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  • DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe.

    02/14/2020 11:14:36 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2.14.2020 | Brooke Singman & Jake Gibson
    The Justice Department said Friday it will not pursue criminal charges against former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, after a nearly two-year-long investigation into accusations brought by the agency's independent watchdog who found that he lacked "candor" when questioned about leaking to the media. In a letter to McCabe attorney Michael Bromwich obtained by Fox News, Justice Department attorney J.P. Cooney said the investigation is now “closed.”
  • Grassley, Johnson Demand Declassification Of Four Key Footnotes In IG Report On FISA Abuses

    01/28/2020 9:14:29 PM PST · by Ken H · 7 replies
    https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/28/grassley-johnson-demand-declassification-of-four-key-footnotes- | JANUARY 28, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    The two lawmakers suggested in a letter to Attorney General William Barr that the footnotes contradict key claims made in Inspector General Michael Horowitz's declassified version of his spy abuses investigative report. Two top Republican senators on Tuesday alleged that claims made in a report from Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz mischaracterized evidence about the government’s secret surveillance of the Trump campaign during and after the 2016 presidential election. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., wrote to Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday demanding that the Justice Department declassify four footnotes in the inspector...
  • IG Report Proves Obama Administration Spied On Trump Campaign Big Time, and the spying was much worse than previously thought.

    01/28/2020 9:27:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/28/2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Last week, President Trump triggered the left when he tweeted a Photoshopped picture that portrayed former President Barack Obama perched midair outside Trump Tower, binoculars and listening device in hand.The liberal outlet Vox condemned the president for his “increasingly bad tweets,” before declaring “there’s no evidence the Obama administration spied on Trump.” Vox then regurgitated the false narrative that, while the FBI did surveil former Trump foreign policy advisor Carter Page, “that didn’t happen until after Page left the campaign.” For years, conservatives tried to correct the record, noting that a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) order gave the...
  • DEVELOPING: Why's IG Horowitz quietly "revising" key findings in his report & posting new iterations of original version on IG website?

    01/16/2020 2:43:36 PM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies
    @paulsperry_ on twitter ^ | 1/16/20 | Paul Sperry
    DEVELOPING: Why's IG Horowitz quietly "revising" key findings in his report & posting new iterations of original version on IG website? Why's he not highlighting the effectively secret revisions thru press releases & letters notifying Congress &the public of the post-pub changes?
  • Ex-DOJ Official Picked To Assist FISA Reform Was Ardent Defender Of FBI’s Surveillance Of Carter Page

    01/11/2020 9:42:30 PM PST · by bitt · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/11/2020 | chuck ross
    Former DOJ official David Kris was picked Friday to oversee the FBI’s reforms of its surveillance procedures in the wake of a damning inspector general’s report. Kris was an ardent defender of the FBI’s surveillance of Carter Page. He was also a vocal critic of Republicans who suggested the FBI misled the surveillance court in its applications to wiretap Page. In one essay, Kris endorsed a suggestion that Rep. Devin Nunes should face obstruction of justice charges. Nunes told the Daily Caller News Foundation the choice of Kris is “shocking and inexplicable.” former Justice Department official picked Friday to oversee...
  • Inspector General Report Shows Special Counsel Replicated FBI Abuses

    01/06/2020 11:29:47 AM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/6/2020 | margot cleveland
    The report established that the special counsel’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 Mueller’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 general’s report on FISA abuse, we know the answer: He was both. The IG’s report on the U.S. Department...
  • 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...
  • SEAL who shot bin Laden says James Comey is 'human [bleep]'

    12/17/2019 6:39:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/17/2019 | Tim Pearce
    Former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill bashed former FBI Director James Comey after the release of the Department of Justice inspector general's report on alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses by FBI officials during President Trump's 2016 campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on Dec. 9, following his two-year investigation into the FBI's and the DOJ's use of FISA warrants to surveil Trump’s campaign for evidence of election interference collusion with Russian agents. The report outlined 17 "significant errors or omissions" by FBI officials in the FISA applications to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page but determined political bias...
  • The IG Report on 2016 FBI Spying Reveals a Scandal of Historic Magnitude...

    12/15/2019 6:25:00 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    The Intercept,com ^ | 12/12/2019 | Glenn Greenwald
    JUST AS WAS TRUE when the Mueller investigation closed without a single American being charged with criminally conspiring with Russia over the 2016 election, Wednesday’s issuance of the long-waited report from the Department of Justice’s Inspector General reveals that years of major claims and narratives from the U.S. media were utter frauds. Before evaluating the media component of this scandal, the FBI’s gross abuse of its power – its serial deceit – is so grave and manifest that it requires little effort to demonstrate it. In sum, the IG Report documents multiple instances in which the FBI – in order...
  • OOPSIE! Sharyl Attkisson points out what Horowitz REALLY said in report about ‘bias’ in FBI investigation and...

