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  • EXCLUSIVE: The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower

    05/18/2020 2:55:46 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 232 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | 18 May 2020 | Neil W. McCabe
    President Barack Obama’s Treasury Department regularly surveilled retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn’s financial records and transactions beginning in December 2015 and well into 2017, before, during and after when he served at the White House as President Donald Trump’s National Security Director, a former senior Treasury Department official, and veteran of the intelligence community, told the Star Newspapers. “I started seeing things that were not correct, so I did my own little investigation, because I wanted to make sure what I was seeing was correct” she said. “You never want to draw attention to something if there is...
  • Obama Fired an Inspector General to Cover Up a Sex Scandal and No One Said Boo About It

    05/19/2020 10:27:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/18/20 | MATT MARGOLIS
    On Friday, Trump fired the inspector general of the State Department, Steve Linick. In accordance with the 2008 Inspector General Reform Act, which protects inspectors general from being fired without cause, Trump informed Congress in writing about the intent to fire Linick, expressing that he no longer had the “fullest confidence” in Linick, who was appointed to that position in 2013 by Barack Obama. Democrats naturally have come out of the woodwork to express their faux outrage, and to launch an investigation into the firing over allegations that Trump acted to protect Pompeo. But where were these Democrats in 2009...
  • 9 Key Points From Newly Declassified Report Details On FISA Abuse

    04/16/2020 8:22:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 16, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified a slew of footnotes from Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse. Yesterday, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified a slew of footnotes from Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse. In a cover letter to Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, the Republican senators who had pushed for the declassification, Grenell noted that “transparency is now needed more than ever.” Grenell added that Attorney General William Barr concurred in the declassification decision as it relates to DOJ interests. Wednesday’s declassification follows...
  • Newly Declassified Papadopoulos Transcript Exposes Crossfire Hurricane Corruption

    04/15/2020 6:01:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 15, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    A newly declassified transcript calls into question the entire Crossfire Hurricane investigation: Why was it started, and why did it continue? Attorney General William Barr said last week that “the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness” in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Rather, “there is something far more troubling here.” “Without any basis,” Barr added in his sit-down interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, “they started this investigation of [Trump’s] campaign, and even more concerning actually is what happened after the campaign, a whole pattern of events while he was president to sabotage his presidency —...
  • Declassified Info: DOJ, FBI Knew Trump Surveillance Was Based On Russian Disinformation

    04/13/2020 9:26:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 13, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    These facts establish the FBI used Russia’s meddling with the 2016 election as a pretext to investigate Donald Trump and the special counsel’s office was complicit in this ploy. On Friday, the Department of Justice released newly declassified information from an inspector general report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse, revealing for the first time that the FBI had received information indicating the Christopher Steele dossier contained Russian disinformation. The newly unredacted portions of the IG’s report also confirmed there was no “network of sources” backing up Steele’s reporting. While both revelations provide further fodder for attacking the Carter...
  • Two Words Several Inspector Generals Should Expect to Hear From President Trump Fairly Soon

    04/08/2020 5:04:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | April 8, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    President Trump is reportedly about to clean house at the inspector general level. After defeating the Democratic Party’s shoddy impeachment push in February, it was clear that the administration needed to take a more aggressive approach in removing Obama-era inspector generals who the administration think is just acting as another arm in the deep state war against the Trump White House. They’re not wrong. Susan Crabtree at RealClearPolitics wrote that this is going to happen soon. It’s already begun, with Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, being given his pink slip last Friday evening. Atkinson was a...
  • Trump removes watchdog tapped for virus rescue oversight

    04/07/2020 10:39:17 AM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion economic package intended to help businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday. Glenn Fine, the acting Defense Department inspector general and a veteran watchdog, had been selected by peers last month for the position. Now it’s unclear who will oversee the rescue law. The move threatens to upend the rigorous oversight that Democrats in Congress had demanded of the huge sums of money being pumped into the American economy because of the virus. “The president now...
  • Why Inspector General Michael Atkinson Roundly Deserved To Be Fired

    04/06/2020 5:50:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Here are the details you need to know to fully understand why President Trump lost confidence in Inspector General Michael Atkinson and exercised his presidential prerogative to replace him. On Saturday, reporters queried President Trump about his Friday firing of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. TrumpÂ’s response seemingly confirmed the left-leaning press and DemocratsÂ’s narrative that the firing was retaliation for the IG informing the House Intelligence Committee of a whistleblowerÂ’s complaint. That complaint concerned TrumpÂ’s conversation with the Ukrainian president that set in motion TrumpÂ’s impeachment.But what the media and TrumpÂ’s political opponents wonÂ’t tell you is that...
  • Latest Inspector General Report Slams Comey’s FBI For Massive Failures To Document FISA Claims

    04/02/2020 7:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    The inspector general detailed devastating, systematic FBI failures in executing procedures designed to ensure the accuracy of FISA applications. On March 31, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released an interim report on his audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with procedures to protect Americans’ civil rights in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act cases. Horowitz’s “Management Advisory Memorandum” detailed devasting and systematic failures by the FBI in executing the procedures designed to ensure the accuracy of the applications submitted under oath to the FISA court.Contrary to the left’s spin, the FBI’s incompetence in handling more (Most? All?) FISA cases is not...
  • Former Acting DHS Inspector General Indicted for Massive Fraud Against the United States

    03/09/2020 11:42:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 9, 2020 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Acting Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Charles Edwards was indicted last week on 16-counts of fraud, theft of government property, identity theft and more. "A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned a 16-count indictment against a former Acting Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and a former subordinate for their alleged theft of proprietary software and confidential databases from the U.S. government as part of a scheme to defraud the U.S. government," the Department of Justice released in a statement. Edwards left the DHS Office of the Inspector General in 2013,...
  • IG Report Bombshell: Did The FBI And DOJ Ask Putin’s Buddy To Help Get Trump?

