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DOJ OIG FISA Report: Methodology, Scope, and Findings, Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, December 18, 2019   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the December 18, 2019 hearing on "DOJ [Department of Justice] OIG [Office of the Inspector General] FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] Report: Methodology, Scope, and Findings," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Ron Johnson: "I want to thank Inspector General (IG) Horowitz and his team [...] for all your hard work and efforts preparing the report that is the main subject of our hearing today. [...] For anyone willing to take the time to read the report, the report is a devastating account of investigative and prosecutorial negligence, misconduct, and abuse of the FISA Court process by FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials. The most disturbing revelations of the IG investigation include reports of doctoring and using an email to mislead the FISA Court, ignoring the fact that exculpatory evidence was obtained during surreptitious recordings of investigation targets, deciding not to provide a defensive briefing to the Trump campaign, planting an FBI investigator in an intelligence briefing for Candidate Trump under false pretenses, and withholding known and significant credibility problems related to the Steele dossier." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael E. Horowitz.

Report Number:
S. Hrg. 116-396; Senate Hearing 116-396
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Date:
2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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