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)


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. interkludge says:

    Two of the most important pages in the entire report are the last two. They inform us that there are two additional appendices that are not being disclosed at this time, and they are VERY IMPORTANT:

    Appendix One: Classified
    Appendix Two: Law Enforcement Sensitive

    Appendix One likely contains detailed information about the national security crimes discovered during the investigation.

    Appendix Two likely contains detailed information about other crimes discovered during the investigation – information that is not being released because it is being held back as part of the ongoing criminal investigation and formulation of the impending indictments.

    What we are seeing is not a whitewash. What we are seeing is a summary of the information that can be released to the public without contaminating potential jury pools. The information in the two appendices will not come out until the indictments and trials. What we are reading today is not the end. It is the beginning.

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  2. Publius2016 says:


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  3. dutzie60 says:

    I hope PT’s first tweet in the morning is …….
    “I’ve decided to pardon Edward Snowden.”


  4. truthbomb says:

    Just a thought. This “lukewarm” IG report is being widely accepted by the Left. No major criticisms about fairness, bias, etc. The silver lining is that perhaps it’s accepted validity sets up the acceptance of the more important Spygate report.

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  5. JX says:

    “Thing is, there are very inflammatory things in the 302s that we didn’t turn over to Congress because they weren’t relevant to understanding the focus of the investigation.”

    Still missing. Also missing is the origin of the investigation. I understand why it’s not in IG report, but we need this info too.

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  6. JX says:

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  7. MAGADJT says:

    Sundance rightfully says not to focus on the executive summary of the report. However, Wray has already been broadcast on every MSM outlet proclaiming the report doesn’t find bias influenced the investigation. That is all 99% of people will hear and believe. It will be difficult to get the real substantial details of the report into people’s heads at this point.

    I wish Sessions would hold a prime time presser and announce referrals to Huber of multiple employees which were subjects of the report, and also cite the particulars in the report.

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  8. Greg says:

    Rudy on Hannity—I believe he stated that Wray s/b fired ??? and there needs to be a new investigation. Maybe Rudy has inside information of what PDJT is thinking.


  9. Troublemaker10 says:


  10. CopperTop says:

    CONNNECTING THE DOTS 08/11 Page Strozk discussion [Operation] ‘Latititude’. Two days prior 8/9…He never becomes president ‘We’ll stop it’…and this was left off briefs to Congress all along.

    This IS prior to the FISC application approval to 10/16.

    One initial batch of documents contained an Oct. 11, 2016 text message from FBI official Peter Strzok to his FBI paramour Lisa Page. It read: “Currently fighting with”—while the rest was redacted. The unredacted version reads: “Currently fighting with Stu for this FISA,” {COPPER HERE>>>FISA TIMELINE BEGINS ON THIS DATE!!!!!!!THERE IS PROCEDURE OUTLINED IN 2014 in public docs to Intel Committee Chair how FISA works…it was to answer how much third partys have a right and when to come in with amicus briefs to the court who really don’t want to do a search…but the procedure is for the whole court. This records states the FISA application must be presented within 7 days to the court!!!!!}which may be a reference to the warrant the FBI obtained to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Who is Stu and what was that fight? Congress has a right to know.

    SEE BELOW the COURT approved this FISA within the 7 day timeframe …a time frame in which Page is fighting with a colleague over the FISA application…since she’s an atty…they are fighting over the details in the application that Directory Comey will sign.
    Oct. 21, 2016 – The Justice Department and the FBI apply for and obtain a FISA probable cause order to surveil Page’s electronic communications, according to the memo authored by the staff of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). The memo states that the FBI and DOJ obtain three renewals of the order. Under the FISA statute 50 U.S.C. §1805(d)(1)), orders to surveil U.S. persons must be renewed every 90 days, suggesting Page’s was renewed in January, April, and July of 2017. The Washington Post had reported prior to the memo’s release that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order was obtained on Oct. 19, 2016.

    Lawfare blog Oct 24 ON october 24 mind us all BEFORE any knowledge of the FISA application is made public talks about P/S insurance policy. Why is a law fare blog individual (B Witte) who is connected to Comey’s atty..who leaked the memos aware of an Insruance policy.


