The long awaited Justice Department inspector general’s report on the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential coordination with Russia, and allegations of possible illegal spying and political bias ahead of the 2016 election has been released and made public in a redacted version.
The report concluded the probe into Russian interference into the 2016 election was justified. but said there were major errors in how the agency conducted the probe.
Attorney General William Barr rejected the conclusion and called the FBI’s investigation into Moscow’s interference “intrusive”, saying it was launched “on the thinnest of suspicions”, although the inspector general report concluded the overall probe was justified, and not motivated by politics.
Barr said, “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…the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory.”
You can download the entire report here.Inspector-General-Russian-Probe-Report