HERE IT IS – Inspector General Report on FBI and DOJ Conduct During Clinton Investigation – Full 568 page pdf

The 18-month Inspector General review of the DOJ/FBI investigation of the Hillary Clinton email has been released – OIG RELEASE LINK HERE

This IG inquiry is specifically looking into whether the FBI investigation was corrupted by political influence in their determination of the Clinton outcome. The IG report provides background on the overall issues, the potential crimes; the subsequent coverup; and the corruption that infested the 2016 Department of Justice and the FBI.

Here’s The Report:

(pdf link)

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Don’t Comment Unless You’ve Read The Full Report

Important note.  Read, but don’t focus on, the “executive summary” or “conclusions”; those two sections were written by political administrators in FBI and DOJ leadership.  Focus on the substance of the documented facts within the IG report.  You’ll note the specific facts don’t support the “summary/conclusion”.

Analysis will follow.

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1,316 Responses to HERE IT IS – Inspector General Report on FBI and DOJ Conduct During Clinton Investigation – Full 568 page pdf

  1. bulwarker says:

    From page 402:
    July 26, 2016: Strzok and Page exchanged a series of text messages on July 26, 2016, while they appeared to be watching television coverage of the Democratic National Convention. In the course of this exchange, Page texted, “Yeah, it is pretty cool. [Clinton] just has to win now. I’m not going to lie, I got a flash of nervousness yesterday about trump. The sandernistas have the potential to make a very big mistake here….” Strzok responded, “I’m not worried about them. I’m worried about the anarchist Assanges who will take fed information and disclose it to disrupt. We’ve gotta get the memo and brief and case filing done.” Strzok told us that “the memo” he was referring to was the closing Letterhead Memorandum (LHM) summarizing the Clinton email server investigation. Strzok said he was not certain what the “brief and case filing” referred to, but speculated these could have related to a FOIA filing. When asked if his text message meant that the LHM needed to be completed because he was worried about Trump and wanted Clinton to win, Strzok said, “No, not at all.”

    Wasn’t the FBI trying to obtain the FISA warrant around this time? Could that be what he meant when he talked of the brief and case filing?

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    • pgroup says:

      Apparently you are one of those deplorables that thinks hard. Great hypothesizing.

      Liked by 7 people

      • SJM says:

        TROLL ALERT: TROLLS ARE OUT IN FORCE !!!

        This will be the DemoRat(sic) narrative in response to IG Report:

        TOP DEMOCRATS SAY IG REPORT PROVES COMEY’S DECISIONS HELPED TRUMP, HURT CLINTON.

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    • Justice Department IG Report: What Color Is Your Whitewash?

      But who are FBI Agents 1 and 5, and FBI Attorney 2? Especially since the IG says they all violated the FBI’s Offense Code of Conduct.

      Text Messages and Instant Messages
      As we describe in Chapter Twelve, during our review we identified text messages and instant messages sent on FBI mobile devices or computer systems by five FBI employees who were assigned to the Midyear investigation. These included:

      • Text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page;

      • Instant messages exchanged between Agent 1, who was one of the four Midyear case agents, and Agent 5, who was a member of the filter team; and

      • Instant messages sent by FBI Attorney 2, who was assigned to the Midyear investigation.

      The text messages and instant messages sent by these employees included statements of hostility toward then candidate Trump and statements of support for candidate Clinton, and several appeared to mix political opinions with discussions about the Midyear investigation. We found that the conduct of these five FBI employees brought discredit to themselves, sowed doubt about the FBI’s handling of the Midyear investigation, and impacted the reputation of the FBI. Although our review did not find documentary or testimonial evidence directly connecting the political views these employees expressed in their text messages and instant messages to the specific investigative decisions we reviewed in Chapter Five, the conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the FBI Midyear investigation and sowed doubt the FBI’s work on, and its handling of, the Midyear investigation.

      Moreover, the damage caused by their actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral factfinding and political independence. We were deeply troubled by text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations. Most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the Russia investigation, which was not a part of this review.

      Nonetheless, when one senior FBI official, Strzok, who was helping to lead the Russia investigation at the time, conveys in a text message to another senior FBI official, Page, “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it” in response to her question “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”, it is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. This is antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice.

      We do not question that the FBI employees who sent these messages are entitled to their own political views. However, we believe using FBI devices to send the messages discussed in Chapter Twelve—particularly the messages that intermix work-related discussions with political commentary—potentially implicate provisions in the FBI’s Offense Code and Penalty Guidelines. At a minimum, we found that the employees’ use of FBI systems and devices to send the identified messages demonstrated extremely poor judgment and a gross lack of professionalism. We therefore refer this information to the FBI for its handling and consideration of whether the messages sent by the five employees listed above violated the FBI’s Offense Code of Conduct.

