An upcoming report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz concerning potential abuse of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act to investigate Carter Page, a former aide to President Donald Trump, will be "very, very hard-hitting," ex-Whitewater independent counsel Sol Wisenberg said Thursday.
"Michael Horowitz is a person of impeccable integrity," Wisenberg told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "You can expect him to be very ethical, very hard hitting. He will not seek to expand his charter."
However, he said he is skeptical about the prospect of the people who signed off on the FISA application, including former FBI Director James Comey, ex-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, or former Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente facing any kind of criminal prosecution.
"I will believe it when I see it, and I certainly would be very surprised if Dana Boente or Rod Rosenstein were seriously implicated in this," said Wisenberg. "It's something quite different when you are talking about something that happened with the people in the Obama administration, who authorized surveillance of the political campaign of the opposition party of their main candidate."
That, he said, is "very shocking and something that should concern it all...if there were abuses, I think Horowitz will not hesitate to spell them out."
Horowitz has been examining the FBI for almost a year to determine if the agency violated the FISA warrant system based on information from British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who claims that sources told him Page and other Trump associates had been working with Russia to help Trump win the 2016 election.
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