Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified Wednesday before the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on his report on the 2016 investigation into Russian election interference. Horowitz concluded that the FBI's investigation was justified and launched without political bias, though he did find that the agency committed errors in its handling of surveillance applications. Horowitz said the review "identified significant concerns" with parts of the investigation, adding that he is "deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made" by the bureau. Horowitz declined to describe the FBI's actions as "spying" on the Trump campaign, but did suggest former FBI Director James Comey was not vindicated by the report, as Comey had asserted.

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