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Read the full text: Justice Department watchdog report into origins of Russia probe

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on June 18, 2018. Copyright Chip Somodevilla Getty Images file
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By NBC News with NBC News Politics
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President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed the investigation was a politically-motivated plot to take him down. The report rebuts this argument.

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Along-awaited report by the Justice Department's watchdog rebuts President Donald Trump's depiction of the government's probe into Russian election interference as a politically biased plot against him.

The report also criticized parts of that inquiry.

Read the full report:

120919 Examination (PDF)
120919 Examination (Text)

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