In five days of public impeachment hearings, "the witnesses have been compelling, they've corroborated what the whistleblower said", and "despite what the old brain trust on cable news claims, this is a very simple story", Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show.
CNN first reported that Horowitz had been investigating an FBI official who allegedly altered a document used to obtain a FISA warrant in order to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the 2016 election.
CNN reported the investigation, citing several sources briefed on the matter. "This was an overthrow attempt at the presidency".
A person familiar with the case who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and spoke to the AP only on the condition of anonymity confirmed the allegation.
The FBI official, an attorney, is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document used in obtaining a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Page. And while the Post initially reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation employee being investigated worked for former Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, a hated figure in Trump world, the Post later corrected its report to state that the lawyer in question was "a low-level lawyer in the Office of General Counsel and did not report to the deputy assistant director".
"They got my warrant - a fraudulent warrant, I believe - to spy on myself as a way of getting into the Trump campaign", Page said in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox's "Mornings with Maria". "There has been a continued cover-up to this day".
The adjustment could provide more insight into why a separate, still-ongoing review of the Russian Federation probe launched by Attorney General William Barr, and led by Durham, has recently turned into a criminal investigation, according to sources.
"I think you're going to see things that are going to be incredible if it's done right and I purposefully stay out, I tell Bill Barr to handle everything", he stated.