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      • Re: Agent 1

        15:07:41, Agent 1: “…I’m done interviewing the President
        – then type the 302. 18 hour day….”
        15:13:32, FBI Employee: “you interviewed the president?”
        15:17:09, Agent 1: “you know
        – HRC” [Hillary Rodham Clinton]
        15:17:18, Agent 1: “future pres”
        15:17:22, Agent 1: “Trump cant win”
        15:17:31, Agent 1: “demographics dont line up”
        15:17:37, Agent 1: “America has changed”

        13:46:48, Agent 5: “jesus christ… Trump: Glad FBI is fixing
        ‘horrible mistake’ on clinton emails … for fuck’s sake.”
        13:47:27, Agent 5: “the fuck’s sake part was me, the rest was Trump.”
        13:49:07, Agent 1: “Not sure if Trump or the fifth floor is worse…”
        13:49:22, Agent 5: “I’m so sick of both…”
        13:50:25, Agent 5: “+o( TRUMP”
        13:50:30, Agent 5: “+o( Fifth floor”
        13:50:34, Agent 5: “+o( FBI”
        13:50:44, Agent 5: “+o( Average American public”

        * “+o( = (“sick face” emoticon) Agent 5 is “sick” of Trump, the Fifth Floor (FBI Counterintelligence Division, Washington Field Office), FBI (Headquarters), and the Average American public.

        10:39:49, Agent 1: “I find anyone who enjoys [this job] an absolute fucking idiot. If you dont think so, ask them one more question. Who are you voting for? I guarantee you it will be Donald Drumpf.”
        10:40:13, Agent 5: “i forgot about drumpf…”
        10:40:27, Agent 5: “that’s so sad and pathetic if they want to vote for him.”
        10:40:43, Agent 5: “someone who can’t answer a question”
        10:40:51, Agent 5: “someone who can’t be professional for even a second”

        8:56:43, Agent 5: “i’m trying to think of a ‘would i rather’ instead of spending time with those people”
        08:56:54, Agent 1: “stick your tongue in a fan??”
        08:56:58, Agent 5: “i would rather have brunch with trump”
        08:57:03, Agent 1: “ha”
        08:57:15, Agent 1: “french toast with drumpf”
        08:57:19, Agent 5: “i would rather have brunch with trump and a bunch of his supporters like the ones from ohio that are retarded”
        08:57:23, Agent 5: “:)” = (“smiley face” emoticon)

        14:21:10, Agent 1: “You think HRC is gonna win right? You think we should get nails and some boards in case she doesn’t”
        14:21:56, Agent 5: “she better win… otherwise i’m gonna be walking around with both of my guns.”
        14:22:05, Agent 5: “and likely quitting on the spot”
        14:28:43, Agent 1: “You should know;…..”
        14:28:45, Agent 1: “that”
        14:28:50, Agent 1: “I’m…..” 14:28:56, Agent 1: “with her.”
        14:28:58, Agent 1: “ooooooooooooooooooo”
        14:29:02, Agent 1: “show me the money”
        14:29:03, Agent 5: “<:o)”
        14:29:14, Agent 5: “screw you trump”
        14:19:18, Agent 5: “wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”
        14:29:32, Agent 5: “go baby, go! let’s give her Virginia”
        14:30:03, Agent 1: “not to my country. You just cant get up and try to appeal to all the worst things in humans and fool my country….”
        14:30:12, Agent 1: “Just 49% of us…..”
        14:30:25, Agent 5: “let’s hope it’s 49% or less…”
        14:30:31, Agent 5: “we’ll find out…”

        FBI Attorney 2, shortly after Comey’s Oct. 28, letter to Congress that effectively announced the reopening of the "Midyear" Clinton E-Mail investigation.
        13:44:42, to FBI Employee 1: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
        13:44:52, to FBI Employee 2: “I mean, I never really liked the Republic anyway.”
        14:01:52, to FBI Employee 3: “As I have initiated the destruction of the republic…. Would you be so kind as to have a coffee with me this afternoon?”
        15:28:50, to FBI Employee 4: “I’m clinging to small pockets of happiness in the dark time of the Republic’s destruction”

        09:38:14, FBI Attorney 2: “I am numb.”
        09:55:35, FBI Employee: “I can’t stop crying.”
        10:00:13, FBI Attorney 2: “That makes me even more sad.”
        10:43:20, FBI Employee: “Like, what happened?”
        10:43:37, FBI Employee: “You promised me this wouldn’t happen. YOU PROMISED.”
        10:43:43, FBI Employee: Okay, that might have been a lie…”
        10:43:46, FBI Employee: “I’m very upset.”
        10:43:47, FBI Employee: “haha”
        10:51:48, FBI Attorney 2: “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently.”
        10:54:29, FBI Employee: “Don’t stress. None of that mattered.”
        10:54:31, FBI Employee: “The FBI’s influence.”
        10:59:36, FBI Attorney 2: “I don’t know. We broke the momentum.”
        11:00:03, FBI Employee: “That is not so.”
        11:02:22, FBI Employee: “All the people who were initially voting for her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out. Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn’t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm.”
        418 11:11:43, FBI Attorney 2: “I’m just devastated. I can’t wait until I can leave today and just shut off the world for the next four days.”
        11:12:06, FBI Employee: “Why are you devastated?”
        11:12:18, FBI Employee: “Yes, I’m not watching tv for four years.”
        11:14:16, FBI Attorney 2:“I just can’t imagine the systematic disassembly of the progress we made over the last 8 years. ACA is gone. Who knows if the rhetoric about deporting people, walls, and crap is true. I honestly feel like there is going to be a lot more gun issues, too, the crazies won finally. This is the tea party on steroids. And the GOP is going to be lost, they have to deal with an incumbent in 4 years. We have to fight this again. Also Pence is stupid.”
        11:14:58, FBI Employee: “Yes that’s all true.”
        11:15:01, FBI Attorney 2: “And it’s just hard not to feel like the FBI caused some of this. It was razor thin in some states.”
        11:15:09, FBI Employee: “Yes it was very thin.”
        11:15:23, FBI Attorney 2: “Plus, my god damned name is all over the legal documents investigating his staff.”
        11:15:24, FBI Employee: “But no I absolutely do not believe the FBI had any part.”
        11:15:33, FBI Attorney 2: “So, who knows if that breaks to him what he is going to do.”

