There goes the conspiracy theory:
Shocking precisely no one who has been paying attention to the facts, the IG report finds in broad strokes that the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s campaign in 2016 was properly predicated, opened under correct evidentiary procedures, and conducted lawfully. Horowitz did find at least 17 violations of various Justice Department procedures—relating to FISA surveillance applications for Trump campaign adviser Carter Page—but nothing that would give credence to the Trump's long-running grievance that the entirety of the US government was out to get him in 2016.
Dossier did not even come into play. Another conspiracy bites the dust:
Horowitz said the FBI team did not receive the information in Steele’s infamous dossier until after the probe began. The report also revealed that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was already under investigation by the FBI when the Russia investigation was launched.
"Inspector General’s Report Shows Trump’s “Spygate” Conspiracy Theory Was the Real Hoax"
Sorry, Donald Trump. Sorry, Rudy Giuliani. Sorry, Devin Nunes. Sorry, Jim Jordan, Sorry, Sean Hannity. Sorry, Fox News watchers. There was no Deep State conspiracy to cook up a Russia investigation to sabotage Trump’s campaign and, then, his presidency. There was no witch hunt. There was no hoax. The Obama administration did not, as Trump claimed, have his “wires tapped” in Trump Tower and did not “tapp” [sic] Trump’s phones during “the very sacred election process.”
James Comey is vindicated: