DOJ’s Top Watchdog Refutes Comey: IG Report Doesn’t ‘Vindicate Anybody’
During Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Justice Department inspector general’s report on possible FISA abuses in the Russia probe, DOJ IG Michael Horowitz pushed back against former FBI Director James Comey’s claims of vindication, saying nobody associated with the investigation looked good.
Noting that Comey figuratively spiked the football over Horowitz’s report in a Washington Post op-ed, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) asked the inspector general: “Former FBI director James Comey said this week that your report vindicates him. Is that a fair assessment of your report?”
Horowitz, meanwhile, rejected the notion that anyone linked to the investigation could feel they exonerated.
“You know, I think the activities we found here don’t vindicate anybody who touched this,” he said.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.