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WASHINGTON – During an appearance on Fox News’ ‘Fox and Friends’ Thursday, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) spoke about the testimony Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz gave to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday. Excerpts of the interview are below and video can be found here.

“When you combine basically the underscoring of the 17 inaccuracies and omissions, how serious that was, combined with the stunning rebuke by the presiding judge of the FISA court – Steve, one mistake or omission, that's a mistake. Two, maybe it's a coincidence. Three, you are starting to develop a pattern. Seventeen? It's a legitimate question: is that a plot? And we still don't have the answers to that.”

“[The IG] admitted there was bias. There was political motivation. He just doesn't have evidence where he can conclusively say it caused and influenced their decisions. But, again, it's up to the American public to infer what all that bias, how that could have affected things.”

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