20191209: The OIG Report, the day the earth stood still.

Here is the link to the OIG Report. https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf

It’s 476 pages. Dig through it at will.

Here’s Nadler’s latest letter.

Here is Barr’s Response:

“The Inspector General’s report now 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.”

Barr again in statement defending Trump: “It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory.”

https://www.mediaite.com/trump/ag-bill-barr-lambasts-fbi-inquiry-of-trump-following-release-of-report-that-found-fbi-was-not-biased-against-trump/

More from Barr in total:
“Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice. That is why we must hold our investigators and prosecutors to the highest ethical and professional standards. The Inspector General’s investigation has provided critical transparency and accountability, and his work is a credit to the Department of Justice. I would like to thank the Inspector General and his team.
The Inspector General’s report now 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. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration. In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.
FISA is an essential tool for the protection of the safety of the American people. The Department of Justice and the FBI are committed to taking whatever steps are necessary to rectify the abuses that occurred and to ensure the integrity of the FISA process going forward.
No one is more dismayed about the handling of these FISA applications than Director Wray. I have full confidence in Director Wray and his team at the FBI, as well as the thousands of dedicated line agents who work tirelessly to protect our country. I thank the Director for the comprehensive set of proposed reforms he is announcing today, and I look forward to working with him to implement these and any other appropriate measures.
With respect to DOJ personnel discussed in the report, the Department will follow all appropriate processes and procedures, including as to any potential disciplinary action.”

Here is Durham’s Response:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 9, 2019

Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff.  However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department.  Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.  Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.” 

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/statement-us-attorney-john-h-durham

Nunes Response:

Here is Wray’s Reponse:

December 6, 2019

The Honorable Michael Horowitz
Inspector General
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Inspector General Horowitz:

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Report titled, “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation” (Report).

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) appreciates the OIG’s crucial independent oversight role and the thoroughness and professionalism your office brought to this work. The Report’s findings and recommendations represent constructive criticism that will make us stronger as an organization. We also appreciate the Report’s recognition that the FBI cooperated fully with this review and provided broad and timely access to all information requested by the OIG, including highly classified and sensitive material involving national security.

The Report concludes that the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation and related investigations of certain individuals were opened in 2016 for an authorized purpose and with adequate factual predication. The Report also details instances in which certain FBI personnel, at times during the 2016-2017 period reviewed by the OIG, did not comply with existing policies, neglected to exercise appropriate diligence, or otherwise failed to meet the standard of conduct that the FBI expects of its employees — and that our country expects of the FBI. We are vested with significant authorities, and it is our obligation as public servants to ensure that these authorities are exercised with objectivity and integrity. Anything less falls short of the FBI’s duty to the American people.

Accordingly, the FBI accepts the Report’s findings and embraces the need for thoughtful, meaningful remedial action. I have ordered more than 40 corrective steps to address the Report’s recommendations. Because our credibility and brand are central to fulfilling our mission, we are also making improvements beyond those recommended by the OIG. And where certain individuals have been referred by the OIG for review of their conduct, the FBI will not hesitate to take appropriate disciplinary action if warranted at the completion of the required procedures for disciplinary review.

Below is a summary of the actions we are taking, which we describe in more detail in the attachment to this letter.

First, we are modifying our processes under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), both for initial applications and renewals, to enhance accuracy and completeness. The FBI relies on FISA every day in national security investigations to prevent terrorists and foreign intelligence services from harming the United States. We are making concrete changes to ensure that our FISA protocols, verifications, layers of review, record-keeping requirements, and audits are more stringent and less susceptible to mistake or inaccuracy. These new processes will also ensure that the FISA Court and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are apprised of all information in the FBI’s holdings relevant to a determination of probable cause

Second, we undertook an extensive review of investigative activity based out of FBI Headquarters. The FBI is a field-based law enforcement organization, and the vast majority of our investigations should continue to be worked by our field offices. Moving forward, in the very rare instance when FBI Headquarters runs a sensitive investigation, we are requiring prior approval by the FBI Deputy Director and consultation with the Assistant Director in Charge or Special Agent in Charge of the affected field offices.

