Horowitz reaffirmed today that his investigation did not rule out political bias as an explanation for the multiple failures of the FBI regarding a FISA warrant on Carter Page. What the IG did conclude is that the explanations given by the FBI for those failures were not credible.
Senator Josh Hawley asked Horowitz, "What's the explanation? Why over time would all of these people, four times over the space of half a year, deliberately mislead a federal court?"
"We don't make a conclusion as to the intent here so want to be clear about that," Horowitz replied.
He then added, "But that was precisely the concern we had…is what you laid out. There are so many errors. We couldn't reach a conclusion or make a determination on what motivated those failures other than we did not credit, what I lay out here, the explanations we got."
"Yeah, so it certainly wasn't the reasons that they offered to you," Hawley said.
"We didn't credit that. And frankly this is one of the reasons we weren't able to but didn't reach a conclusion is we now have the court weighing in and the court wanting to understand what happened here as well, Horowitz said.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.
Sen Ron Johnson: "But you definitely in both of these investigations, you found political bias?"— StayFrosty.357 (@ASimplePatriot) December 18, 2019
IG Horowitz: "We found through the text messages evidence of people’s political bias, correct.”