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. iSapiens says:

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

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  2. Carrie2 says:

    Steve, did but SD always condenses the common sense for Treepers. Not everyone has the time to read close to 600 pages.

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    • Mia C says:

      I sure as hell don’t. I’ll be honest, I’m here for the Cliff’s Notes. I have a lot of stuff on my plate (including reading other hundreds of pages for other purposes) and appreciate anyone who can digest these government monstrosities and provide the bullet points.
      –So if anyone has the bombshells and bullet points please post. So far all I’m seeing on Drudge and Twitter is 1) this hack pretends there was no political bias yet 2) he cites the already known texts from Strozk and Page that say they intended to stop Trump from becoming President. Seems like mixed messages, and including stuff that was already revealed elsewhere because there was no getting around releasing it.
      –So again, if anyone else has the bombshells and bullet points I’m all ears.

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  3. Bob Thoms says:

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

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    • SR says:

      All BS that we are hearing from last 10 months.

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    • 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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  4. Nigella says:

    So have Schiff and Stalwell weighed in?

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  5. 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.”

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. lurker99 says:

    I think Comey commented on twitter about 20 minutes after the “Public” release…….

    He is a very fast reader !

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  10. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  11. Ruckus Tom says:

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

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    • 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.

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        • 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….

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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

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  12. phoenixRising says:

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    • 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 ?

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      • 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.

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          • 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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  13. ezpz2 says:

    This will be like a Rorschach’s Test to the press, pols, and pundits alike.
    Everyone will selectively pull out those parts that can be spun in accordance with their agendas.

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  14. ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here. Read the entire executive summary as soon as it posted at DoJ OIG. Actual report is 499 pages, not got to that yet. Bottom lines: sloppy FBI, lots of violations of established policy including more private emails for official,business nonsense, and probably reason to fire Strzok. No criminality referrals appear foreshadowed, unless identified leaks/leakers have Hatch Act liability. Dunno. Requires reading Act and detailed report text.
    Comey portrayed as a rogue yet neither Yates nor Lunch reigned him in. Example, Comey did not have the legal standing to make his July 5 announcement, and deliberately kept Yates and Lynch in the dark about it. Most damning is the delay between Weiner laptop discovery and Comey’s letter to Congress in violation of DoJ policy. Malfeasance. IG empathetic with Comey’s reasons, not his decisions.
    Whole thing is shades of grey chopped liver.

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    • Thank you Ristvan. Glad i didn’t have my hopes up.
      Does this report show that the investigation into the Clintons emails was done properly? Or I this just a report regarding political bias?

      I told myself that where ever the truth leads, I will accept it. I still believe Clinton is guilty of many crimes. I still believe that there is more to be revealed. Huber is who I have my attention on. He’s the prosecutor.

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      • JRD says:

        Please get real.
        Screw Sessions and Q who flung poo.

        “Michael Horowitz does not challenge the decision not to prosecute Mrs. Clinton, nor does he find that the FBI had any political bias in reaching that decision.”

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        You can count now on Huber if you choose. Others can hang hopes on Sessions unrecusing. We’ve about done run out of people to count on to make sure the law is applied equally and that justice is blind.

        The media will make sure the perps walk free. Even Strzok and Page were ‘cooperating’ in order to get immunity. Sure looks like the whole truck load of ’em are off the hook and Mueller will muscle on.

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      • ristvan says:

        MMA, sadly JRD cites the actual IG conclusions. Concerning the email investigation up to July 5, IG says many tough choices but nothing improper found. So very unlikely Clinton email investigation would be reopened.

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    • Phil aka Felipe says:

      “Whole thing is shades of grey chopped liver” that’s been laying out in the sun too long and good for nothing but drawing a bunch of flies…oh, what a foul smell.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Reminiscent of mediation in divorce proceedings wherein each side loses and wins equally, in an effort to clear the case.

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    • smartyjones1 says:

      Haven’t read all of the summary but a view on different sections, (it’s searchable) brings to mind how Lisa Page ridiculed Loretta Lynch to Peter Strzok.

      She mocked her public statement in advance of the decision by the FBI (Comey as it turns out) by saying something like, “nice of her to accept the recommendation, being she already knows the outcome.”

