Following the release of the Department of Justice's inspector general report on federal agencies' abuse of secret surveillance of American citizens, former FBI Director James Comey has finally backtracked on some of his assertions about Spygate.
Wallace reminded Comey that Kevin Clinesmith was referred for a criminal investigation, something the former FBI director shrugged off, as though it wasn't a big deal.
Fox host Chris Wallace also questioned Comey on his comments that Horowitz's report vindicated him and the FBI in their handling of the investigation into Russian involvement in the election. "Remember, I was going to jail, and lots of other people were going to jail".
"There was real sloppiness, 17 things that either should've been in the applications or at least discussed and characterized differently", Comey told "Fox News Sunday". Comey has said the FISA warrant was part of a broader investigation, where Horowitz said the Steele dossier was the tipping point for the FBI to launch their probe.
The advisor, Carter Page, was an early focus of the national security probe that the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Notably, Trump himself regularly appears live on Fox News - even more often than on other U.S. channels. "And I think that leaves open the possibility to infer bad faith", Barr told NBC News in the clip.
Despite this admission and the report distinctively outlining "a central and essential role" the Steele Dossier played in the probe, Comey refused to apologise for its use and argued that its role was not that important, despite admitting that it helped in obtaining FISA warrants. "He's a United States citizen, and it never should have been made public, and that's an outrage".