Happy birthday, Mr. President…
The long-awaited watchdog report on the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign will be released next Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said.
In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Horowitz said: “we anticipate releasing the report on June 14, 2018.” That day is also President Trump’s birthday.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz will release his report on investigations into Clinton’s emails and Russian collusion on June 14. That’s Donald Trump’s birthday! What took so long???
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) June 8, 2018
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The inspector general also told committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in the letter that he has accepted the invitation to testify about the report on June 18, meaning his scheduled appearance before the committee is being delayed again.
Washington has been on edge since last month when Horowitz told lawmakers the draft report was done. Congressional committees have scheduled, and then postponed, hearings with Horowitz while waiting for the report to be released.
For more than a year, Horowitz has been reviewing the FBI and DOJ’s actions related to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
Watch Catherine Herridge explain:
Horowitz’s investigation has looked at a variety of allegations, including whether it was improper for former FBI Director James Comey to make a public announcement about not recommending prosecution over the Clinton email arrangement.
Horowitz’s review has already put top FBI official Andrew McCabe in legal jeopardy. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog sent a criminal referral for McCabe in April to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington.
That was in response to Horowitz’s finding that McCabe leaked information to the press about the investigation and later lied about it to Comey and federal investigators, prompting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him in March.
A portion of the report on McCabe had already been released to Congress.- Fox News