On Wednesday, Senator Lindsey Graham announced that the DOJ Inspector General report on Obama administration FISA abuse during the 2016 election will be released on December 9.
“It’ll be December 9th — you’ll get the report,” Graham told Sean Hannity. “That’s locked.”
[Inspector General Michael] Horowitz told congressional lawmakers in an October letter that his investigation and ensuing report were nearing their conclusion.
The “lengthy” draft report “concerns sensitive national security and law enforcement matters,” Horowitz wrote in the letter, adding that he anticipated “the final report will be released publicly with few redactions.”
Horowitz noted that he did not anticipate a need to prepare or issue “separate classified and public versions of the report.”
“After we receive the final classification markings from the Department and the FBI, we will then proceed with our usual process for preparing a final report, including ensuring that appropriate reviews occur for accuracy and comment purposes,” Horowitz wrote in the letter. “Once begun, we do not anticipate the time for that review to be lengthy.”
Graham also noted on Twitter that Inspector General Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, December 11.
Department of Justice Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz has accepted an invitation to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, December 11.
The IG's report will be released on Monday, December 9.https://t.co/V1AzeRGARh
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 21, 2019
Earlier this month Graham told Martha MacCallum on Fox News, “I think his report is going to be stunning. I think it is going to be damning. I think it’s going to prove that the system got off the rails and we need corrective action.” There is also the investigation by U.S. Attorney John Durham into Justice Department misconduct leading up to the 2016 election, which became a criminal probe last month.
As impeachment seems to be fizzling, it looks like the real crimes may soon get their time in the spotlight.
Matt Margolis is the author of Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis