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Trump claims victory in mixed bag of findings from DOJ watchdog

Posted On: Dec 9, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Trump claims victory in mixed bag of findings from DOJ watchdog

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed victory in the mixed findings of a Justice Department watchdog report into surveillance of his 2016 presidential campaign and the origins of the ensuing Russia investigation - a position belied somewhat by the inspector general's finding no direct evidence of political bias in the launching of the probe, despite serious faults with the FBI's applications for surveillance warrants of Trump's campaign. The highly anticipated, 400-page report from the inspector general, Michael Horowitz, found multiple “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the FBI's requests for court-ordered surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser and flawed vetting of the so-called Steele dossier. But it also found that the bureau had an adequate basis for launching its investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the run-up to the election, and, unlike conspiracy theories pushed by Trump and his supporters, that it was not motivated by political bias....

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