January 28, 2020 – Grassley and Johnson request AG Barr declassify four footnotes in Horowitz Report, saying section of report misleads public

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Senators Chuck Grassley (l) and Ron Johnson (Credit: public domain)

“Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee have formerly requested that Attorney General William Barr declassify four footnotes in Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the FBI’s FISA abuse investigation. The letter states that the classified footnotes contradict information in Horowitz’s report that appears to have misled the public.

U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the classified letter Tuesday evening and questioned the contradiction between the footnotes and what was made public by Horowitz’s team regarding the bureau’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation.  However, the Senators did not disclose what section of the December FISA report contradicts the footnotes in their findings.

Specifically, we are concerned that certain sections of the public version of the report are misleading because they are contradicted by relevant and probative classified information redacted in four footnotes, letter states.

The Senators state in their letter to Barr that certain sections of Horowitz’s report on the FBI are misleading the public.” (Read more: Sarah Carter, 1/28/2020)  (Archive)