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  2. talker2u says:

    Thank you, Sundance.
    Again.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. 4sure says:

    The swamp draining can get underway if we have anyone in the DOJ?FBI worth a spit, which I doubt.

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    • Milo says:

      There’s that classy FBI Agent in Denver who shot someone in a nightclub.

      Liked by 2 people

      • The Demon Slick says:

        Everyone must say the rank and file is awesome every time they bash the scumbags running the agency. It’s like a rule or something. You know, even though they missed the pulse nightclub shooter and then stood outside for hours while he killed. And they shot the Bundy. Killed him. And Garland Texas, the attempt on Pamela Gellar, where they followed the shooters while they went after her and did nothing, and tried to run away after the shooters were killed, and we only found out because they crashed. And San Bernardino. And the Florida school shooter. And more. But you still have to say they’re awesome patriots because law enforcement!
        :-0
        Say, how does the IG know what motivated Comey to act up? He says he acted up, but it wasn’t political. It’s a bit hard to see the rationale behind that.

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  4. FofBW says:

    Now that it is out, the only thing that really matters now is who goes to trial.

    What ever is said in Congress and the MSM is all politics and psy-ops.

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    • sterling1776 says:

      Yes, this. Please just show me *any* action of justice.

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    • noswamp says:

      The rooster specifically cried that Wray and Seasions should “do” something.

      That statement is incorrect, Wray and Sessions should be fired! And Rosenstein.
      (Not in that order)

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      • Paco Loco says:

        Wray and Sessions are obstructing Justice by not thoroughly investigating the Russia smear, the FISA court using national security to hide illegal survelliance, and the Obama Whitehouse using the ICs to spy on the Trump campaign. This IG report is more obfuscation of what Obama and his minions in DoJ and the FBI did to help Clinton win the election.

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        • kiskiminetas says:

          Wray and Sessions are not obstructing justice. If they were they would have been fired by VSGPDJT a long time ago. Critical thinking is necessary for seeing things correctly. RR is the black hat who will be brought to justice along with the rest of these traitors. Always remember that this is a game of 3D leverage and Trump is the grand master. He plays these people continually and the results he gets are beneficial to our cause. Ergo we are winning.

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    • maggiemoowho says:

      I hate to say it, but I don’t think anyone is going to trial.

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    • 4sure says:

      Where’s the referrals in the report to the AG for indictments?

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      • maggiemoowho says:

        There aren’t any😏

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      • Dobegirl says:

        Those are in the classified addendum that PDJT has but is not released to the public.

        If you follow Q (I do) he released this yesterday:
        Q !CbboFOtcZs ID: 8d9246 No.1739449 📁
        Jun 13 2018 22:50:25 (EST)
        POTUS in possession of (and reviewing):
        1. Original IG unredacted report
        2. Modified IG unredacted report [RR version]
        3. Modified IG redacted report [RR version]
        4. IG summary notes re: obstruction(s) to obtain select info (classified)
        [#3 released tomorrow]
        [SEC: FBI/DOJ handling of HRC email investigation]
        [[RR]]
        Who has the sole ability to DECLAS it all?
        Did you witness the stage being set today?
        Nunes/Grassley/Freedom C. push for docs.
        [[RR]] central figure within docs (personally involved).
        KNOWN CONFLICT.
        Immediate impeachment / resignation / termination / recusal IF EVER BROUGHT TO LIGHT.
        Be loud.
        Be heard.
        Fight for TRUTH.
        Q

        RR of course is Rod Rosenstien

        And this today:

        Q !CbboFOtcZs No.109 📁
        Jun 14 2018 12:28:13 (EST)
        321RR.jpg ⤓

        [[RR]] approved/signed FISA-warrant application(s) to extend surveillance on POTUS/others.
        What evidence to support?
        Snowball.
        [[RR]] @ WH.
        Why was Rachel Brand removed?
        Critical thinking.
        Q

        The optics are important to PDJT so that the DNC and the far leftists can not accuse him of political injustice and of being a dictator.

        The facts have to come out.

        Relax, PDJT has this.

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  5. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    Saul?

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  6. SR says:

    It’s good to know and everyone feeling is winner. Where are dots connecting to Lynch and Obama’s WH? DOJ employees (good/bad) would not go that far without WH instructions. What happened to tarmac meeting? When FBI is breaking the door of Comey in the middle of night? Deep state is making us happy just firing people from job.

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    • FanGirl says:

      When is FBI breaking the door of Comey’s “attorneys”?

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      I’m sure they’re in here – we just need to dig them out. It’s clear to me that the White Hats are DUMPING a BURNABLE SUMMARY out where crowdsource journalists can tear it to pieces.

