DOJ inspector general reaches ‘critical final step’ for report on alleged FISA abuses


A new report declared Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has reached a “critical final step” before releasing his findings on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses.

Horowitz invited people interviewed in his investigation and their lawyers to review a draft of the report, according to the Associated Press. This process, which will allow these individuals one final chance to offer input, will take place over the next two weeks.

It was reported last week that a public copy was expected to be released by about Thanksgiving or later. Horowitz provided an update to Congress on Oct. 24, saying a classification review by the Justice Department and the FBI was “nearing completion.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican who is eyeing a return to leading the Judiciary Committee, expressed his impatience on Tuesday with the multiple delays…



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