Grassley Blames ‘Deep State’ For THIS

Via The Washington Examiner:

The long wait for the release of the Justice Department inspector general’s report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses has one GOP senator wondering if there is a “deep state” plot afoot.

More than a month after Inspector General Michael Horowitz completed his year-and-a-half investigation, there are signs that the declassification process is taking longer than expected at the Justice Department and the FBI.

Sen. Chuck Grassley vented about his dismay by suggesting sinister forces within the federal government bureaucracy are at work. “All of the delays and excuses why the Horowitz IG FISA report isn’t public yet after several months of anticipation of its issues leads me to the suspicion it’s going to be ‘deep six’ by the deep state,” the Iowa Republican tweeted this week.

Grassley’s tweet echoes concerns by Trump allies about current and former officials jockeying to blackout as much of the report as possible while the expected release date appears to keep getting pushed back. Former Republican Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News contributor, said last week that “evidently, there’s an intra-agency debate … about the classification issues” and the report could be 10-20% redacted when it is released.