Justice Department inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz inquired into the FBI’s Russia Investigation to evaluate its legal credibility. It validated the FBI’s effort to open the investigation into Russia, but Republicans emphasized the wiretapping of Trump’s campaign adviser Carter Page. Regardless Horowitz found no evidence that an anti-Trump conspiracy was fueling the FBI to work with impunity. There were errors in the surveillance material, but found no evidence that the errors were intentional.
Republicans called for Congress to amend FISA, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, to reform the rules surrounding wiretapping. However, Trump’s other claim that he was wire-tapped was without evidence, showing the president’s all-too-common over-exaggeration and self-victimization.