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. KBR says:

    Anyway, it is not out, but will be out “in the coming weeks.”

    Indefinite time frame, I say.

    There are LESS than six months (6 mo=18 weeks) left before election day.

    And we get to read all the criminals’ OPINIONS about the facts first.

    Oh joy. /s

    Liked by 7 people

    • Tom F says:

      Pessimism is weakness.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Oldschool says:

        exactly craig.

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      • KBR says:

        I would like to see the end of at least ONE of these cases before I die, if its all the same to you, Tom.

        I have never been called a weak person, & have lived in the era when it took days to weeks communicate by mail (depending on where) and had a young husband far away in service.

        You had to wait for your talkative neighbor to get off the party line before you could dial a rotary dial telephone, and if no one was home, no way to message. Just try, try again to get your talkative neighbor off the party line…

        Fast food was non-existent, and everything was closed on Sundays. So Sunday dinner (AFTER church, EVERYBODY went but the town drunk) seemed to take forever to cook from scratch. Peeling potatoes, singeing off chicken feathers before the cooking could even start, shelling peas, making (from scratch) baking biscuits, cutting corn…finally set the table and within 20 minutes or so…every single pot pan plate and utensil had to be washed in the sink and dried by hand while your baby pulled at your skirt, whining to be held. And the menfolk (dad and brothers) went off to relax in front of the tiny TV if they could get the dog-ear antennae situated well enough to see a ball game.

        Now that you know where I am coming from, tell me about patience. 😌
        And now you know, respect for elders is a good habit.

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        • vicschick says:

          What a beautiful walk down memory lane. This is exactly what my young childhood was like. Such a wonderful, fulfilling way of life. Too bad THAT America is long gone.

          Liked by 3 people

        • Fools Gold says:

          Perhaps we lived in the same era. Ever used the outdoor dual toilet and primed the hand pump for fresh water in the kitchen?….I did, we just got to trust Trump and pray for him! And I don’t got to tell you about patience at our age…

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        • NC PATRIOT says:

          Perfect description of my memories. Today. young folk are obsessed with “instant” everything. Times have changed !

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      • westernwhere says:

        Especially at a time when we need maintain our Purity of Essence the most.

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      • svenwg says:

        Stupidity is unfortunately incurable, otherwise I would have recommended something for you to take.

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    • Wink says:

      News flash! Read the article. Those people who were fired or “quit” can’t see the report, therefore “all the criminals” can’t give an opinion.

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      • KBR says:

        I read the article. Don’t be a grammar Nazi.

        Forgive me for not typing “all the criminals having to do with this particular portion of the investigation that are still employed” instead of “all the criminals.” Satisfied now?

        It was only a tongue-in-cheek comment, anyhow.

        You aint from rouncheer are ya?

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Exactly what I thought when I read it….and those that are allowed to read the draft report would be those that are cooperating with IG’s investigations. We shall see when it comes out, how things will play out. It will end up being the “Movie of the Decade”.

        Thank You, Sundance, for stating clearly what it is and what possible outcomes of the draft report and the final report. I prefer to understand what is going on and wait a little longer, than to be ignorant and impatient.

        My cold anger is still in check, and I am stocked up to the ceiling in every room in my home with “Zebra” popcorn 😉

        May the Lord Bless you all Treepers today and thru-out the rest of this week.
        Stay the course
        Thank you, Lord, for President Trump, and all those who are involved with these reports.
        MAGA
        Covfefe Rules.

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      • Rick Lind says:

        Except for Peter Strzok.

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    • Baseball Coach says:

      KBR … check your math. 6 months is more like 26 weeks. Relax and enjoy some baseball games.

      Liked by 1 person

      • KBR says:

        Yep. Just a little error in long division, but it does not really affect the attempted droll comment very much.

        I thought at least a few people would get the dry waggishness of the inherent humor attempt. Some things do not cross well into print: my little smile😏 and raised brow😉 and twinkling eye😜 were not available.

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    • Nom de Blog says:

      Check your math? Or just a typo? 26 weeks

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      25 weeks from yesterday is the November 6th, 2018 mid-election…or 174 more days to mid-elections.

      Is Steve from Colorado still around? We need him to do the count-down again. That was fun to be a part of that. I think there was another poster doing it, too, but I didn’t lock in the name in my head.

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  2. When is McCabe going to be indicted from the first (April 13) Horowitz report on press leaks? If the OIG’s work was being closely followed co-terminously by the relevant US Atty, DOJ’s decision to charge (or not) should be imminent, yes?

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    • Doppler says:

      You would think and hope.

      Liked by 2 people

    • KBR says:

      Unless the OIG only reported, so far, some fraction of the charges that will come down on McCabe. Will there be McCabe involvement in parts two and three also?

      Liked by 7 people

      • Bill Hollinger says:

        I want to get Comey too! I keep hearing people think Mueller gave him immunity, which is why he is running around the country shoot off his big mouth.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          If SC Mueller has broken some laws, then wouldn’t Mueller giving immunity to other criminals be moot? I pray so.

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        • pnj01 says:

          Mueller would only give Comey immunity to get to Trump. If it’s Comey versus Trump in a he said, he said, and Comey was telling Mueller that he would NOT testify without Immunity, then Comey is hardly believable when he then says Trump is the guilty one and Comey was a boy scout all along.

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      • PS says:

        I’m thinking we get IG report rollouts in May and June, then we get public trials announced in August and September, with daily announcements in Oct and Nov. Democrats will attempt to #resist, but I’m thinking Mueller will have to shut down in June, folllowed by his “report” to Congress in September and then there will be a Uranium One counter-report in October, rehashing all of the Dem corruption. Surprise.

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      • Almost certainly McCabe bleeds into other phases of the IG inquiry. As I understand it, what we saw initially was the Andrew McCabe Misconduct Report specific to his lack of candor vis a vis his media leaks, so really a personnel-flavored report specific to one employee, and not an organic part of the larger OIG report. The title of the report alludes to ‘certain allegations’ related to McCabe as though it may not be an exhaustive accounting of McCabe’s alleged criminal acts across the entire arc of the pending OIG report. But that’s sort of my speculation. I recall wondering why this report had February 2017 as the cover-letter date when it was released April13th.

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    • Daniel says:

      He may well be indicted already. There’s a lot which is being kept hidden and controlled. We simply have to wait this process out. Everyone wants to see heads rolling, live hangings and all manner of punishment for all we know which has happened. But I have to point out that even pedestrian criminal cases take years to prosecute. Even if the indictments were announced to the public tomorrow, this could take quite some time to prosecute over all.

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Exactly.
        The 45 minutes of solving cases on CSI, etc, are nothing but Hollyweird’s fantasy.