    • CopperTop says:

      On Oct 7…Trump tape NBC breaks…
      ‘We’ll stop him’

      They were NOT concerned about RUSSIA they were concerned about their delacte doilies being soiled with lockeroom bombast!!!

      This was always GET Trump the MAN.

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      • CopperTop says:

        So in closing…OPERATION LATITUDE …They were taking “Latitude” toward Russia while they decided he was overly comfortable in taking ‘latitude’ with his speech on women behind their backs as they fell in his orbit.

        CAUGHT YA.

        Would have been sooner with out the one eery little redacted text.

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  11. franuche says:

    So, the swamp created the summary and conclusion portions of the IG report? WTF?!


  12. So as Sundance requested, I have looked through the entire IG Report.
    I need about 4 bottles of Excedrin please.

    I am not sure if anyone else has mentioned this, but I believe I have found the passage in this report that enables some amount of sense to made of it.

    And here it is:
    Inspector General 6/2018 Report
    Pg 144; prior to XI.
    Based on these findings, the report concluded:
    INSD assessed the FBI Midyear Exam investigation successfully
    determined classified information was improperly stored and
    transmitted on Clinton’s email server, and classified information was
    compromised by unauthorized individuals, to include foreign
    government’s or intelligence services, via cyber intrusion or other
    means [referring to compromises of email accounts associated with
    certain individuals who communicated with Clinton’s server, such as
    Blumenthal]. However, the structure of the investigation and
    prosecution team, as prescribed in the CD PG, and treatment of the
    investigation as a traditional espionage matter rather than a criminal
    investigation significantly hindered the ability of the investigative team
    to obtain full, accurate and timely information.

    Further along in the document, another passage highlights the Espionage aspect of the investigation:
    Pg 383; concerning the searching of Huma’s devices
    I think the primary deficiency in trying to go after Huma’s own
    communications is that Huma’s role and expertise was far more
    administrative in nature than that of the other close aides to [Clinton].
    That is, when it came to classified information, she was primarily a
    conduit to/from others to Clinton, not a generator of such
    information/discussion on her own. Whereas Sullivan or Mills had
    substantive (and sometimes classified) discussions on their own
    absent [Clinton’s] participation, Abedin’s were largely as an
    administrative conduit to the Sec’y. Thus, it’s more challenging to
    articulate an expectation at the level of [probable cause] that we’d
    expect to find classified in her discussions not involving [Clinton]. We
    can’t exclude it, but it’s challenging.

    My Opinion: Since they were looking for an Espionage case, simply having classified documents did not meet the requirements for Espionage.

    Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Mills, Huma, “Carlos” and a few others are exposed to 18 USC 1924 and 2071. But not any specific Espionage charges. And at this point, the grants of immunity would probably prohibit any additional investigation and/or prosecutions.

    I have heard some local Law Enforcement people refer to the FBI as the “First Bunch of Idiots”. This report definitely reinforces that description. But since no “direct links” to the Clinton campaign were found by the IG, he has no other option but to say “no direct evidence of partisan influence”. But the IG does make it clear that the “perception of partisan influence” does exist.

    And there are the referrals against McCabe, Comey, and Kadzhick. So not a complete washout.

    Most importantly, there is very little in the IG report that has not been discussed by many here already. And let us not forget that this investigation began in an attempt to determine what actually happened in Libya, The curtain has been opened ever so slightly to expose the Mensheviks currently in charge of our government. And the lengths that they are willing to go to ensure that the current Constitutional Republic we enjoy is, at least, replaced with a Socialist Dictatorship.

    Yes, elections will be held, but not unlike other well known Marxist/Socialist governments, only “pre-approved” candidates will participate.

    I am not convinced that the “Russia Investigation IG Report” will be enough to bring those responsible for the continuing attempt to undermine the Republic and it’s President to some form of justice.

    It is time for “We The People” to finalize Our “insurance policy” to ensure the survival of our Republic and our President.

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    • singular says:

      Cosmic, great comments, very wise, except I suspect the grants of immunity could be rescinded as they were given under false pretenses. Not a lawyer but I have read those grants of immunity can go away.

