The Justice Department inspector general report released Monday into the Obama administration's Russia-collusion investigation presents evidence that the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in its effort to obtain a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign adviser.
The FBI's application was filled with errors, omissions and uncorroborated information, according to Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report. And the bureau knowingly withheld exculpatory information, using "defensive briefings" to secretly access the Trump campaign
Attorney General William Barr said the report shows the Obama FBI's application was unjustified.
"The Inspector General's report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken," he said. ...