The DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz, will release the long-awaited report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation in May, according to Catherine Herridge of Fox News.
Horowitz wrote about the release in a letter to Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. He said that the report, which began in January of 2017, has been extended because of “potentially important additional information and documents that recently came to our attention, and the interviews they have required us to conduct.”
Horowitz continued, “my expectation is that we will issue our report in May, absent any new developments.”…
The inspector general has apparently focused on political bias and how evidence was handled in the Clinton email case. According to the Washington Post, the report will also look into McCabe’s possible failure to pursue a probe into the Clinton case.
The IG has looked at why Andrew McCabe, the #2 official at the FBI, did not act on a request to examine a load of Clinton related emails for three weeks while in the latter stages of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Horowitz has been asking witnesses why FBI leadership seemed unwilling to move forward on the emails found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) until late October, three weeks after they were first alerted to them.
A prominent question is whether McCabe or anyone else in the FBI wanted to avoid action until after the November 8th election. The investigation seemed to stall right at McCabe’s desk. Some within the FBI felt McCabe had repeatedly moved to hinder that probe and were suspicious of his motives for doing so, according to people familiar with the case.
Horowitz released a report last week which revealed that McCabe lied under oath to FBI investigators about approving the leaks to the Wall Street Journal. And according to that report, a WSJ reporter had information claiming McCabe had issued a stand-down order related to the Clinton Foundation probe.
Will even more heads roll at the FBI when this report is released? What do you think Clinton’s response is going to be?
Credit: Hot Air