Justice Department Inspector General Grilled Over Russia Probe Report | NBC Nightly News

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Democrats stressed the report’s finding that the FBI had a legitimate reason to launch the investigation, while Republicans questioned Inspector General Michael Horowitz over the conclusion that the FBI made serious mistakes in the investigation. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/Subsc...



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Democrats and republicans zeroed in on different parts of republicans zeroed in on different parts of his report. on different parts of his report. here, is pete williams. His report. here is pete williams. reporter inspector here is pete williams. , reporter inspector general michael , reporter inspector general michael offered. This stinging general michael offered this stinging assessment of ...
he offered this stinging assessment of the investigation of the assessment of the investigation of the trump campaign when investigation of the trump campaign. When asked, if his report is trump campaign, when asked, if his report is a vinlddication of the asked, if his report is a vinlddication of the fbi. , a vinlddication of the fbi. ithink, the fbi.

, i think the activities don’t . I think the activities don’t indicate anybody that activities don’t indicate anybody that touched this. indicate anybody that touched this. , reporter democrats touched this. , reporter democrats stressed they had a . Reporter democrats stressed they had a reason for launching stressed they had a reason for launching the investigation and reason for launching the investigation and not motivated by the investigation and not motivated by politics. , not motivated by politics. You didn’t find a politics. You didn’t find a deep state conspiracy, . You didn’t find a deep state, conspiracy against candidate or deep state conspiracy against candidate or president trump.

against candidate or president trump. As to the opening president trump. As to the opening, we found no bias, no . As to the opening. We found no bias. No testimony on dock. We found no bias. No testimony on dock menmentmen -- testimony on dock menmentmen, -- documents on that. menmentmen -- documents on that. , reporter peter documents on that.

>, > reporter peter strzok and lisa page >, > reporter peter strzok and lisa page, who shared anti trump strzok and lisa Page who shared anti trump messages played a who shared anti trump messages played a role. messages played a role. , the investigation role. The investigation we found was not . The investigation we found was not connected. Toany of we found was not connected to any of the bias texts we connected to any of the bias texts. We identified. the bias texts. We identified. reporter identified. , reporter republicans, , reporter republicans concentrated on the republicans concentrated on the conclusion that the concentrated on the conclusion that the fbi made serious conclusion that the fbi made serious mistakes in seeking fbi made serious mistakes in seeking permission Under the mistakes, in seeking permission under the foreign intelligence permission under the foreign intelligence, surveillance act or foreign intelligence, surveillance act or fisa to ease drop on surveillance, act or fisa to ease drop on carter, page.

fisa to ease drop on carter, page. do youfeel, Like carter, page. , do you feel like mr. paige was treated ? Do you feel like mr. paige was treated fairly? Mr. paige was treated fairly ? I don’t think the fairly . I don’t think the department of justice . I don’t think the department of justice fairly treated these department of justice fairly treated these fisas and he was on fairly treated these fisas and he was on the receiving end. fisas and he was on the receiving end. reporter the receiving end. reporter Undercover operatives reporter undercover operatives, secretly recorded undercover operatives secretly recorded conversations with two secretly recorded conversations with two trump campaign: conversations with two trump campaign: adversaries and trumpcampaign adversaries and suggested the fbi adversaries and suggested the fbi ought to require suggested. The fbi ought to require higher level ought to require higher level permission to do that higher level permission to do that in a campaign.

permission to do that in a campaign. , the fbi could have in a campaign. The fbi could have at the supervised . The fbi could have at the supervised agent level one level at the supervised agent level. One level from a line agent agent level, one level from a line agent authorized a from a line. Agent authorized a confidential human authorized, a confidential human source to have a confidential human source, to have a conversation withsource to have a conversation with either of the conversation with either of the presidential either of the presidential candidates. presidential candidates. reporter the fbi’s.


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