Skip to comments.Gregg Jarrett: IG report reveals FBI misconduct and abuses in anti-Trump probe of Russia collusion hoax
Posted on 12/10/2019 8:06:52 AM PST by jazusamo
It turns out that the most revealing aspect of the long-awaited Justice Departments inspector generals report on the origins of the Russia collusion hoax comes from Attorney General William Barrs damning assessment of it.
In unmistakably terse language, Barr denounced a small group of now-former FBI officials for their misconduct, malfeasance and misfeasance, and clear abuse of the FISA process.
Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz, issued a 476-page report Monday that broadly examined: (1) how and why the FBI initiated an investigation of candidate Donald Trump and his campaign in July 2016; and (2) the decision to seek a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to surveil a Trump campaign associate.
As to the first action, Barr concluded that the IG report makes clear that the FBI 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.
In plain terms, Barr is convinced that the FBI was wrong to investigate Trump and his campaign, because the evidence was conspicuously deficient. Barr noted that the FBI pushed forward with its investigation even in the face of consistently exculpatory evidence.
s to the second action, Barr condemned those same FBI officials who misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source.
The FBI relied on Christopher Steele as its major source for information presented to the FISA Court. The ex-British spy had assembled his unverified dossier of hearsay information from supposed sources that were largely anonymous.
The FBI knew Steele was unreliable, yet the bureau vouched for him as credible. Evidence was concealed and the FISA Court was deceived.
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Evidence was concealed and the FISA Court was deceived.
The FISA judges seem to be cool with it, so it’s OK, right?
When we have proof it's dead and unable to reassemble itself, start over with narrow scope, budget, and authority.
>The FISA judges seem to be cool with it, so its OK, right?
Like all the “good” FBI/CIA+ agents, not a ONE cried “Foul”. Silence is consent, no?
Amen! Your lips to God’s ears.
Christopher Wray is implementing 40 modifications to the FBI’s procedures in response to the report.
That’ll fix things, yeah!
I was convince Wray was a CYA bureaucrat from the first few minutes of his mealy-mouthed first Congressional testimony.
The FISA Court needs a total makeover.
Thousands of them, we’ve been told.
The FISA judges AND John Roberts were cool with it.
And being cool with it gave us the Mueller witch hunt.
Republicans should demand a review of every case worked on by those FBI personnel who are involved In these mistakes. After all if they can do it to a president, they can do it to anybody.
The absence of any consequences from the FISA court and other courts, explains in plain view that the people who run this country are not our elected representatives. Even the judges in the most secretive powerful court in the land can’t stand up to the shadow government interagency thugs. The FISA court hides while sabatures who used it run amuck.
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The FISA judges seem to be cool with it, so its OK, right?
Yep, whatever advances the interests of the Deep State is OK with them. And we’ll never hear a single word of concern from Roberts either.
It is clear that we live in a kleptocracy. We fit the definition to a tee.
AND who else is sick to death of hearing “99% of the agency worker bees are straight as an arrow, innocent as the driven snow, blah blah blah.
NOT ONE came forward as a “whistleblower”. NOT ONE.
Whoopsie! So sorry. Mistakes were made.
Withhold funding for the FISA court until the judges publically appear before congress and explain what happened. And Roberts should be brought in to testify as well. No more sidestepping and hiding.
So far virtually nothing has been done to hold anyone accountable or to even begin the process of restoring integrity back into the FISA court and/or corrupt agencies.
Notwithstanding comments from Barr and Durham, the Deep State is still running the show which is something we cannot tolerate if we want to be a functioning republic.
>The FISA Court needs a total makeover.
Check your auto-correct, it misspelled ‘elimination’
He wasn’t a worker bee, but former US Cyber Command head Admiral Mike Rogers (retired) was the only one I recall who told Trump what was going on.
“The FISA judges seem to be cool with it, so its OK, right?”
I’ve always thought the FISA judges played dumb.
Why didn’t the Repubs when in majority, call any of the Judges to testify regarding the FISA warrant? Another missed opportunity.
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