Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release
The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general in recent days has invited witnesses and their lawyers who were interviewed for the report to review portions of a draft this week and next, a critical final step toward making the document public, according to multiple people familiar with the process who insisted on anonymity to discuss it.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Friday that a government watchdog report on the origins of the Russia probe that engulfed two years of his presidency will be historic.
Trump, in an interview with Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," was commenting on an upcoming Justice Department watchdog report on the FBI's adherence to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requirements during the 2016 campaign.
"The word is it's historic," said Trump, who declined to say how he knew. "That's what I hear. If it's historic, you're going to see something."
Reporting by Steve Holland and Lisa Lambert; editing by Alex Richardson
Russia loses bid to block new Syria chemical weapons probe .
A bid by Russia to block funding for a new team that will identify culprits behind toxic attacks in Syria failed Thursday with member states at the global chemical watchdog overwhelmingly approving a new budget. Moscow and its allies were trying to block next year's budget for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons -- a move which would potentially have left the entire agency unable to operate -- if it included money for the new Identification and Investigations Team (IIT).