Political and Legislative

4 takeaways from the Watchdog Report on Russia investigation

Below are some key points, with analysis.

1. A triple rebuke to Trump’s conspiracy theories

There will be plenty of shouting in the hours and days ahead, especially given that Horowitz’s report found some alleged FBI misconduct and omissions. But proponents of the Russia investigation didn’t argue it was flawless. President Trump and his allies, on the other hand, argued it was an unfounded witch hunt and lodged conspiracy theories about how it was an effort to take him down — even a “coup.”

2. FISA reform lies ahead

Just because the investigations were legitimate, in Horowitz’s estimation, doesn’t mean there wasn’t something wrong — plenty wrong, indeed — with the FISA process.

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