Uh Oh: Republican Congressmen Are Concerned DOJ Inspector General Report Was Altered

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Posted: Jun 14, 2018 1:15 PM
Uh Oh: Republican Congressmen Are Concerned DOJ Inspector General Report Was Altered

We're still anxiously awaiting for Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz to release his long anticipated report about how the FBI and DOJ handled the criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal email server. 

President Trump is being briefed on the 500-page report at the White House by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and members of Congress received the report last month. The report was also sent to individuals named or interviewed. Those individuals, like former FBI Director James Comey, then had a chance to issue objections.

After review, a number of House Republicans are expressing concern the report has been altered.

"Almost one month ago, your office completed its draft report reviewing the Department of Justice procedures in the Clinton email investigation. A draft was circulated to people within the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation, providing an opportunity to respond and rebut the report's findings in the final stage before the details become public," a letter signed by Congressmen Andy Biggs, Ron DeSantis and Matt Gaetz states. "Your team has worked to ensure that this report is thorough and accurate; however, an investigation of this magnitude and consequence deserved heighted scrutiny to guarantee that the process has not been compromised in any way. The trust of the American people depends on it."

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"We are concerned that during this time, people may have changed the report in a way that obfuscates your findings. Per Congress' oversight authority, we request you supply your original drafts along with the finish published forms."

The full report is expected to be released by 3 pm et.