Third, we are making significant changes to how the FBI manages its Confidential Human Source (CHS) Program. Many FBI investigations rely on human sources, but the investigative value derived from CHS-provided information rests in part on the CHS’s credibility, which demands rigorous assessment of the source. The modifications we are making to how the FBI collects, documents, and shares information about CHSs will strengthen our assessment of the information these sources are providing.

Fourth, I am establishing new protocols for the FBI’s participation in Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)-led counterintelligence transition briefings (i.e., strategic intelligence briefings) provided to presidential nominees. The FBI’s role in these briefings should be for national security purposes and not for investigative purposes. Continued participation by the FBI in these transition briefings is critical to ensuring continuity in the event of a change in administrations. The new FBI protocols about transition briefings will complement procedures already implemented by the FBI earlier this year to govern the separate category of defensive briefings. The FBI gives defensive briefings, which are based on specific threat information, in a wide variety of contexts and for myriad federal, state, and other public and private individuals and entities. The procedures we recently established for defensive briefings regarding malign foreign influence efforts have brought a new rigor and discipline to whether and how such briefings should proceed.

Fifth, I am mandating a specialized, semiannual training requirement for FBI personnel at all levels who handle FISA and CHS matters. This training will be experience-based, and it will cover specific lessons learned from this Report, along with other new and revised material. Earlier in my tenure as Director, I reinstated an annual ethics training program for all FBI employees, because I learned the training had been discontinued in prior years. While that training was not introduced in response to this Report, all current FBI employees involved in the 2016-2017 events reviewed by the OIG have since completed this additional training in ethics and professional responsibility.

Finally, we will review the performance and conduct of certain FBI employees who were referenced in the Report’s recommendations — including managers, supervisors, and senior officials at the time. The FBI will take appropriate disciplinary action where warranted. Notably, many of the employees described in the report are no longer employed at the FBI.

I want to emphasize that the FBI’s participation in this process was undertaken with my express direction to be as transparent as possible, while honoring our duty to protect sources and methods that, if disclosed, might make Americans less safe. Where protection of certain sensitive information is well-founded, I remain committed to upholding the laws and longstanding policies governing classification and public release. I am just as committed to the principle that possible embarrassment and chagrin to the FBI or its employees is not, and should never be, the basis of a decision not to divulge FBI information. The FBI has worked closely with the OIG and DOJ on the classification issues implicated by the Report. Our joint process with the OIG and DOJ has ensured all material facts could be presented in this Report, with redactions carefully limited and narrowly tailored to specific national security and operational concerns. I am grateful for the mutual assistance of the OIG and DOJ in responsible presentation of this extremely sensitive information.

Since becoming FBI Director in August 2017, I have emphasized to FBI agents, analysts, and staff the importance of doing things the right way, by the book. I am humbled to serve alongside these dedicated men and women, and I am confident that the actions we are taking will strengthen our historic institution, ensure that we continue to discharge our responsibilities objectively and free from political bias, and better position us to protect the American people against threats while upholding the Constitution.

Sincerely,

Christopher A. Wray

Director

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-director-christopher-wray-response-to-inspector-general-report

Let’s see how The Boss responds.

611 thoughts on “20191209: The OIG Report, the day the earth stood still.

  1. “The Day the Earth Stood Still” 😁😁😁

    Think there’s any coincidence that New Zealand erupted today on White (Hat) Island !?! Sorta like a Rod from God?

    Don’t mind me. Just working off a little Q-Steam 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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    1. This Christmas, still waiting for the Man with the Bag…

      …the big, red bag of unsealed indictments for the leading bad guys.

      Hoping he pops down all their chimneys soon!

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    1. I posted this on yesterday’s open thread:

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  2. Aren’t we following Some Dunce’s lead on this? He says it’s a big nothingburger.

