Inspector General Horowitz Submits Draft Report of Clinton Email Investigation For Principal Review…

Inspector General Michael Horowitz has submitted the “Draft Report” of his OIG investigation to the principals involved. The IG investigation encompasses the FBI and DOJ conduct during the 2015/2016 Hillary Clinton investigation. The Draft Report encompasses the findings.

The Draft Report review is the last review phase prior to the Final report being released. The Draft Report review allows the principals to provide input on the facts identified and outlined within the draft.

Responses from the principals about the facts outlined in the draft report are then reviewed, cleared for addition if appropriate, and included in the Final Report. The Draft Report is the first time the DOJ and FBI Principals (only those officials who remain inside the DOJ and FBI) get to see the underlying documentary evidenced gathered in the 17-month-long investigation.

Wall Street Journal – Multiple subjects of a report on the Justice Department’s handling of a 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use have been notified that they can privately review the report by week’s end, signaling t he long-awaited document is nearing release.

The report is likely to reignite the volatile debate over the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s handling of the Clinton probe, and it will put Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, in a familiar place—taking aim at members of the law enforcement community.

Those invited to review the report were told they would have to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to read it, people familiar with the matter said. They are expected to have a few days to craft a response to any criticism in the report, which will then be incorporated in the final version to be released in coming weeks. (more)

♦Expanding on The Process. The Final IG Report is a statement of fact. The Draft Review contains all of the statements of facts and allows investigated parties an opportunity to provide input toward any fact statement within the draft.

Prior to the Draft Review there is a massively exhaustive reference check undertaken by the IG “referencer”.

The referencer could be a person or a group of people depending on the size of the report.

The referencer has the responsibility for going through every statement of fact and providing the citation or footnote for the assertion. The person(s) doing the reference review has/have the most arduous of tasks.

The referencer checks every sentence, every assertion, and ensures only provable facts with citations are part of the report. Every assertion of fact must be cited (or footnoted) to include the investigative material that proves the fact.

Remember, the final IG report is an assembled outline of facts. The final IG report will not include opinion, motive, or intent from the report author. All outlined opinions, motives and intentions within the IG report are those drawn from the statements of the people and groups investigated. All opinions expressed are those of the individuals inside the report.

The person(s) doing the reference checks, goes through the report line-by-line and references the supporting investigative documentation. A massively time consuming part of the report generation.

When the referencing process is completed, the draft report is sent out to the principals for comment on the draft report findings and recommendations. This is where the process is RIGHT NOW. If the principals return comments on the “draft”, their comments must be cleared by the person(s) doing the reference check, and may be included in the final draft.

Then the report goes to print.

More Key Points:

♦First, the draft report is reviewed internally. Only the principal officers who are currently inside the investigated agency get to see it. Those officials must sign comprehensive Non Disclosure Agreements, subject to criminal prosecution if they violate the NDA.

Former Officials, or employees who have left the agency: ex. James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, James Baker, Jim Rybicki, Michael Kortan and all of the officials who have left the FBI will not get to see the draft report. [Now you know why Lisa Page and James Baker were dispatched last week.]

The same IG rules of Draft Report distribution apply on the Main Justice side of the DOJ and (DOJ-NSD) (DOJ-National Security Division).  Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Mary McCord, John Carlin, David Laufman, etc. do not get to see the report. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Asst. AG Rod Rosenstein will review the draft report and control who they allow to review.

On the FBI side, Director Christopher Wray will review the draft report along with Asst FBI Director David Bowditch (if approved). Likely FBI Chief Legal Counsel Dana Boente, the former head of the DOJ-NSD, will also review. [*note* now we know why Boente was brought back inside in January ’18] Two more principals who could review would be FBI Asst. Director in charge of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap; and we must remember – FBI Agent Peter Strzok was not kicked out, he also remains inside.

Attorney Ristvan has also done a review of OIG process history to help understand the timing for the final report based on Current Draft Review status.  The basic process is set out in an OIG ‘blue book’ in 1993, itself required by section 515 of P. L. 106-554, the Inspector General Act.

Comment on draft review is the final step before official publication, but there isn’t much wiggle room so it is not a long process.  All interviews are attended by two OIG personnel. All important interviews are taped and/or transcribed then attested to by the interviewee in a sworn affidavit.  The average time for an OIG DoJ draft to receive comment and then go to final publication is about two weeks.  It has been this way since about 2005.

The most recent related IG report, on Andrew McCabe misconduct, was about 10 days from draft review to final publication.  This puts the time-frame for final report publication before the end of May.

♦ Secondly, the IG report does not include criminal referrals. The final IG report is a statement of facts. The IG report only provides the facts to decision-making leadership, who then decide what to do with those facts. However, if the IG discovers evidence of unlawful or illegal activity during the course of his/her investigation, the IG has a legal and ethical responsibility to tell the head of the DOJ immediately.

The IG cannot keep evidence of unlawful conduct hidden until the release of the report.

This is important because Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed U.S. Attorney John Huber to join IG Horowitz toward the end of last year (2017).

The federal attorney (Huber)  then constructs a parallel investigation based on the evidence the IG has discovered.

However, as with all criminal investigations, Prosecutor John Huber would then fire-wall the IG from his own expanded criminal investigative inquiry.

It is critical to understand what happens when a U.S. Attorney joins with the OIG. The evidence flow only goes one-way. The IG is not participating in a criminal investigation. The IG is only looking at facts within his investigation and shares any pertinent investigative findings with the U.S. Attorney. The U.S. attorney does not provide the IG with findings from his criminal investigation.

IG Horowitz and U.S Attorney Huber might interview the same subjects. [In rare instances they might even interview the same subject simultaneously] However, Huber would not share his criminal investigative interview content/evidence with Horowitz. Therefore the content of a final IG report may contain outlines/evidence of criminal behavior, but there could be -likely is- much more evidence in addition to the IG report.

How the criminal prosecutions might proceed after the final IG report is released involves prosecutor strategy.

U.S. Attorney John Huber may wish to wait and see how the participants react to the facts outlined in the report; or he may use the IG report to expand his criminal investigation and conduct additional interviews of people who are outside government, and as a consequence outside of the IG investigative reach.

Huber may -likely does- already have this process, and a seated grand jury, well underway.

As a result this additional line of investigation was announced in March:

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776 Responses to Inspector General Horowitz Submits Draft Report of Clinton Email Investigation For Principal Review…

  1. BurmaShave2 says:

    Hey, I will volunteer to proofread the report.

    Liked by 17 people

  2. mazziflol says:

    Ooo cant wait to read the leaks!