        Just go with the flow, Treepers, on MAGA’s timeline.

        Liked by 4 people

        • ladypenquin says:

          These comments just reminded me of something. Two years ago I went to a concierge solo physician practice for healthcare. I had never had a PCP before Obamacare forced us into it. My first PCP was part of a big corporate org. – 10 min visit, no care. Anyway, last fall the concierge guy was keeping poor office hours, so I left – had already paid up front for a year…I talked to his nurse who retired…found out the guy had issues.

          In Jan. 2018, looked him on up Medical Board of Virginia. Turns out he had been under investigation by them SINCE Sept, 2014. With at least 9 patient issues, including over-prescribing drugs, inappropriate scripts, and one of the patients, underage, committed suicide because of his generous scripts and mixed drugs.

          Sorry, long story short. The DEA arrested him in his office in April, 2018 – this year! and it wasn’t the Medical Board who stopped him – the DEA finally did. In the meantime, patients like myself were snookered (thank heavens I didn’t want drugs) for 3 1/2 yrs – the Medical Board had had a preliminary hearing in January and set June, 2018 for a full administrative hearing. Until the DEA stopped him. You see what I mean? It takes forever – the DEA set up a sting on the guy…

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          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            That’s a good story, LP.
            And thank God, you weren’t affected badly by the ineptness of that Dr.

            Liked by 3 people

          • Daniel says:

            You may thank heavens for not wanting drugs, and it may well be fore heavenly reasons you do not want drugs. But it is a wise personal choice that you choose to avoid drugs. Take pride in your choices. Free will is a gift to humans and you have exercised it properly.

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    • Roberto says:

      It’s ok. Can you imagine being in Comey’s or Clapper or Brennan’s shoes? Not knowing if today might be the day you get rounded up, charged and handcuffed by federal agents?

      It’s got to be hell on them. If these were normal people, I’d have some empathy. But they’re not. These people are criminal sociopaths.

      Liked by 3 people

      • MaineCoon says:

        We should never have empathy for any of them. They chose a criminal path – co-conspirator to take down a sitting president, to name just one crime.

        They choice their criminal path. All are highly educated, and most are lawyers. They knew what they were doing. Now they will see the consequences.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        I’m smirking …just thinking about him stressing out.

        Deep State did far worse to WeThePeople in past decades. I don’t like to cuss or flip, but Sundance’s Mickey Mouse with the flipped finger is appropriate here.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        What about the people whose lives, families, and careers they’ve ruined?

        Brennan, et. al. have burned a path of ruin that will be nigh on impossible to remedy, lwr alone recover.

        As such, he and his Comeys, er, cronies, should be punished for their deeds…

        Liked by 2 people

    • Fools Gold says:

      I don’t think he was quite done with that schit head at the time of that release. But rest assure it’s on Sessions/Huber to file charges and prosecute. Tomorrow would work for me tho.

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  3. Bogeyfree says:

    So it looks like we are 2-4 weeks from finally getting at one of the key questions, is Sessions a white hat or a black hat?

    Assuming the IG report has some harsh truths regarding the Clinton investigation and people involved, then one would assume if Sessions is a white hat, he has already or will immediately act and move with indictments/prosecutions. If no action is taken or excuses are spit out then we know he is a black hat.

    I’m 80 white hat and 20 black hat and hope like heck Sessions is a white hat for the sake of this republic and in the battle of good vs evil. It’s show time and time for everyone to show their hand for all to see!

    Liked by 7 people

    • Countrywatch says:

      I am absolutely certain Sessions is a White Hat, and this is indicated by the Q information drops over the months. (Q is genuine, I am sure, as he actually gives us information about events before they become public, in the form of clues, questions, links to relevant articles or legislation, and he time and again is right. Events unfold as he indicates; explanations of P Trump policy are highly plausible). Sessions had a role to play in order for the deep state to trust him or at least not fear him. Now it does not matter if the info is out as there is nothing that the deep state can do as sufficiently damning evidence against them has been collected.

      Liked by 5 people

      • dallasdan says:

        You may be doubly disappointed.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Perot Conservative says:

        Is Q Stephen Miller?

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      • geri670 says:

        Q is nothing more than a CIA-generated disinformation computer spitting out lies to the sheep that so desperately want to believe the BS. Dont set yourself up for a heaping helping of even more disappointment. Many of us have long ago realized Q is a black hat operation.

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        • bentley1blog says:

          Geri670, I have to agree with you. Yes we are desperate and have been let down so many times in the past. Who is this Q person anyway and why would I believe what is being said from a total stranger? Yes, we too are strangers, but we all live in the tree house and so we are an affinity group.

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      • david white says:

        You are only half-right. Sessions has to hold back so that the investigation could proceed with an appearance of non-partisanship – (RE:Whitewater) – and avoiding the circus. Assuming Sessions is as Q says – a White Hat, the indictments will come like a flood after the “independant” IG report exposes the truth. If not, I fear for the President and our country.

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        • Fools Gold says:

          Oh it’s Sessions, it has to be him to have all of that time to know all that and take time to come up with it in a way to confuse everyone and post it all the time. Evidence: He seems to be the only one in DOJ who hasn’t had anything else to do since he recused….👀

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    • Harleyd says:

      I hope he’s a white hat too.

      But given your expectations re: immediate action, are you concerned that McCabe has not yet been indicted for clearly lying to investigators? It’s been over a month since enough evidence has been produced to justify said indictment and, nothing …..

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    • sammyhains says:

      Sessions is no hat and no cattle.

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      Sessions already revealed his white hat when he recruited Huber. Part of that role is allowing Rosenstein enough rope to hang himself by his black hat during this process, and will be noted by Huber.

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      • geri670 says:

        The clueless shrimp of a fake AG hasn’t shown his hand one time. He’s a poseur and he IS the swamp. Even a lousy poker player shows his hand at least ONCE!

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      • Fools Gold says:

        These folks ain’t been paying attention to Sundance articles where it’s been repeated over and over. They’ll see soon enough.

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    • dallasdan says:

      I agree that the publication of the report has again been deferred for multiple weeks. Upon its publication, there will most likely be a period of delay in any response from the AG. I don’t believe that there are countless indictments awaiting immediate unsealing to precipitate arrests and prosecutions. I hope I am wrong.

      The AG has been slow-walking this activity from the start, and many have given him the benefit of the doubt regarding his not initiating prosecutions of the “low-hanging fruit” variety. Contemporaneously, the Mueller investigation has had unfettered support from the DOJ. Neither of those situations is encouraging.

