A top Republican lawmaker raised eyebrows throughout Washington this week, claiming there was “growing evidence” the FBI “edited and changed” information submitted to the Inspector General to avoid “prosecution.”
Freedom Caucus Representative Mark Meadows made the startling suggestion during his fiery address before Inspector General Michael Horowitz; slamming the bureau’s actions in the lead up to the 2016 race for the White House.
“The other thing that I would ask you to look into, there is growing evidence that 302s were edited and changed,” Meadows told Horowitz. “Those 302s, it is suggested that they were changed to either prosecute or not prosecute individuals. And that is very troubling.”
Meadows is referring to the specific reports on “witness interviews” compiled by FBI agents and submitted to Horowitz for review.
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BOMBSHELL: DOJ Finds Comey ‘DEFIED AUTHORITY’ as FBI Director
A watchdog agency for the Department of Justice has concluded that former FBI Director James Comey “defied authority” during his time as the head of the agency, reports those with inside knowledge of the upcoming report.
According to ABC News, sources are saying an early draft of the report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz used the term “insubordinate” while describing Comey’s tenure at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency.
The report goes on to slam former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s behavior surrounding the DOJ’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
It remains unclear when a full draft of Horowitz’ report will be released to the public.
President Trump demanded the release of the material on social media Tuesday, asking “What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey?”
“Hope report is not being changed and made weaker!” he added.
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BUCKLE UP: DOJ Inspector FINISHES REPORT on Hillary Email Scandal
The Inspector General at the Department of Justice is putting the finishing touches on his official report detailing the agency’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server; announcing officials will begin receiving the material as early as this week.
According to the Washington Post, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has reportedly wrapped up his probe into the FBI’s botched investigation into whether the former Secretary of State broke the law when mishandling classified information.
“The report is expected to blast former FBI director James B. Comey for various steps he took in the investigation, particularly his announcing in July — without telling his Justice Department bosses what he was about to say — that the FBI was recommending that Clinton not be charged, and for revealing to Congress just weeks before the presidential election that the bureau had resumed its work, people familiar with the matter said,” writes the Washington Post.
Horowitz began his investigation into Comey’s Hillary probe in January 2017, following new questions over the former bureau boss’s relationship with senior Obama officials and illegal leaking from inside the agency.
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