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Justice Department IG Has Not Found Evidence FBI Spied On Trump Campaign

The New York Times report contradicts claims by the president the FBI did spy on his 2016 campaign.

WASHINGTON -- There are reports that the Justice Department Inspector General hasn't found any evidence the FBI spied on the 2016 Trump campaign. 

The New York Times reports Michael Horowitz undercuts several of President Trump's and conservatives' claims the FBI acted improperly during the Russia investigation. 

The report also contradicts Trump's claim that former President Obama had his phones tapped. 

Horowitz found that leaders at the FBI were not politically motivated in pursuing a secret wiretap on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, according to the newspaper. His findings are part of a review of the FBI's effort to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Page.

But the inspector general is also expected to sharply criticize FBI leaders in some ways for their handling of the investigation.

Horowitz concluded the FBI was careless and unprofessional in pursuing the Page wiretap, according to the Times. He is expected to detail omissions and errors from when FBI officials applied for the wiretap, people familiar with a draft of the report told the Times.

 

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