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  13. swampfox999 says:

    The report documents facts that indicate a cabal of upper echelon FBI deep state operatives ( all of whom demonstrated political bias and animus against DJT and unflagging support for HRC) did everything to absolve HRC of clearly criminal behaviour and create a fake Russian collusion with Trump meme to influence an election, justify a special counsel, and undermine a duly elected DJT. At the same time, the IG, a deep state actor, attempts to whitewash the FBI and DOJ corruption by claiming the cabal’s obvious political bias demonstrated by documented facts and corrupt acts somehow couldn’t be said to be motivated by political bias. The Republic is at a crossroads. It is long past time to end the sham SP witch-hunt and indict HRC and deep state comrades.

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    • Dixie T says:

      It appears that the “new information” that was the cause of the IG having to postpone his previous appearance before a Congressional Committee, is STILL being investigated—-

      It is my opinion that FEW are giving IG Horowitz much credit, in this long investigation. Remember, this Report we are reading is nothing but FACTS that were found while the investigation was going on. We were already told a couple of months ago that the Report WOULD NOT include WHO was going to be referred for possible criminal charges.
      “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.”

      “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.”

      “The IG will file a separate report on those investigations when they are concluded.”


  14. Dixie T says:

    I’m STILL reading, and I now NEED a Margarita!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Charles says:

    The one big thing Sundance has gotten wrong is that Strzok is a cooperating witness. It made sense to me too. After all, he still has a job. And who the hell moves someone to Human Resources after having an affair with a fellow employee, especially with their sensitive jobs?
    Who does that? I thought, well, he must be cooperating. But nope, moving someone to Human Resources after having an affair with an employee is just something the FBI does I guess. Perhaps they just needed him to stick around for the IG to be able to interview him, but still does make sense. The FBI already stated they will not get his private emails. This guy’s home and any offices should’ve already been raided and everything taken. By now, everything is burned. Reading Strzok’s explanations about the many damning texts, he is an absolute serial liar. He must really must believe everyone is stupid. How the hell did this guy and the other Agents mentioned in this report get their damned jobs. I have zero confidence in the FBI. And certainly zero in Wray.

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    • Dixie T says:

      Well . . . since everyone else is commenting, I will just say this:

      I’m not so sure Strzok will have his job much longer—unless he was given immunity, and I doubt that, because the IG is pretty “unmerciful” towards him in the Report!!! Also, 5 persons within the FBI have been “referred for further investigation,” and it just seems that Strzok is probably one of those 5.

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    • Camilla Stephan says:

      Agreed! No cooperation on the part of P&S here. Like you say, Strozk arrogantly refused to cooperate, much less tell all. Very disappointing.


      • rudy1876 says:

        What happened to the sit there and do as your told scenario? Now, we see this is all worse than we imagined, and that the crimes must literally be unimaginable for so many to conspire to save each other. This is about a lot more than that bitch Hillary being President. They absolutely had something ready to take down the USA. Remember no borders anywhere in the world? Merkel throwing the German flag away when she was handed one? We’re they going to split the world 3 ways? IDK.


        • singular says:

          Think you are right, Rudy, but the pieces have been being put into place for a long time—back to the Bush and Clinton administrations and even long before, but under Obama everything went into high gear.


    • Perot Conservative says:


      Once they get hired, they become experts at job preservation.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jeans2nd says:

      Please provide proof that Strzock is still employed by the FBI.
      Strzock was moved to HR, yes. But that does not mean that Strzock is still at HR, let alone the FBI.

      Also – how many of Strzock’s emails were provided to FBI/IG by Lisa Page, or another FBI or Strzock family member? There was family, and a non-family member who had access.

      Your conclusion that the FBI top guys are corrupt means the entire FBI is corrupt is not proven, reasonable, nor logical. Unless you are a progressive/liberal, that is.

      Your accusations against Sundance are too spurious to address. Pfffft.

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  16. kltk1 says:

    As has been stated by many. This report isn’t going to change anything. The entrenched Washington system is there to protect itself. Horowitz gave both sides plenty of fat to chew on but that’s all it’s ever going to be. Establishment chatter. And most are going to run around pointing fingers at the other side and the show goes on.

