The two lawmakers suggested in a letter to Attorney General William Barr that the footnotes contradict key claims made in Inspector General Michael Horowitz's declassified version of his spy abuses investigative report.
H/T: The Federalist
In the letter, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc. demanded that the Department of Justice order the declassification of four footnotes referenced in the IG report. The senators sent a second classified letter which was not made public.
“We are concerned that certain sections of the public version of the report are misleading because they are contradicted by relevant and probative classified information redacted in four footnotes,” the senators wrote in the letter. “This classified information is significant not only because it contradicts key statements in a section of the report, but also because it provides insight essential for an accurate evaluation of the entire investigation.”
Read the unclassified letter below or click here to download it.
Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to the attorney general, all but accusing the Justice Department’s internal watchdog of being deceptive in his report on the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. https://t.co/TAjjr5mTCS https://t.co/pQGAhUpPea— American Greatness (@theamgreatness) January 29, 2020
#BREAKING Two Top GOP Senators Request Barr Declassify Four Footnotes In Horowitz Report, Saying Section Of Report Misled Public— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 28, 2020
Johnson &Grassley sent the classified letter saying the footnotes contradict some of the public reporthttps://t.co/POn6ETXhUZ via @SaraCarterDC
Read the letter below.