Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page said the report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz expected to be released Monday will only tell “part of the story.”
Page told Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” that he expects there to be more “exculpatory” information that is still classified that will not be in the report.
“Well, I think we’ll learn part of the story tomorrow,” Page said. “What I’ve learned from some of the leakers and the — one of the papers of record — a top reporter there said that, you know, there’s a lot of exculpatory information which is remaining classified, and there’s been internal battles.”
“So, we’ll have to see how that all plays out,” he said.
Page also claimed in the interview that the government and reporters had targeted him because he had some ties to Russia.
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog investigation focused on whether the FBI acted appropriately in its probe, starting in July 2016, into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia. The president and GOP lawmakers have claimed the report would show FBI wrongdoing in the investigation.
The Associated Press reported Sunday that the Horowitz report is expected to find the FBI’s investigation justified but flawed.
Earlier this week, a panel of judges voted to reject Page’s appeal against a judge’s decision to throw out his defamation lawsuit against Oath, the parent company of Yahoo News and HuffPost. Page had claimed the organizations ran purposefully false articles on him for which he said he received death threats.