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RELEASED: DOJ Inspector General report

The cover page of the report issued by the Department of Justice inspector general is photographed in Washington, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. The report on the origins of the Russia probe found no evidence of political bias, despite performance failures. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

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UPDATED 11:20 AM PT — Monday, December 9, 2019

The Department of Justice Inspector General has released its report on FISA abuses by the Obama-era FBI and Justice Department in 2016. As details of the report trickle in, it’s now known that Inspector General Michael Horowitz outlined at least 17 significant errors in the FBI’s application to spy on the Trump campaign and adviser Carter Page.

The nearly 500 page report states the FBI overstated its confidence in Christopher Steele’s reliability, and faulted the agency for inaccuracies and omissions in the FBI’s application to spy on Page.

Attorney General William Barr commented on the report, saying it’s now clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign. While this was what started the Mueller investigation, a separate probe into the origins of the Russia investigation is still ongoing.

Attorney General Barr is moving to declassify information in the Inspector General report about the man behind the anti-Trump Steele dossier. According to a New York Times report, Barr recently authorized allowing new information about Christopher Steele in the report be public. The information was initially redacted in the report, however a representative from the Inspector General’s office informed Steele Sunday that the Department of Justice had decided to permit the release of the information.

Attorney General William Barr listens as President Donald Trump speaks during an event to sign an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

FULL REPORT: Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice – Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

*This is a developing story and more information will become available as the report is further examined.*

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