Byron York is Misinformed – IG Horowitz Has Very Wide Investigative Net…

Sometimes people who assemble information make wrong assertions; this is one such time. Unfortunately, Byron York’s assertion needs a quick deconstruction.

In a twitter reply today Mr. York makes a mistake in spreading false information that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is not investigating the DOJ/FBI corruption surrounding the “Trump/Russia Case”.

The fact is – the origination statement from the Office of Inspector General specifically says the review of DOJ/FBI politicization of their investigative authority is not restrained from following “other issues that may arise.”  There’s a years-worth of evidence that IG Horowitz is running an investigation on two-tracks, here’s how:

(LINK)

On December 2nd, 2017 (not accidentally or coincidentally ONE DAY after Mike Flynn’s guilty plea was announced), the intelligence community –namely sources inside the investigative unit– outlined specific examples of FBI political corruption.  The revelations around Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr later brought to light everything within the larger storyline of the FISA application and DOJ/FBI spying on the Trump campaign.

The FBI responded and the DOJ responded to the revelations.  However, the DOJ response to initial media inquiries (December 3rd release) specifically pointed attention to the Office of the Inspector General and Michael Horowitz (emphasis mine):

The January 2017 statement issued by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announcing its review of allegations regarding various actions of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of the 2016 election stated that the OIG review would, among other things, consider whether certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations and that we also would include issues that might arise during the course of the review.

The OIG has been reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them.”

~ Justice Department Office of the Inspector General (link)

Just to emphasize the Black Hat -vs- White Hat dynamic for a moment; we must all remember:

♦The Friday December 1st, 2017, announcement of the Flynn plea was the Friday media narrative maneuver by Mueller’s hate-scheme (small group of black-hat bastards).

Team White-Hat was pissed.  They responded immediately.

♦The Saturday December 2nd, 2017, announcement of Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and the bold outline of the conspiracy was an immediate Saturday morning response by the white-hats.

♦Sunday December 3rd, 2017, a full-court-press against the evildoers included the white-hats referring back to the OIG investigation.  No-one, repeat *NO-ONE*, was talking about that year-long OIG investigation until December 2nd, and 3rd, when the good guys decided enough was enough…. and they began to lay down the atomic sledgehammer against Mueller’s corrupt team with daily stories, congressional notes and massive ammunition for Chairman Nunes (House Intel), Chairman Grassley (Senate Judiciary), and Chairman Goodlatte (House Judiciary).

Notice none of the investigative ammunition was ever given to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr (chairman) and Mark Warner (vice-chair), because Team White Hat knew the Senate Intelligence Committee was corrupt, complicit and willfully blind.

The larger public audience didn’t know the scope of the Senate Intel Committee corruption until recently – when Senator Warner’s secret collusion with Christopher Steele was outed and the entire Senate committee was shown to have been hiding their knowledge therein.

Yeah, there’s a fight going on inside the intelligence apparatus and that fight has been waged for years.  However, throughout 2017 the good-guys had been laying low, gathering intel, conducting an investigation and playing their cards close to the vest.

No-one in media knew a thing about what Horowitz and his team were doing until Horowitz and his team decided to let them know.  No-one was talking about the IG investigation until immediately AFTER Flynn took a plea deal -under false pretense- and the good-guys came forward with a continuous stream of day-in and day-out information.

Bringing us to where we are today… and there’s still so much more to come.

Ignore misinformation from people, in this example Byron York, who have not been paying VERY CLOSE granular attention to the nuance and detail.  There is zero sunlight between the politicization investigation (the origin), and the weaponization investigation (the parallel investigative outcome).

As soon as IG Horowitz discovered unlawful activity within the DOJ and FBI, he had an ethical and legal responsibility to take action. He was obligated to inform his DOJ boss.

We all know when that moment was reached, but we can only see it in hindsight.

In June/July 2017 when Horowitz informed Special Counsel Robert Mueller of the Page-Strzok text messages, that was the moment when the IG investigation shifted from looking at internal wrongful conduct to discovering an unlawful conspiracy.

From that moment of unlawful discovery, the IG had a responsibility to report the illegal activity he and his team discovered.  From that very moment DOJ leadership then initiated a parallel legal and prosecutorial authority to work hand-in-glove with Horowitz.