      I anticipate that the eventual unmasking of Sessions will surprise, please, and infuriate many reasonable people who have been given no irrefutable evidence either to bless or to condemn him, and have had to form their own opinions about him. I trust the President, but Sessions has been effectively out of his reach for some time. We’ll see what happens.

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      • Tom F says:

        Did you know that pessimism is weakness?

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      • Jay Wizz says:

        I’m really hoping Sessions is just waiting for the political cover that the OIG report will give him. Basically it’s immunity from accusations of political revenge once he starts prosecutions.

        On the other hand, if we look at actual things that Sessions has accomplished, we’re left with a whole lot of nothing. He recused himself. I guess that’s one thing. That accomplishment basically created this entire mess. He can’t even get the DOJ to answer subpoenas. I really wonder if he’s even aware of all this stuff.

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        • NC PATRIOT says:

          His list of accomplishments aside from Russia and Mueller is LONG if you are paying attention. MS13, confiscating leftist slush funds, shutting down and prosecuting pedophiles, filing suits against sanctuary cities, defending Potus’ travel Bans etc.

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  4. Leon0112 says:

    Is there an Inspector General for the State Department? Is there a review of State Department personnel decisions with respect to the Clinton email scandal going on? If not, why not?

    Liked by 5 people

    • Everywhereguy says:

      Wikipedia: “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.”

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    • Jim says:

      Pompeo started with the cleanup of the CIA and now is certainly cleaning up the State Department. Look for heads to roll as soon as as they’re all cleaned up. I think we’ll know when leaks slow to a trickle. I think this frame job should be a CAPITAL crime, punishable by death. I see as that bad. It’s an attack on our country from within. Same as treason.

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    • jbowen82 says:

      For the entire time Hillary was Secretary, there was no one nominated to be IG. There was an acting IG, but obviously the function was deemphasized.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I may be wrong, but I recall that the position of IG for the State Dept. was oddly left vacant while Hillary Rodham Clinton occupied the throne, er SOS position. Amazing coincidence.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Yes.
      In fact here a relevant State IG’s report.
      https://oig.state.gov/system/files/esp-16-03.pdf

      Documents that virtually everything Hillary said about her “personal email” usage was a lie including nuggets like these:

      “Secretary Clinton had an obligation to discuss using her personal email
      account to conduct official business with their offices, who in turn would have attempted to
      provide her with approved and secured means that met her business needs. However, according to these officials, DS and IRM did not—and would not—approve her exclusive reliance on a personal email account to conduct Department business, because of the restrictions in the FAM and the security risks in doing so.” (pp 37)

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  5. KBR says:

    If the OIG is required to report on WASTE FRAUD AND ABUSE,

    The MUELLER investigation should surely qualify.

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  6. fleporeblog says:

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  7. paulraven1 says:

    Will any criminal referrals also go nowhere?

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  8. Pam says:

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    • Nigella says:

      Yes, but they can release a bad report to try and ham string the Presidents agenda

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      • fleporeblog says:

        THEY ARE DEAD!

        From the article linked above:

        The percentage of voters who approve of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President is at the highest level measured by the PPD Poll since March 2017. The gain in his approval rating is in large part fueled by an increase in support among minority voters, specifically black voters.

        Overall, 48% approve of the way Mr. Trump is handling his job as President, including 31% (31.4) who “Strongly approve” and 17% (16.6) who at least “Somewhat approve.” That gives him a slightly 1-point intensity edge. While it may be small, it comes after roughly a year of the intensity index favoring those who disapprove.

        DEATH! DEATH! DEATH! DEATH!

        Now, 44% (43.6) of Hispanics and a record 27% (26.6) of black voters at least somewhat approve of the way Mr. Trump is handling his job as President.

        “The bump in support for President Trump among black voters we’ve seen recently in other polls, is real,” Rich Baris, the Director of the Big Data Poll (PPD Poll) and PPD Election Projection Model said. “We don’t know whether it’s temporary, how long it’ll last if it is or whether some increased support will remain. But it’s definitely real.”

        Cue the Eye of the Tiger baby!!!!!!!!!

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      • dallasdan says:

        That has been the plan since the legal scholars affirmed the inability to indict a sitting president. The charge(s) Mueller eventually spews against the President will be serious and fuel the deep state’s resistance of the President and his agenda for the foreseeable future. That has been Mueller’s role and objective since his appointment.

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      • Fools Gold says:

        Turns out that’s the most the Mule can do but Deplorables see right thru it. The question is what will Rod do with it? It’s the only move they got left to feed the liberal crowd thru midterms. But that bubble will burst when heads start rolling in FBI and DOJ.

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    • Carrie says:

      Exactly Nigella. Plus, I don’t trust them. I remember when Comey also said repeatedly that PDJT was not under investigation. He was surveilled the entire time and had been already for months. Comey also said the dossier was salacious and not true. But then had no trouble using it for the FISA warrant.

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    • booger71 says:

      Especially since there is nothing to indict the President for

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    • Convert says:

      This ENRAGES me– look how transparently prejudicial and untrue, making it sound like Mueller has plenty of evidence, it’s just that a sitting president can’t be indicted, when the truth is TRUMPS ONLY CRIME WAS GETTING ELECTED! Mueller found no evidence against Trump. GAAAH, I HATE CNN!

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      • ImHopeful says:

        Exactly. And I’m sure the left will be spinning this as Mueller found a bunch of stuff, but PDJT is protected, so Mueller can’t “get him”. This will just leave the libs believing justice has not been done. This has been my big worry for months now. It MUST be shown clearly (and with facts and evidence) what happened. POTUS is not going to be impeached because he did nothing wrong – not because he “can’t be”. Big Difference.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      This does not mean Mueller will not write in his report a detailed description of “crimes” and/or statutes he believes the president committed. Don’t forget, there are zero legal rules of evidence involved with a report as well as impeachment hearings.

      This removes one major constitutional crisis but leaves another on the table to be settled after the November elections.

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    • KBR says:

      How long did it take them to figure that out? It is the law.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Indict him for what??????

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    • mimbler says:

      CNN putting out breaking “non-news” to imply that Mueller had something to indict Trump for, but can’t because he’s a sitting president. Luckily, no one watches CNN but committed leftists in their bubble.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Dayum, that was worth $20 million dollars wasn’t it?

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    • ladypenquin says:

      You see, Mueller leaves it as if there is something to indict POTUS over. That’s just garbage and cannot stand. The Left will run that narrative all the way to November and beyond.

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      • steph_gray says:

        If they do, we will counter it. By the end of 2018 the percentage of people who believe the leftist media will be down to nobody but their consistently insane 20%.

        All this concern, and here I am just enjoying a martini… It’s a good night.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Oh, brother….like they have something to indict President Trump with.

