No evidence of witch hunt against Trump: DOJ inspector general No evidence of witch hunt against Trump: DOJ inspector generalWe Begin tonight with the high stakes report out today. President Trump has long claimed to deep state that he was spied on tonight. The inspector General’s report, finally out into the origins of the Russia investigation and the report finding no anti Trump bias Sandy investigations launch was justified. Did I hear we are one on one with the president’s own hand-picked FBI, director, Christopher Wray, and we asked about claims of a deep State and what the Inspector General also found. Some quote: errors and omissions, buying for surveillance, ABC chief justice courts by the Pierre Thomas leading us off tonight with the report and the one-on-one after using President Trump calling it a deep State saying the FBI was anti Trump when it launched an investigation into pause ties Between his campaign and Russia tonight, the long-awaited independent report, the justice department Inspector General, revealing there was no evidence of a Witch Hunt determining the FBI had enough evidence pointing to either a federal crime threat to National Security or both to justify the probe. At the height of the election and at the agency made the final decision to launch the investigation, we’re not influenced by political bias, the president has long said his campaign was illegally spied on, even suggesting former President Obama had wiretap to Illegal spying, unprecedented spying. I would say that President Obama had to know about it. Where is errors and omissions in applying for surveillance warrants, to monitor the communications of a trump campaign associate Carter page adding agents fail to meet the basic obligation to ensure the applications were scrupulously accurate. They did not. doj attorneys about information that may have weakened their case for surveillance. The president pounced this was the overthrow of government. This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, but tonight the president’s hand-picked FBI, director Christopher Wray, saying there was no deep State as far as you know, based on the findings in the Inspector General report, is the FBI wasn’t part of Some deep state will, I think, that’s a kind of label that is a disservice to the 7000 men women who work at the FBI and that’s not a term. I would ever used to describe our Workforce and I think it’s an affront to them, but the IG report also found other just exchanging pro-trump messages. At the same time and later celebrating the 2016 election, do you have any evidence that the FBI targeted Trump campaign unfairly? I don’t but Reagan. Ologist mistakes were made their our actions described in this report that I consider unacceptable and on representative of I am ordering 40/40 corrective actions to address all of those things in a way. That’S for Boston, Serious and we’re determined to learn the lessons from this report and make sure the FBI emerges from this even better and stronger we’re William Barr, really in a movie similar to what he’s done in the past is now speaking out against the findings of An independent investigation and siding with the president tonight loss and intrusive investigation of a u.s. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that were insufficient to justify the steps taken bar has launched a separate investigation that is now criminal of the FBI. Director telling me today grease with the ig’s finding, but the launch was in fact legal David inspector-general will be before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday facing questions from both sides and will be there too hi everyone, George Stephanopoulos here, thanks for checking out the ABC News, Youtube channel, if you’d like to get more videos, show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our Channel and don’t forget to download the ABC News app for breaking news alerts. Thanks for watching FBI Director Christopher Wray said the agency had not unfairly targeted President Donald Trump’s campaign, but he acknowledged that mistakes had been made in the probe.
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