    Just to be the bearer of possibly bad news, I must say that I have not read anywhere that the report is going to be released to the public. Just that it’s going to be released. It could just be to Congress and the WH.

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    1. Good point. In the tweet by Jeff Carlson that I posted above (stating that it won’t be released before 1:00 p.m. Eastern time), he refers to a “public release.” I hope he’s not just assuming. I don’t consider a release to Congress and the WH to be public.

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      1. It WILL be public. Key members in Congress and those mentioned in it have ALREADY been briefed. Why do you think the WAPO and NY times MSNBC and CNN ALL have leaks? To get AHEAD of the story. If it were NOTHING, we would have COCKY dems coming out, we DON’T. The MSM WILL spin it, but people NO LONGER fall for the spin.

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  3. I’d like to remind everyone of the all important 24-48 hr rule before reacting negatively to news that seems to be bad, particularly with an IG report that is rumored to be up to 1,000 pages long.

    It will likely take some time to fully digest and understand the full implications of the report, for better OR worse.

    Also….

    Expectations.

    Yes, we all hope Horowitz brings the pain, and in great detail, but given the last 3 IG reports it’s more likely to be “nuanced” with plenty of talk about a “lack of intent”….which Sundance correctly points out is the new DC two-step for a Get Out Of Jail Free card. Recall that Comey let Hillary off because he claimed she lacked “intent”…

    ….nevermind that the laws say nothing whatsoever about “intent”.

    So….tap those brakes.

    Some of us need to do that more firmly than others. We ALL want the fire and brimstone, but given all we know we should understand that is highly UNLIKELY.

    Hope for the best, expect the worst. Being pleasantly surprised is far better than being gravely disappointed.

    If your expectations are high, you could be disappointed. And being disappointed, crap all over a report that…while NOT bringing the fire and brimstone we all want and is certainly deserved….nevertheless delivers a historic, staggering blow to the DC swamp and democrat party.

    No matter what happens, we’ve got POTUS and he’s got us. And together we’re already kicking the crap out of the DS, the dimorats, the globalists, and their idiot supporters. No matter what happens, let’s all try to remember that, come what may.

    This place….the Q tree….is a place for FIERCE American patriots. I have absolutely zero doubts that every one of us would, if necessary, gladly give our lives for the preservation and protection of our great Republic. Yeah, I can be a pain in the ass, but I am in the foxhole with each of you, and together, along with 100 million other patriots and our great leader….President Donald J Trump…and above all the providence and continued blessing of the Lord God Almighty….we WILL prevail.

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    1. Very good advice.

      Also, as Sheryl Attkisson pointed out in her recent article, the dopes that will be reporting on the findings will not have actually read the report in its entirety if at all. They’ll be getting their talking points from the propaganda machine.

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      1. Getting the talking points from the propaganda machine happened once before and the story got buried once the swamp and the DS realized they didn’t have to demonize a specific player in this show. It had already been done thoroughly enough that if that particular person turns out to be a white hat playing a black hat, there will be denials from all quarters.

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    2. Remember, ALL Horrowitz is is the evidence gatherer in ONE department the DOJ. ALL this will be, which WILL be devastating, is the more than circumstantial evidence that there WAS malfeasance in the DOJ by MULTIPLE people, even if Horowitz himself could not prove or he “downplays his findings”. HE is NOT the end all be all HE is the BEGINNING.

      Durham has ALL the power, and he HAS BEEN USING some info from Horowitz in his investigation, a fact I am SURE the MSM will “forget” to refer to. Durham found ENOUGH to turn his inquiry into a full blown CRIMINAL probe, WITH a Grand Jury(s). Durham HAS subpoena power and CAN indict. Horrowitz CANNOT do EITHER. He can only recommend.

      The point that NEEDS to be made is Barr has ALREADY came to the conclusion that CRIMES may have been committed, NOTHING Horowitz or the MSM spins will change that. How do I know? Because, Barr greenlighted Durham to go criminal, this AFTER Durham used “info” from Horowitz and FOUND something.

