* The bottom line: "The 434-page report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found the FBI had an 'authorized purpose' when it initiated its investigation, known as Crossfire Hurricane, into the Trump campaign, and rejected the assertion that the case was opened out of political animus or that informants were used in violation of FBI rules."
* From the report: "This information provided the FBI with an articulable factual basis that, if true, reasonably indicated activity constituting either a federal crime or a threat to national security, or both, may have occurred or may be occurring," the report said.
* But: "As the probe went on and the FBI sought court approval to surveil a former campaign aide, officials repeatedly emphasized damaging information they heard about Trump associates, and played down exculpatory evidence they found, the report said. The bureau promptly indicated it would implement dozens of corrective measures in response to Horowitz's report and that disciplinary action remains a possibility.
Just the start: Attorney General Bill Barr, U.S. Attorney John Durham, Senate Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and other Trump allies saw something more sinister.
* Barr, undercutting his own IG's findings, provided Trump allies with additional ammunition: "The inspector general's report now makes clear that the F.B.I. launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken."
There's at least one Trump official who defended the FBI: its director, Christopher Wray.
* "I think it's important that the Inspector General found that in this particular instance the investigation was opened with appropriate predication and authorization," Wray told ABC News's Pierre Thomas in an interview.
* Wray also debunked the conspiracy theory being pushed by lawmakers and the president that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election: "We have no information that indicates that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 presidential election."
* Wray also released a letter to the IG report stating he has "ordered more than 40 corrective steps to address the Report's recommendations." (all emphasis author's)