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  9. Jimmneycrickett says:

    I’m just wondering,Does anyone think Horowitz has followed up on any of the documents that congress has been asking for, that they keep getting stone walled .. Seeing the text from Peter Stzork and Lisa page, amongst other things.. Just wondering if the ig report shadows what Grassley and Nunes are asking for.. I’m carrying the roads have lead Mr Horowitz there?? Any input would be great.. Thanks.

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    • Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

      Think the prevailing consensus here is that Horowitz and Huber’s activities are the very reason Congress isn’t getting these documents–they are protecting their case(s) from spoilage.
      Congress at best can only refer crimes back to DOJ anyway so there really is no point at this time. Grassley and Nunes are asking for these specifically to clue us in.
      Great example: Nunes had Bruce Ohr in his memo and scheduled to testify before HPSCI, but once he got access to the FISA app (and other stuff) he “mysteriously” changed his mind.

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  10. Max Tadpol says:

    Some random thoughts, as I internet sleuth this mess 24 hours a day:
    – This report is either going to be a whitewash and simple slap on the wrist of Gov’t employee(s) misconduct, or it will call real Balls and Strikes. Which one, who knows.
    – This report will either have a concurrent criminal action associated with (i.e. Grand Jury and arrests) or it will lead to that shortly, or if a whitewash then just a media scramble.
    – There is so much misconduct associated with just this one email investigation, one would think a treasure trove of Grand Jury material / indictments / perp walks would follow.
    – If the McCabe IG report is any indication, we know the report will be well sourced and brutal along with possible Criminal referral, but not concurrent arrests (and if ever).

    This waiting is KILLING me. I want all reports out yesterday and I want bad guy arrests today. Oh well, I guess I’ll just consume everything I can for another day and hope it happens soon.

    Final note, as mentioned Twitter is admitting shadow banning. Just try googling ‘IG Report’ or ‘Inspector General Report’. You get next to Bupkis.

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  11. Nigella says:

    I just hope we don’t get the regular”lack of candor” etc excuses in this report in lieu of calling them what they are .. Liars…

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    • lokiscout says:

      They can call it Rainbow Trout as far as I am concerned as long as it leads to prosecution of the guilty!

      Can’t remember my Dad ever saying the word “lie” his vernacular was “Handling the truth a little reckless”!

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    • PS says:

      Lack of Candor is the internal policy code for lying, that authorizes the agent to be fired for cause. We all hear the stories about how impossible it is to fire a government employee, but this is the way to get it done.

      It’s like your HR manual at work, somewhere in there is you don’t lie to your bosses to cover up alleged crimes or you get fired. Except we’re not at the point where we have a public criminal indictment yet to call it a crime.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      The IG doesn’t prosecute or indict. This report is a statement of facts–anything criminal gets referred to Huber. So i don’t expect indictments to be following immediately–I just expect to get a sense of where this is headed. It’s up to Huber to solidify his case and then proceed to indict and prosecute.
      Lack of candor is small potatoes compared to the crimes we all think were committed, but the IG just states the facts as he found them. Huber has to add the meat to the bones to get these suckers.

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  12. KBR says:

    I guess if the principals want to say they are being treated unfairly with no fact(s) to back them up, it will NOT be included once the reference checkers see they have zero facts as “references?”

    Nobody gets to include a non-fact-based, no reference-sourced, whine? Curses? Lies?

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  13. It’s no puddle-jump between a damning report and indictments. One of the System’s self-protective features is to dissipate energy via inertia and of course the coin-toss of midterm elections. They’ve done an exceptional job keeping the coup narrative out of the MSM. So there won’t be widespread gasps of surprise if nuthin from nuthin leaves you nuthin.

    Except for up here of course!

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    • “Except for up here of course!”

      Of course I mean that with the greatest affection. I will be up here gasping with the rest of you.

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    • NC PATRIOT says:

      Widely pushed on talk radio, Q has wide coverage among millennials , Fox and Fox business evening shows, and weekend evenings on Fox are covering it—–many using the word coup, so middle America is becoming aware.

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  14. Polish Rifle says:

    What happened to the McCabe criminal referral? Is it sitting on the proverbial toilet seat waiting to be flushed down the eternal shithole?

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    • Padric says:

      No, it’s likely sitting and waiting for the other parts of the IG report to be released. First the reports, then the indictment. He’s one of the central players in this so likely one of the last indicted but with a long laundry list of counts.

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    • Bo3484 says:

      That report and referral are now over 1 month old and we have heard nothing regarding charges against McCabe.
      The IG report mentioned here has to do with the internal handling of the Clinton email scandal. The question will be: How far will the report go to include alleged crimes against Clinton which high FBI and DOJ officials ignored?

      Unsecured servers, deleting 10’s of thousands of emails, bleach-bit to operating systems and hammering electronic devices by a cabinet member certainly appear to be as blatant as you can get with regard to intent. It will be interesting to see if these material facts are included in his report along with citing the laws broken, only to be ignored when the FBI reported their findings in Comey’s infamous Jekyll and Hyde televised statement.

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      • dallasdan says:

        It will take less than 24 hours following publication of the IG report to ascertain if it is a kitten or a tiger.

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  15. lokiscout says:

    A tangent that seems to connect here IMO!
    FOX Business (Liz Claman) just announced Mueller has agreed President Trump will not be indited. Attributed to an announcement by Rudy Giuliani based on legislation passed during the Clinton Admin. I am sure more to follow!

    Now back to your normal programming!

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    • Nigella says:

      Legally they are right… Doesn’t mean they can’t release c**p that makes the President look bad to try and stop his agenda

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      • lokiscout says:

        Crap can be shoveled out. This cuts any “legal” strings and tells the guys with the handcuffs and guns to stand down.

        Just another win on the scoreboard. Not a NOKO Summit but I’ll take it. Truth in blogging, I am a winning addict and need a fix most every day. Not interested in any intervention or 12 step programs. I intend to spend the next 6 years and 7 months in winning bliss!

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    • He doesn’t have to be indicted to be impeached

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      • lokiscout says:

        Absolutely correct! Impeachment and trial by the Senate is the Constitutional provision for removal. Gotta make sure we get out and vote this fall and make sure these “Peach Forty-Fi” loons don’t regain control again.

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        • steph_gray says:

          They also won’t get high enough numbers for impeachment even if one or both of the houses went down. Which they will not – here will be no blue wave. (IMHO there will be closer to a red tsunami.)

          Sorry, I feel like I’m just raining on the concern parade here! 😁 I will try to be more pessimistic and cynical, really I will. /s

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    • Mark McQueen says:

      They’re saying they CAN’T indict a sitting President so they can PRETEND they would have if they could have.