    McCabe and/or Strzok will likely get indicted then, on some technicality, it’ll all fall apart and they’ll be set free with the prosecution claiming they’ve suffered enough. This, my friends is why folks outside Washington have little confidence in the system as it’s become, by design, a system that protects itself. Nothing more, nothing less.


  17. RH says:

    At this point Trump needs to act

    Liked by 1 person

    • Perot Conservative says:

      Declassify all Page-Strzok info.

      Declassify FISA applications.

      Declassify Flynn 302s and supporting docs.

      Provide all docs requested by Congress.

      Now. Bring Military police, if needed.

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    • rudy1876 says:

      He’s on this I’m sure. He is only counting on his own judgment as far as timing and that to me is perfect. Trust no one. OK, run it by Barron. He’s cool too.


  18. Camilla Stephan says:

    500 pages of documents indisputable bias, insubordination, willful blindness and obfuscation here. I’m tired of politicians and government appointees telling us that despite insurmountable evidence, there never seems be “enough” to indict, or in this case, to conclude that the rampant bias influenced decisions. Puh-lease!! Regular people have been convicted on 1/4 the evidence! And if bias doesn’t affect decision making, why are prospective jurors dismissed, and entire trials moved? Because we know bias shapes decisions! Let’s get these fact in front of a jury and see what the real people conclude.

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  19. Mike says:

    Laura Ingraham’s show is excellent tonight.

    Thanks again Sundance for tirelessly providing us with information and reasoned thought.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. repsort says:

    1200 Treepers read the full report?
    I’m impressed…


  21. Newhere says:

    Confirms what we already knew/suspected, but strongly suggests Weiner might have detonated a bomb, p. 279:

    “Strzok’s notes from September 28 stated, “NY invest Weiner sexting 15 y’o. Weiner atty produces copy of everything Weiner has on iCloud to SDNY. Significant email from Huma [NFI – their email vs. her independent email]? Relevance to MYE, Clinton Foundation? MYE go review.””

    347,000 Clinton emails identified.


  22. LibertyONE says:

    Here’s the BOTTOM FREAKIN LINE: Is there sufficient “evidence” facts, documentation, records etc in the IG Report to warrant impaneling a Grand Jury to subpoena individuals to testify . I certainly believe there is; however, does anyone actually think people are going to held accountable i.e. criminal charges …..NOT a chance. This was ALL smoke & mirrors.

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  23. Massachusetts Deplorable says:

    Maybe someone can help me to understand. I am familiar with basic industrial control theory. It is basic to understand that all instruments have some error in them. But several are involved in any one control loop. The errors don’t add to amount to one big error – rather they randomly tend to cancel the total error out. Plus here but about the same percent of error but in the minus direction there.
    If all the discretionary choices and mistakes in the investigation all point in the direction of exoneration or non conclusion why shouldn’t I suspect that was the desired outcome? Bias being the most reasonable explanation.
    No smoking gun, nothing that anyone can really get a grip on and point to as evidence of a fix – but
    an accumulation of seemingly innocent judgments and events that only go one way.
    I hope this report is so bland only because there are several criminal investigations still going on and the IG is being careful to avoid making too many details public. I hope. But I would feel much better if Congress could finally prevail on Sessions to appoint a second special council. Someone who would be forthcoming with the Congressional Committees, as well as being capable of doing a robust investigation. This report seems proof positive that the DOJ cannot be trusted to investigate itself and its partners.

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    • Sue says:

      According to Johnathan Turley, Sessions has full prosecutorial power through Huber and IG and special prosecutor isn’t necessary. However two things have to happen to make this an speedy and honest process. (1) Rosenstein needs to be OUT and (2) Trump needs to execute an Executive Order to declassify everything and he needs the FULL SUPPORT of his base calling for declassification through twitter and every known possible means. There is a petition now too for declassification. Sign it and send it to others to sign. And push for declassifying all documents.


