Democrats worry the forthcoming IG report could undercut their Trump investigations

Written by John Sexton | Source: Hot Air | June 06, 2019 06:24 PM

We’ve been hearing for weeks that Inspector General Michael Horowitz report would be released soon and that it would cast a very different light on elements of the Russia collusion investigation, including the Steele dossier and the behavior of the FBI.

Today, Politico reports Democrats are worried the report is going to deliver on those promises and, in the process, wind up undermining their endless investigations of President Trump:

“I don’t think it will throw us off track, but it will certainly give Republicans ammunition to try to divert attention away from the specifics of the Mueller investigation,” said Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee…

Democrats, wary of Republicans’ narrative becoming dominant, are preemptively trying to dispel those claims.

“If there’s really a ‘deep state’ within DOJ to tank Donald Trump, then they should’ve revealed in 2016 that they had a counterintelligence investigation ongoing with regard to the Trump campaign,” said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), who sits on the Intelligence and Oversight committees…

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