Meadows: New Information to Delay Release of IG FISA Abuse Report
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) believes that the highly anticipated Inspector General’s report on FISA abuse will be delayed due to new developments.
Speaking to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo yesterday, Meadows said he was no longer optimistic that the report would be released by early June–a time frame originally predicted by Attorney General William Barr.
“Only [Inspector General] Michael Horowitz knows the exact time frame of when it’s coming out. Obviously the attorney general indicated that he hoped to see it in June. I’m not as optimistic now,” Meadows said. “One of the reasons for that is additional information has been given to the inspector general for them to investigate.”
The Washington Examiner points out:
Horowitz and his team have been investigating alleged FISA abuse by the Justice Department and the FBI since March 2018. The inquiry includes a focus on the FBI’s handling of the unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele and its extensive use in the FBI’s FISA applications and renewals to target former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
The Congressman made it clear that it was strictly his opinion that the report would take longer than previously anticipated.
“I can tell you Inspector Horowitz obviously hasn’t communicated that to my knowledge to anybody on Capitol Hill. But based on what I’m seeing in terms of additional information being shared with him I think it’ll be a while.”