The release of the FISA IG report is “imminent,” says Attorney General Bill Barr:
Also, on the long awaited IG report he says: “It's been reported, and it's my understanding that it is imminent. That people who are mentioned in the report are having an opportunity right now to comment on how they were quoted in the report…”
— Luke Barr (@LukeLBarr) November 13, 2019
But, keep in mind, this doesn’t necessarily mean what we hope it means:
Barr also confirms that witnesses are being asked to come in and review drafts of the big IG-Russia report. He says his understanding is release is "imminent."
("Imminent" by DOJ standards, you should know, is not "imminent" by real people standards)
— Matt Zapotosky (@mattzap) November 13, 2019
We’ll believe it when we see it:
DOJ IG Horowitz has begun inviting government officials to review portions of his office’s report into alleged abuses of the FISA process during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a source familiar with the situation.
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) November 13, 2019
This should be the final step before it’s released:
Attorney General Bill Barr confirms @AP's reporting at a presser in Memphis today, saying a number of witnesses interviewed for the IG's FISA report have been called in to see drafts, a final step before the report is released publicly. He also said IG is "fiercely independent." https://t.co/oqwdsmuNEc pic.twitter.com/VXM9X1eMgU
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) November 13, 2019
And as we told you yesterday, Sen. Chuck Grassley is more than a little peeved at its delay. Twitchy VIP:
To be continued. . .