FBI lawyer investigated over altered Russian Federation probe document

FBI lawyer investigated over altered Russian Federation probe document

FBI lawyer investigated over altered Russian Federation probe document

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer is being investigated for allegedly altering a document connected to the surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, according to a report Thursday.

"More broadly, Mr. Horowitz's report, to be made public on December 9, portrays the overall effort to seek the wiretap order and its renewals as sloppy and unprofessional, according to the people familiar with it".

Horowitz turned over evidence on the allegedly altered document to John Durham, the federal prosecutor appointed early this year by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a broad investigation of intelligence gathered for the Russian Federation probe by the CIA and other agencies, including the FBI.

After the news broke on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer", it was completely ignored on "Out Front with Erin Burnett", "Cuomo Prime Time", and "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon".

The Washington Post had reported earlier this week that a low-level FBI lawyer altered a document connected to the wiretap, but the IG investigation found it did not impact the overall validity of the surveillance application.

An FBI spokesman declined comment Friday.

The FBI obtained a secret surveillance warrant in 2016 to monitor the communications of Page, who was never charged or accused of wrongdoing.

Horowitz is expected to release his report on December 9 and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee two days later.

The staffer, a former FBI lawyer, is now under criminal investigation, according to CNN.

"This is more of the same", Page, a foreign policy adviser for President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo. "There has been a continued cover-up to this day".

Durham was appointed by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the FISA probe into the Trump campaign in 2016. "The first butts she booted this morning were Republicans who insist on floating freakish conspiracy theories about the 2016 election", he said, and she testified that U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland was engaged in a "domestic political errand" for Trump in Ukraine.

"I look at it from the big picture perspective", said Page. "I hate to say it". Kimmel also recapped what we've learned in the impeachment hearings and said that given the overwhelming evidence, "the question now, going forward, for those congresspeople who support him, is: Are you a Republican or are you an American?"

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