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    • It will be very interesting to see WHAT gets leaked…if it is very bad news for Hillary, Obama, Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Lynch et al, then very little will be leaked and the whole thing will be ignored as much as possible by the media.

      If there is ANYTHING negative about Donald Trump, his cabinet, or members of his immediate family it will lead CNN and be on the front page of the NYT and Washington Post, all attributed to “unnamed sources”, of course!

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      • rf121 says:

        Did you read the post? Obviously not. This IG report is about Hillary’s email investigation. Nothing to do with PT, FISA, Russia etc.

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        • The Raven says:

          You DID read the second initiation of review letter, correct?

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            You all also read that everyone seeing the report had to sign NDA’s.

            So if there are leaks, whoever leaks, will be prosecuted.

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          • rf121 says:

            And that had what to do with the Hillary email IG report? There will be multiple reports. Just try and stay focused on the correct one is my point.

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        • …and “other issues” could easily include Hillary herself as well, yes? The process described sure seems like it will be long process to get guilty parties into a court of law for a trial.

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        • Yes, I did read the post and the original letter announcing the IG investigation clearly states that “other issues” might be added to the case if they were discovered during the course of the investigation. Sundance highlighted that specific section in the January 12, 2017 letter from Horowitz. We do not KNOW what all will be included in the report when it is released but there are many people, myself included, hoping that Inspector Horowitz went in depth looking into ALL aspects of the corruption in the “small group” who worked so hard to exonerate Clinton and destroy Donald Trump.

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      • JAG22 says:

        I seriously doubt there will be anything on POTUS of his family in this report other than minor ancillary references to the same. Of course, the MSM (propoganda experts for the Evil Elites and their commie party) will play up any minuscule component that has anything tied to Trump’s name.

        DJT didn’t just wake up one day and say, “Gee, this country is going to hell in a handbasket and I should run for President.”

        Nope that idea out’a yer head. He was recruited by White Hats to save the country from the most evil people in the world. This bread has been baking for several years.

        I am surprised Sun-dance has elected to not mention #Qanon but I’m sure that entity has it’s reasons. Sundance is not IMHO, an individual but a team who wants to be kept at arms-length from other teams.

        Check out #Qanon and https://old.reddit.com/r/greatawakening for more…

        WWG1WGA

        Pray for our President and our Country. This is the last chance we’ll have.

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        • I agree that this has been brewing for MANY years and DJT has known about the Swamp for a very long time!

          My point about the leaks agrees with yours – if there is anything about the President or his family even mentioned in the report the MSM will run with that, even misquoting or leaving out pertinent information to make him look bad but will ignore anything that would cast Hillary in a negative light.

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          • How can the report even mention President Trump or his family? It’s about the FBI & DOJ mishandling of the investigation of the Hillary Clinton illegal server & email scandal. The Trumps were not and are not involved in that.

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            • Agreed – and I hope there is nothing in there but I do not trust the MSM. If the IG mentions anything about the small group protecting Hillary and creating an “insurance policy” against Trump by creating a phony Russian connection to Candidate Trump, then that is what I expect the press to latch onto, misconstrue, and run with. That is all I was trying to say…

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            • rayvandune says:

              The conduct of the DOJ and FBI with respect to the FISA Court was added as an “additional item”. I suppose it is conceivable that information concerning the targets of the FISA warrants could be included under that scope. Also, the IG report is advertised as a statement of carefully validated fact, without interpretation or opinion, reflecting the “I” in IG standing for investigation. We shall see.

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            • Jim in TN says:

              The part about the FISC review may mention Trump.

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        • TimesUp says:

          “Nope that idea out’a yer head. He was recruited by White Hats to save the country from the most evil people in the world. This bread has been baking for several years.

          I have wondered about this so much that I went back to research what was communicated at the time he announced his run and to otherwise refresh my memory. I saw nothing that suggested involvement of military or other white hats. I was left with the impression that Trump was a man who had circulated in the “in crowd” for decades and who reached a point where he felt compelled to do something about the gross corruption and hypocrisy he saw. That photo posted here many times of him looking down to his left at Hilary who was laughing hysterically speaks volumes (sorry I can’t find it to re-post).

          “Sundance is not IMHO, an individual but a team who wants to be kept at arms-length from other teams”.

          Perhaps not the case but I concur, this has been my suspicion for awhile. Either an individual or a team, great investigative reporting the likes of which we have not seen elsewhere in a very very long time.

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        • CharterOakie says:

          I don’t doubt that PDJT was recruited by white hats, including current and former MIL INTEL. LTG (R) Flynn’s involvement as well as endorsements by other retired flag officers was a tell.

          POTUS is not stupid or rash. He would need to have confidence that capable patriots had eyes all around him and his family if he put himself out to do what he has done and is doing. Who wouldn’t?

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    • amwick says:

      But they had to sign nondisclosure agreements.. so there cannot be any leaks..
      bwahahahahah

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      Leaks will be highly telling… So will the travel plans of some of these people

      Liked by 4 people

  3. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    5-16-2018. Hoping for some of that “Day That Will Live In Infamy” vibe.

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  4. obamaclaus says:

    Tick, tock, tick tock

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  5. William Bates says:

    Any idea how long it might take from Principal Review to final publication? Two weeks? Two months?

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    • H.R. says:

      That was my question, too. I’m hoping a ’30-day’ review period by law is the longest allowable – sounds about right for government time – and I certainly hope it is not open ended.

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    • Ron Myers says:

      The McCabe report took about a week, IIRC from NDA subject review to publishing. However, this is a much bigger topic.

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    • Firefly says:

      In Sundance publication it references a report that Hillary and others are given to weeks end to comment. Trey Gowdy said in a recent interview a meeting as well – targeting the first week of June. So that’s when the report will probably come out shortly after Trey Gowdy meeting.

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      • CirclinTheDrain says:

        No, it will be released before that meeting, precisely because it is the subject of that meeting. Hence the reason the meeting was postponed…

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    • ristvan says:

      Lurking Lawyer here. I was curious also so just researched it. See long comment below just posted. Typical is two weeks or less.

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    • svenwg says:

      In SD’s well written (as usual) piece that heads the comment section he states, categorically that the average time taken for this type of review is 2 weeks. Taking that into consideration it seems most likely that the report will be released to the public by the 05/31/2018 but by no later than the 06/04/2018.

      Seeing that the IG, Mr. Horowitz, is scheduled to meet the congress on the 05/31/2018 I suspect that it will be released on the day before he sits down with them, giving the congress critters and their staff 24 hours to read it (probably many 1000s of pages) so as to give them the chance to ask relevant questions and not the normal partisan stupidity spewed by the Left and anti President Trump idiots. Oh well 😔 dreaming is something that harms nobody!