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      • lokiscout says:

        Process:
        Step one, get them to admit [publicly] they can’t indite. (DONE)
        Step two, Crank up the pressure to shutdown the “Witch Hunt”. (In process)
        Step 3, All MAGA’s get your butts to the voting booth and support every candidate President Trump supports this fall!
        That includes making sure all our MAGA friends get to the polls also. (Praying)

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  16. Pam says:

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  17. qzy says:

    Oh, God…

    I pray to you. Please let Michael Horowitz be an honest man. I’m not looking to “score points”. I don’t want vengeance. All I want, is to know the truth.

    Amen.

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  18. Maybe Mueller can’t or will not indict PDJT but that will not prevent him from slamming his body parts negatively in his “report” to Rosenberger. Convicting the President in the media and court of public opinion is still a win-win for Mueller.

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  19. Amy Musick says:

    If Horowitz refers criminal activity to the U.S. attorney Huber, does Huber have to wait until AFTER the report is released before he can indict/arrest, etc.? That would be insane right, especially if it was a very lengthy investigation?

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      I bet he already has indictments, he’s just waiting for the OIG report to emphasize and buttress why he’s filed them.

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      • Amy Musick says:

        Yes I get that, but what if it were a drug deal, or a murder or something? Does he HAVE to wait? People can skip town (to the bottom of the ocean) or do more damage. You see where I’m going.

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        • Phil aka Felipe says:

          No, he doesn’t have to wait. I imagine it’s a matter of priorities and personnel, prosecutors available.

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          • Amy Musick says:

            Thanks. It would have been nice to see a couple of bones thrown to us! A nice perp. walk, rats turning on other rats, you know the drill.

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            • Fools Gold says:

              I don’t want bones! I want bodies and heads flying different directions! I’d like to say there goes that SOB, there goes that SOB, and Repeat til I’m satisfied….

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      • Jay Wizz says:

        The OIG report will give immunity against accusations of political motivated prosecution if Huber ends up prosecuting anyone.

        That is the big reason everyone would wait for the OIG report.

        That’s assuming it’s as bad (good?) as we are assuming and will lead to prosecutions.

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    • mimbler says:

      No he doesn’t. That’s why evidence of criminality is forwarded immediately for appropriate actions,

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      No.

      But Huber CANNOT let the IG know what he is doing with the info, either.

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  20. NJF says:

    Oh my.

    To be followed up with….

    Cause there always has to be a “yet”

    BaaaaaaahaaaaaaaA

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  21. Angel Martin says:

    The Clinton/Obama/Democrat strategy for scandal minimization is to:

    – leak the major details (along with deliberately false items) to sympathetic journalists
    – categorically deny the false items
    – denounce the leak as evidence of a partisan and improper investigation
    – try to steer the debate to the “misconduct” of the investigators and the inaccuracy of the leaks
    – when the report is officially released, dismiss it as “old news” and tainted by false leaks and a “politicized” investigation

    What we should see in the next few days are competing spins from the Targets: Comey, McCabe, Yates, Lynch, Page, Baker. These people don’t get to see the report but they know what they were interviewed about during the investigation.

    Look for Lugenpress descriptions of sources for these spin stories such as “high level insiders familiar with the details”. That sort of description sneakily suggests leaks from current DOJ/FBI sources when it also actually covers fired former officials such as Comey, McCabe, etc.

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  22. Firefly says:

    Maybe Mueller is finally wrapping up.
    BREAKING: Mueller told Trump’s legal team he will not indict the president, Giuliani tells Fox News.

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  23. Phil aka Felipe says:

    IMO, the OIG report will show the DOJ/FBI so corrupt, inept, incompetent, and compromised in their investigation (or lack thereof) processes and procedures that reflect so negatively upon them that ANY evidence provided to Mueller the Mullah will be so tainted, he will have no choice but to close up this phony “witch hunt”.

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    • zimbalistjunior says:

      very possibly..especially since it is the same high-level personnel working on clearing HRC and destroying Trump campaign and presidency..

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  24. BobR says:

    Some violators are lawyers. Sounds like they can tie up the release indefinitely if they don’t agree with the findings?

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    • mimbler says:

      I don’t think so. They get x amount of time to read and protest, the OIG disposes of their objections as they see fit. I’m sure it won’t happen as quickly as I’d like, but I don’t believe it is open ended,

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    • svenwg says:

      In the above article by SD, he states categorically that they have until the weekend to comment and that after that the average time taken to release an IG report is between 10 days and 2 weeks!

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  25. Another Scott says:

    If the IG report is only about wrong doing in the Clinton email investigation who cares? She lost the election. It will be good to see the light of truth shine on that but the most urgent thing is to bring out the full story behind the President Trump witch hunt.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      We all should care. Because the malfeasance coming from Comey and his dirty posse to keep Hillary out of trouble was just an appetizer of corruption to the actions they took to sink Trump.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        And quite likely a major motive behind this whole kabuki FBI/CIA cover up. Get the reason for it out there then the fact of the cover up is more palatable.

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      • David A says:

        Plus the email white wash and obstruction of justice FOR HRC was done by the SAME CREW illegally going after President Trump. They go hand in hand and each reinforces the bias and agenda of the DOJ – FBI – CIA politicised criminals.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Exactly.

      It’s much more critical that the narrative about the coup get high-profile coverage before the mid-terms than confirmation that the Hillary investigation was slow-walked and entirely compromised.

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      • nimrodman says:

        … was replying to Scott:

        “… but the most urgent thing is to bring out the full story behind the President Trump witch hunt.”

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    • Raven says:

      If the IG report is only about wrong doing in the Clinton email investigation who cares?

      It’s much more than that.
      When those “missing” emails show Hillary & Huma conducting Clinton Foundation business in the same email chain as Secretary of State business . . . and all on a private server! . . . that’ll shed a completely different light.

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    • Tom F says:

      You may not care.
      There’s some folks reading here who may/will disagree.
      You may recall that this speciific release was outlined by Sundance some time ago.
      Try to keep up.

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      • steph_gray says:

        The witch hunt against Trump was specifically invented in order to cover up the malfeasance that occurred during the Clinton investigation.

        Same small group, same continuing crime.

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  26. Minnie says:

    What are the odds on how many pages the report will consist of (not including exhibits, addendums, riders, schedules, etc)?

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  27. daughnworks247 says:

    WSJ article says those who are named are only allowed “a few days” to submit comments back for review.

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  28. Pam says:

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  29. wmingpt says:

    “Crossfire Hurricane” what the heck?

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  30. Max Tadpol says:

    What’s the over / under on the page count?

