Horowitz to appear before second Senate panel next week

Horowitz to appear before second Senate panel next week

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify on Capitol Hill for a second time next week about his report on the FBI’s probe of Trump campaign associates.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced on Wednesday that Horowitz will appear on Dec. 18 as part of a hearing entitled “DOJ OIG FISA Report: Methodology, Scope, and Findings.”

The committee hearing comes after Horowitz testified for more than five hours Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he painted a troubling picture of the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign associates. 

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Horowitz’s report found that there was no evidence of political bias in the decision to open the investigation and that the bureau had an “authorized purpose” for the probe. But he also found 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” throughout the FBI’s investigation.

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump's legal team gets set for impeachment trial Five lingering questions as impeachment heads to Senate Graham: Not 'wise' for House Republicans to serve on Trump trial team MORE (Ohio), the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, is also calling on Horowitz to testify before the panel.

“This committee has jurisdiction over the inspector generals and the various federal agencies across our government, and we were hoping that you might let us know when we would have Mr. Horowitz in front of this committee to answer the questions about his important, and in many ways scathing report, on the FISA court and what took place just a few years ago in front of that court,” Jordan said.