Running under the radar while everyone else was looking at impeachment, Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified again on Wednesday.
One of the takeaways that the media had blared when he released his report was that he supposedly found that there wasn’t any bias on the part of the FBI in their actions against the Trump team.
CNN has falsely claimed that there was no evidence of any political bias in the FBI's investigation!
…Did they actually watch the Horowitz hearings? Or read the report?
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But that wasn’t accurate reporting and he made that clear during his testimony on Wednesday, that indeed, he did find evidence of political bias.
First, he said that he hadn’t ruled it out as a reason for the inexplicable and deliberate actions which had been taken.
#FISA About 42 minutes into Senate hearing, IG Horowitz leaves door open to political, personal bias as factor in 17 inaccuracies and omissions in Carter Page FISA application and renewals – says “gross incompetence” “hard sell” no good explanations from FBI @CBSNLive
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) December 18, 2019
He was very definite in his exchange with Rep. Josh Hawley (R-MO) that they had not in fact ruled out political bias.
From Daily Caller:
“Was it your conclusion that political bias did not affect any part of the Page investigation, any part of Crossfire Hurricane?”
“We did not reach that conclusion,” Horowitz responded. “We have been very careful in connection with the FISA for the reasons you mentioned to not reach that conclusion, in part, as we’ve talked about earlier: the alteration of the email, the text messages associated with the individual who did that, and then our inability to explain or understand or get good explanations so we could understand why this all happened.”
Then he made it very clear that they had found it in various places throughout the probe.
Horowitz: "There was evidence" of political bias in the FBI's Trump/Russia probe pic.twitter.com/NEEFZqd8ng
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 18, 2019
Can we expect media to update all their stories now? I suspect we’ll be waiting a long time.