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‘US. Department of Justice “Orie ofthe ln;peetor General October 24, 2019 ‘The Honorable Ron Johnson ‘The Honorable Lindsey Graham Chairman Chairman ‘The Honorable Gary C. Peters ‘The Honorable Dianne Feinstein Ranking Member Ranking Member Committee on Homeland Security Committee on the Judiciary ‘and Governmental Affaire United States Senate United States Senate ‘The Honorable Carolyn Maloney ‘The Honorable Jerrold Nadler ‘Acting Chair Chairman ‘The Honorable Jim Jordan ‘The Honorable Doug Collins Ranking Member Ranking Member Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee on the Judiciary USS. House of Representatives U.S, House of Representatives Dear Mr. Chairmen and Ranking Members: am writing in connection with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General's (O1G) ongoing Examination of the Department's and the FBI's Compliance with Legal Requirements and Policies in Applications Filed with the U.S, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to a certain U.S. Person. In my prior letters to you on this subject, dated June 25, 2019 and September 13, 2019, stated that | would update your Committees on our timing for completing and issuing a final report. As I noted in my September 13 letter, we began the process of finalizing our report for release by providing a draft of our factual findings to the Department and the FBI for classification determination and marking. This process is consistent with our usual practice when an O10 report involves classified information. Given that our draft report is lengthy, and conceme sensitive national security and law enforcement ‘matters, we understood that it would take the Department and the FBI some time to work through and appropriately mark the entire report. T'can report to you that the process is ongoing and nearing completion, and we are working through these isestes constructively with both the Department and the FBI. The goal from my standpoint is to make as much of our report public as possible. I anticipate that the final report will bbe released publicly with few redactions. Given the constructive progress that has been made during the class.fication review process, I do not now anticipate a need to prepare and issue separate classified land public versions of the report. As you mow from our prior work, if for some reason that assessment changes, consistent with the Inspector General Act, we will inform our oversight committees of any concems that we have. After we receive the final classification markings from the Department and the FBI, we will then proceed with our usual process for preparing a final report, including. ensuring that appropriate reviews occur for accuracy and comment purposes. Once begun, we do not anticipate the time for that review to be lengthy. We will provide you veh a further update on our progress tovard issuance of our inal report when We are able to do so. Thank you for your interest in and support for the OIG's work. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Adam Miles, Counselor to the Inspector General, at (202) 514-3435, Inspector General