The Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced today the completion of a classified report examining the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) use of the investigative authority granted by Section 215 of the Patriot Act from 2012 through 2014. The OIG issued today’s report to Justice Department leadership offices, the FBI, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and relevant Congressional oversight and intelligence committees. The OIG intends to issue a public, unclassified version of the report as soon as possible after completing the required interagency classification review process.
Today’s report satisfies the reporting requirement contained in Section 108 of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114‐23, 129 Stat. 268 (2015), which directed the OIG to report the results of its review to Congress no later than today.