On Sunday during an interview, Republican representative Mark Meadows announced that he is expecting that the inspector general will be issuing criminal referrals in relation to the investigation with the FBI’s abuse of surveillance relating to the Trump-Russia probe.
“We’re fully anticipating that the [inspector general’s] report will come out as Attorney General Barr said in the next four to six weeks, and I think it’s highly likely that we’ll see criminal referrals coming from them that will correspond with what Chairman [Devin] Nunes has already put forth,” Meadows said on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Attorney General William Barr told Congress on Tuesday that he expects Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, to issue a report in late May or June. On March 28, 2018, Horowitz opened an investigation into whether the FBI and Justice Department complied with legal requirements to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
Meadows, a close ally of President Trump’s, said that he and Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan met earlier this week with Horowitz. Both have expressed confidence in Horowitz’s work, and have heightened expectations that the investigation will be favorable to Republicans.
Meadows made it clear that he believe Inspector General Horowitz will be focusing on the FBI’s leaks to the media. He made it seem that he had evidence that the FBI leaked sensitive information to the press.
“So what we would find is people within the Department of Justice, primarily the FBI, would actually give information to the media, then those reports would actually come out and they would say ‘wow, we have these reports now,’ and then they would take the actual reports and use those as the probable cause to do a further investigation,” Meadows told Maria Bartiromo on Fox News.
“It was a big circular reasoning … you’ll see all of that come out, I believe, when inspector general’s report comes out.”
Check out what else the Daily Caller reported:
Horowitz is also examining the FBI and Justice Department’s communications with Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier that the FBI relied on to obtain the Page FISAs.
Republicans have alleged that the FBI failed to verify the dossier before using it to obtain the FISAs. They also claim that the FBI failed to disclose that Steele was working for the DNC and Clinton campaign in the FISA applications.
Horowitz is also investigating the FBI’s use of confidential informants in the Trump-Russia probe. The New York Times reported earlier this week that Horowitz is scrutinizing Stefan Halper, a former Cambridge University professor who made contact with several Trump campaign advisers while working as an FBI informant.
Oh how the tables have turned. Things aren’t looking too good for the Democrats and the Left-wing members of the FBI.
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