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Inspector general report on Russia investigation is out

Updated 2:03 PM EST, Mon December 9, 2019
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What you need to know about the report

  • What’s this report: It’s the inspector general’s long-awaited report on the origins of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation. You can read the key takeaways here.
  • What it says: That the start of FBI Russia probe, called Crossfire Hurricane, was legally justified and unbiased. It cites significant errors in surveillance warrants.
  • How it started: The report began after a request from Trump’s former attorney general. It has been in the works since March 2018. At the time, the inspector general’s office said it launched the review after requests from then-attorney general Jeff Sessions and members of Congress.

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