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  6. Sweet Old Bob says:

    More , please !

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  7. adoubledot says:

    Big Ugly thunder rumbling. The storm is approaching.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Firefly says:

      The Brennan operation was code named Crossfire Hurricane
      I would have named it Treasonous Schiffstorm

      Liked by 17 people

      • lastinillinois says:

        Brennan is going to get his crossword hurricane,
        right up his own rectum.

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        • springstreet says:

          Brennan is a weasel, incapable of being a mastermind. He’s following orders … from somebody as relayed by someone else. If you want to see who is pulling the strings, I’d look for an Iranian Communist and her offspring.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      The storm is visible on the horizon! We are about to see hell on Earth for every single one of these POS.

      I told a worried Treeper she could sleep like a baby last night because the Atomic Sledgehammer of Truth is about to be dropped!

      Here is what I had to say:

      You should sleep like a baby! The fact that Peter Strzok is still employed tells you everything that you need to know.

      Peter Strzok is the most important person of them all given the latest revelation. He was their “Superhero” who would do anything and everything that they asked. He was also the “Life Insurance Brooker” when Lisa Page was questioning the possibility Trump would win.

      He was Andy’s right hand man in all matters that he needed taken care of. He also was John Brennan’s left hand man when it came to the Dossier & working with sources affiliated to the UK 🇬🇧 Government.

      Yesterday we learned that 3 FBI Agents went to visit & wake up Deripaska
      when he was in New York as part of Russia’s United Nations delegation (2 months prior to the election meaning it was in September).

      During an hour-long visit, the agents posited a theory that Trump’s campaign was secretly colluding with Russia to hijack the U.S. election. “Deripaska laughed but realized, despite the joviality, that they were serious.”

      You can bet your bottom dollar that one of those 3 Agents was the “Superhero/Life Insurance Brooker/FBI Agent” Peter Strzok.

      This bastard as well as Bruce Ohr and Bill Priestap need to be protected because they ultimately take down the entire house of cards. Brennan, Andy, Clapper, Rice, Rhodes, Barry, Comey, Lynch, Yates, Power, HRC etc. needed them dead 💀 a long time ago.

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    • Kate says:

      adoubledot: I love big old thunderstorms, hope this one is a doozy.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. MrACC says:

    Praise the Lord, all people on earth,
    praise his glory and might. (1 Chronicles 16:28)

    Liked by 11 people

  9. Caius Lowell says:

    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” ― Mark Twain

    Liked by 16 people

  10. JMC says:

    Lottsa people not gonna sleep well tonight.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Dimbulbz says:

      Any chance some of these soon to be indicted criminals are being wiretapped? Might be able to pick up a few more criminals to prosecute who are trying to give them a cute little heads up.

      Love to be a fly on the wall of any one of these traitors house right….. Now….

      Tick, Tock, Padlock

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        1. How about a Tail? Proxy Park bench meetings?

        2. I’m not a Fakebooker or Instagrammer… but where are the CURRENT pictures of Page, Strzok, Priestap, …. ??? Are they all hiding out??

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  11. BocephusRex says:

    You’ll know how bad it is for the left by how the meat-puppets attack the IG- you can bet the DS will leak almost immediately – I fully expect Mueller to indict a few more ham sandwiches in the near future.

    GIDDY-UP!

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  12. L4grasshopper says:

    “Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Asst. AG Rod Rosenstein will review the draft report and control who they allow to review.”
    ===
    Can we safely assume that Sessions has not recused himself from this?

    Second question: has Huber been told anything up to now? If he were to review this draft, would most of it be “old news” to him?

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    • Oldschool says:

      That was my question too L4. How can Sessions read this, directly related to campaign, if he is recused, and further, how can he decide who this gets distributed to? Makes no sense. Sessions has avoided everyone and everything remotely related to any of this.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        A reasonable assumption, Oldschool, is that because this is NOT about the Russia stuff, but the FBI Whitewash of Hillary, Sessions is not recused.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Hope so L4 and my memory has run out of storage, but I thought he recused from all things campaign related. Could be wrong.

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        • TPW says:

          Sessions said he does not want to go after his political opponents…..well if this report is on the up and up.. then lets see how much he sits on his hands when confronted with all this law breaking….gonna be interesting.

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          • TPW says:

            Just one more thought……if Sessions and RR control who sees it then well you know what happened with all the other requested documentation……off to court could take years….as planned.

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            • Albertus Magnus says:

              Ridiculous comment. If the AG wanted to bury ANYTHING, he wouldn’t have recused himself to begin with. He would not have appointed Huber but rather have RR appoint someone or assign it to Mueller.

              If we are going to be inundated with CONCERNS all day, could Howie/Ablefox/Kookoo, or whatever he goes by now write the posts? At least his are clever and not stupid on the face of them.

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            • Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

              Unless the President intervenes. Damn! I hope he threatened them with that possibility.

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          • Robert Smith says:

            These aren’t mere political opponents anymore.

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        • Newhere says:

          The quote in the press release on recusal said any matter in any way related to the 2016 election campaigns. So confirmation on whether Sessions is in the chain here would help.

          But even if controlling access to the draft report falls to RR, not sure it matters much. There are only a small handful of possible “principals” left who might review, and it is Horowitz who ultimately decides what makes it into the report and how it is presented. Recall the scathing footnote addressing one of McCabe’s comments.

          In short — the risks at this point re the report are few, if any.

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    • Sayit2016 says:

      Think.

      If Sessions is reviewing it, he is not recused from it.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        And as Sundance stated, If criminal wrong doing is found it is turned over to Huber immediately.

        So Huber, if doing his job, has already found or was told of all the crimes committed while the report was being compiled.

        He could be prepared to file a massive amount of charges immediately upon release of the complete IG report.

        However I believe Huber will read the responses to the draft report to determine if he may be wrong or missed something.

        But especially after he reads the responses to the draft, he may catch many committing perjury by their covering statements.

        So basically if crimes have been committed, they are screwed.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Read Sundance, all the communication is one way, IG to Huber. Since at least December.

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  13. Dutchman says:

    Hot damn, here we go! Giddyup!
    I have taken comfort from thinking as frustrated as I have been with these delays, how much worse it must be for the subjects, every time they hear “I.G. report reease delayed, as hes found ADDITIONAL stuff to investigate.”
    Every time, thats gotta be an “oh, sh*t, gotta change my diaper, again!” for Comey, Lynchher, Brennan, etc.