      Based on this alone, the IG Report is a big pile of KAKA.

      Don’t even get me started about the “insurance policy” to “stop” Donald Trump and how that isn’t political bias.

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      • blind no longer says:

        This is yet another CROOKED, CORRUPT government coverup!!! Screw these people. I have no faith in anyone but President Trump. Forget investigations they are ALWAYS corrupt!

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    • JonMaxwell says:

      They also did not care to reign him in, all they think needs to be done here are some tweaks in the way the FBI does things, so unless someone gets indicted for usurping the authority of the AG then this is all just smoke and mirrors to appease the people.

      The only way this crap is going to get fixed is by we the people, there are now clearly rules for us and rules fro them.

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Sounds like the worst news for Comey is that the President did indeed have justifiable reasons for firing him. Meanwhile, back to the book tour…..

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    • StanH says:

      No surprise here folks. Look for the swamp to protect their fiefdoms, DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA, …can’t have people losing faith in the system. These are generational cash cows. Politicians hail and revere these institutions as if their mortgages were at stake?! There is simply no way that Michael Horowitz was going to harpoon these venerable institutions -sarc. At any rate give it a week or so, and let the Sundances of the world give it a once over twice, and remember sometimes, “the best laid plans…” can be mucked up in ones own hubris. That being said, “chopped liver” is apt.

      Oh, stick with Mr. Trump, follow his lead.

      MAGA!

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    • singular says:

      Seeing how the sausage was made. Disgusting.

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    • dalethorn says:

      But Sundance already told you that – to consider the facts in the report, not the summary.

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  15. rsmith1776 says:

    NOT off-topic: such an OBVIOUS diversion – the corrupt NY A.G. announces at the same time a bogus lawsuit against the Trump Foundation.

    How predictable can these corrupt snakes be??

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  16. SR says:

    RR already read the report so it seems he is not going anywhere. Looking forward the words from AG and what would he do except firing – Strzok and Page.

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    • Nigella says:

      Page is already gone

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    • Jay J says:

      Rod Rosenstein is mentioned in this report two times on page 431…in the footnotes. Grassley had written a letter about McCabe possibly violating the Hatch act. OIG thought this was out of his jurisdiction to investigate this. This report doesn’t have anything to do really with RR.

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  17. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  18. Bob Thoms says:

    Navigating the report is difficult. Can folks please post page numbers when they reference noted items from the report. Thanks in advance.

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  19. dizzymissl says:

    page 412

    2. Instant Messages Commenting on Trump or Clinton
    On August 29, 2016, Agent 1 and Agent 5 exchanged the following instant messages as part of a discussion about their jobs. The sender of each message is noted after the timestamp.
    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”
    On September 9, 2016, Agent 1 and Agent 5 exchanged the following instant messages.
    08:56:43, 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: “:)”

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    • bosscook says:

      This page needs to be a mid-terms ad.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Lemmy says:

      So sophisticated, mature, and nuanced. Not like those retarded Trump voters from Ohio.

      Liked by 8 people

      • EvilWulf says:

        Hey, I’m a retarded Trump voter from Ohio.

        Yay! I’m famous.

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        • calbear84 says:

          Wulf how did you find your way to your polling place? Did a bus come and pick you up (handing you a conveniently filled out ballot) or did some nice volunteer come to your nursing home and help you vote?
          Seriously, from the truly retarded state of California, I thank you and your fellow Ohioans for delivering us President Donald J. Trump on that magnificent day.

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    • Jay J says:

      Just because you are an agent, doesn’t mean you have to be happy with your administration. I’m SURE, there were many who absolutely HATED Obama. They saw what he was doing, knew it was horrible, and just plugged along…it’s a job.

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    • Sgt Stryker says:

      No “political bias”…..YFKM?
      III/0317

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Hey Strzok and Page, we don’t think much of you two hacks that wasted our money plotting against Trump instead of doing your jobs. We were signing your paychecks, by the way. Go stick your tongues in a fan, why don’t ya?

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    • Angel Martin says:

      basically a whitewash, unfortunately. Eg look at the assessment of allowing Cheryl Mills to sit in on the Clinton interview as an “attorney”.