    • The part of Industrial control theory you mention applies to a singular repetitive event in a process (like an interview with Flynn), not a series of different events (like the mfg process of an entire Flynn investigation). In a single event the errors naturally fall on both sides of the spec’s and form a bell curve that cancel each other out. In mfg and other additive processes like a Flynn investigation, when you introduce an error at one event in the process, it amplifies errors within subsequest events, creating an ever-expanding culture of corruption (oh what a tangled web we weave, when we start to deceive).

      The FBI/DOJ are happy to concede individuals making single unconnected errors, but they will vigorously resist all efforts to blame their culture. Many Trumpers including me want to highlight the culture issue (rigged system). But the reality is that the only way to fix the culture is to fix the relaxed tolerance of errors at individual small events.

      When you change policy to record the Flynn interviews, then you remove the opportunity for McCabe to change the 302’s, which prevents the need for Mueller to silence Flynn with threats to his family, which ruins the whole Fidelity – Bravery – Integrity thing. Comey’s leadership style never figured this out. Maybe because Comey never made anything real in his life.

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  24. Mia C says:

    Five FBI agents have been referred for disciplinary action over private messages from IG report.

    “She better win, otherwise I’m gonna be walking around with both my guns.” Agent 5 responded.


  25. Tl Howard says:

    Catherine Herridge of Fox is doing an excellent job of pointing out what’s important to note and she, like Sundance, is aware of the importance of the wording of the summary, esp. in light of the details of the report.

    Real reporters are actually reading the thing. Other than Herridge, let’s see how many there are.

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  26. Justbill says:

    I know it says don’t comment until I’ve read the whole report, but just halfway through the Executive Summary, I didn’t know if I could stomach the rest. I should have skipped this part and gone to the report itself. Do these people think we’re stupid? Do they think this is a game? Cold anger has set in with the only remedy being complete destruction of these traitors.

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    • cwf60 says:

      The answers to your questions are yes and yes.


    • RJ says:

      Lawyers have a tendency to protect one another, don’t they?


      • Firefly says:

        They sure do. In a my whistleblower case the JAG threw a truthful 2 star general under the bus to protect a lying sociopathic gs-12 attorney. It rattled the Generals that the JAG wasn’t protecting them- especially when in the right. Ultimately, the general finally got the gs-12 attorney fired- but the 2 Star General was ruined and forced to retire.


  27. Major Rage says:

    I have that sinking feeling that the IG has copped-out on this investigation, thrown in the towel, hung up his cleats, faded into the gloom.

    Is it possible that he is not showing us everything that he found out? Is there more than this – enough to warrant criminal investigations and possible indictments? I can’t say I’m satisfied with what I’ve seen so far.


    • Perot Conservative says:

      Will indictments drop tomorrow or next week?


    • Newhere says:

      Well, I hope this isn’t a cop out. Because there’s a lot more to come, and we need for Horowitz to have done his job. And yes, there’s likely more in the classified appendices. And yes, there’s likely more that would be relevant to a criminal case that was not within the scope of Horowitz’s misconduct investigation.

      And FWIW — as an internal investigator, Horowitz’s primary mission is to straight-report; that means providing responses and accounts of the relevant players without editorial. He’s not just a mouthpiece — he gets at all angles so that inconsistencies or likely falsehoods become apparent. But the point isn’t to pass judgment or “make a case.” His conclusions on misconduct must stem from even-handed assessment, taking accounts at face-value, evaluated in context and weighed against countervailing evidence.

      This can be frustrating, but remember, USA Huber has been working alongside since last year. Huber drops the hammer. A prosecutor also gathers facts, but there’s a reason they call the focus of the investigation a “target.” His posture is adversarial, looking to make the case, not a “neutral” arbiter of facts like Horowitz. Both are important.

      And the careful work in this report has given us (and Huber) A LOT of information, meticulously compiled. Horowitz has rundown timelines, and asked a gazillion questions. One way to think of this is “groundwork” for eventual prosecutions.

      Let’s hope.


      • Major Rage says:

        All true. But I would feel better about it if I knew that Huber’s Grand Jury was burning the midnight oil in Salt Lake City.


      • Perot Conservative says:

        Not 1 yet, and Huber attending Utah press conferences on local issues.

        3D chess like Sessions, or bad omen?


