FOX NEWS: Justice Department IG Horowitz Asked To Testify As Clinton Probe Report Looms
By: Joshua Caplan
Fox News reports that the month of May could be shaping up to be an important one for Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
"Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz expects his wide-ranging report on the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe to be finished next month and has been asked to testify before the House oversight committee on May 8, according to letters reviewed by Fox News.
Horowitz addressed the timing in a letter to Senator Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
He wrote that the report, which began in January 2017 with bipartisan support, has been extended due to “potentially important additional information and documents that recently came to our attention, and the interviews they have required us to conduct.” Horowitz continued, “my expectation is that we will issue our report in May, absent any new developments.”
BREAKING: US Justice Dept. inspector general concludes that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "lacked candor" on multiple occasions, violated the dept.'s media policy and constituted misconduct - https://t.co/kdrUxk2XiK pic.twitter.com/RqImbZzUmB — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 13, 2018
The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation. The report says McCabe misled investigators about leaks and did so in a way that did not fall under a “public interest” exemption.
“[W]e concluded that McCabe’s decision to confirm the existence of the CF investigation through an anonymously sourced quote, recounting the content of a phone call with a senior department official in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership, was clearly not within the public interest exception,” the report says.
Last Friday, details of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report were released. One of the ‘big finds’ show then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe reprimanded bureau officials for leaks he was responsible for.
BIG finding in OIG report:
McCabe leaks to the WSJ
Then reprimands two senior FBI officials for leaks in the story
Specifically telling the NY Assistant director to "get his house in order”
Without disclosing that he was the leaker! https://t.co/jjLYlxorcC pic.twitter.com/gQKUOR9xcc — Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 13, 2018
*Correction: he told this to the Washington Field Division assistant director, as you can see in the transcript. NY asst director was other person he reprimanded. — Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 13, 2018
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2 FBI Executives told the IG they each received calls from McCabe admonishing them for CF Foundation leaks contained in the Oct 30 WSJ article. At no time did McCabe disclose to either of them that he had authorized Lisa Page to disclose info about the CF Investigation to the WSJ pic.twitter.com/vxLuGwrMAa — Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) April 13, 2018