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    • Dutchman says:

      This is just Hubers ‘starting point’, and any evidence I.G. turns over to Huber is ‘legally obtained’ ,with correct ‘chain of evidence’; emails/texts, phone logs and memos between principals, back when they thought Hillary was for sure, so were being careless. Major schedenfrude (sp?) coming!

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        In theory, Huber already has anything that the IG thought touched on criminal behavior.

        Of course, Huber getting to read the entire Report could connect dots that the IG could not, and more criminal acts determined.

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        • mimbler says:

          Exactly right. Any evidence of criminality is forwarded for action immediately, not waiting for the final report. So the actions we are hoping for are already taking place, or are unlikely to occur. At this point, I wouldn’t book a bet on either side,

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          • jahealy says:

            Where you been? Haven’t seen a comment from you in a few weeks, but I don’t get to read all the comments every day, either. 🙂

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            • mimbler says:

              Just been a really busy month or so. I try to read the articles and scan through some comments, but just hadn’t had time to do any commenting. Catching up now!

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      • DeWalt says:

        Most evidence pertaining to Huber will be given to him when discovered by IG.

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      • CharterOakie says:

        FWIW, the correct spelling is Schadenfreude.
        Happy to help. 😏

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  14. Erik Dee says:

    It just occurred to me to ask if Sundance did some time as a forensic attorney or forensic accountant. The attention to detail and meticulous understanding of process flow is impressive.

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  15. spren says:

    Is this only the first phase of the entire IG investigation? This article only refers to the Clinton email issue. Will there be subsequent releases pertaining to FISA abuses including the actions of Brennan and the “small group?” I certainly hope so as that is what most of us were expecting.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Phase 2 actually. Phase 1 was McCabe. That process was accelerated because of his impending retirement.

      Phase 3 will be the FISA process review.

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      • booger71 says:

        I hope at sometime Uranium One and other play for play schemes will be addressed.

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      • Cyber says:

        Can’t wait for Phase 27, because that’s what we’re gonna need.

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      • TPW says:

        What confuses me was/is… I thought IG was investigating the hillary investigation only. Why was the report on McCabe singled to come out first. Maybe Red Meat to satisfy hungry lions cause this may be their only meal. By the way why hasn’t McCabe been charged with anything or is he ever going to be charged. Probably……..Not

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        • 17CatsInTN says:

          I suspect all the rats will be rounded up at once. JMHO.

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Holding off on McCabe makes good sense. Don’t want to pick them off one at a time – I think POTUS might be going for “Shock and Awe” – shock to the bad players, and awe for us deplorables. Our patience will be rewarded.

          McCabe was intrinsically entwined with the others, so he really couldn’t be dealt with separately in the way that they are going to. His firing just set him on the bench with Comey, Yates, Kortan. Then there is the bench holding those who were allowed to resign – Page, Baker, Rybicki (?) – can’t remember all the ones who were fired vs resigned, but there is meaning in how they left their positions.

          I loved the fact that the players who were fired or resigned don’t get to read the draft report.

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  16. missilemom says:

    I have a question. will DOJ and FBI have the power to redact anything in the OIG report?

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  17. In a parallel Universe, George Webb reports on the SES backbencher, “Judge” Dabney Friedrich show trial of the mole Mueller indicted “ham sandwich” where defense for Concord Management requested PROOF of involvement in the 2016 election and was given 2 terabytes of social media posts, written in RUSSIAN by the DOJ henchmen.

    Nothing process collusion like millions of Russian tweets….

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  18. b123 says:

    Congress asks Trump to tell Sessions to release all requested documents:

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      In one of today’s drops, ‘Q’ infers an EO has already been written!

      As POTUS says, “We’ll see.”

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    • psychodave says:

      Constitutionally, I am less confident. The three branches of government keep each other in check by protecting their territory. Trump, as head of the executive branch, might first want to determine whether or not this letter from the House represents an infringement on the Executive Branch and its Privilege by the Legislative Branch. Whatever the consequences, the Executive is accountable, not only for himself, but for the D.O.J. and F.B.I. Phew! Glad I don’t have that job.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        They asked nicely, reminded of past DOJ promises, broken promises, asserted their independence and need to complete their duties, and accused DOJ of obstruction.

        Asking nicely does not upset constitutional balance. Neither does reminding of past DOJ promises.

        Independence and duties are neutral. Either comply, or counter with own.

        Accusations of obstruction will raise ire.

        Sometimes have seen past White Houses deny requests just to avoid precedence that is felt to undermine Presidential powers.

        It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Marvelous. Just marvelous.

      PT: Congressman, in the name of justice, I will be happy to assist in getting those documents released, which, coincidentally, will just happen to show I’m innocent.

      Hey, Sessions. It’s time!!! Let her roll!

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  19. Well, I’m glad Sundance is convinced this will all come into the light and members of the FBI and intelligence communities will be indicted. I say fat chance. I hope I’m wrong but I see nothing to convince me Rosenstein or Sessions is serious. Otherwise the investigation against Trump would have concluded by now. Please convince me otherwise folks. I want to be optimistic like SD but I’m not feeling it.

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    • Jazcox says:

      I really don’t blame you. I believe we are heading for a BIG colossal let-down! There have been too much rigorous and persuasive conjectures & opinions, but no factual evidence by SD, Hannity & others! Great job, whatever happens!

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      • Bob Thoms says:

        “……..but no factual evidence by SD, Hannity & others….” Are you kidding me?

        We have a ton of facts and evidence. What are you talking about “no factual evidence” ??

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        • josco scott says:

          Could it be that concern trolls haven’t really followed this carefully?

          Maybe don’t get your hopes up too high in the first place? We all want justice. But it’s never going to be perfect.

          Convicting a massive crime syndicate generally takes decades and not everyone is caught up.

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          • Albertus Magnus says:

            EXACTLY!

            Liked by 2 people

            • JC says:

              …And we see/know only the tip of the iceberg. Complexity beyond our scope and imagination.

              Cleanup of DOJ alone of bho holdovers and other anti-Trumpers takes time, strategy and skill. Foolish and counterproductive to move forward with open indictments before possible saboteurs removed from DOJ, and tainted judges remain on bench in certain jurisdictions. Do what’s necessary for successful prosecutions, even if it takes more time than we, the American public wish. Do it right, and fast if possible, but do it right first and foremost.

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    • Oldschool says:

      I’m not either. 17 months to finalize a draft. Just imagine the time frame for 1st level of reviewers, passed on to more, get feedback, have the crew analyze that, revise draft . . . . .