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  31. BooKemDannO says:

    Popcorn ready!!

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  32. todayistheday99 says:

    I noticed, recently watching fox, the news actors are starting to pretend to realize that the Russian ruse was a frame Trump coup, which of course they have known all along. They are all terrible actors.

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    • scott467 says:

      “They are all terrible actors.”

      _________________

      But they were willing to be paid off to go along with the narrative, and that was the primary job requirement.

      Acting ability was pretty far down the list.

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  33. moonpup says:

    I pray I get to hear “has been indicted by a federal grand jury” as much as I heard Russia Russia Russia, Collusion, Collusion, Collusion!

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    • svenwg says:

      Well, the minimum times you will hear ‘has been indicted by a federal grand jury’ is 29,000 Times, the number of sealed indictments as of a few weeks ago, 😂

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  34. tom dunkle says:

    never was going to indict the President. All about getting him impeached and destroying his reputation in the court of public opinion.

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    • Tom F says:

      ‘All about getting him impeached and destroying his reputation in the court of public opinion’
      Too late for that.
      Here’s the question: is President Trump more popular now or before the election?
      Based on accomplishments and the msm exposing itself daily,
      I’d say more, way more.
      Our job is to spread the word and vote for Republicans in November.
      Calling out Cabinet members and fermenting doubt is stupid. Very stupid.
      Or subversive.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        But the left ALWAYS overplay their hand. People have become so sick of the Russia Russia—and even opponents have noticed how much he is getting done so his poll numbers are going up.

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  35. spinoneone says:

    I’ll know they are serious when they indict Mueller for his participation in the Hillary “affair.” Until then, I’m not getting excited.

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  36. Ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here. Those interested in the process details should go read the official version at OIG.DoJ.gov. Basic process was 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 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. Did some checking— the average time for an OIG DoJ draft to receive comment and then go final is about two weeks. Has been so ever since about 2005. The most recent related draft, on McCabe misconduct, was about 10 days from draft to final after draft review and comment by McCabe and his lawyer (both in writing and in person with Horowitz, as he explained to Senator Grassley). This puts a time frame of before end May to publication of the final OIG written report on the Clinton email sham investigation and exhoneration. Comey and Lynch are about to find themselves in very BIG very public trouble.
    Meanwhile, the OIG Fisa abuse investigation is ongoing.

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  37. Chickficshun says:

    Sundance you know what they are all doing? Going to call it a draw. Leave a cloud over PDT’s head, leave a cloud over Hillary’s head. Nothing will happen to the corrupt FBI/DOJ. The media will continue to villify PDT and prop up Hillary.

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  38. bkeyser says:

    I authored some predictions over at The Hill this past weekend – between periods that they censor my comments – and I see it playing out like this:

    In a recent interview, Gowdy said he was hoping Horowitz would testify to the HPSCI the first week of June. I suspect that would fall on Tuesday, making the hearing on the 5th. The Report then, would be made public on the Friday before, June 1st. (I think if not the 5th, then it gets pushed back by three weeks, assuming the NorK meeting in Singapore is still on for the 12th. These two items will suck the air out of all other reporting, so they can’t coincide.)

    I suspect we’ll learn Huber’s recent and future moves at that hearing, though not names. Probably something like: “A DoJ prosecutor has been looking at potential criminal activity and all inquiries regarding that should be addressed to the Justice Department.” Reading between the lines will tell us if a grand jury has empaneled. The other potential outcome from this would be Sessions appointing a new SC to investigate the prime witnesses supporting Mueller, and quickly undermining Mueller’s investigation. I think if the IG notes really damaging characteristics among the Clinton “MYE” players who also levied the Trump/Russia “collusion” argument, he’ll start to face real pressure from GOP Senators and conservative media to show his hand or fold the investigation.

    With today’s announcement, the media is already writing their “nuthingbuger” stories, certainly noting that the Report does not call for criminal charges. Probably 5% or so know that it was never going to do that, the rest will be Voxsplaining us that no charges in the Report means everything was on the up and up, you know, minus a few missteps that would be made in any Mid-Year Exam. They’ll get lots of quotes from Ben Rhodes and Philippe Reines, and the pundits will proclaim Clinton exonerated. -OR- they’ll simply not cover it. The degree to which they push in one direction or another will tell you how worried they are about it.

    My hope is that Huber has been working hard on charges against the bad actors who went on to frame Trump and the administration, but my fear is that the media will convince the majority of Americans that the allegations contained in the Report will be mostly administrative missteps and a Sessions SC appointment will drag on for another year plus. I’m also concerned about how much of the Report will be redacted.

    We’ll see. At least we’re finally getting close to something.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      The “framing Trump” charges would be with respect to the whole FISA abuse and related.

      This Report is ONLY about the investigation, so called, of Hillary.

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      • jbowen82 says:

        Agreed. No one important to the FISA abuse will be indicted until after IG3. That should put the arraignments and arrests a lot closer to the November elections. We may even see some pleas (Ohrs, Baker, Page, Srtzock) in the fall.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        To be even more precise, I believe this is only about the investigation into the DOJ/FBI handling of Hillary’s emails/private server. Not including Uranium One or Clinton Foundation or any pay to play stuff. I think.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          That’s how I remember it too Sylvia. We have to remember there is a Grand Jury impaneled in Little Rock IIRC re Clint*n Fdn. Lot’s of stuff will begin to happen simultaneously. So many facts.d So many co-conspirators in everything they meddled in. Basically, they lived a life of crime. What makes them different then the mob?

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            Yes. It is easy to get it all criss crossed in my mind because there is so much. But the next step IG Report #2 is about the DOJ/FBI investigation into HRC’s email/server.

            So this will likely involve potential misdeeds by Stork and Page, more on McCabe, and many of the rest or all of the “small group” within the DOJ/FBI that Sundance identified previously, including I would think Comey and with any luck Lynch.

            Another thing I keep trying to remind myself is that the McCabe report only dealt with certain McCabe issues. Lying primarily. This report will likely involve more McCabe criminality as he seems to have been deeply involved in the Clinton investigation. I wonder if this will touch on anything having to do with Weiner’s laptop or if that would be outside the scope of this part of the investigation? I would think how McCabe handled Weiner’s laptop could likely be within the scope of this part of the investigation but maybe I’m wrong.

            This OIG investigation/report may not touch Hillary at all. IIRC there is a separate DOJ investigation into HRC’s server/email/mishandling of classified data so it isn’t at all clear to me that she will be the focus of anything this time around, she’s just the subject of the investigation.

            What a tangled mare’s nest this is.

            What makes them different than the mob? Hmm….probably better funded than the mob!

