On Wednesday, CNN law enforcement analyst and retired FBI supervisory special agent James A. Gagliano revealed new insight into the Justice Department’s Inspector General report that is expected to be released in the near future, saying it is even worse than expected, according to his sources.
Gagliano tweeted: “Sources with knowledge of the impending DOJ Inspector General Report confirm that it will be a fairly damning indictment of FBI’s seventh floor during the Comey era. ‘It’s worse than expected,’ seems to be the consistent theme …”
The Washington Times notes that the “‘7th floor’ at the FBI refers to the most senior agents at the bureau including (at the time) FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.”
Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz already released a damning report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whom Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired in March, accusing him of “lacking candor” on four different occasions and sending a criminal referral recommending that he be prosecuted to the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.
Although Horowitz’s major report on the FBI’s actions during the 2016 elections is expected to be released in the near future, his anticipated testimony in front of the House Oversight Committee, which was supposed to happen yesterday, was postponed after new leads emerged in his review of the criminal investigation into former Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.