IG Report on Russia Probe: No Evidence of Bias, but Issues With Surveillance : NPR
Updated at 5:22 p.m. ET
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog determined the FBI had sufficient evidence to open the Russia investigation — but sharply criticized the bureau over its surveillance of a former adviser to the Trump campaign.
In his highly anticipated 400-page report, inspector general Michael Horowitz also says he found no evidence of political bias in the FBI’s decision to launch its investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The report, which was released Monday, adds further fuel to the political whirlpool that has agitated Washington since President Trump was elected, including over issues surrounding foreign interference, “bias” and the credibility of investigators and institutions.