Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) confirmed the news on Fox News’ Hannity last night.
“It’s December 9. You’ll get the report. That’s locked,” Graham said.
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee shortly after the document’s release, on December 11.
Last month, Horowitz sent a letter to lawmakers notifying them that he was finalizing his highly anticipated report.
“After we receive the final classification markings from the Department and the FBI, we will then proceed with our usual process for preparing a final report, including ensuring that appropriate reviews occur for accuracy and comment purposes,” Horowitz wrote in the letter. “Once begun, we do not anticipate the time for that review to be lengthy.”
The report, according to Fox News, will “likely spark new congressional investigations and deliver critical information to other federal review probing allegations of abuse by the Justice Department and the FBI.”
President Trump spoke to reporters last month and predicted the report will expose the corrupt behavior of former government officials like FBI Director James Comey and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
“The IG report is going to come out soon, and we’ll se what happens…But I predict you will see things that you don’t even believe, the level of corruption,” he said. “Whether it’s [James] Comey; whether it’s [Peter] Strzok and his lover, [Lisa] Page; whether it’s so many other people – [Andrew] McCabe; whether it’s President Obama himself…Let’s see whether or not it’s President Obama. Let’s see whether or not they put that in.”
.@realDonaldTrump teases upcoming IG report, preparing the country: “I predict you will see things you don’t even believe, the level of corruption.”
Though he says he hasn’t seen it, he names Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe and even Obama as possibly being implicated.
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— Adrian Norman (@AdrianNormanDC) October 17, 2019