Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has reportedly completed his investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses by the Justice Department and FBI.
The Hill's John Solomon made the announcement Thursday evening on Fox News.
"What I can report tonight,Sean,is that the IG has completed his work on the FISA abuse report.It's expected to be transmitted as early as next week to Attorney General William Barr and that will begin a process of declassification,"the investigative reporter told host Sean Hannity.
"肖恩，今晚我可以报告的是，检察长已经完成了他关于 FISA 虐待报告的工作。预计最早将于下周递交给司法部长威廉•巴尔(William Barr)，这将启动解密程序。"
"I think we are still on track for that timeline,I've been saying on your show:mid-September to early October seems the most likely release point,"Solomon said."It's going to be a tough report,"he added.
The timeline for Horowitz's investigation,which began in March 2018,has repeatedly shifted over the past few months because of various developments.
Horowitz's team is examining the FISA application and three renewals beginning in October 2016 to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.The applications relied heavily on the unverified dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele,who was hired by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and funded by Democrats.
霍洛维茨的团队正在审查 FISA 的申请，以及从2016年10月开始的三次监视特朗普前竞选顾问卡特·佩奇的续签。这些申请主要依靠英国前间谍克里斯托弗·斯蒂尔编写的未经核实的档案。斯蒂尔受雇于反对派研究公司 Fusion GPS，由民主党资助。
Republicans have argued the dossier's Democratic benefactors,which included Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee,and its author's anti-Trump bias were left out of the FISA applications,and they have demanded accountability.Democrats countered that the FBI acted appropriately,saying the Justice Department and the FBI met the rigor,transparency,and evidentiary basis for probable cause.
共和党人辩称，这份档案中的民主党赞助人，包括希拉里·克林顿(Hillary Clinton)2016年的竞选团队和民主党全国委员会(Democratic National Committee)，以及档案作者的反特朗普偏见，都被排除在外国情报监听法案的申请之外,。民主党人反驳说，联邦调查局的行动是恰当的，他们说司法部和联邦调查局符合合理原因的严谨、透明和证据基础。
Meanwhile,Barr's"investigation into the investigators"is underway,and the attorney general has said he is working very closely with Horowitz.The inspector general can recommend prosecutions,and U.S.Attorney John Durham,whom Barr tasked to lead the review of the origins of the Russia investigation,has the ability to convene a grand jury and subpoena people outside the government.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham,a close Trump ally,has promised a"deep dive"into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation after Horowitz completes his work.Over the past few days,the South Carolina Republican has said he expects Horowitz's findings to be"damning and ugly"for the DOJ.Graham also said he plans to meet with Barr this week to"talk to him about how best to tell the story"and predicted that after his report is released Horowitz will deliver "chilling testimony" in front of his panel.
参议院司法委员会主席林赛·格雷厄姆是特朗普的亲密盟友，他承诺在霍洛维茨完成他的工作后"深入"调查 Trump-Russia 调查的起源。在过去的几天里，这位来自南卡罗来纳州的共和党人表示，他预计霍洛维茨的调查结果将对司法部造成"毁灭性的和丑陋的"影响。格雷厄姆还表示，他计划本周与巴尔会面，"讨论如何最好地讲述这个故事"，并预测，在他的报告发布后，霍洛维茨将在他的小组面前提供"令人不寒而栗的证词"。