      Do NOT forget, that Durham has been on the job OVER one year. In essence Horowitz was the starter, Durham is the setup man, Barr IS the CLOSER. Remember ONE last thing, Barr has seen ALL the declassified documents in EVERYTHING from Mueller to Horowitz, from the dossier to the FISA application(s), from the Mueller scope memo to the Rosenstein fiasco on wearing a wire. HE has it ALL with approval from Trump to release it ALL as he sees fit.

      Barr has ALL the evidence from Horrowitz, AND Durham, PLUS he has seen ALL the declassed documents. What did he do? He told Durham to GO CRIMINAL. THAT is ALL you should need to know. This will not be the END, this is the beginning of the snowball, it will be a snowball the size of the moon SOON.

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      1. ^^^ Bingo folks;-)

        Out of character scrolled down before posting my thoughts.

        Horowitz IG IS but a chapter…the beginning. Follow chapters are being written…the rest of the story.

        Likely there ARE sealed indictments.

        COME OUT IT WILL.

        PATIENCE on our part, President Trump’s part, Patriots part been REQUIRED.

        PATIENCE still required.

        AND, COME OUT IT WILL.

        Me thinks, with a grin;-) 😉 😉 😉

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  4. Supposedly…no one outside of the DOJ has seen the entire Report.

    Key word here is ‘supposedly’.

    The individuals whose names appear in the report, who were investigated, were shown the ‘portion or portions’ where their names were mentioned.
    This was done so that they were given the opportunity to “respond” to what was said about them in the Report.

    Isn’t that nice.
    The coup plotters (traitors) were afforded this courtesy…and our President was denied the same thing in this travesty that is going on in the House!
    😠🤬

    Anyway…supposedly, the Dems haven’t been shown the whole Report.

    But in looking at the way they’ve been freaking out and doing kamikaze suicide runs since the Report was finished…there must be at least a few ‘booms’ in it.

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    1. Count on it Wheatie…BTW WHO heads DOJ….Hint, it ISN’T Barr. It is TRUMP. You bet your wheat that Trump, Barr, Durham, and OTHERS have seen it all. No matter how they say they haven’t, they HAVE. Look WHO IS NOT talking. Anybody seen Barry? Comey? Brennan? Clapper? Lynch? Strzok? McCabe? Page? NOPE. Page did her Trump is a meanie tour, but the others..NOT a peep.

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    2. AND, those fools cited in the report that read portions relevant to their criminal behavior, ONLY allowed to rebut verbally.

      Me thinks verbal rebuttals a tactic by DOJ to further tie down the guilty bastards AND NOT word smith a lawyerly written document. Hoping the guilty bastards further screw them selves over.

      Perhaps optimistic on my part. But, that is what, me thinks.

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  5. “We’ve waited for over 3 years. Today is the day. Let’s Dance!”

    ___________

    I’ll believe it when I see it!

    Tick-tock… SOON!

    Whatever those terms mean, it’s not what they used to mean, because if words and terms like those meant what they used to mean, then we would already have found everything out at least 2-1/2 years ago 😁

    And if by some miracle there isn’t another delay, and by some even greater miracle the report is actually released, and if by some really amazing miracle it isn’t all redacted and blacked out, then I still don’t expect it to be a big deal, because:

    A) Horowitz was appointed by Hussein the Usurper, and there’s no way around that

    B) Horowitz’s reports so far have been duds

    C) if I get my hopes up again, and John and Sarah and Victoria Toensing and DiGenova have all been lying to us, I’m gonna be angry again, and after all the abuse and false hope they’ve given (SOOOOON!!!) already, they don’t deserve to have that power

    One of my favorites was when DiGenova breathlessly stated that ‘careers would be ruined’…. as if THAT is the penalty for treason on a scale so vast that we don’t even have anything to compare it to. I don’t know if DiGenova is an idiot or a shill or a disinformation agent or what, but you can’t trust ANY of these people.

    So if it turns out to be something, then I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    But I’m sure not expecting it.

