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Watchdog Pledges ‘Deep Dive’ on FBI’s Possible Wiretap Abuse

  • Inspector General Horowitz will start with a sampling of cases
  • Inquiry follows finding of errors in wiretap of ex-Trump aide
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The Justice Department’s internal watchdog pledged the first-ever “deep dive” to determine the extent of abuses of the secret court that approves wiretaps of suspected terrorists and national security threats.

“We don’t know what we don’t know,” Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee during a hearing on Wednesday.