Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo said her sources are telling her that the new Justice Department Inspector General report will contain a thorough analysis of alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.
As Bartiromo described during a segment on her Fox News show, Sunday Morning Futures the report is likely to contain explosive details unearthing “more than just FISA abuse,” the Washington Examiner reports.
“I’m hearing the IG report will be out this upcoming Friday, Oct. 18, and my sources say it’s as thick as a telephone book,” Bartiromo said per the report.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
The DOJ IG Report will be out this Friday and covers 'MORE than just FISA abuse'
"It’s as thick as a telephone book."–@MariaBartiromo pic.twitter.com/rr3kfyZhpZ
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 13, 2019
And, from the Washington Examiner:
It has been exactly one month since Horowitz announced the completion of the investigation by his team, who pored over more than 1 million records and conducted 100-plus interviews. The inspector general gave a draft to the Justice Department and FBI for a classification review.
Upon the completion of that process, the report will first be delivered to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, who has pledged to do a “deep dive” of his own into FISA that will run concurrently with U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the early stages of the Russia investigation. The South Carolina Republican said his “No. 1 goal” is to have as much of the report declassified as possible.
Republicans allege top Justice Department and FBI officials misled the FISA court by using an unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele to obtain warrants to electronically monitor onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in an attempt to dig up damaging information about Trump.
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— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) October 13, 2019