During today’s testimony in front of the House Appropriation Committee, AG William Barr gave an update on the ongoing Office of Inspector General investigation into the issuance of FISA warrants, saying the “process should be finished by May or June”:
AG Barr says he is reviewing the conduct in the Russian/Counterintelligence investigation that was started in the Summer of 2016.
Also says OIG investigation into the FISA process should be finished by May or June.
— Shawna Thomas (@Shawna) April 9, 2019
Barr says “I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation” into Trump-Russia and that he expects inspector general report into use of fisa in probe in “May or June”
— Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff) April 9, 2019
So, is a “reckoning coming soon”?
Barr says the DOJ IG is working on a review of FISA process as it relates to Trump/Russia investigation (phony Dossier was cited to obtain warrant on Carter Page.) Says review will be complete in May or June. Barr also overseeing a separate, wider review. Reckoning coming soon.
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 9, 2019
Barr also told Rep. Aderholt (R-AL) that he is taking criminal referrals sent to the DOJ to investigate leaking seriously:
Aderholt: Are you investigating who leaked the existence of a FISA order against Carter Page?
Barr: I haven’t seen the referrals yet from Congressman Nunes, but obviously, if there is a predicate for an investigation, it will be conducted.
Rep. Aderholt brings up Devin Nunes' "referrals" with regard to Russian spying as well as his allegations of leaks of the FISA warrant against Carter Page. AG Barr says he hasn't examined this yet, "but if there is a predicate for an investigation, it'll be conducted." pic.twitter.com/3YD6wZfXWo
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 9, 2019
New testimony from AG William Barr BUSTS the Dem narrative on the Mueller report https://t.co/TaA4ChRtlw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2019