    01/13/2020 8:09:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2020 | Margaret Cleveland
    DOJ official Bruce Ohr called a meeting of several federal agencies to discuss ‘working with’ a Russian oligarch because of his belief, premised on the unverified Steele dossier, that Trump was corrupt. A previously unnoticed passage in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on federal surveillance abuse suggests Bruce Ohr and his compatriots were willing to bargain with a Russian oligarch to take down Donald Trump.Two-hundred-plus pages into the IG report, while discussing former Associate Deputy Attorney General Ohr’s continued contacts with Crossfire Hurricane dossier author Christopher Steele, Horowitz revealed a significant detail that to date has been overlooked: “On December...
  • Inspector General Report Shows Special Counsel Replicated FBI Abuses

    01/06/2020 7:30:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 6, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    The report established that the special counselÂ’s office was complicit in the FISA abuse, the probe was a witch hunt, and its report was a cover-up for systematic government malfeasance. Shortly after the release of the special counsel report last year, I posited that Robert MuellerÂ’s failure to investigate whether Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election by feeding dossier author Christopher Steele disinformation established that Mueller was either incompetent or a political hack. Now, with the release of the inspector generalÂ’s report on FISA abuse, we know the answer: He was both.The IGÂ’s report on the U.S. Department of...
  • Exclusive: The Inspector General Missed Yet Another Lie From The FBI

    01/02/2020 11:06:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 2, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Much has been missed, including one significant misrepresentation contained in all four of the Carter Page FISA applications—an inaccuracy even the IG’s team overlooked. Left-leaning politicians and the press spent more than three years pushing the Russia collusion hoax. Yet, following the inspector general’s release of his 478-page report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuse, after making quick mention of the top-line findings, the media moved on. As a result, much has been missed, including one significant misrepresentation contained in all four of the Carter Page FISA applications—an inaccuracy even the IG’s team overlooked. Two passages, separated by more...
  • IG Report Hints James Comey Was In On FBI’s FISA Misconduct

    12/20/2019 6:59:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 20, 2019 | Margot Cleveland
    When the Department of Justice inspector general released his report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse, coverage focused on the top-line findings contained in the executive summary. Then the news cycle whizzed by, leaving many details discussed throughout the 480-page tome unexplored. One significant gap in media coverage concerns the potential complicity of former FBI Director James Comey in the FISA abuse—a possibility the IG report hints at in several spots. The first suggestion that something was amiss with Comey’s conduct came early in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, when the IG’s office spoke of the methodology underlying the FISA...
  • The FBI Did Russia's Dirty Work

    12/15/2019 4:25:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 15, 2019 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- A recent CNN story framed Attorney General Bill Barr's criticisms of the FBI's behavior in the Russia probe as "attacks," which could have a "chilling effect" on law enforcement. The metaphor makes it sound as if an innocent institution is getting mugged. But the "rank behavior," as Barr put it during an interview with The Wall Street Journal, chronicled in Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report, released Monday, make clear the FBI could use a good freeze. Yes, the IG report concluded political bias did not launch the investigation into possible coordination between the Kremlin and Trump...
  • The Media Has Some Apologizing to Do After the IG Report

    12/14/2019 3:18:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | December 14, 2019 | Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
    Thanks to the Department of Justice Inspector General's report, we now know for certain what has been, for those paying attention, fairly obvious. The Steele dossier played a central role in the genesis of the Russia hoax and was used to justify extensive spying on former naval officer and Annapolis graduate Carter Page. The top two leaders of the FBI were closely involved in this fiasco. Other powerful people knew what was happening and lied to cover it up. That all was confirmed by the IG report. The report was a disaster for the credibility of top leaders in Barack...
  • What the IG Senate Hearing is omitting

    12/11/2019 1:14:25 PM PST · by euclid216 · 24 replies
    America First Patriots ^ | 12/11/19 | Euclid216
    This is my very first post, so please be patient with me. I believe this to be very important. Why is no one in this Senate Hearing even mentioning the C.I.A.? This video contains important information that is not in the IG report. This relates to the predicate for Crossfire Hurricane. On April 20th, Erica Thompson, assistant to Alexander Downer, reaches out to George Papadopoulos to set up a meeting with Alexander Downer. This is completely out of the blue, neither George or Trump have mentioned Australia. On April 26th, George Mifsud tells George that the Russians have dirt (...
  • IG Report: Pro-Trump FBI Agent Texted ‘Start Looking For New Jobs Fellas’

    12/09/2019 5:16:57 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/9/2019 | JUSTIN CARUSO
    On the day after the 2016 election, a pro-Trump FBI agent texted another, saying that “shit just got real” and joked that some people would have to “start looking for new jobs,” DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz’s report released Monday reveals. According to the report, the handling agent, the co-case handling agent, and the special agent for one of the FBI’s Confidential Human Source (CHS), were all fans of Donald Trump, and exchanged text messages about their support. On November 9, 2016, the special agent texted, “if you hear talk of a special prosecutor…I will volunteer to work [on] 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
  • Why Did Horowitz Produce Two Reports?

    11/24/2019 6:37:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General released a new report. No, not that one. It was not the FISA abuse report, also dubbed “The Spygate Report,” that has been anticipated for more than a year. This was a different report that involved serious issues with the FBI’s uses of what are called “Confidential Human Sources” (CHS) or “informants”.