An upcoming report from the Justice Department’s inspector general could prove to be a bombshell. The DOJ’s inspector general, Michael Horowitz, has been investigating for almost a year, possible wrongdoing on the part of the FBI in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Horowitz is investigating whether former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI procedure when he announced publicly that the FBI was not recommending charges against Clinton over her use of a private email server. Public announcements like that are usually reserved for the Department of Justice itself.
Horowitz is also looking into whether form FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe should have been recused from the Clinton investigation. McCabe’s wife accepted campaign contributions from former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe while she was running for state office in Virginia. McAuliffe is a close Clinton ally.
Horowitz told lawmakers that he expected the report to be issued by March of April of this year.
Whatever comes out of the final report, Horowitz’s investigation has already proven consequential. It is through his investigation that McCabe was forced to step down from his post late last month, and that it was revealed that two FBI agents on special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s team had exchanged hundreds of text messages showing an anti-Donald-Trump bias.