IG Report: “We do not have confidence that Strzok’s decision was free from bias”…

Michael Horowitz: FBI Agent Peter Strzok walks like a biased duck… looks like a biased duck… sounds like a biased duck… has all the same characteristics of a biased duck… and took the exact action a biased duck would take; therefore “We do not have confidence” FBI Agent Peter Strzok is not a biased duck.

[…] 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, that “we’ll stop” candidate Trump from being elected—after other extensive text messages between the two disparaging candidate Trump—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. Moreover, as we describe in Chapter Nine, in assessing Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop in October 2016, these text messages led us to conclude that we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision was free from bias. (p.420)

Christopher Wray: “I take these findings seriously, and we accept these findings and recommendations.” … “This report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review.”

This is the infuriating part.  Think about this carefully.  This is not some arbitrary irrelevant institution within the bureaucracy of government.  The FBI is the “premier” law enforcement investigative apparatus within the entirety of the United States homeland security apparatus.  We rely upon the FBI’s investigative skills, training and application of common sense as they carry out their official responsibilities.

In essence the FBI has the primary responsibility for ensuring the internal safety and security of Americans through a process of evaluating evidence and threats; and more importantly taking action on clear evidence of those threats to avoid public safety issues.

Yet, the most important investigative body; within the system of U.S. law and order; cannot identify, admit, accept and take action upon a clear and present threat within its own organizational ranks. A political bias that is transparently obvious to the rest of America.

Allow me to put the IG/DOJ/FBI principle, at the heart of the matter, another way…

…It looks like a terrorist;  it acts like a terrorist; it communicates like a terrorist; it behaves in the same manner a terrorist would behave; it carries an exploding vest; it is heading to an event where a large number of people are gathered;….we do not have confidence it is not a terrorist – and yet, the FBI takes no action.

All of a sudden,… with specific thanks to the clear inability of the FBI to apply common sense as outlined within the IG report on politicization inside the FBI:  The Boston Marathon, San Bernardino, Orlando Pulse Nightclub, Las Vegas Mandalay Bay and Broward County Parkland School massacres take on a transparent outlook. 

Additionally, the popular talking point presented by those who defend the DOJ and FBI is about how the “rank and file” shouldn’t be blamed for the politicization and corrupt behavior of the senior DOJ and FBI leadership.

Oh really?

Well, lets take a look at the “Rank and File”

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: “:)”

November 9, 2016, the day after the presidential election. FBI Attorney 2 and another FBI employee who was not involved in the Midyear investigation exchanged the following instant messages

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.”

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.”

That’s the rank and file, reflecting how the rank and file feel about us.

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  1. Mr. T. says:

    I would like to know if AG Sessions approved the “Executive Summary” and “Conclusion” portions of the IG Report. What horseshit those sections are. After watching the SOB defend Rosenstein’s horrible behavior at a meeting that Sessions didn’t even attend, I have ZERO confidence in him. He’s the wrong person for the job and needs to go away.

    Here’s my summary and conclusion. AG Sessions needs to go. Rod Rosenstein needs to go. When an acting AG/AAG is appointed in the interim, they need to neuter Mueller, or shut him down altogether. I don’t know if the American people can ever again trust our justice system. Hillary Clinton belongs in prison. Anyone who aided and abetted her belongs in prison, including the rogue agents at the FBI who not only conspired to clear her at all costs, but who also conspired to keep President Trump from office. Only then can the American people feel confident that there will be equal justice for all.

    As for Utah, if they are ever going to do anything about the criminal activity going on at the DOJ and FBI, they had better step it up a notch and show the American people they mean business. I have no patience left for this crap. NONE. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA. Get rid of Sessions and Rosenstein, and even Wray if needed, then appoint people with solid law enforcement and prosecutorial backgrounds, and then maybe we’ll see things begin to move in the right direction.

    If the SWAMP draining doesn’t start soon, that SWAMP is likely to turn into an ocean that can never be drained.

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    • Jackson says:

      A forgotten classic that everyone should read is “Year of the Rat: How Bill Clinton Compromised U. S. Security for Chinese Cash” by Edward Timperlake, William C. Triplett, II.

      They do a great job of laying out the confusing mish-mash of persons we all sort of half-way understood: Johnny Chung, the Chris Riady, George Chu, Maria Hsia, etc.

