December 09, 2019

Feinstein Statement on IG Report on FBI Russia Investigation

            Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s Russia investigation:

            “President Trump has frequently called the FBI investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia a ‘hoax’ and a ‘witch hunt.’ Today’s Justice Department inspector general report shows that simply isn’t the case.

            “Inspector General Horowitz reaches two key conclusions: first, political bias did not affect the initiation or handling of the FBI’s investigation; and second, there was sufficient cause for the FBI to open an investigation in the first place.

            “The inspector general did find that the FBI made mistakes that must be addressed, and FBI Director Wray has pledged to take action. The inspector general also makes recommendations for improving the FISA process.

            “But the bottom line is that President Trump’s claims of conspiracy against his campaign are not valid.”

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