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  • 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”. 
  • Justice IG to testify next month on alleged 2016 surveillance abuse

    11/18/2019 3:00:44 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 18 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month to testify on a forthcoming report on alleged surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who oversees the panel, announced on Monday that Horowitz will appear publicly on Dec. 11. Graham’s decision to schedule the hearing is the latest sign that Horowitz’s report is nearing its release. The GOP senator said earlier this month that he expected it within weeks. “I appreciate all the hard work by Mr. Horowitz and his team regarding the Carter Page FISA warrant application and the counterintelligence...
  • Pro-Trump Folks: Don’t Let The Coming IG Report Break Your Heart

    10/23/2019 8:23:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/23/2019 | Chris Stigall
    More than a few exasperated pro-Trump folks have been asking, “What’s taking the Justice Department’s Inspector General so long to release his findings?” The answer? It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter when it’s released and it won’t matter what’s in it. Listen, I hate to be Debbie Downer here but the anticipation surrounding this report is rooted in the hope and sincere belief that its pages contain such shocking detail of government abuses and corruption within our intelligence agencies the nation will roil as one with cries for justice and vindication for Donald Trump! Sorry. It’s not going to happen....
  • Backdating the whistleblower rules change? Intel IG doesn't want to answer questions about it

    10/07/2019 7:57:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Deep State has been after President Trump from the before his presidency, and its latest trick has been in orchestrating a rules change to ensure that any deep-stater can come forward with secondhand information, as a "whistleblower.It's supposedly to ensure that wrongdoing bruited about at the spy agency water coolers gets into the hands of authorities. Problem one: Spy agencies don't do water cooler talk. But politics is always a topic, so now we have one or two leakers from the ranks of the still-embittered Deep State, taking the cover of 'whistleblower' as a result of that rules change, with a...
  • State Dept IG To Congress: We Need To Meet About Ukraine — Urgently

    10/02/2019 8:08:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s the rush? Last night, Inspector General Steve Linick requested an “urgent” meeting with the chairs of several House committees regarding issues related to Ukraine. The State Department watchdog’s request appears related to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s rebuke to House demands for testimony and threats of legal action without following formal subpoena processes. It might also involve allegations of a conflict of interest.The Washington Post reported it last night in a passive voice: The State Department inspector general and two former state officials agreed to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told...
  • Top Lawmakers Tell Intel Community IG: Come Clean On Secret Changes To Whistleblower Rules

    10/01/2019 8:22:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/01/2019 | Sean Davis
    Republican lawmakers in both the Senate and House on Monday demanded answers from the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) about secret revisions to the office’s guidance on “urgent concern” whistleblower complaints. The Federalist first reported last week that between May 2018 and August 2019, the ICIG secretly eliminated its requirement that potential whistleblowers provide only first-hand evidence of alleged wrongdoing.In their letter to Michael Atkinson, the ICIG, Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) noted that the anti-Trump complainant offered no direct, first-hand evidence of alleged wrongdoing against President Donald Trump. Instead, the complaint is littered...
  • ICIG plays Calvinball with whistleblower: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rules

    10/01/2019 5:04:12 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-1-19 | MOTUS
    "Other kids' games are such a bore! They gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! Calvinball is better by far! It's never the same! It's always bizarre!  — Calvin and Hobbes What can you do if you can’t win in the arena of ideas? Well, if you’re on the Dems’ team you… Change the Senate filibuster rules, pack the Supreme Court, allow propagandized children to vote, get rid of the Electoral College and, most recently, change the requirement that whistleblowers have firsthand knowledge of an event they blow the whistle on. It’s like political Calvinball, named after Calvin...
  • Reports: James Comey Is Torched In The Department Of Justice's IG Report On Obama-Era FISA Abuses

    08/01/2019 4:54:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | August 1, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Former FBI Director James Comey may have escaped charges for leaking classified information to the public, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be torched by the pending inspector general report from the Department of Justice. It once again shoots a hole right through the Democrats’ ongoing Trump impeachment narrative that is rapidly falling apart. Russian collusion was outright killed by the report filed by ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as it debunked the already unverified Trump dossier compiled by ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele. Fusion GPS hired him. And they were contracted by the Hillary Clinton campaign to get dirt of Trump....
  • Senior FBI Official Caught for Leaking Confidential Court Material to Media...But There's a Catch

    05/30/2019 10:06:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies ^ | May 30, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice Inspector General revealed this week that an unnamed former FBI Deputy Assistant Director [DAD] illegally disclosed sealed court information to the media in addition to a number of other violations. "The OIG investigation concluded that the DAD engaged in misconduct when the DAD: (1) disclosed to the media the existence of information that had been filed under seal in federal court, in violation of 18 USC § 401, Contempt of Court; (2) provided without authorization FBI law enforcement sensitive information to reporters on multiple occasions; and (3) had dozens of official contacts with the media...
  • The Mueller and Inspector General Reports Should Be Released Simultaneously

    02/26/2019 7:20:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2019 | Roger Simon
    Rep. Adam Schiff — a man whose love affair with the TV camera is legendary — is now utilizing his cherie amour and his new position as chair of the House Intelligence Committee to demand that, upon completion, the Mueller/Russia investigation report be published in its entirety — that is, with no redactions, emendations, or edits, for whatever purpose by the attorney general. He's even threatening to subpoena Mueller or sue the Justice Department if the full report is not released. Notwithstanding his risible and tedious grandstanding, the congressman has a point, if only by attrition. Based on past performance,...
  • DOJ watchdog: No clear 'pattern' in missing Strzok, Page texts

    12/13/2018 8:39:10 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A federal watchdog has found no “discernible patterns” regarding the content of text messages exchanged between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that were not collected and maintained by the bureau's systems, according to a new report.The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General released a partially redacted report Thursday detailing how the office was able to recover previously lost text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page. The inspector general (IG) report states that the messages later found to be maintained in different sources "included some political content, some work-related content, and some personal content." Republicans were...