      I’ve always felt the Lewinsky thing was promoted by Clinton, an internal false-flag, designed to get everyone talking about (what else) sex, and ignoring the much larger issue or treason/bribery raised in the book.

      I think Obama managed to do something similar with “born in Kenya” being the issue he highlighted to the press, who took that as the central issue and not his lack of any paper trail, strange visits to Pakistan, and the largest question whether “Natural Born” includes persons with a foreign citizen father.

      In both cases the larger and more dangerous issues were hidden behind a one million watt spotlight shined on the ultimately less consequential (or in Obama’s case, fanciful and ridiculous) side-show issue.

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    • Truth&Honor says:

      Q let us know that @POTUS reviewed 3 versions, the original, and redacted versions 2 & 3 Rod Rosenstein modified. And 3 would be released leaving mr to believe we received the heavy modified redacted version. We need to demand the original unredacted version.

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    • SalixVeridi says:

      Excellent summary and couldn’t agree with you more.

      I would add one more thing: there has to be a TIDAL WAVE during all elections upcoming against the Democrat party. They knew, they harbored, they gave their imprimatur to these creeps to run roughshod over our legal system and exhibited their contempt for the American people and our way of Justice.

      We, the people, can also show our own determination to never allow any of their breed in the Oval Office and in the reigns of power again. The Democrats need to be in the wilderness for at least 75 years.

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    • Thank you Mr. T. there has been much talk about who the spy is/was in the GOP, it is Sessions. In the past 15 months he has done nothing with the top leadership in the Justice Dept. Look at his record, not once has he stepped in and talked about the Leadership. He is the Mole, just look at his track record.

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      • Mr. T. says:

        Yes, Falcon Koch, and what does Sessions do this week to blow smoke when the IG report comes out? Why, he holds a press conference to talk about illegal immigration and what the DOJ/DHS are doing about it. Not a word about the illegal activity at the DOJ and FBI uncovered by IG Horowitz. Sessions isn’t the solution, he’s a BIG part of the problem.

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  2. jmclever says:

    In reading through the report, I was caught by how many times a decision was made about not prosecuting or pursuing an issue w.r.t. classified info because it had already been released to the public and yet no one connected that with the fact that many FBI rank and file routinely leak to the press in exchange for gifts (bribes). Its the same MO with the Trump Russia frame up. Leak info to the press and then use the fact that the info is public to bend said info to their desired outcomes.

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  3. Mickturn says:

    I found an interesting tidbit from the OIG report, Page 276 (as numbered in report, Adobe gives different page numbers).

    This is in relation to how Comey and the FBI ignored the Weiner Laptop evidence…here it is:

    “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.”

    In other words the FBI agents were DIRECTED TO NOT LOOK AT the key evidence about Hitlery’s emails or any other thing the investigation was SUPPOSED to be about. (PERIOD).

    That tells me that the FBI KNEW there were very explosive items on Weiners Laptop (Stored in an “Insurance File”) but chose NOT to look at them. So much for the ‘complete evaluation’ Crooked Comey talked about!

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    • Mickturn says:

      In the next paragraph I found this:
      Later in the day on September 28, the AUSA – created timeline noted:
      [The case agent] informed AUSAs that the header info previously
      described seen in plain view search revealed numerous emails
      between Abedin and HRC (on which Weiner was not a party) using
      potentially sensitive email addresses, which indicate d that Abedin had
      used the laptop. [The case agent] said that his chain of command was
      aware of the information.”

      Note the term ‘the header info’…that means they weren’t reviewing content of emails but only the header or Subject of the email. What a farce, the FBI sandbagged the whole investigation on the Laptop and this is PROOF!

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      • Mickturn says:

        A little further down from the Weiner Laptop item is this:

        The Russia investigation was a higher priority:
        On July 31, 2016, just weeks after the conclusion of the Midyear investigation, the FBI opened its investigation of Russian interference in the ongoing presidential elect
        ion. Strzok and several others from the Midyear investigation were assigned to the Russia
        investigation, which we were told was extremely active during this September and October time period. Several witnesses, including Priestap, Strzok, and Page, ….etc.

        In other words the Weiner Laptop was usurped by the Russia Russia Russia thing and the FBI gladly shifted gears, let Hitlery off the hook and went after Trump!