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      • CirclinTheDrain says:

        What are you talking about ? It has been 17 MONTHS OF INVESTIGATION, not 17 months to finalize a draft. You all sound like toddlers denied a treat at the store.

        Part 1 of the OIG report took under 2 weeks from review to publication. You should stick to facts.

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    • rf121 says:

      We have two prevailing opinions on this site. Nothing will come of it and they are all going to Gitmo and will get hanged. The end result will be somewhere in the middle but not as many as you may wish for and not Hillaray or Obama.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        Hillary is in legal trouble if the DOJ and FBI are found to have violated DOJ rules, or the law, in how they conducted their fake investigation.

        If those transgressions were substantive, then DOJ could [and should] reopen the investigation of Hillary’s usage of her unapproved and non secure server, including allowing all of that highly classified into to reside on, and transit thru it.

        The most ridiculous statement of 2016 was dirty cop Comey’s assertion that it required “intent” to violate the criminal negligence stature. Totally nonsensical. The 2nd most ridiculous statement was when dirty cop Comey said no prosecutor would take the case to a courtroom.

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        • Bob Thoms says:

          Anyone have the list of people in the email scandal got immunity? I know it is lengthy.

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          • Perot Conservative says:

            I know bkack swan Cheryl Mills was one.

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          • Jim in TN says:

            Immunity does not stand if it was part of a corrupt bargain. But high threshold of proof.

            More importantly, was the evidence deleted as promised? Hard to prove guilt when the corrupt bargain destroyed evidence.

            Most importantly, were the Wiener stash of emails destroyed? They were obtained independently of corrupt immunity and destruction arrangements. Can be used to destroy the bargains, such as proving immunized witness lied.

            And finally, have Trump and or Sessions changed their minds about letting the hag off of the hook. Both are publicly on record. Trump two weeks after election and Sessions later.

            Maybe the facts will help change their minds. Maybe the frame up and subsequent Mueller harassment will change their minds. But then maybe their trading it to get a good result from Mueller.

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        • Over40withAbrain says:

          She had her own server. That is intent.

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        • rf121 says:

          All true. My point is she is not getting hung or going to jail. Political fall out will be too much. She will be given a life long perscription of adult beverages and be allowed to pickle what is left of her liver at home.

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          • NC PATRIOT says:

            The Clinton corruption cabal is so vast–if it was entirely taken down, a high percentage of our government would fall. And if she were indicted on something smaller—-Likely SHE would take a bunch with her. Quite a catch 22.

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        • Jay Wizz says:

          I’m pretty sure the statute of limitations has lapsed for the original offenses. Possibly perjury charges and obstruction would still be on the table. I believe the federal limitation is 5 years.

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      • Bob Thoms says:

        rf121, some folks seem to mixing the email scandal with the Russian coup. Two different avenues of investigation.

        The Horowitz report won’t result in anyone in the WH being frogmarched. We will be lucky if Comey is indicted. But then Mueller may have handed out immunity candy to him and others.

        I am not sure what the IG is doing about Russian coup plotters, if anything.

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        • josco scott says:

          That would be a part of the FISA investigation, wouldn’t it? Because it would have come out of it?

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        • TPW says:

          So immunity may have been Comeys primary motive for a SC ……keeping his own hide safe. How nice for him….will take Mueller instead unless he gave his self immunity…..probably not possible but you never know with this group….should I include RR in getting a get out of jail free card.

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        • Over40withAbrain says:

          How can Mueller, who is investigating Russian collusion grant Comey immunity for the Hillary email server mess? If the scope of his investigation is limited so should the scope of granting immunity be limited.

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        • rf121 says:

          I would change “some” to “a lot”. Not enough reading going on here.

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      • Albertus Magnus says:

        I agree, rf121. However, the one opinion that SHOULD prevail is…

        “Trust Trump”.

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    • 4harrisonblog says:

      Weather forecast, it might be cold if it’s not hot but I hope it is just a nice day.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Oh ye of little faith. Have some faith!

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      I think it is mostly out of their hands. They can’t tamper with the IG Repory with all this attention, this is the LEGAL CASE OF FIVE LIFETIMES. And same for Huber, … my question about him is, Is he a junkyard dog? I hope so!

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  20. Tonawanda says:

    If the President requests, can he see the report?

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Sessions has authority to show it to anyone Sessions believes should see it. Since this Report is about the Clinton coverup by DOJ/FBI, and not the stupid Russia circus, there is no reason Trump should not see it.

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      • nitschke66 says:

        Now we know why Twitter has banished most conservatives in the last 24 hours. They have to know it’s going to be bad….very bad! But the good word will travel to patriots regardless of twitter blocking us!

        Liked by 5 people

        • MaineCoon says:

          When this dam breaks no one will be able to hold back the rushing water! It will go everywhere faster than Twitter or msm can contain it.

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        • singingsoul says:

          nitschke66 says:
          “Now we know why Twitter has banished most conservatives in the last 24 hours. They have to know it’s going to be bad….very bad! But the good word will travel to patriots regardless of twitter blocking us!”
          ___________________________________
          I am not on Twitter and can sign up to spread the news. I do not care if they block me after I do the damage..:).

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      • TPW says:

        Yes there is a reason why Trump would not be allowed to see it……The DOJ/FBI coverup….

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  21. BetsBets says:

    Guess I’ll have to wait a while longer before I can get a good night’s sleep! I’m hoping this report blows the lid off.

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  22. flyboy51v says:

    Hate to be so cynical … but I have serious doubts that this wont be a huge whitewash.

    I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

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  23. Horsesoldier says:

    They shoot horses don’t they?

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  24. Carrie says:

    And it took about 20 second before one those miscreants at the FBI picked up the phone and told the NYT to do a spin piece in today’s paper. Disgusting.

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    • Genie says:

      That is a spin piece from bizarro world with bits like this regarding FISA warrants:
      “Folks are very, very careful and serious about that process,” Ms. Yates said. “I don’t know of anything that gives me any concerns.”

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  25. truthbomb says:

    Does Mueller have the sole authority to make immunity deals? This is a question that hasn’t been answered. Maybe this is his job if all else fails?

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Would assume Rosenhack would have to approve any. Mueller is subordinate to him.

      Liked by 1 person

      • ladypenquin says:

        Sessions is not recused from Hillary email issues, he’d have to be consulted as well. Rosenstein doesn’t run the whole department.

