But the IG found no evidence that political bias informed the FBI decision to start investigating people linked to the Trump campaign.
Betsy Woodruff SwanIG report on the Carter Page FISA applications: "FBI personnel fell far short of the requirement in FBI policy that they ensure that all factual statements in a FISA application are 'scrupulously accurate'"
Betsy Woodruff SwanNEW: Durham says he told Horowitz last month that he does "not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”
“We weren’t happy with the president’s directive to talk with Rudy,” he said. “We did not want to involve Mr. Giuliani.”
Betsy Woodruff SwanSondland's opening statement says State Department leadership knew exactly what he was doing. "“Our efforts were reported and approved. Not once do I recall encountering objection"
Betsy Woodruff SwanFrom Sondland's opening statement: “Mr. Giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for President Zelensky"
President Trump's nominee to become U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas said in a Senate hearing Wednesday that the British Commonwealth realm is "for all intents and purposes" a protectorate of the United States.
Betsy Woodruff SwanDoug Manchester, the would-be ambassador to the Bahamas who CBS reported on this morning, said the Bahamas were an American protectorate in his confirmation hearing
The Ukrainians had to Google it. George Kent had never heard of it. And yet Trump was so obsessed he tried to will it into existence—but triggered an impeachment inquiry instead.
Betsy Woodruff SwanNew: Per two sources familiar--including one Ukrainian official on the July 25 Trump/Zelensky call -- the Ukrainians had no idea what Trump was talking about when he mentioned Crowdstrike, and had to Google it afterwards