At the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Michael Horowitz, Democrats such as Dianne Feinstein were attempting to point out that the myriad “mistakes” made by the FBI that were outlined in the IG report weren’t evidence of any political bias:
FEINSTEIN: You didn't find a deep state conspiracy against candidate or President Trump?
HOROWITZ: As to the opening, we found no bias, no testimonial, documentary evidence on that.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 11, 2019
Feinstein immediately guides Horowitz through explaining that there was no evidence of political bias or a "deep state" conspiracy playing a role in the opening of the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign pic.twitter.com/dGESeTd3Ys
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 11, 2019
Horowitz testified that as far as the beginning of the investigation was concerned, he found “no evidence” that political bias was a motivation. However, as Sen. Graham pointed out with example after example in his opening statement, it’s difficult to rule out political bias after hearing everything that happened:
During his opening statement at the Judiciary Committee hearing with DOJ IG Michael Horowitz, @LindseyGrahamSC is going line-by-line through the Strzok/Page texts bashing Trump and detailing how they plan to stop him.
Impossible to hear these texts and believe there was no bias.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 11, 2019
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 11, 2019
During Graham’s questioning of Horowitz, the IG then took apart the Democrat narrative:
This is noteworthy. Horowitz is NOT saying he has ruled out political bias in the FBI's 17 Carter Page FISA errors. Q: "Can you say it wasn’t because of political bias?" A: "I do not know."
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) December 11, 2019
Horowitz tells Graham he is unable to say if political bias did or didn't motivate FBI agents to withhold information that undercut Steele dossier.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) December 11, 2019
While Horowitz said he found no political bias in the origins of the investigation, he said has not ruled that out as part of the FBI errors related to the Carter Page FISA process.
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) December 11, 2019
Horowitz tells Sen. Lindsey Graham that he is not able to rule out political bias as the motivation behind the mishandling of the Carter Page FISA warrant: "I did not know [the agents'] state of mind at this point."
— Alex Mallin (@alex_mallin) December 11, 2019
Down goes the narrative!
Horowitz roasting the incompetence of top FBI officials. Even if the Left refuses to view this as corruption, they at least have to view these clowns as bumbling idiots who don’t even know their own rules.
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) December 11, 2019
Horowitz is eviscerating the Democrat talking points.
— Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) December 11, 2019
Why would the FBI intentionally mislead the FISA Court if not for bias?
— Peace98 (@AynRiedel98) December 11, 2019
Perhaps a member of the committee could ask that question.