      Just read this section. It is ONE of MANY sections containing the word pair “Lynch said”. This is more “Lynch said” than we have EVER seen. The LIES are going to come pouring out with a little work, IMO.

      2. Lynch’s Recollection of the Meeting

      Lynch told the OIG that Comey expressed concern during the meeting about how to comply with the Department’s longstanding policy of neither confirming nor denying ongoing criminal investigations in the face of direct questions about the number of agents assigned to the case and the resources dedicated to it, because answering those questions implicitly would acknowledge that there was an open investigation. Lynch said that providing testimony about the allocation of resources or the way that the Department works a case is a normal practice, but that in her view, they were not ready to publicly confirm an investigation.

      Lynch stated that her discussion with Comey was framed in terms of how they could testify about the resources dedicated to the investigation without breaking Department policy. Lynch said that Comey was seeking guidance on how to handle those issues, particularly given that the referral was public, and that detailed information about the investigation had been discussed in the press.

      Lynch said that she was aware of numerous letters from Members of Congress requesting information about the investigation, and that her meeting with Comey took place around the same time as a telephone call she had with Senator Charles Grassley, who wanted to discuss the Department’s handling of Bryan Pagliano, a State Department employee who set up one of Clinton’s servers, in….

      You get the picture. WE are the jury, and we can talk all we want.

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  7. John B says:

    Dogstar_K9…wow, you are Nostradamus in your ability to predict the future. Kudos to you. We are so honored to be in the presence of your greatness.

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  8. mormoninsider says:

    “In assessing the decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop, we were particularly concerned about text messages sent by Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions they made were impacted by bias or improper considerations. Most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the Russia investigation, and the implication in some of these text messages, particularly Strzok’s August 8 text message (“we’ll stop” candidate Trump from being elected), was that Strzok might be willing to take official action to impact a presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias.”

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    • 6x47 says:

      Wow, ya think?

      IG report is “just the facts”; the wording “we do not have confidence that Strzok’s decision … was free from bias” is about as anodyne a phrase as anyone could muster.

      “Given the totality of the Holocaust, we do not have confidence that Hitler’s decisions on the ‘final solution to the Jewish problem’ was free from bias.”

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  9. daystarmin says:

    The trolls🐍🐍 will be out in full force tody

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Nigella says:

    Is it true that was recommened that no charges be recommended in this case?

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  11. deepdivemaga says:

    GTFO of here shill

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  12. 4sure says:

    This from a website by a libbie. Looks like the libs love this report.

    1) Comey’s actions in the Clinton case departed “clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms” and hurt the “perception of the FBI” — but they weren’t the result of “political bias.”

    2) Specifically, it was not Comey’s job to publicly proclaim what a “reasonable prosecutor” should do in the Clinton case — the FBI is supposed to investigate, while the Justice Department makes charging decisions.

    3) Texts between affair-having FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page did have political bias, but the IG found no evidence that “improper considerations” affected their investigative actions in the Clinton case.

    Trump isn’t going to like it. Will probably start denouncing IG Horowitz while raising questions of redactions or changing drafts or whatever is necessary to keep the fire burning.

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    • 6x47 says:

      I can’t wait to see what might have motivated Comey’s remarkable and unprecedented “deviations from FBI and department norms” if not political bias.

      Perhaps he ate too many Twinkies and was suffering from some sort of junk-food induced brain fog, like Dan White when he killed Harvey Milk and George Moscone?

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    • Carrie2 says:

      4sure, OIG cannot prosecute but only give a starting basis for Huber or any other prosecutor. Yes, we want action and we want it now, but many things take time and we want to get it right!

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    • The statements that “Comey’s actions in the Clinton case departed ‘clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms’ and hurt the ‘perception of the FBI’ — but they weren’t the result of ‘political bias.'” is absolutely damning! That conclusion means a proper, norm-following investigation was not performed, and will provide President Trump with sufficient cover to order that a proper, norm-following investigation be performed. The fact that “political bias” was not involved is a red herring in a similar way that Clinton had no intent to violate the secrecy laws is a red herring. The secrecy laws make negligence enough for a crime to be committed, and a poorly executed investigation does not become definitive merely because it was not conducted with political bias!

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  13. Emeraldstar says:

    This report is only one – the first – of the multiple bases for eviscerating the Swamp.

    Obviously, I haven’t read it yet … but I perceive its purpose nonetheless. There are more installments to come, on other transgressions, and when taken TOGETHER, they will enable unparalleled prosecutorial action against the liars, leakers, and frauds embedded in our Government. None of whom are trying to MAGA.

    One step at a time. I’ll quote Tolkien once more:

    “But the noose comes, slow in the drawing, tight and hard in the end.”

    I wish for finality – not temporary wins.

    And I’m willing to trust VSGPDJT entirely – timing, methods, tweets, EO’s, and everything else.

    Go ahead – call me a member of a “cult”! Lol …

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I haven’t read it. But there is a point to be made. The IG Report was about “how” the investigation of Hillary’s emails, secret server was done…it doesn’t (that I know of) address the criminality of her actions.

      IOW, are we in the Statute of Limitations for reopening the investigation in what she, Huma and all her henchmen did? Previously, it’s been remarked that this might be happening, but I don’t know for sure.

