Comey defended himself by saying the FBI was accused of treason, illegal surveillance and launching a politically-motivated investigation of President Donald Trump’s team, and Horowitz’s report says “all of that was nonsense.” He went on to acknowledge the flaws Horowitz discovered, saying “He also found things we were never accused of, which is real sloppiness, and that’s concerning. As I’ve said all along has to be focused on. If I were director, I’d be very concerned about it and diving into it.”

Wallace continued to press Comey’s FISA process defense by citing Horowitz, saying there were “17 significant errors in the FISA process and you say that it was handled in a thoughtful and appropriate way.”

“He is right, I was wrong,” Comey conceded. “I was overconfident in the procedures that the FBI and Justice have built over 20 years years. I thought they were robust enough. it’s incredibly hard to get a FISA, I was overconfident in those because he’s right, there was real sloppiness.”