The Inspector General was asked to investigate the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. President Trump wanted to know if there was a “deep state” that opposed him during the campaign and into his time in office.
The report is in: There wasn’t.
But, the investigation wasn’t flawless either.
The inspector general found plenty of mistakes made in the application process for wiretapping, including the one that was used to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Republicans believe that the flawed wiretap application started the investigation, and–since it was flawed–so was the investigation.
The inspector general disagreed.
- There is no evidence of bias in the investigation, and the investigation was started with legitimate information.
- The FBI needs to clean up their act with regard to wiretap applications.
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