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Reluctant witnesses finally come forward in FISA abuse IG investigation

July 5, 2019

  We were expecting Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on alleged FISA abuses to be released in May only to have the report delayed indefinitely and without reason given. We had hoped that between this report, the investigation William Barr ordered into the origin of the Russia investigation, and Donald Trump’s authorizing the declassification of the FISA documents we might finally get to the bottom of this story.

  But as of yet the documents have not been declassified and we are left to wonder whatever happened to the Inspector General report. We now might finally have an update on the IG report and if this story is true there are some witnesses who have finally agreed to come forward. Here is more:

Key witnesses sought for questioning by Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz early in his investigation into alleged government surveillance abuse have come forward at the 11th hour, Fox News has learned.  

Sources familiar with the matter said at least one witness outside the Justice Department and FBI started cooperating — a breakthrough that came after Attorney General William Barr ordered U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead a separate investigation into the origins of the bureau’s 2016 Russia case that laid the foundation for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

While the investigative phase of the inspector general’s long-running probe is said to be complete, the sources said recent developments required some witnesses to be reinterviewed. And while Barr testified that he expected the report into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse to be ready in May or last month, multiple sources said the timeline has slipped.

  It had been beyond frustrating to see this investigation disappear without a trace after weeks of hearing its release was imminent but if this is the reason for the delay perhaps the report will be worth the wait.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2019 6:54 am

    Looks like Barr drank the kool aid…..Conservative Tree House has the latest… Barr refusing to release Comey documents…And I think this whole IG report is getting suspect. Always a reason to not release it.. Call me suspicious.

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    • July 6, 2019 7:21 am

      I agree with you. I am trying to stay optimistic about this but as I was writing it I was wondering if this was just another excuse for the delay.

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