  28. This is bizarre:

    Page 298:

    “Strzok echoed this notion that the Weiner laptop was not initially his highest priority. He stated:
    This is just, you know a lead that likely is going to result in some investigation, maybe some data we’re going to have to review, you know, January, February 2017, whenever it gets done. In my experience, it is not unusual at all for processing to crap out and have to get restarted, or to have problems with certain types of media…. This isn’t a, a ticking terrorist bomb. This is a, you know, again, despite the high-profile nature of the client, a, and a very serious case, something where it goes in the queue and gets prioritized and they’re going through it. So, if you were to ask me, you know, were there alarm bells going off in my head on October 15th that we haven’t heard back? No, absolutely not. I didn’t expect, it would not have surprised me to have heard back in early-November or to have heard back in early-December.”

    CLIENT? Strzok thought of Weiner as being the FBI’s client?!?!

    I’m going to bed at page 300. More reading and covfefe in the morning. God night, patriots, and God bless you all.


    • Or perhaps he thought of Crooked Hillary as the client?

      Either way, the FBI is illegitimate.


    • Mickturn says:

      Comey said they ‘evaluated’ all the info on Weiners laptop…bla bla bla. I’ll tell you what they did (from over 20 years of experience in Computer forensics)…they did searches on specific words/phrases and then not finding A REAL HOT Smoking Gun, blew it off.

      What they DID NOT DO was actually read the emails etc., and connect the dots! No forensics on any data search is complete unless ALL of the info is read, fully understood and fully ‘threaded’ as to subject, intent, action, results. It’s like reading an email thread and only reading a middle entry, you cannot get the entire context that way. I feel the FBI did this ‘in a hurry’ for two key reasons. One, they really didn’t want to know, and Two, they were protecting Hitlery by doing a HALF ARSED JOB!

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  29. pmdea says:

    Not much more OIG report to read, once you get to the Huma/Weiner/Hillary email section the report starts to go downhill from there on in for the FBI ‘group.’ They start to become “can’t recall” group. Comey has a lot of selective amnesia around this.

    After their supposed efforts in MYE investigation – likely all HRC’s emails from 2006 – 2016 (650 thousand) where sitting on a laptop in Huma’s house – possibly emails that showed ‘intent’ as to why HRC had used a home server. No warrant was ever previously obtained to get all Huma’s devices (sham investigation). They then only did a quick review of sorts for Huma/HRC’s emails for years when HRC was SOS, (once main justice were notified) – James Baker thought it should have been more thorough,per report.

    Showing ‘intent’ for mishandling ‘C’ info still seems skewed – a legal argument a defence lawyer may have made but not the investigators!!

    Didn’t get a good feel that Priestap was upfront re warrant for Huma’s emails, from Weiner’s laptop, being kinda ‘forgotten.’

    Conflicted Comey’s weak leadership and self preservation really come through in the report; he was a terrible decision maker whether political bias proved or not – he relies so much on feelings and appearances.

    Leaking, media bribes, conflicting statements, breach of protocol, bias, unprofessional conduct- using non government emails for work, personal texting on work devices – are in the report.
    If the summary/conclusion had been worded differently it would have had a stronger impact on the details contained within.

    Of course HRC and Huma are still at large, combing the planet for more donations, with their new Blackberries in hand …..

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  30. Atpooka says:

    Strzok stated that Giuliano told the team,

    [T]his is not going to become some octopus…. The focus of the investigation [is] the appearance of classified information on [Clinton

    s] personal emails and that server during the time she was Secretary of State.

    Strzok further stated that the FBI
    ’s “purpose and mission” was not to pursue “spilled [classified] information to the ends of the earth” and that the task of cleaning up classified spills by State
    Department employees was referred back to the State Department. He told us that the FBI

    s focus was whether there was
    a “violation of federal law.”


  31. Atpooka says:

    “INSD assessed the FBI Midyear Exam investigation successfully determined classified information was improperly stored and
    transmitted on Clinton’s email server, and classified information was
    compromised by unauthorized individuals, to include foreign
    government’s or intellige
    nce services, via cyber intrusion or other means [referring to compromises of email accounts associated with certain individuals who
    communicated with Clinton’s server, such as
    Blumenthal]. However, the structure of the investigation and prosecution team, as prescribed in the CD PG, and treatment of the investigation as a traditional espionage matter rather than a criminal investigation significantly hindered the ability of the investigative team to obtain full, accurate and timely information.”


