Donald Trump Falsely Claimed the IG Report on FISA Exposed an Attempted Coup
Type: Outright LiesDec 09 2019 Severity: Targeted: FBI
& James ComeyAbout: Russia
Donald Trump falsely claimed the Inspector General's report regarding FISA warrants against members of his campaign in 2016 exposed an "was an attempted overthrow" and vindicated him fully, which is exactly the opposite of what the report actually says. It is true the IG report details some minor and inconsequential things done by low-level staffers that were improper, but overall says the FBI acted by the book and according to the law.
Quote | The fact is the report determined the investigation was done according to the law.
"They [the FBI] fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts and they did all sorts of things to have it go their way," Trump said. "This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, and they got caught."
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