      The one thing it does do – the texts and IM’s demonstrate the total Trump hating (and Trump supporters hating) bias of this whole FBI gang.

      Not just Strzok and Page, but FBI Agent 1, FBI Agent 5, Lawyer 1, Lawyer 2.

      Start at pg 420 of the report and read.

      Now that the FBI is proved as biased, they no longer get the benefit of the doubt on Trump Russia, FISA, Trump campaign spying, surveillance.

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    • Me says:

      Speaking of acting professionally; using your work phones to text your high school girl sh** fits is not professional conduct. It really is a class war. All I hear is that hicks and the uneducated voted for the Orange One and that the elites are elite and genteel and we are unwashed and crass. So I will not be crass and swing a 2 x 4.

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  20. phoenixRising says:

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    • Jay J says:

      I just saw a news story that said McCaskill requested of the FAA no tracking for her airplane that she was traveling in. I did not know that these people could request that. You’d think air traffic controllers would need to know where planes are, so to protect from collision.

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      • Steven says:

        I think it’s related to filing a flight plan. I believe you are required to file your flight plan with a local control before you can fly, if you go beyond a certain distance. If you just fly around then land back to the same airstrip, you don’t have to file anything.

        Anyway, McCaskill may try to avoid doing the flight plan filings, but yes, the control will still track you, especially if you go above a certain ceiling level.

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      • Somebody says:

        It depends on the type of plane. I assume her plane flew VFR (visual flight rules). Usually only smaller planes fly VFR. The pilot is responsible for separation when flying VFR. There are rules as to where you can fly VFR and how high, but those vary depending on the airspace.

        If flying VFR that would mean no data block on her plane, but unless the plane was flying really low which I doubt its signature was still picked up. The signature would show as a blip and the ATC would do a point out to other pilots. Example Delta 459, VFR traffic heading 090, flight level 80. Depending on factors he might tell him more, for instance if the VFR plane was on a course where it was going to cross his path he would advise the other plane of that.

        Bottom line if someone REALLY wanted to see where her flight went, pull the tapes. You could figure it out based on where and when the plane took off.

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  21. NoJuan Importante says:

    I think we know now this entire situation will be resolved, if anywhere, at the ballot box. It’s not like we haven’t been down this road before. How to put the evidence before the public that we have massively biased and left-leaning government agencies that need years of revamping is the challenge.

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  22. Countrywatch says:

    Here is Neon Revolt on action that is needed: contact congressmen to ensure unredacted report is released:
    https://www.neonrevolt.com/2018/06/14/a-call-to-arms-the-roaring-majority-newq-qanon-greatawakening-declassify-fulldisclosure-tellthetruth/

    “So we’re getting the heavily redacted version of the #IGReport later today.

    The House Freedom Caucus will then push for an unredacted, declassified version – because all these redactions will indicate a profound conflict-of-interest, and subsequently lead to the firing or Rod Rosenstein. After all, he’s the guy they implicate, and he’s only censoring all this to save his scrawny behind!

    What #QAnon needs from us now is to CONTACT OUR REPRESENTATIVES.

    Q needs every single one of us calling our rep, demanding a declassified IG report – I’d say starting around 1, maybe 2 in the afternoon, EST.

    Don’t ignore this. If you don’t PUSH for this, it’s not going to happen. We need every voice in Congress screaming for declassification, and the only way that happens is if YOU, their constituents, demand it.

    Don’t know how to contact your rep?

    It’s easy. Just go here:…
    https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

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  23. Joe says:

    It’s a good thing the IG report personnel were smart enough to know that finding no bias was important to re-establish confidence in government. Their continued capacity for lying is such a comfort.

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  24. SR says:

    IG report did not try to find what is inside private emails or they also have yoga schedule like Hillary.

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  25. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  26. Jay J says:

    Hillary was said 106 times.
    Hillary Clinton was said 98 times.
    Clinton was said more than 999 times in this report.