        The body of the OIG Report tells the whole story, and it is a clear indication of not just BIAS but Total Willing Incompetence in one area to force focus in another…all to Get Trump at any cost!

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      • Cheesehead54016 says:

        ………very, very, angry. We as Americans must demand justice on this. It is only way to restore any credibility of FBI/DOJ if that is possible. We collectively must demand it. Call Reps/Senators. DEMAND. Yes I’m shouting.

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    • distracted2 says:

      The search warrants were very specific as to what could be read and by whom. There was no overlap by different agencies.

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      • Mickturn says:

        I also found, in the next 30 pages or so, “McCabe told us that he had no recollection of…” (put anything here as he seemed to not know about anything…an obvious bureaucratic CYA tactic!) Most of it was in relation to Weiner’s laptop. It’s pretty obvious to me that the entire FBI was ORDERED to NOT look at the Weiner Laptop as they knew what they would find would HANG Hitlery!

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        • Cheesehead54016 says:

          there is still ability to get that done………. I heard that this is still being investigated. Corrrect me if I’m wrong but her email investigation is still being done. I’m confident that the missing emails, Clinton Foundation, etc will still come back and be found to be criminal charges.
          Please correct me if I’m wrong……..thx.

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    • to the moderator- sorry I got carried away!

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    • Dutchman says:

      If, at that time, the ONLY search warrant they were operating under, was the ORIGINAL warrant, which was regarding weiners weiner activity, this would be totally appropriate.

      I know of a party that got ‘busted’.

      The warrant was for ‘underage drinking’, cause thats all the informant could definetly day he opserved.

      When cops charged in, kids ran out bsck, and got away. 3’adults’ remained.
      There was all sorts of drugs and paraphanalia, laying out in plain site.

      But, no minors. Cops left, no arrests.
      Check WHEN the warrant was obtained, that allowed them to look for more than weiner texting, or kiddie porn.

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  4. lawton says:

    These texts are going to turn the public against Mueller even more.

    It was always the FISA and spying stuff that was going to put people in handcuffs over this.

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  5. No political bias?

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  6. spinoneone says:

    Given the obvious, at a minimum “bias” evidenced by these clowns, one has to wonder if they haven’t crossed the line into advocating the overthrow of the nation? C.F.: 18USC2384 & 2385.

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    • jbrown says:

      spinoneone, you comment is interesting. It makes one wonder exactly what else these agents were talking about that has not been released. Honestly, I believe an overthrow of or, as obama said, a “fundamental transformation” of America was high on the list of those in power.

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    • bluejean says:

      They actually did….page 416 of the report….

      They discuss (jokingly or not)….the destruction of the Republic….

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      • Madi says:

        How dumb these sycophants are: they elected a rPresident twice 2008,2012 who was visiting 57 …58 states of the Republic they hate so much 🙈🙉🙊
        I am not tired of winning!
        The liberals in Canada have lost elections big times: Quebec, Ontario . Europe is looking desperately for a President like DJT

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  7. Pat Frederick says:

    Comey’s reply to (supposedly) not being informed of the Huma emails on the Weiner laptop when a bunch of others knew:
    “The fact that who these people are doesn’t matter, but if there’s something that I found hugely significant on the 27th, if I was in a position to know that before then, then I should have been informed earlier. And like I said, honest to God I can’t remember being informed before that.”

    HUH? who talks like that??

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  8. I would like to add my voice to those who are today praising our Hero Sundance for the outstanding work that he has done in the past few months regarding the information leading up to the IG report.

    I don’t know how many people that SD has on his staff, but I get the impression that he is pretty much a one man show. We are fortunate that like our beloved President Trump, Sundance too seems to be gifted with an extraordinary about of energy and perseverance.

    I have only been reading the Tree House for maybe 6 months or so and it has become my main resource on a daily basis to find out the truth and deep background on what is going on in the Swamp and Deep State.

    I would hope that someday Sundance could be honored in some way for his work on behalf of our Republic. He is a true and fearless Patriot. We cannot thank him enough.

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  9. YeahYouRight says:

    “…we’ll have to fight this again,” with Trump as the incumbent in four years.

    Fight this again.

    Confession to the sedition conspiracy.

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  10. Chilidog says:

    I thought all the small group remaining were cooperating and singing like birds. How does the ig conclude no evidence of bias if they are cooperating? It doesn’t sound like anyone is cooperating if they don’t admit what everyone knows to be true.

