Trump, Barr Had ‘Animated Talk’ about Horowitz Report on Russia Investigation Origins

Donald Trump and his sycophantic attorney general Bill Barr had an “animated talk” in the Oval Office Thursday night, according to a pool report from the White House Press Corps. Two sources told CNN that the topic of the heated exchange was Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s imminent report on the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Russian support for Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Trump’s apparent anger upon hearing the briefing suggests that the IG’s investigation failed to find what Trump wanted it to prove — that there was improper activity by FBI officials involved in the initial investigation into Russian interference in 2016 election

If so, it’s likely Trump wants Barr to falsify the findings as he did with the contents of his preview of the Mueller Report earlier this year. In any case, experts in Justice Department procedures say that if Barr briefed Trump about the contents of the IG report he has already violated department protocols.


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