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  27. Dougs says:

    I’ll be reading over the weekend however from the preliminary spin it appears the DOJ is content to lower the bar for conduct inside justice system
    Another step closer to police state banana republic

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  28. Phil Free says:

    I am highly disappointed. It appears to say that, “in their review”, they found no probable cause suggesting that Clinton had -any- idea what emails were actually classified, so sees zero issues or problems w/ Clinton’s email handling.
    I did a bunch of jumping around and skimming, but — I’m seeing a WHOLE bunch of .. nothing.
    This is the largest “nothing”-burger I think I’ve ever seen. 568 pages of “nothing to see here”??

    Even where Stroke says with his “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”, it seems the report goes to lengths to not find any problems with this, beyond suggesting that FBI devices really shouldn’t have been used to make polarizing statements. What? What??

    I’ll say again — I skimmed. I hurried. Perhaps there’s more here in small details I’m not seeing.
    But .. so far .. my half-a$$ed review is telling me that I don’t quite have the proper vocabulary words to best describe how much of a complete waste of time and a total sellout this report is.

    I will be EXTREMELY pleased to be wrong. D@mnit, I want to be wrong on this one.

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  29. Wink says:

    I’m going to wait for a few days till the dust settles before I dig into the report. Usually with any major event, it takes a few days for the solid information to come forward. Meanwhile, I’m going to read and mow the lawn. Love you, all. See you in a few days.

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  30. Bob Thoms says:

    The over-arching theme of “no bias” is going to make prosecutions very difficult.

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  31. L. Gee says:

    Another fast reader! Good job! Five hundred pages in just a few minutes! Impressive!

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    • Poundsand says:

      Sorry but Equal Justice is right. Nothing burger. Read Strzok’s responses to such famous text quotes such as the ‘insurance policy’ and it appears that the IG simply asked him. What did you mean? He replies along the lines of, I would never let my professionalism interfere with my job…. Seriously, it’s very very very very weak.

      Comey’s big sin? Insubordination for purposely going around the AG in his July 5th statement. Seriously.

      My only hope is that this will embolden them if – if – if any criminal referrals go forward but at the moment, I don’t see it.
      Hopefully someone here will make me eat my words.

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  32. phoenixRising says:

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  33. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  34. Deedee says:

    I’m just wondering if the IG is looking at the damning New texts from Strzok to Page as not pertinent to the Clinton investigation bias but is pertinent to the investigation of FBI/Trump spygate “matter.” One can only hope.

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  35. Meatzilla says:

    So far, early analysis is not all that encouraging. Not very much at all thus far.

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    • Firefly says:

      So far my read is there isn’t much new, it’s heavily sanitized, and only admits to minor mistakes. The recommendations like putting a banner on cell phones, training …are insulting to what really happened. Mostly looks like whitewash/coverup.

      Bet Rosenstein grinned and said happy birthday Mr. President- here’s the IG report. We’re getting right on putting warning banners on cell phones. Happy Flag day too!

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  36. Dora says:

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  37. Hmmm... says:

    Interesting that the IG did likely recover the missing Page/Stzrok texts. They note this but as far as I am aware they have not been released.

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  38. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  39. Paul B. says:

    From the Bloomberg synopsis of the report, this is a whitewash. There’s just enough negativity to make it seem realistic, but the damnable conclusions are withheld. If we have enough to indict Comey, the IG certainly does after so many months of intense investigation. No other conclusion can be drawn from Comey’s actions, than that he, Loretta Lynch, and the upper echelon of the FBI is politicized and corrupted.

    As it is, this report gives the Dems plenty of basis to say “nothingburger” and sound plausible to much of the general public.

    This report needs a hard pushback. If the IG’s original is better, then the IG needs to go to Sessions and inform him that deputy AG Rosenstein has corrupted it with his emendations and redactions. At that point Sessions either unrecuses himself or reports the matter to Trump, who takes executive action and starts the housecleaning process at the top, so that the normal DOJ checks against corruption can kick in.

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  40. StanH says:

    Don’t be surprised, the swamp is doing what the swamp does. The difference is Mr. Trump. be cool and let the swamp spin.

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    • wolfmoon1776 says:

      Trump may have just let Rod Rosenstein give him all the rope needed to TIE UP THAT CROOK AND THROW HIM OUT.

      You know what I’m sensing? THEY DID THE SAME THING AS THE “MID-YEAR EXAM” INVESTIGATION.

