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Senator Hawley: IG Report Shows FBI Effectively Meddled in 2016 Election

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitzs report shows that the FBI “effectively meddled” in the 2016 presidential election.

Horowitz found FBI agents made 17 “significant errors or omissions” in FISA warrant applications to surveil Trump 2016 presidential campaign associate Carter Page.

“Which is worse? Is it worse to have a foreign government trying to meddle in our elections, or is it worse to have our own government meddling in the election?” Hawley asked Horowitz at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Dec. 11.

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington on Dec. 11, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

“Because thats I think that is exactly what this report shows. It shows that our government, the most powerful law enforcement agency in the nation, the FBI, effectively meddled in an ongoing presidential campaign.”

“And the thing that gets me is you expect it from foreign governments. Im not saying its good, but Im saying that you expect it—theyve been doing it for years. Russias been doing it for years, we know they tried to do it this last cycle. China has been doing it, others have been doing it. And we know what steps to take.

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok testifies at the Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Joint Hearing on, Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election” in Washington on July 12, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

“But when our own government does it, how can the American people have confidence and what can we do?”

Hawley also noted how the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clintons campaign paid for the dossier compiled by exRead More – Source

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