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  11. Lovearepublican says:

    So the swamp protected the swamp. SURPRISE? No.

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  12. pnj01 says:

    As someone familiar with the DOJ’s Immunity Process in the past, I had been especially interested in the IG’s Review of the Immunities given by Comey’s folks/the DOJ. Immunities are NOT supposed to be handed out like candy, as even Jim Comey claims to understand. Indeed, the US Attorneys Manual requires that use immunities be granted in serious prosecutions, not in efforts to prove a potential defendant was innocent. The US Attorneys’ Manual provides:

    “As a matter of policy, 18 U.S.C. § 6002 will not be used to compel the production of testimony or other information on behalf of a defendant except in extraordinary circumstances where the defendant plainly would be deprived of a fair trial without such testimony or other information. This policy is not intended to preclude compelling a defense witness to testify if the prosecutor believes that to do so is necessary to a successful prosecution.” (USA Manual, Section 23.214)

    Yet at least four of the immunities granted in the Hillary “investigation” were granted at the same time or after the sovereign FBI Director had determined (in Early May 2016) to exonerate the putative next President: (Combetta (5-3-16), Bentel (6-10-16), Mills and Samuelson (6-10-16). See IG Report pp. 102-20.

    So, Comey’s FBI was handing out immunities like candy despite his assertion it was not. As the Report notes, in Oct. 2016, Comey tried to justify the immunities because his “very aggressive investigative team wanted to see can we make a case on Hillary Clinton.” (Report, page 107)

    LIE: by the time these immunities were granted, Comey and Company were trying to exonerate Hillary, not make a case. The Report’s section on the immunities makes it clear that the real reason for getting the immunities was to get the Hillary Investigation resolved in plenty of time for the Election (Report, p. 105). The decision on immunity for Combetta is particularly enlightening. Combetta was the guy who Bleach bitted the private server making any contradiction of the Hillary story impossible. Combetta arguably had direct intent evidence against him. In Oct. 2014 (before the Bleach bitting occurred) Combetta had sent an e-mail in which he joked about his role in the “Hillary Cover-Up Operation.” Yet the FBI’s intrepid agents accepted Combetta’s explanation that the remark was “just a joke.” (Report, pp.104-05) and granted him an immunity that enabled him to take on the role of a scapegoat. After getting the immunity, “Combetta took responsibility for the deletions, without implicating Clinton or her attorneys.” (Report, page 107).

    So, these corrupt Feebs perverted an Immunity Process designed to help the Government MAKE cases so that they could achieve a potential defendant’s interest in getting her criminal contretemps resolved in plenty of time for the Election (and her Coronation as Democrat Nominee was occurring even earlier, shortly after Comey’s July 5, 2016 Public Exoneration)!!

    And yet Inspector Horowitz could not see any political bias? His reputation deserves the same deflation as Comey’s has received.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I hate to say it: Special Counsel. The Special Counsel To End All Special Counsels.

      We need a cracker jack team of experienced investigators and prosecutors to unleash a flamethrower on this mess. A team that makes the Mueller crew look like Romper Room. In fact, throw Mueller’s Romper Room on that TODO list too — what did they know, and when did they know it? You just KNOW they’re all connected somehow.

      Robert S. Mueller, III: did James B. Comey ever contact you directly in 2015 or 2016 to discuss the ongoing criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s potentially illegal use of a private email server? If so, what did you discuss? Oh, and while we’re at it: what were you thinking, and how did that make you feel?

      Take Hillary and her crew and all of their potential crimes out of it for a moment. Ignore who got immunity and for what purpose. Ignore the vague means and ends of “political bias” for a moment. Let’s say the actual Hillary and Co. (potential) crimes are water under a very rickety bridge… It’s a simple question for Comey and several others in his circle: Did you intend to obstruct a federal criminal investigation by your thoughts and actions? Why did you hand out immunity like candy? Why did you write an exoneration letter 2 months before critical interviews? What did YOU know about AG Lynch that made you believe she was “compromised”?

      Comey likes to talk about up a storm about “intent”. Well, James B. Comey, let’s have that discussion on “intent”. You start, big fella. You sit down, McCabe. We’ll get to you in a minute.

