Mistakes were made — some of them serious. But the Justice Department's inspector general issued a report today that lent no credence to charges that the FBI acted upon a vendetta against President Donald Trump. But it said its probe into the Trump 2016 campaign's contacts with Russian operatives did seriously mishandle an application for a wiretap.
How has the administration reacted? Attorney General William Barr praised Inspector General Michael Horowitz, but said the report shows the Russia investigation was based on the "thinnest of suspicions" that didn't "justify the steps taken."