    I can get the same abuse by watching Charlie Brown try to kick a football with Lucy, on a perpetual loop.

    In fact, I’m almost as pissed off at the liars and promoters of false hope (supposedly) on our own side as I am at the Cabal.

    It’s sick.

    These people are ALL sick!

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    1. My thoughts on the report are that since Horowitz is ds he will likely find a few bad actions taken by a few people we have never heard about. Mr.IG man is going to protect the coup plotters and cankles,that’s what he will do unfortunately. So I will not get overly excited about any of it. Just living in reality and bracing myself for the ultimate letdown.i do hope I am 100%wrong ,but my rose colored glasses broke a long time ago.

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    2. I’ll ease your mind with one sentence from my above post. Barr has SEEN the Horrowitz report, he has also seen ALL the declassified documents relating to the Russia hoax. What did HE do? He greenlighted Durham to go CRIMIAL. Remember Durham was just an administrative inquiry…NOW it is criminal. That is ALL you need to know as the where this is going.

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    1. Thanks, TIM!

      ——— From that thread:

      Here’s the OFFICIAL DOJ Office of the Inspector General website page where they put up their reports related to the FBI when they are publicly released:

      https://oig.justice.gov/reports/fbi.htm

      Yes, THAT webpage is where the FISA report is going to show up when they publicly release it.

      —————————–

      So now we know where to look for it.
      🤓😏👍

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          1. Money quote:

            “Horowitz knew by March 28, 2018 – and so did Sessions- that a massive FRAUD had been carried out to fool the FISA Court into granting a warrant based on fake information.”

            Now – will anyone have the balls to prosecute these fraudsters???????????

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            1. Barr will. He has already indicated he was investigating the predicate for the spying – he acknowledged the spying… there isn’t any doubt in my mind that the investigation will reveal the conspiracy to manufacture “cause” for the warrant, and intent to deceive the FISC court. That makes it criminal – Barr would not be working for POTUS if he didn’t intend to do what’s right. Barr has indicated how strongly he feels about the rule of law and preserving America.

              Barr works for POTUS, and POTUS works for the American people. He hasn’t let us down yet.

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  6. Steele warned that IG report contains information previously blacked out, report says

    Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy and author of the anti-Trump dossier, was reportedly told that the Justice Department will release information about him that was previously blacked out in the department’s internal watchdog report on the investigation into President Trump’s 2016 campaign due on Monday.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/steele-warned-that-ig-report-contains-information-previously-blacked-out-report-says

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    1. Just came over to post same. Good for a laugh.

      NYT commie girl is upset that Steele didn’t get a chance to review new information. Malignant MSM is going to find out POTUS and Barr et al aren’t going to be playing by MSM rules anymore. 🙂

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    1. Our government under Bushes/Clinton used terrorism AGAINST USA citizens, then used Congress to extract extraordinary powers undermining our privacy with the Patriot Act, then Obama/Holder/Lynch used that act to weaponize OUR govt against US.

      State Dept/Hillary/Kerry/Biden working with foreign enemies while Obama infiltrated our country with domestic enemies.

      #MadAsHell #RekeaseTheKraken

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    1. Remind us again about the female judge who questioned the FISA shenanigans, but never followed through with substance afterwards? And Justice Roberts who selects FISA judges? And Contreras who was recused, but We the People aren’t told why?

      It’s the crooked courts that ultimately compromise our Rule of Law. THAT has been my most unexpected and devastating ‘eyes wide open’. I feel like such a schmuck for trusting that judges and courts were … honest.

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      1. Rosemarie Collyer did write an extensive report on what she thought was wrong. Yet, unlike Adam Schiff, she is not investigator, judge, jury, and executioner.
        She has no power.

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        1. Just WHO do you think put Rogers ONTO the FISA abuses? Rosemary Collyer that’s who. Just WHO could cause Contreras to “recuse” Only TWO people, Collyer or Roberts. Collyer was the CHIEF presiding FISA judge. Like I said, this is NOT the end, it is the BEGINNING.

