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Attorney general slams abuse of spy powers in probe of Trump campaign


Last updated 12/13/2019 at 9:55pm

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr walk out of the Oval Office to announce an executive action to tally American citizenship, in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, July 11, 2019. Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times photo

Ivan Pentchoukov

The Epoch Times

Attorney General William Barr assessed Monday, Dec. 9, that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation of the Donald Trump campaign.

Barr gave his conclusion in response to the highly-anticipated report by the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who determined that applications for warrants to spy on a Trump campaign associate contained 17 significant errors.

Horowitz concluded that the errors amounted to a failure that implicated the chain of command at the FBI responsible for handling the Foreign Intelligence...

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