    12/15/2019 10:30:20 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 10:13 am on December 15, 2019 | Sam J.
    FULL TITLE: OOPSIE! Sharyl Attkisson points out what Horowitz REALLY said in report about ‘bias’ in FBI investigation and WOW Sharyl Attkisson made a very good point about how ‘interesting’ it is to watch how the media spins something and then take a look for yourself at the original source. Especially with something like IG Horowitz’s report from earlier this week … you know, the one the media swore vindicated the FBI? About that … 1) Always interesting to hear and read the news and then actually get the original sourcing. IG Horowitz says he did not claim there was...
  • IG report is a big, big problem for CNN, others – They are exposed as liars and know-nothings

    12/12/2019 11:00:21 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    Thanks to the Department of Justice IG report -- the one released on Monday -- we now know for certain what was, for those paying attention, fairly obvious for a long time -- in fact, from the beginning. We now know the Steele dossier played a central role in the genesis of the beginning of the Russia hoax. The dossier was used to justify extensive spying on an innocent American citizen; that would be former naval officer and Annapolis graduate, Carter Page. The top two leaders at the FBI were closely involved in the decision to do this. Other powerful...
  • DOJ IG Horowitz: FBI Employee Who Misled DOJ in Russia Probe Still Works There

    12/12/2019 7:04:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/12/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON — Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the FBI employee who misled DOJ's Office of Intelligence about the relationship that Carter Page, former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor, had with the CIA still works at the FBI. “What about the case agent who directly misled the DOJ, an Office of Intelligence attorney, about Carter Page’s relationship with other intelligence agencies in our government, who directly misled the OI about that, is that person to your knowledge still at the FBI?” Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) asked Horowitz at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. “To my knowledge, that person...
  • The Hidden Hand

    12/11/2019 10:33:28 PM PST · by bitt · 17 replies
    andmagazine.com ^ | 12/11/2019 | Charles "Sam" Faddis
    The essence of a coup, which some might refer to as covert action, is the hidden hand. One does not announce that a foreign power is overthrowing the government and installing a new government. One pulls strings as if from behind a curtain, making events that are all part of a carefully orchestrated plan appear disconnected, spontaneous and serendipitous. As I read through the recently released IG report for the second time, as someone with a great deal of experience in military and intelligence matters, I see that hand everywhere. Per the IG report, a single report is delivered to...
  • 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.
  • Did The IG Report Exonerate Mueller, The FBI, Steele, Hillary, Obama, Etc?

    12/11/2019 3:54:33 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 33 replies
    12/11/2019 | Its All Over Except...
    Did it? So far, the FBI appears to have engaged in some nefarious and untoward activities to say the least based upon what we have heard. And we now know the FISA warrants would have not been approved were it not for the bogus Steele Dossier. Peter Strozk's texts to Lisa Page saying the White House was the one running the investigation still appear damning against Obama.
  • Horowitz to appear before second Senate panel next week

    12/11/2019 3:55:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 11 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will testify on Capitol Hill for a second time next week about his report on the FBI’s probe of Trump campaign associates. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced on Wednesday that Horowitz will appear on Dec. 18 as part of a hearing entitled “DOJ OIG FISA Report: Methodology, Scope, and Findings.” The committee hearing comes after Horowitz testified for more than five hours Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he painted a troubling picture of the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign associates. Horowitz’s report found that there was no evidence...
  • The IG Report Didn’t Come Close To Debunking The Idea The FBI Was Politically Biased

    12/11/2019 12:16:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/11/2019 | Mark Hemingway
    When Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report this week, the damning litany of civil rights abuses committed by the FBI in the report sent Trump opponents scrambling to find a silver lining. After years of defending the FBI’s conduct and integrity, that position was no longer tenable. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes noted, “I don’t think there’s anything to celebrate” in the report, but seized on the idea that Horowitz’s report didn’t establish any political motivation for the FBI’s egregious behavior. “It seems useful to have a thorough factual record of the fact that Barack Obama did not...
  • The 'Inaccuracies and Omissions' in the IG Report Should Come as No Surprise

    12/11/2019 6:50:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2019 | Phelim McAleer
    The Inspector General’s Report, into the Trump-Russia investigation includes more than its fair share of bombshell revelations. They’re not revelations the Democrats were hoping for, however. Quite the opposite. Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed that the investigation uncovered 17 “inaccuracies and omissions” that the FBI neglected to include in its applications for a FISA warrant against Carter Page. As you may recall, Carter Page was a Trump campaign staffer accused of “colluding” with Russia during the 2016 election. Getting a FISA warrant to surveil and wiretap Carter Page meant they had a direct way of monitoring and surveilling the...
  • Inspector general to testify about FBI’s investigation of Trump campaign

    12/11/2019 5:34:11 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 11, 2019 | Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky, Karoun Demirjian
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is set to testify Wednesday about his findings that the FBI investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign featured “serious performance failures” but was not motivated by political bias. The inspector general is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee two days after releasing a 434-page report analyzing the FBI investigation, launched in the summer of 2016 to determine if anyone in the Trump campaign was conspiring with Russia to interfere in the presidential election. The report has exposed major disagreements among Trump, Attorney General William P. Barr, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and...
  • Gregg Jarrett: IG report reveals FBI misconduct and abuses in anti-Trump probe of Russia collusion hoax

    12/10/2019 8:06:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 10, 2019 | Gregg Jarrett
    It turns out that the most revealing aspect of the long-awaited Justice Department’s inspector general’s report on the origins of the Russia collusion hoax comes from Attorney General William Barr’s 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...