Reports out of Washington indicate that the Justice Department is set to release the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server.
The report could be issued in days, and it could hold bad news, not only for Hillary Clinton, but for former FBI Director James Comey, who it appears may have aided in a cover-up of Clinton’s misdeeds.
The President is also eagerly awaiting the report, but recently told the press that he expects Comey to be held accountable. “I think he’s got a lot of problems,” Trump told reporters of Comey in an exchange caught on video (included below).
A highly anticipated report by the Justice Department’s Inspector General could be made public within days, as a pair of congressional panels prepare for hearings on how the FBI handled the Hillary Clinton probe.
The Senate Judiciary on Tuesday gave notice that on June 5, it will hold a hearing titled: ‘Examining the Inspector General’s First Report on Justice Department Decisions Regarding the 2016 Presidential Election.’
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to testify, Fox News reported.
Horowitz has completed his draft report and has already solicited comment from the FBI and the Justice Department.
The hearings would seem to imply that the final report would be scheduled for release by then.
President Trump has been dropping hints that a big revelation is coming, as this tweet shows, he pushes a connection between Hillary and the FBI that even extended to the Russian investigation.
Why didn’t President Obama do something about the so-called Russian Meddling when he was told about it by the FBI before the Election? Because he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win, and he didn’t want to upset the apple cart! He was in charge, not me, and did nothing.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
Even in its uncompleted form, the report already resulted in a criminal referral for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired just before his planned retirement following a finding he leaked information to the Wall Street Journal.
The probe examines the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
The House Oversight Committee also plans to bring in Horowitz.
Horowitz has spent a year culling through documents and interviewing officials as he examines the FBI’s unusual handling of the case.
One area for review is former FBI Director James Comey’s unusual decision to announce in July of 2016 the decision not to charge Clinton, while also chastising her for extreme carelessness.
He then informed Congress the FBI was looking at new information after additional emails were located on the laptop of disgraced former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, then announced the matter was closed once again just days before the election.
Here is video of the President’s remarks on Comey and the upcoming report.