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  14. jack says:

    Sundance,… gee… I guess you will need a BIG POT of COFFEE to read the 500 pages … and keep awake. 🙂

    Thanks for doing this for us Trump Supporters, … it’s like a weight lifter lifting hugh weights, most of us have to just watch and not attempt to lift this 500 pound monster that this report is.

    Happy Reading! 🙂

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    • Shirley Goodwin says:

      Yes, it’s nice what Sundance does, but we should all try to “lift this 500 pound monster” because we should be faced with every word of it and draw our own conclusions, not just accept someone else’s, no matter how good and trustworthy that person may be. I think we’d all have better discussions here if we did the homework ourselves and then compared it to Sundance’s conclusions. Sundance is excellent, but he’s still human and may miss something or view it differently than some of us as we read it in context.

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      • Mia C says:

        Have at it. But I’m not reading a 600 page report. I used to comb through government bills and it was exhausting and led to nothing. Wast of time. I’m reading what Breitbart, Drudge and Sundance highlight instead.

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  15. Michael says:

    I.
    Conclusions
    The Clinton email investigation was one of the highest profile investigations
    in the FBI’s history; however, it is just one of thousands of investigations handled
    each year by the approximately 35,000 FBI agents, analysts, and other
    professionals who dedicate their careers to protecting the American people and
    upholding the Constitution and the rule of law. Through the collective efforts of
    generations of FBI employees, the FBI has developed and earned a reputation as
    one of the world’s premier law enforcement agencies.
    The FBI has gained this reputation, in significant part, because of its
    professionalism, impartiality, non-political enforcement of the law, and adherence
    to detailed policies, practices, and norms. However, as we outline in this report,
    certain actions during the Midyear investigation were inconsistent with these long-
    standing policies, practices, and norms.
    First, we found that several FBI employees who played critical roles in the
    investigation sent political messages—some of which related directly to the Midyear
    investigation—that created the appearance of bias and thereby raised questions
    about the objectivity and thoroughness of the Midyear investigation. Even more
    seriously, text messages between Strzok and Page pertaining to the Russia
    investigation, particularly a text message from Strzok on August 8 stating “No. No
    he’s not. We’ll stop it.” in response to a Page text “[Trump’s] not ever going to
    become president, right? Right?!,” are not only indicative of a biased state of mind
    but imply a willingness to take official action to impact a presidential candidate’s
    electoral prospects. This is antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the
    Department of Justice. While we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence
    that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific
    investigative actions we reviewed in Chapter Five, the conduct by these employees
    cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation and sowed doubt about the FBI’s work
    on, and its handling of, the Midyear investigation. It also called into question
    Strzok’s failure in October 2016 to follow up on the Midyear-related investigative
    lead discovered on the Weiner laptop. The damage caused by these employees’
    actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear investigation and goes to the
    heart of the FBI’s reputation for neutral factfinding and political independence.
    Second, in key moments, then Director Comey chose to deviate from the
    FBI’s and the Department’s established procedures and norms and instead engaged
    in his own subjective, ad hoc decisionmaking. In so doing, we found that Comey
    largely based his decisions on what he believed was in the FBI’s institutional
    interests and would enable him to continue to effectively lead the FBI as its
    Director. While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias
    on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and
    dramatically from FBI and Department norms, the decisions negatively impacted
    the perception of the FBI and the Department as fair administrators of justice.
    497Moreover, these decisions usurped the authority of the Attorney General and upset
    the well-established separation between investigative and prosecutorial functions
    and the accountability principles that guide law enforcement decisions in the United
    States…………………………………..

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  16. bulwarker says:

    Read page 499, the recommendations. This is a coverup.

    1. “…identifying the general risks with and alternatives to permitting a witness to attend a voluntary interview of another witness…”
    (Clinton having Mills present)
    2. “The Department consider making explicit that… …an investigating agency cannot publicly announce its recommended charging decision prior to consulting with the Attorney General” (Comes announcing no prosecution of Hillary sought)
    5. “The Office of the Deputy Attorney General consider taking steps to improve the retention and monitoring of text messages Department- wide.”
    (oops, our bad)
    6. “The FBI add a warning banner to all of the FBI’s mobile phones and mobile devices in order to further notify users that they have no reasonable expectation of privacy.”
    (no comment)
    7. “The FBI consider (a) assessing whether it has provided adequate training to employees about the proper use of text messages and instant messages…”
    (pathetic)
    9. “Department ethics officials consider implementing a review of campaign donations when Department employees or their spouses run for public office.”
    (McCabe’s wife)

    And that’s it… No recommendation to charge partisan officials, just the swamp protecting itself.

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    • L. Gee says:

      According to Tracy Beanz: “Just to clarify- criminal referrals are never included in the report.”

      Not sure if that’s what you were looking for or not, but perhaps so!

      Liked by 3 people

      • 4sure says:

        I thought McCabe was referred by IG to DOJ for prosecution? I thought when IG found criminal violations they were supposed to be referred to DOJ for prosecution?

        I have been reading here for a yr and a half that has taken for this report, that we must be patient and wait for IG report before Sessions can be awakened and any one can be prosecuted and Huber iss going to be busier than a one legged man in an azz kicking contest from all the referrals from the IG report.

