House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz got roped into a politically-motivated scheme to protect President Trump, questioning why the government watchdog’s pending report on alleged surveillance abuses by the DOJ and FBI had been fast-tracked.
At the Aspen Security Forum this weekend, Schiff accused top Justice Department officials of pandering to Trump by instigating a “fast track” report last year about former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. His comments came as part of a broader answer to a question about whether he has concerns about Attorney General William Barr’s review of the origins of the Russia investigation.
The article goes on to state the following:
Schiff claimed the president wanted McCabe, who briefly took over as acting FBI director after Trump fired James Comey in May 2017, investigated and his pension taken away and suggested someone such as former Attorney General Rod Rosenstein obliged the president by making a referral.
“The inspector general found that McCabe was untruthful. He may very well have been untruthful,” the California Democrat said, but noted that is not where his concern lies.
GOOD LORD – Adam Schiff says DOJ inspector general’s work is ‘tainted’ ahead of FISA abuse report https://t.co/KbD0iXTYAM
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) July 22, 2019
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