      What do I mean by that?

      “Oh, it’s SO bad, SO bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. But nobody MEANT to be bad, so no charges. The end.”

      This is the SAME HORRIBLE DOJ BILL CLINTON AND OBAMA CREATED.

      The report is just the same old Washington game. It’s Rosenstein playing Roosterhead.

      They DIDN’T EVEN SAY that we needed a new investigation. They CLEARED the old one.

      This is GARBAGE. MORE CORRUPT THAN PUTIN.

      Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, Washington.

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  41. stringplayer55 says:

    Page i: “The Midyear investigation focused on whether Clinton intended to transmit classified information on unclassified systems, knew that information included in the unmarked emails was classified, or later became aware that information was classified and failed to report it.”

    WTF? With 99.999% certainty, I believe this summary is taken directly from documents laying out the FBI’s investigative parameters for the MYE. But why doesn’t it read: “The Midyear investigation focused on whether Clinton transmitted classified information on unclassified servers or in any other way violated government requirements pertaining to security of government documents.”

    I guess the FBI was going to use Comey’s keen power to peer into the mind of those that he engages, his ability to mind meld, to determine intent and knowledge. Either that, or the fix was in from the beginning with the FBI structuring the investigation in such a way that if Clinton didn’t just up and confess “Yeah, I Intended to transmit classified information on unclassified systems to enable this nation’s enemies easy access to some of our nation’s most closely guarded secrets. Moreover, I knew that some information included in unmarked emails was classified and at times, when I was subsequently made aware of secure classification status of some emails, I failed to report that.”

    Not to be satisfied with such nebulous framing of the investigation, it sure didn’t hurt the FBI’s efforts to exonerate Clinton when they granted immunity to everyone around Clinton and then allowed them all to destroy evidence that could might shed light even on the FBI’s nebulously structured investigation.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      The IG seems as eager to downplay and flat out ignore the criminal negligence by Hillary and her posse as was Comey.

      Negligence has nothing to do with intent.

      The fact that a Cabinet Officer who’s job was dealing with foreign governments INTENTIONALLY decided to operate from a non govt private computer meant that the risk of having classified info on that computer was certain. She took no measures to make sure it did not happen. She literally did not care. At best. (I’m of the belief she knew classified stuff was on that server, but proving that would be difficult).

      For myself and the millions of honest present and former civilian and military folks who worked with classified info and understood the reqs to safeguard it, the IGs excuse for Hillary that the absence of labels excused her was beyond insulting.

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  42. phoenixRising says:

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  43. Dances with Wolverines says:

    In closing remember. she was suppose to win.

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  44. mormoninsider says:

    “As described in more detail in Chapter Five, our review found examples where Comey or McCabe approved or directed specific investigation decisions. These included directing the Midyear agents to deliver a preamble at the first interview of Cheryl Mills about the need to answer questions about the process used to cull former Secretary Clinton’ s personal and work-related emails, without informing the prosecutors; authorizing Baker to contact Beth Wilkinson, counsel to Mills and Samuelson, again without telling the prosecutors; approving the consent and immunity agreements used to obtain the Mills and Samuelson laptops; and not prohibiting Mills and Samuelson from attending the interview of former Secretary Clinton as her counsel.” 49

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  45. WRB says:

    From the executive summary:
    In undertaking our analysis, our *task* whitewash was made significantly more difficult because of text and instant messages exchanged on FBI devices and systems by five FBI employees involved in the Midyear investigation.

    I think they meant whitewash where they put in task. Totally infuriating.

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    • 6x47 says:

      Part of the difficulty faced by the IG is he has only the records (which are deliberately sparse and full of gaping holes) and testimony of people who covered their tracks pretty well and are experts at fabricating and maintaining plausible deniability.

      Prosecutors are free to draw conclusions where the IG eschewed doing so.

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  46. Donzo says:

    The IG states it is not his role to second guess discretionary decisions. Comey’s discetionary decision not to prosecute was based upon his phony notion that intent on Clinton’s part was material in the prosecutorial decision-making process when it isn’t material per foundational espionage law. Therefore, if the Director misapplies the correct definition of the law with the intent to use it to avoid prosecution he can be absolved and never considered to have obstructed justice in that way by his discretionary prerogatives. That is a whitewash. There’s too much evidence showing that the FBI did not follow procedure and that that failure to do so only supported one conclusion – not to prosecute.