        Many here and elsewhere said, “we don’t need no stinking Special Prosecutor, we have the IG doing an investigation and when his report is complete all the criminals will be rounded up.

        What did I miss?

        Liked by 2 people

      • zed757 says:

        COMPLETE NUTHINGBURGER WITH EXTRA CHEESE AND JALAPENO! Wow. The Deep State Uniparty strikes back.

        Liked by 2 people

  17. phoenixRising says:

    thank you Sundance… I will read every page.
    Look forward to you analysis, as always.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Johnny Bravo says:

      Just taking a break from the report and take in some lighter reading.

      What I have read so far confirms everything that I learned here over the past 18 months from Sundance.

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  18. stringplayer55 says:

    Page i, the very first page of preliminary material: “During the course of the review, the OIG discovered text messages and instant messages between some FBI employees on the investigative team, conducted using FBI mobile devices and computers, that expressed statements of hostility toward then candidate Donald Trump and statements of support for then candidate Clinton.”

    How will the Dems and the media spin that statement?

    Liked by 3 people

    • Nigella says:

      True… Not sure where this is going… One web site said no criminal referrals were warranted in this case.. Don’t know what to believe

      Like

    • LDave says:

      They’ll move from denial to “what’s the big deal?” and “Trump deserved it”.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      Horowitz contradicts himself. There was bias and hostility all over the place toward candidate Trump, and a desperation that the FBI players ensure a Hillary win.

      Like

      • stringplayer55 says:

        Sundance says that the Executive Summary was written by people other than Horowitz. Hence, expect contradictory statements within the Executive Summary and between the Executive Summary and facts detailed in the report.

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  19. jack says:

    I hear Rosenstein is with the President, briefing him right now. I would love to have a video of that meeting. Wouldn’t you? 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  20. mormoninsider says:

    Comey’s description of his choice as being between “two doors,” one labeled “speak” and one labeled “conceal,” was a false dichotomy. The two doors were actually labeled “follow policy/practice” and “depart from policy/practice.” Although we acknowledge that Comey faced a difficult situation with unattractive choices, in proceeding as he did, we concluded that Comey made a serious error of judgment.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Former lurker says:

    The exec summary is weak sauce. Now, are the ingredients spicier?

    Like

  22. pgroup says:

    Time to call in sick and start reading & examining. Yippee! I had no idea why my calendar is clear – now I know!

    Like

  23. Bone Fish says:

    No high level charges filed, no high profile arrests so far means this is just another 911 commission model, distract and cover up report.

    Liked by 2 people

    • L. Gee says:

      Tracy Beanz says: “Just to clarify- criminal referrals are never included in the report.”

      Liked by 5 people

      • FofBW says:

        keep it up Gee

        Liked by 4 people

        • Bone Fish says:

          What does Tracy Beanz have to do with anything? An abundance of overwhelming evidence of guilt and then some are here, there and everywhere, yet after all this time remains sat on by The Big Club. Folks need to understand that if there are not a progressive series of successive high level, high profile indictments and perp walks between now and November elections, that it was always intended for the status quo to remain the same.

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  24. tonyE says:

    Just went through a big chunk of the executive summary.

    There are many instances of bad judgement, deviation from rules and abnormal behavior.

    Did you expect this report to have indictments or value judgments? If so, you are looking at the wrong document. The IOG’s job is not to do that, wait to see what happens with the Special Prosecutor.

    Oh, btw, there are two more investigations to go.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Wink says:

      Fellow Treepers, beware of posters who will be telling us we need a special prosecutor. Why? Because they want to drag this out for years and end up with very little to show for it. We have Huber, tony. And yes, there are already indictments. Since when have we ever had any success with a Special Prosecutor.? Stay the course people.

      Liked by 7 people

    • “bad judgement,deviation from rules and abnormal behavior” …sounds like your average kindergarten playground….then again, sounds like the Democrat National Committee during every election.

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  25. Wink says:

    Really? If we are the suckers, then why isn’t Hillary in the White House? After all their planning, scheming and corruption she still lost. So whose the “sucker” now?

    Liked by 3 people

  26. Nigella says:

    If nothing else it vindicates Trump for firing Comey.. Mueller … Forget your obstruction of justice

    Liked by 2 people

  27. jack says:

    I does sound like a cover-up so far, I guess we will see how the President responds to this, … and what actions Trump will take concerning Sessions/Rosenstein. Many of us were expecting the walls of the Swamp Buildings to shake and rock … but it seems like just a big fart or someone passing gas.

    I would have liked teams of FBI agents arresting the gang of traitors!

    I’m disappointed in Jeff Sessions, yet again. This was the Big Ugly … what do you guys think? Are you impressed or disappointed?

    Liked by 2 people

    • L. Gee says:

      Okay, first of all, this is simply a report on whether there is wrongdoing or not and to what extent. Any arrests, firings, etc. come later and are not made by Horowitz. So why not try to look at this the way Huber might be looking at it (for instances of illegal activity)? And secondly, Sessions et al are building cases from the bottom up. We’re at about Level 2 with several more levels to go, so it could be that arrests come with a bang later in the year.

      Just something to think about!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Carrie2 says:

        L. Gee, thank you because Sessions and his workers have been working on this since Day 1. Now, Rosenstein seems to be blocking and not truly assisting. Wonder what he is going to tell Trump? He is involved and he is an O holdover, all of whom seem to be drinking the “fool’s drink” and now will find that was not a good thing to do – as it kills.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I’ve been wondering. Would the President already have this report, especially the earlier draft? I still believe Donald Trump knew all of this, and much more, and he isn’t going to let anyone whitewash the near take-down of this country, by a coup, “soft” or not.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. mormoninsider says:

    “We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review. In addition, we identified instances where FBI employees improperly received benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events. We will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded, consistent with the Inspector General Act, other applicable federal statutes, and OIG policy”

    Liked by 10 people

  29. D says:

    Sessions is a weasel in my opinion. Especially after he backed RR’ s threat to subpeanoa members of congress. Jeff let us all down. I hope he’s fired asap.

    Liked by 4 people

    • oldnews says:

      Give it a rest.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Shirley Goodwin says:

      While your thoughts are shared by many here, the problem with firing them now is that McConnell has made it clear that the Senate will not approve a replacement this year. So, the president has to decide what his best options are considering that.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jack says:

      Yeah, Jeff Sessions let the President Down and he let many of us down. But obviously there are some that still want Jeff to continue whatever he is doing/or not doing. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • NC PATRIOT says:

        Sessions isn’t going ANYWHERE. He is POTUS’ strongest ally on Immigration/deportation issues, an well as M3, fighting sanctuary cities and child trafficking He has Huber and team set up to prosecute—-and they have been gathering data for months. He has hired 300 new agents. Lets back off Sessions and watch to see what happens.

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  30. phoenixRising says:

    Techno_Fog has a THREAD

    Liked by 2 people

    • TimesUp says:

      Convenient response Ms. Yates. Like you were going to pursue a criminal case leading to a referral if Clinton had won. Also, might the American people not want to know if there were criminal activities before they cast their votes?

      Liked by 2 people

  31. Nigella says:

    What about Lynch? Any mention of her?

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Reads like an typical internal auditor report complete with recommendations for training, documentation, and tightened policy. After jumping to the conclusions and recommendations section, I saw nothing about recommending charges be filed and/or personnel be fired. That’s a quick skim. May have missed it entirely. So far, to me, it’s toothless.

    Liked by 5 people

  33. Just Scott says:

    WOW! AdRem must have the chainsaw out! Troll posts have a lifespan measured in microseconds.

    PSA: Scrolling past the troll posts will make it easier for our Admins to disinfect the thread…

    Liked by 9 people

  34. phoenixRising says:

    THREAD

    Liked by 4 people

  35. mazziflol says:

    “Potential crimes” huh? I guess no one really knows what is or isn’t against the law. I can understand that though… When you have two sets of laws. One set for we, and one for thee.

    Liked by 3 people

    • L. Gee says:

      Isn’t it Huber’s job to be looking into those “potential crimes”? If so, the mere fact of bringing them to light is exactly what this report is supposed to do, right?

      Liked by 2 people

      • NC PATRIOT says:

        Yes, and remember, Huber has had access to this info and has been building cases for months. My guess is MORE criminality will come out in the IG report about the FISA things. Wonder how long that will take? He has been working on that for a while also.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      mazziflol, this is law speak just so you are informed. Until the hammer hits, then it is no longer “speak” but law cracking down on them. That will be coming up.

      Liked by 1 person

    • blind no longer says:

      Amen, amen amen amen and amen. I am fully pissed right now!

      Like

  36. steffmckee says:

    It wasn’t just Strzok and Page. There was a bevy of corrupt agents.
    15:07:41, Agent 1: “…I’m done interviewing the President – then
    type the 302. 18 hour day..”
    15:13:32, FBI Employee: “you interviewed the president?”
    15:17:09, Agent 1: “you know – HRC” [Hillary Rodham Clinton]

    15:17:18, Agent 1: “future pres”
    15:17:22, Agent 1: “Trump cant win”
    15:17:31, Agent 1: “demographics dont line up”
    15:17:37, Agent 1: “America has changed”

    Liked by 4 people

    • ladypenquin says:

      That exchange between those two agents was nauseating. It’s when you’d like to find them and have them drawn and quartered. Who do they think they are???

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  37. Hope says:

    Horowitz and the OIG, left them off the hook. This is the end. If we want our country back we need to start all over again….we are no longer “the United” states. The Evil is too deep.
    It’s just beyond sad😢

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Milo says:

    Executive Summary indicates, as expected, Nothing to see here. Move along and train your people better.

    Liked by 4 people

  39. SPANGLER says:

    Rosenstein had redacted the Strzok text about preventing Trump from winning for “National Security”

    Both Strzok and Rosenstein are using their position for political purposes.

    Liked by 2 people

  40. mormoninsider says:

    There is a lot in this report. You’ve got to read it yourself. Don’e be disheartened. He finds that McCabe and Kadzik did not fully adhear to recusals. This is not a nice report about the investigations or the FBI and the section on media discusses ongoing investigations that have not concluded.

    Liked by 4 people

  41. iSapiens says:

    The Executive Summary is 40 pages. So, L.Gee is correct: “fast reader” and “impressive!”.

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  42. Bob Thoms says:

    Yeah, remember the 36,000 sealed warrants that are outstanding?????

    Liked by 1 person

    • SR says:

      All BS that we are hearing from last 10 months.

      Like

    • letty bromenschenkel says:

      all are from around the nation that have zero to do with this saga
      not one of those sealed warrants have anything to do with any Federal activities. Most are for drug dealers and porn slave trade. and stop lying there are only 3,600, not 36,000.. the entire list was published… GOOFY ….

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  43. Nigella says:

    So have Schiff and Stalwell weighed in?

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  44. steffmckee says:

    Here’s what the upper levels of the FBI think about us.
    11:02:22, FBI Employee: “All the people who were initially voting for
    her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out.
    Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS
    that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They
    probably didn’t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies,
    and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm.”

    Liked by 8 people

  45. SR says:

    We are happy to find text between two FBI folks – Strzok and Page. They will get fired next week or so. Comey, Lynch, Obama WH and other folks are happy with this report.

    Liked by 2 people

  46. L4grasshopper says:

    Based on the Executive Summary, the IG bought the “intent” excuse by Comey as valid to be applied to the criminal negligence law. Among several reasons why that made no sense, he said that fact most of the classified info was not overtly labeled as such meant that these experienced senior govt officials could not be expected to noticed that content in the emails was classified.

    Very disappointing. A Cabinet member sets up a private computer off site without govt approved security measures from which to conduct foreign affairs official business, which mostly is always going to be classified at least CONFIDENTIAL, but gee…..if the emails did not have labels on them (and why would they by those who knew they were communicating to a private server?), we can’t expect Senior officials to recognize classified stuff unless it was labeled 🙀

    Unbelievable.

    Liked by 6 people

  47. Keep in mind this is the public version. Trump and others have the original IG Report without any revisions or redactions. They are different and conclusions cant be made without seeing both and comparing and contrasting the differences. Also who is responsible for the actual revisions and redactions? What will Jeff Sessions do now? That is the real question? I would be very concerned in this matter of AG and Deputy. When will the other IG Reports be finished for viewing? What is Huber doing if anything?

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  48. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Liked by 4 people

  49. Ruckus Tom says:

    … The FBI had no political bias … We are a banana republic.

    Liked by 20 people

    • LDave says:

      Just like Hillary had no intent. We’re to believe that the FBI was just “extremely careless” with this.

      Liked by 11 people

      • Wightman farm says:

        So, if I didn’t INTEND to go 65 in a 30 zone (did not see the sign), I’m good.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Poundsand says:

          Page 459.

          “Second, although the FBI policy strictly limits the employees who are authorized to speak to the media, we found that this policy appeared to be widely ignored during the period we reviewed. We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters.”

          The FBI received tickets to sporting events, went golfing, drinks and meals….

          And Sally Yates was worried about Flynn being blackmailed? Whole FBI is subject to blackmail….

          Liked by 4 people

    • Bud Klatsch says:

      Rush is really panning this further cover-up. Analysis is DC BS, dammit to hell!

      Liked by 4 people

    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Tear the Lying Department of F.I.B. down.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Lemmee Adam says:

      The “deafening silence” from the current FBI director, Chris Wray…gives us an idea that this is the new “norm” in the FBI. What happens when Chris Wray decides cases when he doesn’t really have the authority to do so…will he just be insubordinate also…and life goes on? Nice to know that the FBI is currently still functioning as a “Political Organization”..as we have never been told otherwise.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Nope2GOPe says:

      Is this the un-redacted Rosenstein version?

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      • Dobegirl says:

        Nope2GOPe

        No.
        This is #3, Rosenstein’s redacted version.

        Q !CbboFOtcZs ID: 8d9246 No.1739449 📁
        Jun 13 2018 22:50:25 (EST)
        POTUS in possession of (and reviewing):
        1. Original IG unredacted report
        2. Modified IG unredacted report [RR version]
        3. Modified IG redacted report [RR version]
        4. IG summary notes re: obstruction(s) to obtain select info (classified)
        [#3 released tomorrow]
        [SEC: FBI/DOJ handling of HRC email investigation]
        [[RR]]
        Who has the sole ability to DECLAS it all?
        Did you witness the stage being set today?
        Nunes/Grassley/Freedom C. push for docs.
        [[RR]] central figure within docs (personally involved).
        KNOWN CONFLICT.
        Immediate impeachment / resignation / termination / recusal IF EVER BROUGHT TO LIGHT.
        Be loud.
        Be heard.
        Fight for TRUTH.
        Q

        Liked by 2 people

  50. phoenixRising says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • Lemmee Adam says:

      We waited 15 months for this “Soft” slap on the wrist that promised to deliver the facts and even hand down indictments. So exactly how long is “Being Patient” …1 week, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years ?

      Liked by 1 person

      • dalethorn says:

        This report delivered the facts, it was not designed to recommend indictments, and it’s brand new. What more could you want on a Thursday?

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        • Apollo says:

          Something which just laid out facts and, if it can’t indict, didn’t attempt to EXONERATE, either: no silly claims like “no political bias” etc.

          Liked by 1 person

          • dalethorn says:

            The excuses in the summary section should provide the MSM a good diversion to keep people from reading further. It would be good to know that our people will move to get those indictments ASAP.

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