Justice review of Russia probe to find no spying by FBI: NY Times

Source: The Hill | November 27, 2019 | Rachel Frazin

An investigation by an internal government watchdog has not found evidence that the FBI tried to put informants in President Trump’s 2016 campaign, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with a draft report on the probe.ย 

The Times reported that the finding is one of several by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz that impairs Trump-ally claims of impropriety by the bureau. It reportedly finds that the FBI didn’t act in a politically motivated manner when seeking to wiretap then-Trump campaign aide Carter Page.ย 

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The Times reported that the document will also debunk the claim that the FBI relied on a dossier by former British spy Christopher Steele, though it will say the bureau should have told judges about possible issues with the document.

President Trump, Attorney General William Barr and other allies of the president have said the Trump campaign may have been spied on.

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