Durham disputes some IG findings on predication of FBI investigation

Durham disputes some IG findings on predication of FBI investigation
U.S. Attorney John Durham, District of Connecticut. Dept. of Justice photo via Fox News

[Ed. – Fox refers to this as “stunning” in the headline, but it’s more “to be expected.” The IG report seems to ignore its own findings in concluding that the investigation had a proper predicate.]

The U.S. attorney who is conducting a wide-ranging investigation of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe released a rare statement Monday saying he disagrees with conclusions of the so-called FISA report — after DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz found in that review that the probe’s launch largely complied with DOJ and FBI policies.

“Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” U.S. Attorney John Durham said in a statement.

Horowitz released his report Monday saying his investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding efforts to launch that 2016 probe and to seek a highly controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant …

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