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Internal Justice watchdog finds that Russia probe was justified, not biased against Trump

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The long-awaited report by the Justice Department's watchdog contradicts President Trump's depiction of a politically biased plot against him.
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Inspector General Finds FBI Probe into Trump Campaign Was Justified, But Not Perfect

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In a highly anticipated report released Monday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz determined that the FBI had adequate cause in July 2016 to justify opening an investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia and did not find hard evidence of political bias in that decision, undermining allegations by President Trump and his allies that the bureau acted improperly in launching the probe.
But Horowitz did find serious flaws in the application process for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to surveil Donald Trump campaign aide Carter Page, which...
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Russia probe report finds no evidence of political bias

Russia probe report finds no evidence of political bias

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The report also found 17 “significant errors or omissions” in surveillance applications for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, but no intentional misconduct.
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Inspector general report on Russia investigation is out

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WASHINGTON - A watchdog report on the Russia probe finds no evidence of political bias, despite performance failures, according to a summary obtained by The Associated Press.
The report, by the Justice Department inspector general, also found 17 “significant errors or omissions” in surveillance applications for Trump campaign aide Carter Page, but no intentional misconduct.
The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, despite “serious performance failures” up the bureau's chain of command, the...
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Watchdog report rips FBI handling of Russia probe

Watchdog report rips FBI handling of Russia probe

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A highly anticipated Justice Department review of the origins of the federal investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia found no direct evidence of political bias in the launching of the probe, but identified an embarrassing slew of inaccuracies and omissions by the FBI that marred requests for court-ordered surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser. The report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz also revealed for the first time that the FBI used a confidential source to approach an unidentified high-level Trump campaign...
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READ: DOJ Inspector General's Report On The Russia Investigation

READ: DOJ Inspector General's Report On The Russia Investigation

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been examining the way authorities used their surveillance powers in the Russia investigation. His final report was released on Monday. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Justice Department watchdog finds Trump-Russia probe was not tainted by political bias

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But Horowitz's probe did find "serious performance failures" made by some agents in charge of the surveillance applications as part of the Russia probe.
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