Less than three weeks after we learned that the IG report on the Clinton email probe was in its final review, and which has found among other things that James Comey not only "defied authority" but was "insubordinate", we finally have the long awaited drop date: June 14.
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz told Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley in a letter on Thursday that his office is planning to release the highly anticipated report detailing broad allegations of misconduct by FBI and Justice Department officials in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election on June 14.
It only gets better from there because Horowitz also said that he will testify before the Judiciary Committee on June 18 in what may be the most watched Congressional testimony since Comey spoke on the Hill on June 8, 2017. The House Judiciary and Oversight committees are expected to hold a hearing on the report the next day.
As we have reported over the past year, the inspector general's probe has so far focused on former FBI Director James Comey's various statements and letters regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of State, as well as the unauthorized disclosure of nonpublic information by Justice Department employees.
As ABC reported yesterday - oddly enough this particular leak did not make it to either WaPo, nor NYT nor CNN - the report is expected to fault Comey, accusing him of defying authority at times during his tenure as the nation's top FBI official. It's also expected tocriticize former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for her handling of the Clinton email investigation.