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            • MaineCoon says:

              Refresh my memory. If Phase #2 is re: Hag’s email investigation from 2015/2016, it will cover the entire sweep of Comey’s “no intent” – no prosecutor would press charges scenario. I thought it would focus on Hag’s deleting, bleach bit, classified info on private server, etc. and to include the Weiner laptop emails which were never reviewed. McCabe will get dragged into this or should anyway.

              OIG’s job is to discover wrong doing or just plain not following protocols in DoJ/FIB so it will be a huge incriminating report on DoJ/FIB with huge changes internally, but any crimes HAG, etc committed will be turned over to DoJ for DoJ to determine if they will prosecute via Huber (?). So many twists….I believe HAG & Bubba will meet their destiny via Clint*n Fdn pay-for-play & RICO. They might use Phase 2 to drain and clean up DoJ/FIB and let pay-for-play & RICO charges nail them. Who really knows. P45 is an LOE POTUS so it is very important that LOE be maintained throughout all of this no matter who goes to jail.

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              • Sylvia Avery says:

                ” I thought it would focus on Hag’s deleting, bleach bit, classified info on private server, etc. and to include the Weiner laptop emails which were never reviewed. ”

                Heck, I have no clue. Just trying to logick it out. But you make a good case for including the actual HRC email/classification crime within the scope of the DOJ/FBI’s investigation. Sounds convincing to me!

                I do think the McCabe deal of sitting on the Weiner laptop would be included because the outcome of that was Comey reopening the investigation and the apparent lack of any investigation into the Weiner laptop at all, as Sundance theorized, despite telling us all how quickly the FBI was able to whip through that laptop. SMH.

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                • MaineCoon says:

                  What you say is correct. I didn’t complete my thought. They will investigated all the HAG email investigation, so tht is how that all comes into play, but OIG only investigates as it does not have prosecutorial power. The Report will be scathing on the bad things DoJ/FIB have done. AD or DAG pick it up from there and decide to prosecute or not. Major re-vamping of protocols/procedures will occur to prevent this from happening again I believe. Sorry if I confuse you and me!

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        • ristvan says:

          That is correct.

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      • bkeyser says:

        I understand that. However, with a prosecutor on board, what arises out of the IG’s investigation can be forwarded to Huber, and he could be working on a parallel investigation(s) of these same bad actors. That is my hope. And that arrests are quick to follow.

        AND, if Horowitz reveals corruption among the MYE “investigators” who went on to become known entities in Russiagate, then they’re likely witnesses – tainted and unreliable witnesses- for Mueller.

        It’s sort of like the leftist jubilance that Flynn was “cooperating” with the Mueller investigation. (Even though that’s just boilerplate language on a guilty plea.) I can see the prosecutor against one of the Trump team now: “Your Honor, the government calls LGen Flynn as its next witness. Gen Flynn was briefly President Trump’s NSA, before being fired for lying to the VP, and has himself admitted through a signed affidavit to another Federal Court that he lied by misleading FBI investigators. Unreliable, lying witness Gen Flynn, would you please come to the stand?”

        A tainted witness for the prosecution actually helps the defense. Horowitz could effectively blow up anything Mueller might have been considering relative to Trump. Which is probably why -along with there simply being no evidence to sustain a conviction outside of “FBI suspicion planted by FBI directives to FBI ‘informants'”- Mueller is concentrating on Manafort and Cohen. (I’ve been occasionally entertaining a theory that Mueller is really on board to take down K Street, and not Trump, but admittedly, it’s a long shot.)

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          Mueller sounds a bit dense, like the Anthrax case. Unable to sit back, look at the whole picture, and see major adjustments need to be made. And Boston.

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    • Trumpismine says:

      !!! Post like this make me want word press !!!

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    • svenwg says:

      No redactions to the report is my bet, as it is a report on the conduct of main justice and any redaction would only be made to coverup malfeasance.

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  39. Pam says:

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  40. L4grasshopper says:

    Keep in mind that the Report may detail all manner of things that, while not illegal, were wholly improper and contrary to DOJ/FBI regulations, SOPs, and directives.

    I expect a lot of this concerning the fake Hillary “investigation”. For example: handing out immunity like candy to Hillary’s inner circle; not taking possession of computers, or when they did, not maintaining strict controls on them; allowing people to sit in on interviews who had no business doing so; sins of omission, like not bothering to check what was on Huma’s laptop; and with the FBI specifically — Comey not working with his DOJ bosses. Re-read Rosenhack’s memo recommending Comey be fired — it was a brutal testament to a rogue Director.

    I think more illegalities will surface with how the FBI and DOJ manipulated the FISA process and everything else related to their illegal spying on the Trump campaign. But that’s coming in the next Report.

    Don’t want to throw cold water on all the expectations……but I think the real serious illegal stuff occurred related to the spying on Trump stuff, and not necessarily in how they performed the Clinton investigation —- although I can see some “obstruction of justice” indictments if there is evidence/testimony of conspiracy to make sure Hillary got off the hook!

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    • Agree – I have always felt that w/r/t Hillary email handling, the partisans covered their tracks with a thin veneer of plausible deniability – we didn’t do anything ILLEGAL. We didn’t violate REGULATIONS. We simply didn’t follow protocol, guidelines, past practice. They are all scum and if they didn’t touch the FISA applications or the investigation into Trump campaign, they will walk.

      Truly disgusting – the NYT was all set to go with the counterpunch the minute the OIG announcement came out. NYT spin is that FBI/DOJ handled Hillary far more brutally than their gentle handling of Trump investigation – they are already setting the narrative that the OIG report may criticize FBI handling of Hillary emails – but they were much more considerate (i.e. favorably biased) when it came to Trump.

      Sally Yates quoted – not surprised that she is managing the back door narrative from afar.

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      • steph_gray says:

        Won’t work. From everything I’ve seen here in the past year, Helliary’s deliberate mishandling of classified information was a federal crime, hands down, no wiggle room, no gray area (except in Comey’s brain dead skull), no room for interpretation, no nonsense about “intent.” Their failure to investigate it properly was also a crime. They are toast.

        IANAL of course. And IMHO opinion of course.

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    • jbowen82 says:

      Yes, I think that is McCabe’s trump card. There will be plea bargains for the minor players and a lot of circumstantial evidence, but McCabe will in the end be the John Dean of this deal. He is going to give up Lynch, Yates, and maybe Comey.

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  41. Pam says:

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  42. frank field says:

    Hammer down. For America.

    DRAIN IT

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  43. 4beagles says:

    So I can expect a redacted version within a couple weeks, maybe a month…..

    Lyrics:

    First thing I remember was askin’ papa, “Why?”,
    For there were many things I didn’t know.
    And Daddy always smiled; took me by the hand,
    Sayin’, “Someday you’ll understand.”

