Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to testify Wednesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report on the FBI’s probe into President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and its possible ties to Russia.
The hearing will begin at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.
On Monday, Horowitz issued a report that the FBI had ample justification to investigate links between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign and rejecting Trump’s conspiracy theory that he was unfairly targeted as baseless. The report also detailed procedural errors made by agents in the course of their investigation.
After Horowitz’s report was released, Trump repeated that conspiracy theory in a statement, saying that the FBI investigation was an “an attempted overthrow” of the government.
Reactions poured in from disparate but high-profile sources: CBS’ Stephen Colbert said Horowitz’s report was an early Christmas gift. Former FBI director James Comey said the release of the report revealed “the truth” of how wrong Trump and his supporters have been. FBI director Christopher Wray told ABC News it is “important that the inspector general found that, in this particular instance, the investigation was opened with appropriate predication and authorization.”
Trump responded Tuesday, tweeting, “I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me. With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!”
The Republican-controlled committee will likely question Horowitz about the FBI’s procedural errors outlined in the report.
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