It is NOT ACCIDENTAL at that very specific time back in 2017, Attorney Jeff Sessions, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats held a press conference initiating a new joint task-force inside the DOJ and FBI to look at these issues.   However, at the time we didn’t know what that joint-task force was specifically about.

We can see it now.

It wasn’t until December, January and February when a full review of all historic activity could be possible; and a timeline review is clear. That timeline includes Asst Attorney General Rod Rosenstein telling Chris Wallace  (August 2017) he was assembling the team as instructed by AG Sessions and DNI Coats.

Again, the IG discovery of specific illegal activity is what has transparently initiated a prosecutor within the DOJ to parallel track with Horowitz, which we see visibly with cooperation by:  Bill Priestap (FBI), Bruce Ohr (DOJ), Peter Strzok (FBI), Lisa Page (DOJ) and James Baker (FBI Legal Counsel).  Each of these individuals remains inside their respective unit, yet each of these individual has been completely removed from their authority.  In essence, they are holding down empty chairs:

“They are sat down, told to not do anything, say anything or discuss anything UNTIL they get an attorney. At which time, the attorney is handed a letter from the investigating unit. That letter says in essence, this is how screwed you are. If you want to be less screwed you will sign this letter of cooperation and assist us. When we don’t need you, you sit there. When we do we will call you and you will provide what we need. Any deviation from this agreement lands you in jail for the full term.”

Any questions?

Hi Jim!

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253 Responses to Byron York is Misinformed – IG Horowitz Has Very Wide Investigative Net…

  1. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Liked by 6 people

    • yucki says:

      I didn’t know – I’m slow~
      So help me get this straight:
      • The IG can’t prosecute and put people in jail
      • But he’s working a parallel track with those who CAN
      ==>Perp walks sometime down the line?!

      Be still my heart!

      Liked by 4 people

  2. Burnt Toast says:

    Whatever the department the primary IG function is, in plain english as the posters say, to investigate “Fraud, Waste, and Abuse” by government employees. USC cites I do not have, but they have at will access to all government records, unless fired or hamstrung by Obamao. The IGs definitely rely on tips, but can go wherever the breeze blows them and conduct arbitrary audits.

    Usually an IG just asking about a sketchy situation results in corrective action immediately (same day) and early retirements for generals and SESs alike even if criminal charges are unlikely (meaning mere appearances of impropriety). The subject case is highly politically charged and vast in scope. A year taken to fix (nail down) and tie up the network (i.e.: RICO / conspiracy) up is not unreasonable.

    Bottom Line – this is what IGs are supposed to do. Assuming they are honorable. I assume this IG is.

    Conversely, my conclusion is that Mueller is crooked as a pig’s pecker or real indictments would have come down nine months ago.

    Liked by 5 people

    • snellvillebob says:

      And realize that Michael Horowitz was the IG of the DOJ and Lynch (or Holder?) created a policy that said the IG could not look into the National Security Division which was where the Deepstaters hung out.
      Also that Hillary got rid of the State Department IG and refused to hire another during her 4 year reign.

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  3. Newt Love says:

    IG Horowitz is equal to AG Sessions in rank, but to the side of the DoJ that is over the FBI. Orowitz’s position is very powerful, and he is wielding it wisely.

    From the Wikipedia:
    Federal offices of Inspectors General

    There are 73 federal offices of inspectors general, a significant increase since the statutory creation of the initial 12 offices by the Inspector General Act of 1978.

    The offices employ special agents (criminal investigators, often armed) and auditors. In addition, federal offices of inspectors general employ forensic auditors, or “audigators,” evaluators, inspectors, administrative investigators, and a variety of other specialists.

    Their activities include the detection and prevention of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of the government programs and operations within their parent organizations. Office investigations may be internal, targeting government employees, or external, targeting grant recipients, contractors, or recipients of the various loans and subsidies offered through the thousands of federal domestic and foreign assistance programs.

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  4. Andy says:

    Doesn’t seem like the DOJ could launch a prosecution parallel to the IG’s investigation. It would amount to a serious conflict of interest that would seem to require the appointment of a special counsel.

