Reading the IG report, one can imagine a MAGA hat-wearing Greek chorus in the background chanting, “If a Republican had done this…..” Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican former prosecutor who has been defending the DOJ and decried attacks on the FBI, raises that very point in his response:

“The treatment afforded to former Secretary Clinton and other potential subjects and targets was starkly different from the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign officials. Voluntariness and consent in the former were replaced with search warrants, subpoenas, and other compulsory processes in the latter. Many of the investigators and supervisors were the same in both investigations but the investigatory tactics were not.”

In other words, the premise that motivated so many Trump supporters is proven true: The DC Establishment really was out to get Trump.