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  • FBI deliberately hid Carter Page's patriotic role as CIA asset, IG report shows

    12/11/2019 4:51:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Rowan Scarborough
    The FBI’s four wiretap affidavits to a federal judge in 2016-17 deliberately hid a part of Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page’s professional life that would have revealed his patriotic role as a CIA informant instead of the bureau’s nefarious depiction, the Justice Department inspector general’s report shows. The 476-page history of how the FBI targeted the Trump campaign contains over a dozen instances in which the FBI violated its own rules by including inaccuracies in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications or omitting exculpatory evidence. Perhaps none was more damaging than the actions of FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith, whose...
  • Sen. Kennedy says IG report made him 'want to heave,' compared experience to acid trip

    12/11/2019 5:06:47 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    Sen. John Kennedy said Wednesday he wanted to throw up after reading the inspector general’s report on the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign. “About 15 percent of the way through it made me want to heave,” the Louisiana Republican said. “About 25 percent of the way through it I thought I dropped acid. It’s surreal.” Mr. Kennedy’s comments came as Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report’s contents.
  • How The IG FISA Abuse Report Affects Michael Flynn’s Case

    12/13/2019 6:45:07 AM PST · by billorites · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 13, 2019 | Margot Cleveland
    Monday’s release of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s 476-page tome on the Department of Justice and FBI’s misconduct in the lead up to and aftermath of the 2016 presidential election continues to make news—and rightly so. That the DOJ and FBI obtained a surveillance order from a secret court to spy on Carter Page with a series of applications riddled with errors, fabrications, and inexcusable omissions of material fact is shocking. The shocking breadth of the government’s misconduct raises an interesting corollary question: How will Judge Emmet Sullivan react to these devastating revelations? Sullivan has been hunkered down in his chambers...
  • It's Official: The Dossier Was Malarkey

    12/11/2019 11:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | December 11, 2019 | Byron York
    The new report from Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is an absolutely damning indictment of the Steele dossier. The dossier, compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign, was a collection of damaging and unfounded rumors about candidate Donald Trump. It was paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, and overseen by the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. It was never verified, and some of it was laughably far-fetched from the very beginning. Still, the dossier's tales were taken seriously by officials in the highest ranks of the FBI --...
  • DOJ inspector general refutes Trump claim that Obama tapped his wires

    12/11/2019 12:27:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 11 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday that he found no evidence the FBI wiretapped anyone other than former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in connection with the Russia investigation. Horowitz’s comments at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing refuted a series of tweets sent by President Trump in March 2017 in which he claimed that Obama had his “wires tapped” at Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign. “Did your investigation identify any evidence President Obama ordered the FBI to tap Donald Trump’s phone?” asked Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), after citing Trump’s tweets from 2017. “We didn’t find...
  • Durham Throws a Monkey Wrench in Horowitz’s Dumb Show

    12/11/2019 1:38:05 PM PST · by billorites · 16 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 9, 2019 | Roger L. Simon
    When Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz published his report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation, some of us began to suspect that he was the deep state’s most clever ultimate protector. The IG’s strategy was to find a long list of malfeasances with which to excoriate an institution, in this case, the FBI—abuses that might, under normal circumstances, land multiple people in jail—slap the miscreants firmly on the wrist, and then let everyone off at the end with a disingenuous excuse (in the Clinton affair, a supposed similarity to the vastly less-serious accusations against Alberto Gonzalez, for which Bush’s...
  • IG report lays out compelling evidence FBI misled FISA court in Russia case, sources say

    12/09/2019 9:21:30 AM PST · by bitt · 89 replies ^ | 12/9/2019 | ADMIN
    The Justice Department inspector general’s report into the Russia collusion investigation lays out incontrovertible evidence that the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court through false information and omissions, according to sources familiar with its findings. The evidence that the judges were misled is so sweeping that it could provide grounds, if Attorney General William Barr chooses, to withdraw the FBI’s application for the surveillance warrants that began in October 2016 to target ex-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the sources added. Such a move, while mostly legally symbolic since the probe is long since closed, would still amount to a...
  • Judicial Watch Statement on FISA Application Report

    12/09/2019 4:06:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 59 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 9, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today’s Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General report : Today’s IG report on the Russiagate FISA abuse provides abundant evidence that the FBI and DOJ massively violated the law in order to obtain the Carter Page spy warrants targeting President Trump. As IG reports are both exposés and cover-ups at the same time, it is no surprise that the IG punted on implicating senior officials directly in the spy scandal. President Trump should directly appoint a special counsel from outside of the DOJ and...
  • Trump: Watchdog report shows FBI 'attempted overthrow' of government

    12/09/2019 1:41:54 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 09 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump on Monday hailed a new report from the Justice Department inspector general, claiming it showed FBI officials attempted an “an overthrow of government” by investigating his 2016 presidential campaign. “This was an overthrow of government, this was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it and they got caught, they got caught red-handed,” Trump said in the Cabinet Room at the White House during a roundtable event on education. “I think I'm going to put this down as one of our great achievements. Because what we found and what we saw — never, ever...
  • Brennan Lied About Not Including Steele Dossier In Intelligence Community Assessment ...

