The longawaited IG Report has been released and Rep. Mark Meadows says that the FBI fell very short of vetting the FISA accuracy in regards to applications.
That does not bode well for the FBI in terms of them regaining their reliability and trust with the public, at least on the Republican side of the country.
Meadows stated, "BREAKING: IG report officially released. It reveals FBI "fell far short" in vetting accuracy of FISA applications, knowingly withheld exculpatory information, used 'defensive briefings' to secretly asses the Trump campaign, used known illegitimate sources, and more."
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Attorney General Bill Barr made a statement as well, as quoted by Shimon Prokupecz, saying "The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken."
Prokupecz said in a second message, that Barr defended Trump in his statement. As quoted, "Barr again in statement defending Trump: “It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory."
Rep. Matt Gaetz added this information, saying "#BREAKING: IG #FISA Abuse report also determined "FBI leadership supported relying on Steele’s reporting to seek a FISA order on Page AFTER being advised of…concerns … that Steele may have been hired by … Clinton or the DNC…"
The full IG Report can be found here.