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    • Sdl921 says:

      You’re exactly right. This is a FUNDAMENTAL flaw in the OIG’s methodology and analysis.

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    • 4sure says:

      The IG said that “intent” was considered in past case decisions by FBI/DOJ NOT to prosecute and that this instance involving Clinton, was in keeping w/past policies and interpretations of the law. So, all is good.

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      • JX says:

        The server just magically appeared in her home and Clinton did not intend to use the server. It’s just something that happened and was beyond her control.

        The lies coming out of the government are beyond insulting.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      it was my understanding that deciding TO PROSECUTE is NOT Comey’s decision to make– discretionary or otherwise. The IG clearly says Comey usurped Lynch’s duty there. She may have decided to accept his SUGGESTION, but he cannot and should not be making that decision for her. The FBI investigates…it’s right there in their name…smh

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  47. phoenixRising says:

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  48. SR says:

    This is the best news for Clinton after long time. All focus on FBI and their text messages. There is no talk about Clinton email, server, classified and super access emails, Obama was communicating to Hillary’s email and more. She and her aides are not going to prison.

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    • Nigella says:

      Did you really think they were because of this report?

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    • mimbler says:

      I’m not delighted so far with my reading of the report, but the scope of this report was never intended to discuss Hillary’s guilt or innocence. That is a follow-on investigation.

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      • 4sure says:

        This report was supposed to determine if the investigation by the FBI/DOJ into Clinton’s handling of classified material was conducted properly and w/no political bias involved w/the outcome. It clearly shows that the investigation was not done according to FBI/DOJ policy and procedures and that personal political bias did influence the investigation.

        Thus the investigation needs to be reopened and conducted properly. I see no recomendation from IG to that effect. WHY NOT?

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        • Cetera says:

          It specifically states that there was no bias and no evidence of bias anywhere.

          The fact that it then goes on to document the bias that supposedly doesn’t exist is more or less irrelevant. This IS a WHITEWASH.

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        • JX says:

          After documenting numerous instances of bias Horowitz claims “no bias”. It’s Comey all over again, document numerous instances of violations of law and then exonerate.

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          • TPW says:

            There has got to be some recourse for we the people…….class action…..I don’t know that much about law……but they have got to get the message from us that we are not buying what they’re selling……I fully expected this….but there still was some small speck of hope I was hanging onto. Mr. President ….it is time to lower the boom……tear the mask off the whole damn thing then unleash the hounds. WAR

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        • mimbler says:

          First answer, is this looks like a fairly slick coverup, admit to the facts, but ascribe innocent motives. Kind of like Comey did with Hillary.

          Second answer would be; isn’t that already a follow up task for the IG? Perhaps I’m dreaming or mis-remembering that though.

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  49. mimbler says:

    That’s my take. From the executive summary and the conclusion, there is a diminishing of the facts in a direction away from prosecution.

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  50. phoenixRising says:

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    • Nigella says:

      So prosecute them all… Last time I heard ,she was in “charge.” Shouldn’t she have taken the blame?

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    • mimbler says:

      Rediculous indeed. There are too many criminals to charge anyone! Note to self, commit any future crimes when surrounded by criminals.

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    • 6x47 says:

      When in doubt, FILE CHARGES. Let the Grand Jury sort ’em out.

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    • 6x47 says:

      So, let me see if I understand here:

      1. Hillary Clinton INDISPUTABLY ran an out of control Dept. of State, mishandled sensitive classified information in the most egregious manner possible, set up her own personal/private email server to avoid federal records and thwart FOIA requests … but she didn’t INTEND to expose secret information, so it’s cool. No prob.

      2. Donald Trump ALLEGEDLY asked about the limits of the President’s Constitutional Authority regarding pardons and in regards to the DOJ and Special Counsel … and is investigated for obstructing justice. Which didn’t happen, but he might have been THINKING about it, and must be IMPEACHED!

      Riiiiight.

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