    Also, the IG’s announcement of Jan.12, 2017 focused on administrative, not criminal wrongdoing. It mentioned procedures not being followed, the issue of Comey’s recusal, the disclosure of non-public information to the Clinton campaign and to the public, and the release of FOIA information and the use of Twitter. These are administrative issues that would involve administrative corrective action but not prosecutorial action. The statement did mention that the IG would consider other issues, but the fact that the IG ruled out the sham nature of the email investigation as a potential criminal matter would indicate that criminal wrongdoing and prosecutions were not on the his menu. (From the OIG’s memo: The review will not substitute the OIG’s judgment for the judgment made by the FBI or the Department regarding the substantive merits of investigative or prosecutive decision.)

    The truth is that once the criminal nature of the FISA application process and the development and handling of the dossier became known, a special counsel should have been appointed immediately. The fact that one wasn’t appointed says that Sessions, Rosenstein, and Wray are defenders of the bureaucracy who intend to handle the criminal wrongdoing with retirements, reassignments, and maybe a firing or two, but no prosecutions. Sessions has indicated this attitude on a number of occasions. When the memo came out, his response was, “No department is perfect.” Doesn’t sound like someone thinking about criminal wrongdoing and prosecution.

    One problem with expecting a special counsel is that he would have to be appointed by Rosenstein. But Rosenstein is a possible criminal suspect for signing the last warrant application. So what incentive would he have for appointing a special counsel who might prosecute him. None. That’s why we’re never going to get a special counsel or any prosecutions imo.

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  5. jameswlee2014 says:

    In the end Sleepy Jeff turns out to be a fu#^$#g piranha.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Carrie2 says:

      James, and he is known to be just that and why it was necessary to recuse himself to “handle hundreds of cases” and let Rosenstein do his thing which appears to be putting him in the same deep state crap. Karma is coming and the hammer will be dropping HARD!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. G. Combs says:

    Here is some INFO people need to understand what is going on.

    USAToday Aug 4, 2017 – “As Jeff Sessions announces leak crackdown, here are 12 major leaks of the Trump era. At the same time, Sessions offered an ominous warning to the press, saying that prosecutors have launched a review of Justice policy related to subpoenas issued to media organizations in criminal investigations.”

    Washington Post: Sep 13, 2017 – “Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that the Justice Department would review his agency’s media guidelines, reportedly looking to make it easier to obtain information from members of the media in leak investigations. This includes more aggressively going after unauthorized disclosures”

    Fox News: Nov 15, 2017 – “The Justice Department has a whopping 27 open investigations into leaks of classified information with a “political motive,”…” Remember the Press loses their legal ‘cover’ if they are obviously biased.

    1/23/2018 The Daily Caller Sessions Orders Probe Of Anti-Trump Texts
    ……….

    Sundance mentioned that the OIG could not look at part of the Department of Justice during the Obummer era. That may not hold true under AG Sessions.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds 25 Guidance Documents | OPA | Department of Justice

    We have no way of knowing if AG Sessions ALSO Rescinded the guideline preventing IG Horowitz from looking at the entire Department of Justice. The Inspector General Act allows Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make the call on how the IG deals with sensitive matters like national security or ongoing investigations.

    […]SEC. 8E. (a)(1) Notwithstanding the last two sentences of section 3(a), the Inspector General shall be under the authority, direction, and control of the Attorney General with respect to audits or investigations, or the issuance of subpoenas, which require access to sensitive information concerning—

    (A) ongoing civil or criminal investigations or proceedings;
    (B) undercover operations;
    (C) the identity of confidential sources, including protected witnesses;
    (D) intelligence or counterintelligence matters; or
    (E) other matters the disclosure of which would constitute a serious threat to national security.

    (2) With respect to the information described under paragraph (1), the Attorney General may prohibit the Inspector General from carrying out or completing any audit or investigation, from accessing information described in paragraph (1), or from issuing any subpoena, after such Inspector General has decided to initiate, carry out, or complete such audit or investigation, access such information, or to issue such subpoena, if the Attorney General determines that such prohibition is necessary to prevent the disclosure of any information described under paragraph (1) or to prevent the significant impairment to the national interests of the United
    States.
    (3) If the Attorney General exercises any power under paragraph (1) or (2), the Attorney General shall notify the Inspector General in writing stating the reasons for such exercise. Within 30 days after receipt of any such notice, the Inspector General shall transmit a copy of such notice to the Committees on Governmental Affairs and Judiciary of the Senate and the Committees on Government Operations and Judiciary of the House of Representatives, and to other appropriate committees or subcommittees of the Congress[…]
    INSPECTOR GENERAL ACT OF 1978
    h t t p://legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/Inspector%20General%20Act%20Of%201978.pdf

    ………

    This is a very interesting paper from the OIG.

