number of circumstantial facts, most of which were in the public domain,” the report said, noting that the information confirmed was only timing of events and dates when Page traveled to Russia. (Read more from “FISA Report Drops: 7 Takeaways from DOJ Watchdog’s Russia Probe Review” HERE)