Fmr Acting AG: Upcoming IG report will be ‘most consequential’ in years

“I think it’s going to demonstrate that people took advantage of the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] process, where there’s no, nobody on the other side to argue in their own interests, ” Matt Whitaker, the former Acting Attorney General said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Fox News.

“And I think we’re going to learn a lot about not only the Carter Page FISA [warrant] but how they do business generally and … I think some Americans are going to be troubled by what the inspector general is going to ultimately report.”

Whitaker also reacted to an interview clip of former CIA director John Brennan, whose actions during the Obama administration appear to be at the center of the upcoming report.

“I don’t think it’s surprising at all that we continue to hear these sociopathic ramblings of Mr. Trump claiming that there was this effort to try to prevent him from being elected or to unseat him,” Brennan said on MSNBC this past April. “And I welcome any type of, you know, continued … investigation in terms of what we did during that period of time that we were in government.”

“I watched that interview and I thought he seemed awfully defensive for somebody that should have nothing to be concerned about,” Whitaker said of Brennan. “So we’re going to see, we’re gonna learn a lot in the next couple of weeks.”