Barr 'disagrees' with DOJ watchdog report that says Russian Federation probe was justified

Nellie Chapman
December 4, 2019

Horowitz is due to release his report next week on the FBI probe, which has caused "disagreement" at the department because of his "central conclusions" of the almost two-year-long Russian Federation investigation, according to the Post.

"The inspector general's investigation is a credit to the Department of Justice", said Kerri Kupec, Justice Department spokeswoman. "Rather than speculating, people should read the report for themselves next week, watch the inspector general's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and draw their own conclusions about these important matters".

The IG operates independently of DOJ leadership, so Barr can not order changes to the report.

Hemingway told "Your World" that while inspectors general do not have the same wide scope as a typical federal prosecutor, Horowitz's past investigations have revealed misconduct but not necessarily recommended harsh punishment.

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Newsweek has contacted the Department of Justice for a response to Figliuzzi but did not receive a response by time of publication. The threshold of evidence needed to open a counterintelligence investigation is relatively low, and Barr has suggested that the department may need to tighten procedures for counterintelligence investigations that involve political campaigns.

In a speech announcing the recipients of the Third Annual Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, Attorney General Bill Barr warned certain "communities" that they could find themselves without protection if they don't respect the men in blue. The agency also obtained a FISA warrant to investigate another campaign official, Carter Page, in a process the report is expected to detail. But the attorney general could express his disagreement in a few different ways, ranging from public remarks to a formal letter of disagreement amended to the report.

Instead, Barr has told allies to wait for Durham's investigation, which he believes will be more complete.

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