    12/09/2019 2:01:47 PM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | December 9, 2019 | By Madeline Osburn
    FULL TITLE: Brennan Lied About Not Including Steele Dossier In Intelligence Community Assessment On 2016 Russian Election Interference ==================================================================== The new report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed former CIA Director John Brennan lied to Congress about whether the dossier authored by Christopher Steele was used in the Obama administration’s Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA). The ICA, a report conducted by intelligence officials in 2016 on Russian election interference, was used to brief President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump in January 2017. According to the IG report, there was significant discussion by top intelligence officials as to...
  • IG Report: James Comey Admitted Steele Dossier Wasn’t Finished ‘Intelligence Product’

    12/09/2019 11:48:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | 9 Dec 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    The Justice Department’s inspector general (IG) report states fired FBI Director James Comey conceded that the Steele dossier was “not ripe enough, mature enough,” to be a complete “intelligence product,” yet it was still used by the bureau to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. “According to Corney, the inclusion of the Steele election reporting as an appendix to the ICA was not a value judgment about the quality of the information. Instead, it reflected the relatively uncorroborated and incomplete status of the FBI’s assessment. Corney told the OIG that the Steele election reporting...
  • John Durham releases statement

    12/09/2019 10:41:50 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 287 replies ^ | Jennifer Franco (Anchor at OAAN)
    U.S. attorney John Durham issues a response to the DOJ IG report, saying his office does "not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”
  • BREAKING: Read the Horowitz IG Report on Spygate

    12/09/2019 10:43:51 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/9/19
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz released his report on the Trump-Russia probe and FISA applications Monday afternoon. His report considers whether or not there was any wrongdoing in the probe, run by the Obama administration and launched against the candidate who ran against many of Obama's policies. The grounds for the investigation proved extremely weak, from the Clinton campaign-funded Steele dossier to tenuous links regarding obscure members of the Trump campaign like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. "We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions to open the...
  • Horowitz Report Live Thread

    12/09/2019 6:08:59 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 328 replies
    I am not sure of the time of the is 9 am now....there was some talk last night on twitter that there will be a short press conference in the morning but the report won't be made public until the afternoon....but take that info with a grain of salt
  • Corroboration Zero’: An Inspector General’s Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke

    12/11/2019 6:30:05 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 10 replies
    If the report released Monday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz constitutes a “clearing” of the FBI, never clear me of anything. Holy God, what a clown show the Trump-Russia investigation was. Like the much-ballyhooed report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Horowitz report is a Rorschach test, in which partisans will find what they want to find. Much of the press is concentrating on Horowitz’s conclusion that there was no evidence of “political bias or improper motivation” in the FBI’s probe of Donald Trump’s Russia contacts, an investigation Horowitz says the bureau had “authorized purpose” to conduct.
  • Barr thinks FBI may have acted in 'bad faith' in probing Trump campaign's links to Russia (MSNBC interview)

    12/10/2019 9:39:54 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 117 replies
    "I think our nation was turned on its head for 3 years based on a bogus narrative," said the attorney general in an exclusive interview with Pete Williams.
  • (MUST WATCH:) Full Interview: Barr Criticizes Inspector General Report On The Russia Investigation

    12/10/2019 1:28:28 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 116 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/10/2019 | NBC NEWS
    In an exclusive interview, Attorney General William Barr spoke to NBC News' Pete Williams about the findings on the Justice Department Inspector General's report on the Russia investigation and his criticisms of the FBI
  • Barr Is Said to Doubt Report Backing FBI in 2016 Russia Inquiry

    12/03/2019 8:03:31 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has told Justice Department officials that he is skeptical of a conclusion by the department’s inspector general that the FBI had sufficient information to open the investigation into whether any Trump associates conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, according to two people familiar with the conversations. Should Barr rebut the inspector general’s assessment, due out next week in a highly anticipated report, President Donald Trump’s allies will most likely use that pushback to dismiss the work itself. The review is expected to contradict some of the unfounded theories about the 2016 election...
  • Horowitz Report Will Be Damning. Criminal Referrals Likely.

    11/11/2019 12:45:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 173 replies
    Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s much anticipated report on his investigation into the FBI’s probe into President Trump’s campaign is expected to be made public before Thanksgiving and the outcome is alleged to contain several criminal referrals, according to sources who spoke with Horowitz’s investigation on the bureau’s probe into the now debunked theory that Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential election will more than likely result in the declassification of documents — requested by senior Republican lawmakers for more than several years. These are the same documents President Trump turned over to Attorney General...
  • Interesting Word Choices–John Ratcliffe Discusses Durham Investigation, and Upcoming IG Report

    10/25/2019 10:33:06 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 11 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/25/2019 | sundance
    Representative John Ratcliffe is one of only four House members who have reviewed every known classified document surrounding the 2016 political surveillance, Spygate and the use of the FISA court; including John Brennan’s two-page ‘electronic communication’ that started the FBI investigation. So when John Ratcliffe is discussing what potential criminal activity John Durham is investigating and he says “FISA act and court“, that specific use of wording is subtle like a brick through a window to those who follow closely. Everyone is aware that IG Michael Horowitz is looking at the Carter Page FISA application and potential misrepresentations to the...