Michael Horowitz giveth … but will Michael Horowitz taketh away? The Department of Justice’s inspector general became a popular figure on the Right for uncovering the FBI’s misconduct with the Steele dossier and their surveillance of Carter Page. Now, however, Horowitz has a new target — and potentially multiple targets, if the New York Times report from last week is accurate:
The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday that the investigation will investigate allegations concerning the conduct of former and current Justice Department officials but will not extend to other government officials.
That limitation is in place because Horowitz doesn’t have any jurisdiction outside the DoJ. Horowitz was careful to emphasize that in his official statement: