May 7, 2021

Schiff acknowledges FBI's mistakes in wake of inspector general report, but sticks by probe

Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s 2016 investigation into Russian election interference was a popular topic on Sunday.House Intelligence Committee Chair (D-Calif.) Adam Schiff said Sunday he understands the report revealed things he wasn’t aware of two years ago. And while he agrees with Horowitz’s conclusion that the investigation’s numerous mishaps signaled the FISA process needed “significant” changes, he still defended the origins of the probe.> [email protected] on the inspector general report: “Do you accept that your original judgments were wrong and what can you do about it?” > > “I certainly accept,” Rep. Adam Schiff says that “the inspector general found things that we didn’t know 2 years ago.” https://t.co/fnqM3ihsqa pic.twitter.com/qqFZyHyneF> > — This Week (@ThisWeekABC) December 15, 2019Schiff told Chris Wallace on Sunday during an appearance on Fox News Sunday that Horowitz “debunked” Trump’s claims that the investigation was political in nature and that the bureau was spying on his campaign staffers.Former FBI Director James Comey also spoke with Wallace, admitting he was “overconfident” in the agency’s procedures, and slightly walked back some comments he made about the report vindicated the FBI. But — like Schiff — he maintained the report proved the probe wasn’t tainted from the start. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), meanwhile, was more critical of the FBI during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union. The former CIA officer isn’t sure why more people aren’t upset about what the inspector general’s report revealed. > “The real question is why were there 17 lies in this report…As a former intelligence officer, that’s absolutely outrageous,” GOP Rep. Will Hurd says about the IG report. > > “I don’t understand why more people are not outraged.” https://t.co/pqmqadamir CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/0DAerPbILv> > — State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 15, 2019More stories from theweek.com Trump’s pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.’s false gospel of memes

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