    • 6x47 says:

      “the structure of the investigation and prosecution team, as prescribed in the CD PG, and treatment of the investigation as a traditional espionage matter rather than a criminal investigation significantly hindered the ability of the investigative team to obtain full, accurate and timely information.”

      Well DUH. That was the entire purpose!

      Oh – and giving immunity to key witnesses/co-conspirators, in order to confound the ability of future investigators and prosecutors to undo the coverup.


    • Perot Conservative says:

      After badgering by PT, Sessions supposedly reopened the Hillary Clinton email fiasco.

      Some Treepers here noted it. It was several months ago.


  32. rorschach says:

    I don’t care if it costs us (taxpayers) a billion dollars to piece this together and present it. They need to start at the bottom and work their way all the way to the top prosecuting this sh*t.

    All the way. Maximum penalties allowed by law.

    No one should get out of this alive.


  33. rorschach says:

    Page 274 footnote 165. Complete and utter disregard for preservation of the chain of custody and destruction of evidence.


  34. rorschach says:

    Page 294. Coleman really needs to be squeezed hard. You don’t forget why you wrote a note like that.


    • Firefly says:

      He might have been told not to remember. In my whistleblower case I deposed superiors and specifically asked if they were ever advised not to recall something. The answer was yes for two levels of my supervisors- but neither recalled who advised him.


  35. rorschach says:

    So they very consciously and specifically insulated Clinton/Abedin from any exposure by narrowing the focus of what they were allowed to review on Weiner’s laptop.

    Ref. Page 276:

    “The AUSAs provided written guidance to the case agent about how to handle review of the laptop. In a September 28 email to the case agent and the SSA, AUSA 1 advised that the case agent should review “only evidence of crimes related to the sexual exploitation of children, enticement, and obscenity” and instructed the case agent “that all emails and other communications between Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin (even if there are other parties to the communication) should be sequestered and not reviewed at this time.” The case agent agreed and responded that the “[o]nly emails I will review are those to/from Weiner accounts to which [Huma Abedin] is not party.”


  36. jeans2nd says:

    Completed first read-through.
    Did we expect anything more?
    Why would we expect anything more? We knew who/what is in D.C. aka The Swamp. Heck, 92+% of them voted for Clinton.

    But we, emphasize WE, elected Donald J. Trump. We did that. In spite of all the Swamp Dwellers machinations.
    The words mean nothing. Actions are being taken in D.C. Things are changing. We just do not hear about the changes.

    15,000 Swamp Dwellers are being moved out of D.C., in the continuing efforts to dissipate The Swamp – see Fed News Radio twitter feed and articles. Here is just one
    1,000 EPA employees are being offered buyouts. AG Sec Sonny Perdue is once again first in upgrading and trying out new puter systems.
    Their angst is real, and fully enjoyable.

    Fed retirement bennies are changing. The Swamp Dwellers, and cannot stop it.
    There are so many other things changing in D.C. to which to listen.

    Change is hard, and takes time. But change is happening, thanks to the President we elected, Donald J. Trump. Our President.

    Meanwhile, still turning over ideas..
    After all, revenge is a dish best served cold, after hot anger has dissolved into Cold Anger.


  37. CM-TX says:

    Re: Excuse for why Combetta was not put before a (non-existent) Grand Jury.

    Prosecutor 4 to OIG:
    “Generally, I think people overestimate the value of the grand jury to get people that are lying to tell the truth. My experience, I’ve had the best luck with working with defense counsel or having very aggressive interviews with them personally, one-on-one, which I would typically not want to do in the grand jury. You know, if I’m going to beat somebody up to get them to tell the truth, I don’t want 23 grand jurors sitting around while I’m yelling at somebody.”

    (🤨There are so many things wrong with this statement!)

