Many have dismissed initial reports as FBI incompetence, but this new revelation coupled with the Strzok/Page text messages that narrative looks to be getting weaker by the day.
The Justice Department is investigating an FBI official for allegedly altering a document as part of the Trump-Russia probe, according to an explosive report.
CNN reported that the altered document was recovered as part of the Justice Department inspector general’s investigation into the FBI’s surveillance activities against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser. The outlet cited several people briefed on the matter.
Michael Horowitz, the inspector general, has turned the evidence over to John Durham, the U.S. attorney who was tapped earlier in 2019 to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. Horowitz told Congress on Thursday that he plans to release a report of his investigation Dec. 9.
The CNN report could shed light on news reports from October that Durham’s probe into Russiagate’s origins recently shifted to a criminal investigation. Attorney General William Barr tapped Durham in May to lead an administrative inquiry. Little is known about what Durham has been investigating. But the report that the inquiry had become a criminal matter led to widespread speculation that it involved information uncovered during Horowitz’s investigation.