Former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz said Thursday’s release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's much-anticipated Russia report exonerates President Trump.
In the moments ahead of Attorney General William Barr’s press conference on Thursday Chaffetz, a Fox News contributor, said he expected Barr's remarks to be a “reflection of the summary he has already given.”
Last month, Mueller submitted his almost 400-page report to the Justice Department for review by the attorney general and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“Probably the most explosive and consequential thing that’s going on right now won't be revealed today and that is the report by the Inspector General Michael Horowitz,” Chaffetz said Thursday.
The U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed at a panel discussion last month that his office is continuing to review potential surveillance abuses by the FBI, a review that began last year.