    I prefer “one-on-one” (NO GJ/defense attorney) interrogations. So there’s no record/anyone watching me bully a witness into telling MY version of the truth. Which on testimony, you’ll just have to take my word for – or read the statement I forced the witness into signing.


    • CM-TX says:


      Prosecutor 4 (email reply re. Lisa Page)

      “I’m fine. I don’t like “former prosecutors”
      [Page] giving their opinions from the cheap seats. I have been known throughout my career by the agents I work with as the most aggressive prosecutor that they have ever seen. 📌 During my last five jury trials I have forced no fewer than a dozen lawyers to testify against their former clients*.” …

      (Just confirming Attorney/Client Privilege doesn’t exist for the DOJ… & he/she’s PROUD of it!)


  38. jmclever says:

    Page 166 (scribd numbering) Hillary Clintkn is really good at playing dumb


  39. jmclever says:

    I have a feeling that the kid gloves, by the book handling of Clinton’s MYE will be used against them when all is said and done with Trump/Russia hoax. Only on 180 (scribd numbering) and can already see where Mueller & Co. have broken the very protocols and procedures they were so careful to follow with the presumed next president.


  40. jmclever says:

    Probably the biggest evidence of bias is the way The MYE team limited the scope of the investigation to begin with and religiously stuck to it. this allowed them to ignore other troubling issues and still maintain the appearance of procedural purity. Notice how this is radically absent in the Mueller investigation


    • Kcarp says:

      It was like they were investigating a bank robber to determine if he robbed a bank on a Tuesday in a yellow car at 3:46 pm. He may have robbed a bank on Monday and Wednesday in a yellow car but since it wasn’t Tuesday at 3:46 pm they weren’t interested.

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  41. jmclever says:

    According to the DoJ IG report, there is a well known culture of mishandling classified info at the State Department (181 scribd numbering). Probably why Hillary was placed there as consolation prize and so she could fatten Clinton Foundstion.


  42. jmclever says:

    Suggesting that investigative decisions be based on this consideration [that Hillary would be next president] was inappropriate and created an appearance of bias. (189, scribd numbering)


  43. jmclever says:

    Nevertheless, we found the decision to allow the Clinton interview to proceed in the presence of two fact witnesses, who also were serving as Clinton’s counsel, was inconsistent with typical investigative strategy (191 scribd)


  44. jmclever says:

    “That might change [declining to charge Hillary] of course, if we could find a smoking-gun email…”(193 scribd numbering).

    And yet the MYE team refused to look at the content of most of the emails and refused to pursue to content of the emails on the Weiner laptop. And coincidentally did not look at most of the Clinton-Abedin email exchanges.


  45. jmclever says:

    Reading through the report and Comey’s comments, it seems to me that Comey is obsessed with the FBI’s image and reputation. My gut feeling is that Comey thinks that his image/reputation is inseparable from that of the institution. Talk about delusions of grandeur.


  46. jmclever says:

    “…following the tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016, that she [Former AG Lynch] was not required to recuse herself from the Midyear investigation. She decided not to voluntarily recuse herself for a variety of reasons, including that she did not have a personal relationship with either former President Clinton or former Secretary Clinton”

    Then why did he board her plane in the first place? And why talk about grandkids for 20 minutes?


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  48. jmclever says:

    W.r.t. Formulating the exoneration statement, these people were so biased that they perfectly outlined Hillary’s criminal conduct (even investigating with an extremely narrow scope and one eye closed, they found misdemeanor culpability) and couldnt see that she was guilty even though they knew that the opinion among rank and file FBI and others who handle classified info was, “If I did it, I’d be prosecuted.” (Page 228 Scribd numbering)


  49. jmclever says:

    Page 243 (Scribd numbering) describing the infamous tarmac meeting. Maybe Bill Clinton engineered that meeting to deliberately discredit the investigation and the AG thinking that if the appearance of bias was created the investigation would have to be dropped? It’s just too weird how it allegedly happened!


  50. jmclever says:

    Half way done! So far…Page made inappropriate decision w.r.t. clinton interviews, Strzok was biased, Comey is insubordinate, and Lynch gave away her authority in the MYE investigation by making use of Comey’s deliberately constructed offering of plausible deniability


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