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    1. ALL that statement means is that Horrowitz could get NO ONE to ADMIT to political bias, or admit to anything improper. DUH! How many criminals confess to crimes absent PRESSURE like a subpoena. That’s right, people “testifying” to Horrowitz are NOT under oath. While lying to a Federal office IS a crime, it is NOT the same as being UNDER oath.

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    1. the FACT that ONLY Fox dropped the impeachment “trial” to cover the IG report SHOULD speak volumes DESPITE the spin by the MSM and Dems on no “political bias” Something in there must be DEVESTATING, we just need to find it, nearly 500 pages it WILL be found and outted before 9 PM tonight.

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    1. Well, that means that Schiff LIED ON THE RECORD. Plus, Schiff had Nunes put under investigation for nearly 6 months prior to the Nunes report BECAUSE of Nunes contention. Just as he is trying NOW to impugn Nunes over his falsified phone records. Mr Schiff will soon have a BIG problem. Ms Lindsey had better do his job, or this will get UGLY for them all.

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  10. No witness to claim bias – does not mean they’re concluding it was prudent or proper, particularly if it was rife with errors.
    Barr does not agree.

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    1. Durham JUST dropped the HAMMER, he has EVIDENCE, and it is CONTRARY to Horrowitz and MORE EXPANSIVE. B O O M. Buh bye Cabal, enjoy yor “no bias spin” and your absolute TRAVESTY to justice “impeachment” It will give you LITTLE comfort when the guy with the hemp tie and the hood comes calling.

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  11. FOX News Alert… IG report finds mistakes but no political bias in FBI’s bid to spy on Trump campaign staffer

    SPY ON??????

    Shut up Paul!!

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      1. Told ya in my prediction the other day. BUT Barr, is NOT Horowitz. I take HEART in his statement SLAMMING the Dems and stating what HE believes. 180 degrees OPPOSITE Horrowitz. Barr has something Horrowitz did not, SUBPOENA power and a GRAND Jury. ALL Horroiwtz did in the summary was say, I could not get anyone to ADMIT any political bias or crime, but I did find “irregularities” at LEAST 17 of them. Now while Horroitz could not see it or make the leap, EXACTLY as I said he would, Barr can use the evidence Horrowitz DID find and see, those 17 irregularities, and more my bet, And MAKE the leap, IMHO he ALREADY HAS made the leap when he told Durham to go criminal.

        I would not be “happy” if I were the Cabal after Barr’s statement. They and the MSM will TRY to spin it, but that dog won’t hunt, they are merely whistling past the graveyard. Barr and Durham OBVIOUSLY have something, and hell, it might get released SOONER rather than later. W A T C H!

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      1. WOW, do you know what this means? I was right in my book on all but Flynn, but even BIGGER, By THIS admission, plus the admission that the “Steele Dossier” WAS the predicate for ALL the FISA’s means the Cabal is SKREWED.

        Now the Cabal CANNOT explain, just as I wrote MANY times here and in my book, WHY Carter Page and Paul Manafort were FISA’d and surveilled BEFORE Crossfire Hurricane BEGAN…Not to mention now and Michael Flynn TO that. Remember Crossfire Hurricane was the supposed to be the START of ALL the spying, it was THE justification. Now we don’t have that avenue, others like Manafort, Flynn, and Papadopolous WERE surveilled BEFORE Crossfire, and it was ALL based on that crap dossier, just as Nunes SAID. Wait till we find out what Nunes saw WAS Obama’s PDB…its COMING, just as I said in my book, so is the TRUE origin of that dossier, and it will be REAL bad for team cabal, INCLUDING Obama.

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  12. The OIG examined more than one million
    documents that were in the Department’s and FBI’s
    possession and conducted over 170 interviews involving
    more than 100 witnesses.