      The whole thing makes me mildly nauseous, to be honest.

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    • Chieftain says:

      Agreed. The IG report is drawn very narrowly in reviewing an investigation (or to use Lynch’s term “matter”), that was also drawn very narrowly.
      The absence of review of Clinton’s top aides, especially Huma Abedin’s, cell phones and laptops seriously compromised any effort to get at the truth. The FBI’s self-imposed time limits to end the “matter” caused them to short circuit where they were looking for evidence. Compare this to Mueller’s open ended investigation.
      Stacked upon this already narrow investigation is the IG’s narrow review where the search is only for smoking guns. In the IG review, common sense is turned away as being within the discretion of the decision makers at the pro-HRC & anti-Trump MidYear Exam team.

      Two examples, page 108, two staff members relate to the IG that Bentel was advised that HR Clinton was using a private server. The IG investigators interview Bentel and view Bentel as uncooperative and his responses as “notforthcoming.” Despite that the IG says there is no criminal exposure. I guess obstruction of justice is only for “uncooperative” and “not forthcoming” people not invlved with the probes of Democrats. The second example is the entire Weiner laptop fiasco where the New York Office agent repeatedly informs his superiors and FBI Main office that 100s of thousands of Clinton emails with state.gov, clintonemail.com and blackberry.net and clinton foundation etc. were on the laptop in the time frame of interest. This notification was obscured, diminished, treated causally, delayed, and slow walked until the New York Office agent was practically screaming about the lack of action. The Pro-Clinton/ Anti-Trump attorneys and agents of the Mid Year Exam team inaction can only be seen as trying to bury it until after the election.
      Who can trust the subsequent very narrowly defined and rushed review of the Weiner laptop?

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    • bookman says:

      The “No Bias” language wasn’t written by Horowitz. The Executive Summary was written by DOJ/FBI insiders and appended to the Horowitz materials.

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    • Cheesehead54016 says:

      The 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton was an investigation that my 2nd grader could have done better. I’m not kidding. I think that investigation is the definition of “Obstruction of Justice”!!

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    • Roberto says:

      It gets worse. Combetta actually went on Reddit seeking advice on how to bleach bit.

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  13. liberty3 says:

    The problems with Mueller…..
    We now know that the FBI had an investigation into the Clintons and moneys they received from Russia in return for giving Russia 20% of all US uranium. Prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial Uranium One deal in 2010 handing Russia 20% of America’s Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin. The FBI approved the deal anyway. We also know that Rosenstein and Mueller were the ones who allowed the Uranium One deal to go forward. This was the real Russia collusion story involving the US government. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/criminal-in-a-robe-heres-the-rundown-on-the-corrupt-obama-appointed-judge-who-tossed-manafort-in-jail/
    Where is the REAL department of Justice? Has it been totally fundamentally transformed it—beyond recognition?

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    • JX says:

      It’s become clear that the DOJ is incapable of cleansing itself of corruption and of prosecuting the criminal cabal within who have and are attempting to overthrow an election.

      The States are going to have to right the situation. One route is to charge the DOJ, Sessions, Strzok, Page, McCabe, et al, in the Supreme Court.

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      • Chieftain says:

        The Main FBI office in Washington needs to be closed. The field offices need to be reorganized to report to a new group.
        There is clearly two sets of rules being applied in America. On for the powerfully connected entrenched ruling class and another for ordinary and non-political class Americans.

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  14. springstreet says:

    Dear President Trump,
    Thanks so much for praising FBI Director Wray. He certainly does have an ingratiating smirk. Tell you what, since his FBI will be busy wrist slapping for the next two years, maybe you could more efficiently use their investigative assets in different parts of the government. I bet you DHS needs a crime lab, the Border Control folks could use some helicopters and pickup trucks, the Department of the Treasury could be allocated all financial crimes, the OMB could look into the funding of “informants” from DOD funds, the State Department could issue visas only to the CIA for foreign (Russian) investigations and the US Marshals could do about everything else.
    After all, since approved Federal budgets are a thing of the past, why not move our money around to where it will do the most good … and let Mr. Wray, Rosenstein and Sessions twiddle their thumbs.

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  15. Tim Godfrey says:

    Using the same criteria to form an opinion and/or a conclusion that the IG report isn’t politically biased it would seem impossible to concluded that a klan rally is racially biased?

