Rep. Ratcliffe: IG Report Will Be “Indictment of Adam Schiff”


Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas had quite a week, taking down the Democrats’ first “witnesses” (if you could even call them that) during the first impeachment hearings.

On Sunday, Ratcliffe wrapped it up with an appearance on Fox Sunday Morning Futures, where he dropped a Democrat doomsday prediction on what the Inspector General report – which is due any day now – will bring.

"It doesn't take 500 pages to tell the inspector general that everything was done properly," Ratcliffe noted, explaining that he thinks Democrats are terrified the report is going to drop before the impeachment inquiry is over and spell doom for Adam Schiff,

"I think it's going to be an indictment of Adam Schiff, who has written his own FISA rebuttal memo in 2018 saying how dare Republicans criticize people like Peter Strozk, Lisa Page and Andy McCabe, and Bruce Ohr, who have done nothing wrong."

Watch Rep. Ratcliffe's appearance on Fox News here to hear what he had to say about the upcoming IG report:

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Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said on Sunday that he believes the upcoming Inspector General report on the counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign is going to be damning evidence of wrongdoing by FBI and Justice Department officials and could lead to a full-fledged criminal investigation.

“It doesn’t take 500 pages to tell the inspector general that everything was done properly,” Ratcliffe said during an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “The IG report is going to find that there were problems.”

For more than a year and a half, Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been investigating alleged misconduct related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, warrants delivered by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The Justice Department and FBI obtained warrants in 2016 to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page. It is unclear, at this point, if Page was the only Trump official that the DOJ obtained a FISA warrant against.

That highly anticipated report will likely spark new congressional investigations and deliver critical information to other federal reviews probing allegations of abuse by the Justice Department and the FBI.

Horowitz submitted in September a draft of his report to Attorney General Bill Barr, who was reviewing the document -- fueling the belief that the public release was coming soon.

Daily Mail also said:

Ratcliffe said that Democrats fear that the report will come out before they complete their impeachment inquiry, which is being led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. 

'I think it's going to be an indictment of Adam Schiff, who has written his own FISA rebuttal memo in 2018 saying how dare Republicans criticize people like Peter Strozk, Lisa Page and Andy McCabe, and Bruce Ohr, who have done nothing wrong,' Ratcliffe said.

Strozk and Page, key figures in the Trump-Russia investigation, were ousted from the FBI after text messages revealed their secret love affair and anti-Trump sentiments.

McCabe, who signed some of the Carter Page FISA warrants, was fired as FBI deputy director after an internal investigation found he lied about feeding information to the media.

Ohr, who was Steele's pipeline for feeding information to the FBI and DOJ, remains employed by the Justice Department. 

'The Democrats are racing to get through this impeachment as quickly as possible,' Ratcliffe said in the interview. 

'They know that the inspector general's report is likely to be damning about the origins of the 2016 investigation into the Trump campaign, the role that the Obama-Biden administration officials played in that,' he said.

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