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    • Dutchman says:

      spren; no, this is the SECOND installment; 1st was on McCabe, this on email, then third on unmasking, IIRC.
      I dont believe it can be redacted. IF principles can convince IG something is LEGITIMATE natl. Sec. Concern, MIGHT convince to leave out, but doubtful.
      It is understood that I.G’s are charged, by statute with uncovering waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement.
      Therefore, understood they will report things embarrassing, hence they are protected from interference.
      Likewise, protected from political pressure, or accusations of political bias.
      THATS why I.G. is such a devastating weopon for white hats; when it comes to report, it “is what it is”; can’t really ‘spin’ it, although they will try.

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    • WNYer says:

      Sorry for my ignorance…can someone clarify for me, if no one has been charged with any crimes so far, how can anyone have been granted immunity? Also, if it is true that some people have been given immunity, can it be withdrawn if their crimes are egregious and criminal?

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      • Newhere says:

        Immunity would precede (prevent) a criminal charge. It is given on the promise of truthful evidence that leads to charges/conviction of someone else. It can’t be revoked because the recipient did something egregious; only if the recipient violates the requirement to be truthful.

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        • KBR says:

          There are different types of immunity.

          Also if the one who offered the immunity turns out to have been a crook while making that offer…what happens to the crooked immunity deal?

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      • TPW says:

        Well all those people surrounding Hillary were given immunity and were not charged….may be wrong but I thought immunity was given so that you will not be charged in exchange for your testimony. Comey sure acts like he was given immunity doesn’t he?

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    • Would Huber know if Comey or anyone else would have been given immunity by Mueller?
      If they lied would the immunity be broken? Lots of questions–there are so many layers to this mess.

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      • ristvan says:

        Lurking Lawyer here. The questions in this local comment subthread are excellent, but the answers complicated. To oversimplify, immunity is given in response for sunsequent truthful testimony. There are two types:transactional (a specific event or issue) and blanket (absolute) which is rare and usually involves a vast conspiracy (think RICO). I would think the Cheryl Mills et. al. Immunity was transactional concerning the email server. So would not cover what they might know concerning, for example Clinton Foundation pay-to-play. Whether that transactional immunity is lost depends on whether prosecution can show subsequent testimony was wilfully, knowingly false. A very difficult high hurdle.

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        • pnj01 says:

          Actually, “transactional” is much like “blanket.” The usual dichotomy in immunities is between “transactional” and “use” immunity. Use immunity–which is sufficient for a court order compelling testimony that overrides a witness’s 5th Amendment Privilege–immunizes a witness from a charge based on use of the compelled testimony. By contrast “transactional immunity” immunizes the witness from ANY prosecution for the transaction testified about, even if a conviction can be gotten without the compelled testimony. When I was practicing in the criminal law field many years ago, “transactional immunity” was no longer available from the DOJ once the Use Immunity Statute (18 USC Sec. 6001 et seq.) had taken effect by 1971. The DOJ US Attorneys Manual spells out the process for seeking Use Immunity (Sec. 9-23.000 et seq).

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          Wouldn’t, spparently, a wide and deep Conspiracy affect this?

          Any thoughts on Huber?

          Any thoughts on if trials could be held in Utah or elsewhere, given the Deep Swamp and conflicts of interest everywhere we turn in DC? (80% of these people seem to have a spouse also in government, typically in positions of authority. Over educated marrying over educated.)

          Thank you.

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  26. Rodney G. Graves says:

    It will be very interesting indeed to see what leaks, and what does not leak, over the next week or two.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      It might be deadly silent as the creeps run for cover as their msm-conspirators leak only to them. So many options. So much fun.

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  27. emet says:

    I am most interested to know how far the rot extends. A few well-placed people only? Or a culture of corruption? Or to put it a different way, do we need a can of Raid? Or fumigation?

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  28. 6x47 says:

    I hope this draft report review/revision doesn’t take another year.

    Really hopeful it comes out before the mid-terms.

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  29. FofBW says:

    It finally begins!!

    No wonder the buzzards are circling the Deep State critters.

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  30. Bubby says:

    This Day In History – October 2, 1780 “Benedict accomplice hanged – Thirty-one-year-old British Major John Andre is hanged as a spy by U.S. military forces in Tappan, New York, on this day in 1780…..Members of the Continental Army respected Andre’s bravery, including Washington, who wanted to find a way to spare Andre’s life. Believing that Andre had committed a lesser crime than Benedict Arnold, Washington wrote a letter to (General Henry) Clinton, stating that he would exchange Andre for Arnold, so that Arnold could be hanged instead.” We need a General Washington today to deal with all the sedition and treason that has been committed by modern day Benedict Arnolds! Otherwise it will happen again! IMHO

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  31. nitschke66 says:

    I pray that these people get justice restored and let the chips fall where they fall. If people were corrupt and violated the law, then they should be prosecuted…period!

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  32. Tonawanda says:

    Are there any principals left who would be a leaking threat?

    Or are they all gone? (for instance, Page and Baker wisely let go).

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Great question!

      I, for one, don’t fully trust Rosenhack……

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    • pocaMAGAjunta says:

      OIG Draft Report Review
      aka Deep State Leak Test.
      or What Color is Your Hat Rod?
      I wonder if they will all get the same report.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dimbulbz says:

        I actually hope they each get a customized version, so that each person has a unique one, so if they are stupid enough to quote a part of the document, it will reveal the source. – I believe this is whats called “the canary trap”. (others here would know better than I)

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  33. 335blues says:

    My opinion is, and always will be, that it appears sedition, treason and an attempted coup d’etat
    were perpetrated in the run up to, and after the 2016 election. Some of the foregoing is probably still going on.
    Thus, I state the obvious.
    First, THE GUILTY involved in America’s biggest acts of treason MUST GO TO PRISON.
    If they do not, then we can all expect this plot, or something like it, will be tried again.
    Second, the FISA process is deeply flawed, and must be rescinded, and examined for its many faults.
    Third, those involved as “deep state” embeds still in hiding must be identified, and removed from the government by whatever legal process is appropriate.
    Fourth, America must find ways to repair the damage to the FBI, the DOJ and the State Department
    that has occurred as a result of the crimes committed. America needs stable, reliable
    and trustworthy DOJ, FBI and State Departments.
    It is also my opinion that America will survive, and be stronger as a result of the
    prosecution of these crimes.

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    • 335- Excellent post

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    • Dimbulbz says:

      It’s funny, but most of America doesn’t consider this a serious crime at all. They chalk it up to “politics”. Then they go back to their reruns and game shows.

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    • Dobegirl says:

      335blues
      It was definitely an attempted Coup D’etat. Thank God they failed.
      As Q says “now comes the pain”.

