Attorney General William Barr says the Justice Department's independent watchdog is nearing the release of a highly anticipated report on the FBI surveillance of a one-time associate of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, reports Politico.
"It's been reported, and it's my understanding that it is imminent," Barr said at a news conference in Memphis, Tennessee. "A number of people who were mentioned in the report are having an opportunity right now to comment on how they were quoted in the report, and after that process is over which is very short, the report will be issued. That's what the inspector general himself suggests."
Inspector General Michael Horowitz in September submitted a draft of his findings to the DOJ and the FBI for classification review.
Horowitz's report is examining the basis for FBI surveillance of Carter Page, Trump's foreign-policy adviser for the 2016 campaign.
Republicans claim law enforcement officials had improperly obtained a FISA warrant to monitor Page. In its application to FISA to wiretap Page, the FBI stated it believed Page had been the subject of "targeted recruitment by the Russian government."
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