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    • Roberto says:

      The execute summary was weasel-worded so beautifully it could have been written by Slippin’ Jimmy himself. Oh. Maybe it was!

      I am beginning to loathe Sessions, Wray and Rod Ro more than McCabe and Comey.

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  16. Ned Zeppelin says:

    I am still reading, will spend the weekend doing so. I agree the Executive Summary and the body of the report do not mesh, the former reading like a brief defending the FBI, DOJ and Hillary’s conduct, the latter much messier but leading to different and still disturbing conclusions.

    Ringing in my ears is the statement from Horowitz, stated long ago, that the IG would not substitute its judgment for those made by others, only to identify breaches of rules, policies and procedures. As near as I can tell so far, that is exactly what we got. No crimes pointed to, only obliquely hinted at. People behaving poorly, inexplicably, or in a biased fashion, their explanation for events or acts accepted without challenge.

    Which led me to a realization which is profoundly disturbing. The IG does not second guess judgments precisely because there is no requirement that a “judgment call” be made correctly. In other words, there is no penalty for the cops to decide not to chase a felon, and such a decision can be made for any reason whatsoever. Doing nothing is not a problem. Conversely, there is no penalty for deciding to be merciless in chasing the imaginary, entrapment-derived or trivial crime (think Mueller). These guys can do either. No penalty for neglecting the crime right in front of you. Zero, None. And no penalty for being ridiculously over-zealous. No accountability. Ultimately, there is no enforcement mechanism to make these institutions enforce the law fairly and appropriately. On the other hand, if you are guilty of bias, well, I think you might get a spanking and a sharp-tongued rebuke from Mr. Mike.

    What if you threw a crime and nobody came? Or did nothing and were charged? Justice here seems in absentia.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      “Ultimately, there is no enforcement mechanism to make these institutions enforce the law fairly and appropriately.”

      Devin Nunes last seen sipping a Dark Roast at Starbucks, waiting for his documents.

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    • Chieftain says:

      Your comment is on point and true.
      The rule of law is dead. Its application is left to the discretion of clearly biased deep state actors who favor the entrenched ruling class leadership to who they report (in this case the MidYear Exam Pro-Clinton/Anti-Trump team).

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      • Echo says:

        “The rule of law is dead. Its application is left to the discretion of clearly biased deep state actors who favor the entrenched ruling class leadership to whom they report….”

        Best summary so far.

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    • Roberto says:

      I don’t agree so much. It really isn’t the IG’s role to be a prosecutor, but auditor. (Think of ENRON’s audits and eventual prosecution). Especially in this case where we’re talking about some of the most powerful people on earth. I agree that IG did punt, but again, these are highly unusual circumstances. If he ever went down the road of citing potential criminality, the report would be 1500 pages.

      Look, the ball is now in VSG’s court. It is up to HIS justice department to prosecute these criminals, or at the very least, demand they explicate their words/deeds under oath and in front of a judge and jury. I think this is what most American hope for.

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Yes but there is enough evidence for obstruction of justice. Throw it to a jury. Let them decide. F your winning percentage. You may lose you may win. But hey it’s in my discretion to prosecute them. It’s my judgment call too after all.

      You see two can play that game. Let us use their absurdities against them. Believe me the black hats don’t want to be charged. They won’t wanna take the chances. Charge them all.
      After yesterday’s presser I would say charge Wray too. F em all.

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  17. Pat Frederick says:

    page 342-343 Comey changes his story…
    Comey told the IG that “like the rest of the world” he assumed Clinton would be the next president but was not CONSCIOUSLY influenced by that fact in his decision to reopen the case in his letter to Congress at the end of October.
    Then in a subsequent interview with the OIG Comey stated: “I am sure I was influenced by the tacit assumption that Hillary Clinton was sure to be President.”

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  18. Newhere says:

    Do we have any idea when to expect the next installments: (1) FISA abuse, (2) question of political bias in the “Trump Russia” investigation? We need the trilogy.

    I wonder how much we’re going to get before the midterms.

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  19. Pat Frederick says:

    more Comey gold:
    in discussing the decision to send the letter to Congress, the IG asked if his decision would have been different if it had been earlier in October and the Midyear team told him they could have gone through all the emails long before the election. Here’s his response:

    If it was October 3rd and they said, we think there may be something here and we can knock it out in the next six days; I might have. Then– it’s interesting–I hadn’t thought about this but then I might have been on to considering the prospect of a leak you know because I might have said, not going to do it, but what would be the effect on the Department if there’s a leak about the search warrant, yeah.”