      I agree with you on all of your points.
      I would, however, add the judicial branch needs cleaning up badly too.
      The democrats are dragging their feet, like never before in history, on confirming PDJT’s choices for judges (and all of his nominees).
      We absolutely must get rid of all of BO’s far left judges, that are obstructing everything PDJT does.
      Otherwise we will never be able to have a fair trial for HRC, BO, LL, Brennan, Clapper, etc.

      Can you even imagine trying to have a trial against HRC in NY right now? (That is where it would be tried).

      Just got rid of NY’s AG a few days ago, which is also very important. Several more to go yet.

      This is what Rudy was brought in for. He is a prosecutor.

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    • TimesUp says:

      So you are ok with them later being pardoned by a future President and released? That is the risk you take imprisoning someone for the crimes you listed. Me, I’m risk adverse.

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  34. Bob Cobb says:

    A lot of people will have extreme insmnia and niggt sweats coming up.

    Liked by 7 people

  35. Canadatrump says:

    The Senate Intelligence Committee(Burr and Warren) agrees with Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Hillary, Obama and the Devil himself; the Russians wrote the IG report! All non-rhino republicans, Trump and generally all reasonable people need to stop trying to expose their corruption and evil. Just roll over and give up your freedom and accept your non-elite status and you are essentially cattle for their use. The IG report is not endorsed by Hollywood. They endorse Alinsky report.

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  36. So, this pretty much confirms that the OIG report will NOT address the FISA abuse. It’s disappointing that a fairly simple review of how the FBI handled Hillary’s emails took this long – report will be full of “didn’t follow internal procedures”, I’m afraid. Unless they have witnesses who are willing to admit that they were directed to go easy on the bitch. We have seen hints, but nothing concrete.

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    • Bob Cobb says:

      Part 2 will address FISA abuse

      Liked by 7 people

      • BetsBets says:

        Just think of it as making the Deep State squirm a little while longer. Act III (aka IG’s FISA Report) will be the climax and the denouement (which hopefully includes handcuffs and perp walks).

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    • JMC says:

      Next report is FISA, according to what informed Treepers have posted above.

      Liked by 3 people

    • CirclinTheDrain says:

      You know it’s a “fairly simple review”…how ? A whole bunch of you have your panties in a wad because you don’t pay attention to the details of what we already know. Go back and reread the last 17 months of Sundance’s posts – there’s plenty of “there, there”.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      IIRC hase I = McCabe, Phrase 2 = Clinton emails, Phase 3 = FISA – dossier, the small group, the BIG BLOWOUT.

      This is how I remember it.

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    • Newhere says:

      Not so. Tarmac meeting. Known communications among FBI/DOJ and Clinton Campaign and WH. Continuous leaks advancing different interests. Weiner laptop. Dynamics among headquarters/main Justice and field offices and USAs. Intersection with CF investigation.

      Sure it won’t be a full picture given the limited scope of IG review, but as Sundance said — outlines will be there. This has not been a fairly simple review.

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  37. Mncpo(ret) says:

    I think we have, finally, turned a corner. The Big Ugly is on the way. The avalanche (D5) has started. All of your work here has kept us wee Treepers informed and patiently waiting. We look forward to the future.

    Liked by 9 people

    • steph_gray says:

      Yours should have been the first comment! This and the article above it (I have not yet read it – dying to, but I read in order if I can), which basically implies by its headline and opener that the Mueller witch hunt just hit a brick wall, are two of the best pieces of news that have appeared here in a long time!

      And I for one am more than ready to celebrate with an adult beverage, some dark chocolate and reading reading reading!! 🍸🍫

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  38. Concerned says:

    What would be the advantage at having Peter Strzok, Bill Priestap to review the draft? Since reducing the impact of language, appears to be, something they are good at.

    On the FBI side, Director Christopher Wray will review the draft report along with Asst FBI Director David Bowditch (if approved). Likely FBI Chief Legal Counsel Dana Boente, the former head of the DOJ-NSD, will also review. [*note* now you know why Boente was brought back inside in January ’18] Two more principals who could review would be FBI Asst. Director in charge of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap; and we must remember – FBI Agent Peter Strzok was not kicked out, he also remains inside.

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    • NJF says:

      Ha, just as I opened this thread, I can hear my son downstairs making a fresh batch of popcorn.

      Coincidence? I think not!

      Liked by 7 people

    • L4grasshopper says:

      Completely depends on how much cooperation they’ve given up to now, and what their status is WRT said cooperation. If they’ve fully unburdened themselves, then, by definition, they will be the source(s) for much of what is in the Report.

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      • 6x47 says:

        I bet Strzok, realizing his dire situation, is singing like a whole flock of canaries.

        It appears that Priestap had little or nothing to do with the “small group” or its machinations. Remember the Strzok/Page text where he complains about Priestap questioning his activities and calling him a busybody.

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    • Concerned- Not only do I not see the point of letting Boente, Priestap et al getting first dibs on this report, but why in the name of all that’s holy would you ever want the CRIMINAL Strzok to be allowed to have input?? Are they kidding?

      Talk about putting the fox in charge of the hen house.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        IMO there won’t be any misstatement of facts. This Statement of Facts is the same title as in legal briefs in complaints filed with court in lawsuits. Everything is checked, fact checked, cite checked many, many times.

        I believe Strzok’s role would to read the SoF for the essence of the language presentation. If anything language presents an incorrect essence of the facts he would indicate such. Of course, he knows facts no one else probably does or that aren’t cooperating. He would have already told that information to IG. He will not have authoritative control over this document. If he is allowed to read it, should there be any glaring factual misstatements, he would indicate such, as his opinion, but it would be verified by many others.

        Should he be allowed to read it, he will then get the final blow-by-blow Big Ugly Blowout reading that will remind him of the hot seat he sits in and the witness testimonies he will be giving numerous times in court as he has already given in numerous IG interviews.

        Possibly by allowing him to read it, and if he agrees with the Statement of Facts in the Final Report, should he present contrary testimony, I would assume he could be impeached based on his review/approval of the SoF Report.

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    • I think trying to add any lies to it in face of the IG team scrutinizing every word wont be be the best timing.

