On Monday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his long-awaited report on the FBI’s handling of FISA warrant requests and renewals concerning one-time Trump campaign figure Carter Page.
Horowitz concluded that there was no provable political bias that went into some 17 major errors in filing for the warrants, including the admission of obviously false information about Page and Trump and the exclusion of exculpatory information. He also did not refer anyone for criminal prosecution.
Democrats and former FBI officials declared this a win for their position and a death blow to the idea that the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign in 2016.
But former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy says there’s plenty in the report which is very ugly for the FBI and everyone up the chain of command.
Listen to the full podcast as McCarthy tells Greg Corombos what stood out to him in the report, what’s still to come in the investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham and whether Horowitz is right to be worried that the rights of everyday Americans are at great risk of being trampled if the FBI acted in such a shoddy manner in a case of great national significance.