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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Wednesday he will review potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses by both the Justice Department and the FBI, following requests from Congress and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“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,” the statement obtained by Fox News read. “As part of this examination, 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 OIG statement added that Horowitz will also “review the DOJ’s and FBI’s relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the FISC applications.” “If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review,” the statement read.
originally posted by: carewemust
The House and Senate have been doing this for many months already. Oig is just Reinventing the wheel it seems. What is needed is a special counsel.
Bob Mueller was named special counsel instantly.. just because the mainstream media said that Russia colluded in some way with the Trump campaign.
originally posted by: Pyle
Didnt even Gowdy say that the whole FISA scandal that Nunes has been pushing isnt correct?
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: shooterbrody
This will be an interesting to watch, for sure, both to see how thorough the investigation actually is, and also what it concludes. I think to most thinking Americans, there was obvious FISA abuse, but if the investigation yields negative results (that there were no abuses), it really should bring into question the existence of the FISA court at all.
originally posted by: Grambler
Here is a serious question I have.
I have long been of the opinion that the IG's current investigation was merely on how the FBI handled the Hillary case, not the trump one.
Isnt this an admission that he is now going to start looking at the trump investigation, meaning he hasnt been looking at it up to this point?
Wouldnt that also mean that his report due out in the next mnth will probably not say much either way about how the FBI acted in the trump investigation?