    These witnesses included
    former FBI Director Corney, former Attorney General
    (AG) Loretta Lynch, former Deputy Attorney General
    (DAG) Sally Yates, former DAG Rod Rosenstein, former
    Acting AG and Acting DAG and current FBI General
    Counsel Dana Boente, former FBI Deputy Director
    Andrew McCabe, former FBI General Counsel James
    Baker, and Department attorney Bruce Ohr and his
    wife. The OIG also interviewed Christopher Steele and
    current and former employees of other U.S.
    government agencies.

    Two witnesses, Glenn Simpson
    and Jonathan Winer (a former Department of State
    official), declined our requests for voluntary interviews,
    and we were unable to compel their testimony.

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  13. FBI used a confidential source in November of 2016, “but nothing came of it”.
    Does not say who it was or who was contacted.
    Did not “plant someone inside the Trump campaign”

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    1. Right, the FBI didn’t, the CIA DID, as well as FOREIGN countries AND agents..IE TREASON. IMHO, Carter Page may BE that confidential source in November of 2016. Remember his FISA was LAST, October 2016. Papadopolous, Flynn, and Manafort were ALL before that and July 31 2016. Flynn was the EARLIEST, Manafort was in March 2016 at the LATEST, and Papdopolous was in April AND May of 2016. I believe in my soul that Don Jr was ALSO about to be on that lis, but it was blown up. Don jr was Jun 9th 2016 in Trump Tower ALL before Crossfire BEGAN…IE timeline problem as I have posted MANY times here and on my blog.

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      1. You misunderstood.
        The FBI DID.
        This is a fact.
        There may be more from CIA or foreign agencies……. but the FBI DID direct someone at the Trump campaign.
        They won’t tell us who, or who they were after….. but the FBI DID.

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        1. I told you WHO I thought it was Daugh, Carter Page. Would they FISA their OWN asset, YEP, if it was needed and it WAS, because it was the retroactive “justification” for all the prior spying.

          That is what Horrowitz “believes as well, because he is a SES employee. He will NOT be the breaker of the system. That is Durham and BARRS job.

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    1. Within the report on Hillary, when you dig into it, the IG claimed he found a TON of bias but could not point to one instance where bias made a difference.

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          1. Horrowitz is a DemonRat and a BureauRat…. Enough said.

            Barr and Huber and Durham are PROSECUTORS and all the dancing by the DemonRats is not going to save their bacon when the Schiff hits the Fan.

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              1. Barr and Durham, yes.

                I am waiting to make a judgment on Huber. His investigation of the Clinton Crime Family Foundation hasn’t surfaced yet, so I won’t make a final call until more evidence is available.

                Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) thinks that there are other prosecutors who have been assigned tasks relevant to cleaning up the Deep State by Sessions/Whittaker/Barr, but that these others haven’t been publicly named yet.

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        2. With Mueller everyone said how ethical he was with Horowitz all I kept hearing how ethical he is.
          Twice the swamp are proven false. Both Mueller and Horowitz are part of the swamp.
          Dangerous people and very deceptive.

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    1. Read that, and then ask yourself THIS. IF the FBI “believed so seriously that they needed to get to the bottom of what they considered to be a potentially SERIOUS National security threat, even if (though) they would be criticized for taking such actions later”

      Well, I have ONE question for the FBI CabaL AND Mr clean Horrowitz. Then WHY did the FBI NOT notify candidate Trump that there was a potential THREAT to National security in the outskirts of his campaign (Carter Page)?

      If there was NO political bias, then WHY did they NOT inform Trump? EVER? They DID for Dianne Feinstein…WHAT is the difference? Party affiliation perhaps? See how that RIDICULOUS statement of “I could not discover ANY political bias” IS. This is going to NUKE the dem party as well as the Cabal.

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      1. Here is the whole statement:

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
        Monday, December 9, 2019

        Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham

        “I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”

        https://www.justice.gov/usao-ct/pr/statement-us-attorney-john-h-durham

        OUCH!

        So Durham has evidence beyond that available to Horowitz that negates his conclusions…

        Can you say Durham has evidence that Mifsud was Western Intelligence??