    CHORUS:
    Well, I’m here to tell you now each and ev’ry mother’s son
    You better learn it fast; you better learn it young,
    ‘Cause, “Someday” Never Comes.”

    Well, time and tears went by and I collected dust,
    For there were many things I didn’t know.
    When Daddy went away, he said, “Try to be a man,
    And, Someday you’ll understand.”

    CHORUS

    And then, one day in April, I wasn’t even there,
    For there were many things I didn’t know.
    A son was born to me; Mama held his hand,
    Sayin’ “Someday you’ll understand.”

    CHORUS

    Think it was September, the year I went away,
    For there were many things I didn’t know.
    And I still see him standing, try’n’ to be a man;
    I said, “Someday you’ll understand.”

    CHORUS

    Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm….

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  44. scott467 says:

    “The Draft Report review allows the principals to provide input on the facts identified and outlined within the draft.”

    ___________________

    So it’s like the FIB does when they indict and prosecute an American citizen. They prepare their entire case, then hand over any exculpatory evidence (only if you catch them and the judge forces them to) and then they let you and your lawyer examine their entire case to make sure they didn’t get anything wrong (not in a million lifetimes) and provide ‘input’ as to how they could present their case so it wouldn’t be so embarrassing or incriminating to us. You know, help us out a little with some TLC and CYA.

    ‘Cause that’s how our system works for the common Man.

    But other than that, yeah, sure ‘equal justice under law’ (nod, nod, wink so hard your eyelid falls off and twitches on the ground).

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  45. Jay Wizz says:

    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.

    Hmm. That’s somewhat disconcerting. Considering we havent publicly seen any evidence of specific criminal investigations. Hopefully that just means they are happening privately.

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    • scott467 says:

      Hopefully.

      Someday.

      Maybe.

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    • sundance says:

      Well, you are obviously missing the BIGGEST EVIDENCE of a criminal investigation, perhaps intentionally.

      That BRUTALLY OBVIOUS investigative evidence would be when AG Sessions appointed U.S. Attorney (Prosecutor) John Huber in August of 2017 to join Horowitz.

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      • Tom F says:

        Couldn’t be better said.
        Jeez, why all the pessimism on this board?
        Can’t read? Can’t comprehend?
        Here to disrupt? Spread doubt?

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        • Albertus Magnus says:

          Tom, F: As usual, you speak the truth plainly and succinctly.

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        • KBR says:

          Tom,
          You have called others stupid, subversive, pessimistic )more than once,) and weak in this thread alone. Including me, which is the only reason I bother trying to talk some sense to you.

          And you say THEY are here to disrupt?

          Try toning down the selfrighteous judgemental comments. I found a post of yours here and said to myself , well Tom’s okay, I like this post! Then I got to the very last two sentences, where you did it again.

          Opinions are like…well, fannies, lol 😇everybody has one.

          The goal is not to show your fanny when you give your opinions.

          I hope I helped you.

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          • lumoc1 says:

            “Opinions are like…well, fannies, lol 😇everybody has one.”
            Instead of disagreeing with your whole comment, which I actually do, I would limit myself to say that “fannies” is a plural noun which means that everybody normally has two. 😉

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      • Jay Wizz says:

        There’s certainly strong evidence that Huber was hired. But there is still no direct evidence that he is actually prosecuting anyone. We have seen the ends that the administrative state will go to cover themselves and anyone acting in their interest.

        I’ve been disappointed too many times to get my hopes up. I think a lot of analysis here is spot on but I’ll withhold any optimism until we see some actual results.

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  46. Hillyard says:

    Mueller is such a piece, Of course he can’t indict a sitting president. First there’d have to be a crime which wasn’t manufactured by the FBI and DOJ, Secondly, Mueller’s band of Cankel & Odumbo lovers are so conflicted they couldn’t get a guilty charge that didn’t come from a perjury trap. At this point it may be safe to say Mueller himself is in more legal jeopardy than PDT

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  47. Turranos says:

    Everyone keep praying and then pray some more!

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  48. History Teaches says:

    The war won’t end when the report is released. It will just enter a different phase. The objective is to keep the narrative about the President’s alleged dubious behavior and personal flaws alive. There will be high level strategy sessions inside the swamp dedicated to spinning any sliver of innuendo into a revised agenda of anti-Trump activism.

    No matter how damning to the conspirators, any massive report of this stature will usually have grey areas and ambivalent conclusions in regards to particular actions and actors. After all, most of the plotters were lawyers with massive legal and political support teams. Whatever testimony was given must have been so nuanced and parsed that deciphering pure fact could have been a laborious risky task by the IG team.

    Watch for leaks hinting at alleged flaws in the report when the draft report gets scrutinized. I can’t help but be cynical to some degree after watching the depth and audacity of the witch hunt.

    Only when indictments, trials and punishment occur will we really know the swamp is being dramatically drained. And a parallel vindication will be obvious when the MSM are forced out of their fantasy bubble and have to deal with a scandal that dwarfs Watergate.

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    • lizzyp says:

      No doubt- I expect a massive surge in anti Trump reporting. Sort of like the Senate Committee report today, but from all sides. Hopefully this review period will be pretty short….

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      • svenwg says:

        The review period comes to an end Friday at midnight 🕛, no more time given and then the final report should be out in a matter of 10 days to 2 weeks!

        This as per SD’s article at the top of this comment section. There are those that do not read and there are those that have no eyes to see.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Thousands of swamp dwellers have been fired, resigned, not running for re-election, under criminal investigations, huge number of CEOs resigning, lobbyists leaving, exiting trade deals, etc. etc. All this is draining the swamp in one way or another. Swamp draining is more than indictments/jail, although we must have that too to conclusively drain it.

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  49. ATheoK says:

    Big News!

    Other news today, the former first lady was seen purchasing several cases of depends and appears to be replacing her pastel Mao pant suits for basic brown suits.

    Must’ve been a messy day for the former first lady.

    Ideally, the remaining honest FBI investigators are legally monitoring HRC’s communications. As the old bat calls every one of her misbehaving comrades to tell them to burn documents, phones and hard drives.
    Too late, ya old bat!

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  50. lizzyp says:

    Could this be why Comey was ‘unable to appear’ today?

    Does anyone know where Hillary is right now?

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    • scott467 says:

      “Does anyone know where Hillary is right now?”

      _________________

      Cookin’ up kiddies in the cauldron, no doubt. Eye of a newt, wing of a bat, and all that jazz.

      Johnny Podesta is coming over for a pizza party later.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Some one needs to start a trending tweet thread: #where’sHillary?

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