Donald Trump has constantly pushed a false narrative that there is a deep state that is coming after him. The president claimed that the FBI itself spied on his campaign illegally and with a political motivation.
Now, the Justice Department is set to release a report that will completely debunk Trump’s conspiracy theory.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who wrote the report, is said to have found that there was enough evidence to justify the FBI wiretapping Carter Page, Trump’s former campaign adviser who reportedly had contact with Russian officials multiple times.
According to people familiar with the report who spoke with the Los Angeles Times, the report contains enough evidence that will not only exonerate the FBI but also largely dismiss claims from the Trump administration and its allies that the federal agency broke the law in search of evidence and purposely went after Trump’s campaign.
“Now, what you’re going to see, I predict, will be perhaps the biggest scandal in the history of our country,” Trump told Fox News last month.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing Wednesday to hear Horowitz’s report.
Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement that Horowitz has done “excellent work.”
“Rather than speculating, people should just read the report for themselves next week, watch the Inspector General’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and draw their own conclusions about these important matters,” she said.