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  • DOJ IG Horowitz: FBI Employee Who Misled DOJ in Russia Probe Still Works There

    12/12/2019 7:04:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 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 · 12 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • John Solomon: IG Report Lays Out Incontrovertible Evidence Obama FBI Misled FISA Report

    12/10/2019 3:25:02 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/09/19 | Cristina Laila
    The IG report is expected to be released Monday at 1 PM ET, however sources have told John Solomon that the lies and omissions were so egregious that Attorney General Bill Barr may actually withdraw the FBI’s application for the FISA warrants on Carter Page that began in October of 2016.
  • President Trump Says IG's Findings 'Far Worse' Than Imagined

    12/10/2019 3:18:37 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 12 replies
    Daily Truth ^ | 12/09/19 | Sara Carter
    President Donald Trump said the results of the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report was ‘far worse than I would have ever thought possible.’ “It’s an embarrassment to our country,” he added. “It’s dishonest, it’s everything that a lot of people thought it would be, but far’s a very sad day when I see that… they had nothing it was concocted. It’s probably something that never happened in the history of country.” President Trump on Justice Department IG Report: “It’s a disgrace…it’s incredible, far worse than I would have ever thought possible. It’s an embarrassment to our...
  • Brennan Lashes Out at President Trump After IG Horowitz Releases Report on FISA Abuse

    12/10/2019 3:08:53 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/09/19 | Cristina Laila
    Former CIA Director John Brennan lashed out at President Trump Monday evening after DOJ IG Michael Horowitz released his 476-page report on FISA abuse. The report revealed what we knew to be true all along — the FBI defrauded the FISA court and purposely omitted exculpatory information from the FISA judges in order to obtain FOUR FISA warrants on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.
  • DOJ IG Report Slams Bruce Ohr’s Failure To Report Repeated Interactions With Steele

    12/09/2019 8:34:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12 09 2019 | Tristan Justice
    The long-anticipated report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released Monday criticized department attorney Bruce Ohr at length for failing to report repeated contacts with former British spy Christopher Steele. Steele, the author of the debunked Steele dossier that was used to justify a federal investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign, met with Ohr 12 times after Steele was terminated as a confidential human source by the bureau. As the report notes, Ohr failed to report the repeated interactions with Steele to his DOJ supervisors, depriving the department of the opportunity to request that Ohr halt communication with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FBI director says he's ordering '40 corrective steps' following IG report

    12/09/2019 12:44:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 09 2019 | Brett Samuels
    FBI Director Christopher Wray said Monday that the bureau is implementing more than 40 "corrective steps" in response to a Department of Justice inspector general report on the investigation into the Trump campaign and 2016 election interference. The report found the FBI's decision to launch and carry out the investigation targeting four Trump campaign officials was not affected by political bias, a conclusion Wray highlighted while also noting the bureau fully cooperated with the nearly two-year internal review by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. The report was, however, critical of certain aspects of the FBI’s handling of the investigation "Accordingly, the...
  • FISA report: DOJ watchdog releases findings on Russia probe surveillance

    12/09/2019 10:14:02 AM PST · by wai-ming · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 9, 2019 | Fox News
    The Justice Department’s inspector general on Monday released the long-awaited internal review concerning the origins of the Russia investigation. The report concluded that investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding efforts to seek a highly controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early months of the Russia investigation -- but also faulted the FBI over numerous "omissions" and "inaccuracies" in the application process. The IG probe identified at least 17 "significant" errors in the Page applications and said they would launch a new audit into the FISA process....
  • 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...