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    • Normally Quiet Observer says:

      Concerned … As I read what Sundance wrote about the procedure, I understood it to mean that … those allowed to read/review it can submit ‘rebuttals’ to the info, NOT suggest outright changes of anything like ‘wording’, or ‘phrasing’ “to soften the blows”. Those rebuttals will then be forensically “fact checked” in house, and a decision will be made by the IG and/or Staff whether, or not, to even include them in the report – they are not required to be included just because they are submitted. Also, as I understand it, those rebuttals MAY cause a part of the report ‘as currently written’ to be removed. No where do I get the idea they can “rewrite” anything, like some of them are known so well for doing. They can “argue” a certain portion(s) – give a rebuttal – but the best they can hope for is their point is added – as a rebuttal, or counter-point – to the over all report/section. The good thing for them reading it now is that they get to go out, hire their lawyers, and prepare their own defenses, prepare ways to refute or damage the known evidence, and impugn the known witnesses. Those that have not already done so might then (after reading) consider “rolling over” to Huber, et al, to save their own azzes. I can even sadly foresee a slew of Arkancides, of low level swamp dwellers. JMHO …

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    • El Torito says:

      I think it’s the procedural equivalent of “Get a good lawyer because YOU ARE TOAST.”

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  39. Bob Thoms says:

    Usually a federal department gives x days to review and comment.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Remember how long it took for the TWO PAGE nunes memo to be reviewed and released?

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    • Dutchman says:

      As is layed out in S.D excellent article, report concentrates on facts, with proof.
      So, principles can review, but only contest with “thats not a fact, you have no proof!”.
      I.G. reviewers have already scrupulously done that. Again, it is going to be VERY difficult to try to rebut, dispute or spin this report. However, we MAY be dissappointed in some areas of report, as their are things we ‘know’, which I.G. was unable to get proof. For instance, we all ‘know’ Lynch and slick willy didn’t spend 39 min. talking about grandkids, ..
      But PROVE it.

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  40. Zimbalistjunior says:

    So yesterday would have been the end of the beginning. Today begins the middle game of 3d chess.
    I think there is a blessing that Bibi uttered in the embassy ceremony that covers today’s events.

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  41. Average joe says:

    I might be jumping the gun a little, but my mug is in the AIR, and I’m telling all the TREEHOUSE, CHEERS😆

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  42. Jane Smith says:

    “The IG investigation encompasses the FBI and DOJ conduct during the 2015/2016 Hillary Clinton investigation. ”
    What about the illegality of Hillary and company’s actions?…That’s what I want to see prosecuted.
    I have the feeling that all of the main players already have immunity and nothing will come of it.

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    • 6x47 says:

      Well now that falls to the DOJ to decide to re-open that investigation. Which will be VERY DIFFICULT to avoid doing, once the facts are known.

      President Trump will reconsider giving HRC a “pass” when it’s revealed beyond all doubt that she is responsible for the Russia collusion hoax and the Deep State plot that culminated in the Mueller investigation.

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    • Dobegirl says:

      Jane Smith,
      Sessions has already announced that there are (and have been for many months) ongoing investigations into the Clinton foundation, Uranium 1, etc.
      They are all independent investigations.
      Sessions has been very busy behind the scene.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Separate investigation, out of Arkansas and still ongoing. Huber, in Utah, also has criminal acts he is investigating.

      This IG investigation and report was intended to cover only the management – or in reality – the mismanaged investigation of Hillary’s private server and sending of classified information on unsecured server to every Tom, Dick and Harry. This mismanaged investigation was done by the FBI/DOJ and that’s what Horowitz’s job was – to find out who, what, when, and where.

      As an adjunct to his task, any evidence of other criminal acts was to be reported to the DOJ whenever he came across said information.

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      • svenwg says:

        Actually, if you have read SD’s many articles on Huber, you would know that he is not operating out of Utah, but somewhere else. SD did give a few hints, but I am not smart enough to solve the riddle but I definitely know he is not operating out of Utah.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Remember—-the IG’s investigation is limited to FBI and DOJ conduct. Charges against HRC’s crimes would have to be brought by investigators in other venues or on issues uncovered.

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  43. keeler says:

    Gee whiz. Hours before the IG announces a big step in his investigation news leaks, excuse me, comes out, about additional Mueller subpoenas.

    It’s almost as if… nah, couldn’t be…

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  44. KBR says:

    First, the draft report is reviewed internally. Only the principal officers who are currently inside the investigated agency get to see it. Those officials must sign comprehensive Non Disclosure Agreements, subject to criminal prosecution if they violate the NDA.

    What is the actual punishment if someone is caught and convicted of breaking those NDA’s?
    Serious jail time, or slaps on the wrist and fired, just to go on to preplanned carreers with CNN?

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  45. JPatrick says:

    Watch the rush to the exit door by those who get wind of the finding. The cell phones are lighting up with the leaker spilling their guts to the other traitors and coup d’etat makers who’s names are mentioned.
    Hope the NSA is recording the calls.
    I got the popcorn for the show, come sit and enjoy it with me.
    I can wait to see who the first to head for the pirch and sing like a canary!

    Semper Fidelis/Semper Vigilis

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  46. Nigella says:

    More subpoenas from Mueller… How convenient

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  47. Summer says:

    Huber is in Utah. How on earth is he supposed to interview anyone????? Via Skype? Is it a solid FACT that he is “conducting a parallel investigation” or are we just making assumptions? I must have missed some vital info because the only thing I remember is Sessions mumbling something in a media interview a month ago, without offering any specifics.

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  48. cdnintx says:

    Taking bets on if Hillary will ever leave New Zealand and return to the USA now?

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    • Raven says:

      Hillary was in Oz the other day.
      She was interviewed wearing her back brace thingo under that large blue coat and big scarf.

      Honestly, she looked like one of those puppets that can only move their head. Her body was still during the whole thing. It was weird.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I would not at all be surprised if she never comes back from…some country…or maybe she’ll become the world traveler since if a country is smart they won’t let her stay.

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      • KBR says:

        Really hard to be surprised by her actions anymore, even since she was First Lady of Arkansas he actions have been quite consistently self serving and evil.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          Yes. Her pattern is consistently about her and evil. I really think she will opt out of jail. Maybe we can find her guilty in absentia. Didn’t that happen in the Nuremberg trials?

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  49. Mncpo(ret) says:

    Off subject but important to us Patriots. How we disseminate what we know to people around us to get them informed. My neighbor came over today (to get something notorized). She brought up some of what she had been hearing on TV, radio, etc. about the FBI. We a delightful couple of hours, I clued her into alot of stuff, the CTH being one of them. She was so excited to be able to get real information somewhere. She wants to clue in her adult daughters and husbands. This is how it’s done. We need to reach out to everyday people and let them wrap their heads around how huge and vital to our country this is. We are going to meet every other day at 1500 to discuss what’s going on at the time. I’m thrilled, she’s thrilled. Spread the word.

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