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DOJ IG Horowitz: FBI Employee Who Misled DOJ in Russia Probe Still Works There

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WASHINGTON — Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the FBI employee who misled DOJ’s Office of Intelligence about the relationship that Carter Page, former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor, had with the CIA still works at the FBI.

“What about the case agent who directly misled the DOJ, an Office of Intelligence attorney, about Carter Page’s relationship with other intelligence agencies in our government, who directly misled the OI about that, is that person to your knowledge still at the FBI?” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) asked Horowitz at a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

“To my knowledge, that person is still there,” he replied.

“Why are they still there?” Hawley asked. “I think you would have to ask Director Wray,” he responded. “I think we should,” Hawley said.

During the hearing, Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) pointed out that “a lawyer supervising the FISA process at the FBI, according to Mr. Horowitz, doctored an email from the CIA to the FBI and he’s going to be referred for criminal prosecution.”