The Inspector General of the US Justice Department announced Wednesday his plans to launch a thorough investigation into allegations the DOJ and FBI misused sensitive material when obtaining FISA warrants against senior Trump officials.
“The OIG will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person,” said a statement obtained by Fox News.
“As part of this examination, the OIG also will review information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source,” it concludes. “If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review,”
The revelation raised alarm bells throughout Democratic circles in Washington Wednesday, re-igniting the controversy surrounding the Clinton-financed ‘Trump Dossier’ and whether it was used to spy on Trump officials throughout the 2016 election.