    Michael E. Horowitz’s statement before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    concerning “Improving the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Independence of Inspectors General”

    Long story short. IG Horowitz is one P.O.d dude… Talk about COLD ANGER! It has been smolderring for years. 😈

    Liked by 4 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      Your comment re: Guidance Docs (Daily Caller link) is correct, but somewhat misleading. AG Jeff rescinded many Guidance Documents, not just those from the IG. AG Jeff also redefined the use of Guidance Docs.

      Guidance Docs were used under Obama to basically enact new laws where there were no laws, or redefine existing laws. All departments within the Fed used them, to circumvent, rewrite, or redefine actual Congressional laws. Obama’s Guidance Docs were actually being used in court cases by defendants to circumvent the laws.

      AG Jeff redined use of Guidance Docs, stating that Guidance Docs were to be used only to inform the public or those in gubmint, and disallowed the use of Guidance Docs in support or opposition to actual law. Those using Guidance Docs were now to be referred to an attorney for use in individual cases. Gubmint will continue to use DOJ attorneys.

      AG Jeff ended this lawlessness, for the entire Fed bureaucracy, and, more importantly, us.

      Everything else you said – oh ya. Upped investment in Orville Reddenbacher a while ago.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      Michael Horowitz has also been made the chairman of CIGIE (Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency) which is where all 78 IG offices get together and compare notes.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Hoplite soldier says:

      Gives me some relief in knowing that the DOJ IG is working diligently in exposing the filth and criminal activities ongoing in the Justice department.

      Like

      • brh82 says:

        I wonder how many of the 78 IG Offices are Democrats. How do we have the slightest idea if they are working diligently or just going along to get along, not making waves for anyone inside or outside? Not to be Debbie Downer, but I don’t think it’s wrong to generalize and suspect as the Leaders go, so go the Followers. It’s SUPPOSED to work that way, so we can hope it doesn’t.

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  7. Margaret Berger says:

    Combs, were you separated at birth from Sundance?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. TwoLaine says:

    If Byron listened to AG Sessions this AM with Maria B, he would know better.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. RICHARD DAVID HAYES says:

    Pardon me,but… there are 600+ illegal federal judges including 2 sitting on the supreme court!!!
    In other words…every appointment and action of soetoro obama subarcha are null and void subject to immediate vacating because of the crime of his treason and false personnation supported by PRIMA FACIA evidence.
    His complicit perpetrators are the members of congress who are equally guilty by their inaction and crimes of Misprision of Treason and Misprision of Felony.
    The list of conspirators is longer. We are in the age of the rule of lawless deceit and seditious treason and conspiracy coup d’etat.

    Liked by 1 person

    • MSG Grumpy says:

      True True True, the list of culpable culprits includes those legislators who should have done something, but didn’t. Those who are guilty as charged are not just those demoncrats that are famous for their hatred of this country, but includes lesser animals as well. These lesser animals even claim to love God and country yet their actions (or lack thereof) proves the opposite. We know these mangy animals by their pet name: “RINOs” .

      My very own representative, from deep within the reddest of red states has proven time and again to be one of obama’s most loyal partisans. Mrs Kay Granger.

      Yes the criminal conspiracy in the FBI and DOJ will be quite illuminating and I am looking forward to those who have tried to destroy my country being brought to justice.

      Would it be too much to ask to have those Rino’s who collaborated with the Anti-American traitors be exposed as well. Those on the Senate Intel committee should all be tried for corruption and aiding and abetting those traitors, no matter what political party they claim to represent. Which would include another representative of the reddest of red states, none other than Senator John Cornyn!

      MSG Grumpy

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  10. Terry Bement says:

    YES, Mr. Horowitz IS very honorable, he is the person who tipped off Nunes of the unmasking, and more. He told Mueller about the ove birds and he found the missing e-mails, probably made copies before the FBI “lost” them. VERY GOOD MAN.

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