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    2. YES… and slime media is involved in the coup, so we can’t believe anything they say…

      they are trying to survive, they are trying to impeach, remove our POTUS…

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    1. What Wray intends to do:

      “Below is a summary of the actions we are taking, which we describe in more detail in the attachment to this letter.

      First, we are modifying our processes under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), both for initial applications and renewals, to enhance accuracy and completeness. The FBI relies on FISA every day in national security investigations to prevent terrorists and foreign intelligence services from harming the United States. We are making concrete changes to ensure that our FISA protocols, verifications, layers of review, record-keeping requirements, and audits are more stringent and less susceptible to mistake or inaccuracy. These new processes will also ensure that the FISA Court and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are apprised of all information in the FBI’s holdings relevant to a determination of probable cause.

      Second, we undertook an extensive review of investigative activity based out of FBI Headquarters. The FBI is a field-based law enforcement organization, and the vast majority of our investigations should continue to be worked by our field offices. Moving forward, in the very rare instance when FBI Headquarters runs a sensitive investigation, we are requiring prior approval by the FBI Deputy Director and consultation with the Assistant Director in Charge or Special Agent in Charge of the affected field offices.

      Third, we are making significant changes to how the FBI manages its Confidential Human Source (CHS) Program. Many FBI investigations rely on human sources, but the investigative value derived from CHS-provided information rests in part on the CHS’s credibility, which demands rigorous assessment of the source. The modifications we are making to how the FBI collects, documents, and shares information about CHSs will strengthen our assessment of the information these sources are providing.

      Fourth, I am establishing new protocols for the FBI’s participation in Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)-led counterintelligence transition briefings (i.e., strategic intelligence briefings) provided to presidential nominees. The FBI’s role in these briefings should be for national security purposes and not for investigative purposes. Continued participation by the FBI in these transition briefings is critical to ensuring continuity in the event of a change in administrations. The new FBI protocols about transition briefings will complement procedures already implemented by the FBI earlier this year to govern the separate category of defensive briefings. The FBI gives defensive briefings, which are based on specific threat information, in a wide variety of contexts and for myriad federal, state, and other public and private individuals and entities. The procedures we recently established for defensive briefings regarding malign foreign influence efforts have brought a new rigor and discipline to whether and how such briefings should proceed.

      Fifth, I am mandating a specialized, semiannual training requirement for FBI personnel at all levels who handle FISA and CHS matters. This training will be experience-based, and it will cover specific lessons learned from this Report, along with other new and revised material. Earlier in my tenure as Director, I reinstated an annual ethics training program for all FBI employees, because I learned the training had been discontinued in prior years. While that training was not introduced in response to this Report, all current FBI employees involved in the 2016-2017 events reviewed by the OIG have since completed this additional training in ethics and professional responsibility.

      Finally, we will review the performance and conduct of certain FBI employees who were referenced in the Report’s recommendations — including managers, supervisors, and senior officials at the time. The FBI will take appropriate disciplinary action where warranted. Notably, many of the employees described in the report are no longer employed at the FBI.”

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        1. But, what Wray says does not MATTER. That is for the FUTURE. The Cabal’s worry is the imminent PRESENT and their PAST crimes. Barr and Durham WILL have say on that, Wray will NOT. Wray is pomp and circumstance, Barr and Durham are MEAT and POTATOES.

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    2. Not good….

      “ The Report concludes that the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation and related investigations of certain individuals were opened in 2016 for an authorized purpose and with adequate factual predication. The Report also details instances in which certain FBI personnel, at times during the 2016-2017 period reviewed by the OIG, did not comply with existing policies, neglected to exercise appropriate diligence, or otherwise failed to meet the standard of conduct that the FBI expects of its employees…

      ….we will review the performance and conduct of certain FBI employees who were referenced in the Report’s recommendations — including managers, supervisors, and senior officials at the time. The FBI will take appropriate disciplinary action where warranted. Notably, many of the employees described in the report are no longer employed at the FBI.”

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