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The First Glimpse into Horowitz’s FISA-Abuse Report
National Review ^ | November 23,2019 | Andrew C. McCarthy

Posted on 11/23/2019 10:24:09 AM PST by Jayster

CNN reports that an FBI attorney tampered with documents related to the Carter Page application. How much does it matter? Is this the tip of a scandalous iceberg? Or is it a signal that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s much anticipated report on investigative irregularities in the Trump-Russia probe will be much ado about nothing much?

A low-ranking FBI lawyer altered a document that was somehow related to the Obama Justice Department’s application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) for a national-security surveillance warrant. The application, approved by the FISC in October 2016, targeted former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page — an American citizen, former naval intelligence officer, and apparent FBI cooperating witness — as a clandestine agent of Russia. Apparently, the document tampering made at least one of the application’s factual assertions seem more damning than it actually was.

The FBI attorney, who has not been identified, is also said to have falsified an email in an effort to provide back-up support for the fabricated claim. The lawyer, who was reportedly pushed out of the Bureau when the tampering incident came to light, was interviewed in Horowitz’s inquiry and is said to be a subject of the related criminal investigation being conducted by Connecticut U.S. attorney John Durham.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 201610; attny2; attorney2; carterpage; clinesmith; fisa; fisc; horowitz; kevinclinesmith; peterstrzok; strzok; stu; stuartevans
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1 posted on 11/23/2019 10:24:10 AM PST by Jayster
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To: Jayster

Low level employees do not have this power.

RICO.


2 posted on 11/23/2019 10:26:17 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: Jayster

No one has had a first glimpse into this.


3 posted on 11/23/2019 10:26:18 AM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: DarthVader
Agreed. This is a classic case of "those who know aren't talking."

Those that claim to know are just spinning.

4 posted on 11/23/2019 10:27:43 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

They are rehashing their old stories from a few months ago. To spot the enemy media just look for the same story being broadcast from source to source. A large number of stories that get posted on this forum that is allegedly “conservative” are part of the DS propaganda machine.


5 posted on 11/23/2019 10:33:33 AM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: Jayster

Again, don’t get your hopes up.

Horowitz is another swamp creature.
This report will point to a bunch of low level nobodies who already have their payoffs lined up (jobs, book deals) after taking one for the team.

Horowitz won’t touch the Comeys, Sroktcks, Pages, McCabes, etc.
Hell, in the past they worked together, dined together, partied together, went to schools together - they ain’t gonna turn on each other now.


6 posted on 11/23/2019 10:35:26 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Jayster

Could someone explain the Italy connection to this investigation?


7 posted on 11/23/2019 10:36:23 AM PST by pnut22
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To: DarthVader

Correct. The IG FISA Abuse Report is over 500 pages and there’s no way one low FBI worker is the only one with criminal referrals. This is just the media attempting to do preemptive damage control.


8 posted on 11/23/2019 10:37:53 AM PST by White MAGA Man
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To: Jayster
CNN reports that an FBI attorney tampered with documents related to the Carter Page application.

And none of his bosses caught this, for how many years?

Sounds like an impeachment of the FBI/DOJ higher-ups than anything else. I wonder if this "low-level" person has been offered a generous retirement package to keep silent. That or a one way ride to Ft. Marcy Park...

9 posted on 11/23/2019 10:40:07 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: pnut22

Read about Professor Joseph Mifsud. Do a search and you should get lots of info.


10 posted on 11/23/2019 10:41:07 AM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: Jayster

If: Nothingburger

Then: 100% proof that the swamp rules.

Period.


11 posted on 11/23/2019 10:41:38 AM PST by Da Coyote (is)
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To: DarthVader

Only those who are involved in Principal Review have seen the report, and they only get to see the section that pertains to them, only in a SCIF, and only after signing a non-disclosure agreement.

Leakers would be instantly identifiable and subject to criminal penalties.

Moreover, since when does anyone with a brain believe CNN?


12 posted on 11/23/2019 10:46:01 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: SamAdams76

And what past IG report gave you confidence that those responsible
would be held accountable?
Hint... None.


13 posted on 11/23/2019 10:47:14 AM PST by tennmountainman (The Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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To: bigbob

“Leakers would be instantly identifiable and subject to criminal penalties.”

Bingo you are 100% right on target!! Your excellent post ends the debate!! >:-)


14 posted on 11/23/2019 10:48:48 AM PST by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: Jayster

The “low-level employee worked under Strzok. Somebody else printed his name. But how did CNN have this? Yes, sounds like damage control. Suicide watch on the “low’level” guy.


15 posted on 11/23/2019 10:49:29 AM PST by Missouri gal
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To: DarthVader
I just posted this on Twitter, all the main players in SpyGate have been awfully silent lately. Last pretentious Jim Comey tweet was in early November for example and nothing since.

That to me speaks volumes and suggests to me that SpyGate players have lawyered up big time and are being told to keep their mouths shut

Apparently those who were mentioned in the report have been shown portions of the report and allowed to respond.

You can be sure that if folks like James Comey, John Brennan and Peter Strzok, etc., were cleared or not mentioned in that report, they'd be all over TV high-fiving each other and proclaiming their virtue.

16 posted on 11/23/2019 10:49:53 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: pnut22

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/the-five-eyes-the-intelligence-alliance-of-the-anglosphere/


17 posted on 11/23/2019 10:49:53 AM PST by victim soul (victim soul)
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To: oldbill
Horowitz won’t touch the Comeys, Sroktcks, Pages, McCabes, etc

Horowitz's report is an opinion piece, supposedly based on facts.
He cannot indict anyone.

Those people you mentioned have to get by Barr and Durnam.
That is the real test. - Tom

18 posted on 11/23/2019 10:50:18 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: Da Coyote

Comey mccabe et al have copies none seem worried


19 posted on 11/23/2019 10:51:38 AM PST by genghis
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To: SamAdams76

Well, John Brennan has been a bit prolific with his dreadful tweets about Trump — veiled threats, I call them. The arrogance is stunning.


20 posted on 11/23/2019 10:51:43 AM PST by MayflowerMadam ("I've read the back of The Book, and we win.")
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