The 11 most truth-stretching lines from Bill Barr's Russian Federation interview

WASHINGTON DC- JUNE 18 Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill

Asked directly in an interview with ABC News whether he believes the FBI improperly targeted the Trump campaign, FBI Director Christopher Wray said, "I do not".

"I consider there can be no debate amongst fairly minded individuals, significantly attorneys, about how the system bought off the rails, however for my part grew to become a prison enterprise to defraud the FISA court docket", Graham seethed, "to disclaim American citizen Carter Web page his constitutional rights, and to proceed an operation in opposition to President Trump as president of the US".

There is an irony here in that earlier this year Barr held the Mueller report for three weeks, put out distorting spin and let that spin fester in public before the actual document appeared.

He faulted the industry for largely ignoring the parts of the inspector general's report that undercut the collusion conspiracy theories.

Yet the FBI never told the court whom Steele was working for, or that its own investigations increasingly make him look completely unreliable. In particular, the report examines the process for obtaining Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants.

"We. concluded that ... the FBI had an authorized objective when it opened Crossfire Hurricane to obtain information about, or protect against, a national security threat or federal crime, even though the investigation also had the potential to impact constitutionally protected activity", Horowitz wrote in the more than 400-page report.

Strassel went on, "The FBI, instead, takes that interaction of [Carter Page] with the Russians and presents it as evidence that he is somehow acting or colluding with the Russian government without ever providing the court with information from another government agency that he was, in fact, approved as an operational contact". Horowitz had a lot to deal with in this report.

"The attorney general of the United States is a Fox News bot, and it's an outrage", Toobin said, describing Barr's assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was "wiring people up" to spy on the Trump campaign as "a complete invention".

He released another report in 2018 finding that former FBI Director James Comey reopened the probe into Clinton's emails just before the election out of fear that anti-Clinton FBI agents at the bureau's NY field office would leak information.

WHAT THE REPORT SAYS: This is a claim that former FBI Director James Comey has already said was unsupported by evidence. Sechin, the dossier said, offered Page a huge bribe, in the form of a multi-billion-dollar brokerage interest, to persuade Trump, should he become president, to end US sanctions.

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Other FBI officials agreed with Comey's assessment. The day it received Mr. Steele's election reporting on September 19, 2016, they initiated the process for obtaining a FISA warrant, which was granted a month later. Thursday night the intelligence community and intel experts were stunned when Trump announced he had given Barr total authority to declassify any information related to any investigation of the 2016 election.

"The attorney general of the United States is a Fox News bot".

This information included concerns expressed by people who knew Mr. Steele or his work and raised questions about his judgment.

It is true that a law firm representing both the Clinton campaign and the DNC hired the private research firm Fusion GPS to do the opposition research on Trump's relationship with Russian Federation, but Steele has always insisted that he didn't know that for months after he began compiling information.

"Nothing Trump said today is actually in the report", the Late Show host noted.

His comments came after the Inspector General report found 17 instances of significant errors or omissions in the applications for FISA warrants.

Did the report uncover any systemic problems beyond this specific case?

Wray issued a statement on Monday in which he said he had "ordered more than 40 corrective steps to address the report's recommendations".

Get the Monitor Stories you care about delivered to your inbox. As NBC News reported, the IG's office, following an extensive review, found that the investigation and its origins were fully justified.

In one section of the report, Steele himself addressed claims of Trump animus, telling DOJ investigators it was "ridiculous".

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