    Comey discussing LEAKING INTENTIONALLY…

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      sorry…my mistake…Comey is saying that the possibility of a leak did not make his decision up for him to reopen the case—but further reading provided by others involved claimed it was a big threat and discussion…

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I can hear his mamby pamby voice as I’m reading those words.

      How did ANYTHING WHATSOEVER get done at the FBI for 4 years? Or maybe the answer is, simply: nothing got done.

      Lordy, what I mess you’ve made, James B. Comey.

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      • Pat Frederick says:

        it annoys me that he rarely answers the question. For example let’s say he was asked if he opened the door. Simple yes or no, right?
        But he answers like this, I “should” open the door right? As an FBI Director I have an obligation to open the door and so I would think that I should be doing that and because opened doors lead to investigative excellence and that’s something that we strive for at the FBI.

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  20. JX says:

    Today Sessions said the Justice Department will “confront any problems and we’re going to deal with them one by one in a proper, fair and appropriate way” and work to “reaffirm and recommit ourselves to the highest ideals” of the FBI.

    Is it just me, or is this pretty tepid?

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  21. michaelonoo says:

    The word whitewash comes to mind. They may indict a few small fish but all the big ones will get nothing more than a tongue thrashing. It breaks my heart..

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  22. michaelonoo says:

    The word whitewash comes to mind. They may indict a few small fish but all the big ones will get nothing more than a tongue thrashing. It breaks my heart..

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  23. michaelonoo says:

    The word whitewash comes to mind. They may indict a few small fish but all the big ones will get nothing more than a tongue thrashing. It breaks my heart..

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  24. michaelonoo says:

    The word whitewash comes to mind. They may indict a few small fish but all the big ones will get nothing more than a tongue thrashing. It breaks my heart..

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    • JX says:

      Sessions is an abomination. This clueless fool thinks everything is ok, just some HR issues. He lacks any perception of the organized crime in his department.

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  25. Pat Frederick says:

    okay last tidbit for the night I promise…
    pages 385-387 (for what they’re worth)
    Comey and Lynch are both asked about a meeting they had after he sent the October 28th letter to Congress.
    Comey characterizes it this way (paraphrasing) Lynch gave me a hug, told me I did the right thing by sending the letter..then said he should look beaten up when he leaves her office –to give the impression he got a stern talking to. Impression I got was that this meeting was less than 4 minutes…
    Lynch, OTOH, says she told Comey he needed to write a clarifying letter since he messed up and when he asked what she would say, she basically said your mess, your fix. Then they discussed the animosity the NYO had for Clinton. She stated she may have given him a hug–she often did. The impression she gave was of a 15-20 minute meeting…

    So Comey remembers getting praise and Lynch remembers being critical and telling him to fix his mess…lol

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  26. JX says:

    As if Sessions’ praising Rosenstein isn’t bad enough, now he says he’s “real proud” of Wray.

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  27. fobdangerclose says:

    Fake Attorney!

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  28. TwoLaine says:

    In the hours immediately after the Pulse Nightclub shooting, another clearly preventable disaster, Sebastian Gorka on Fox & Friends said that the FBI and Homeland Security were too busy going after “white supremacists” to identity terrorists. The Kenyan’s team said right wingers, the Tea Partiers were the most dangerous groups on the planet and he wanted all gubt resources brought to bear against THEM.

    Fox immediately cut him, but not to go to commercial. They cut him so he could not elaborate on this point any further. They never came back to it.

    This is why they label all of us. Now their favorite term for homegrown terrorists is “alt-right” which is what they consider anyone in the TRUMP realm.

    This is what they have been taught. Ask Mueller……..

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    • farrier105 says:

      Seddique Mateen, the Orlando Pulse patsy’s father, is an FBI informant. I’m beginning to think this kind of relationship with them is a requirement for a mass shooter.

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  29. I seems to me that the FBI is constipated..it can’t act. So, I was thinking why? The agent are doing their jobs, but when it comes time to execute a plan, nothing happens. I mean it has to be coming from management and it has to be political decsion-making, what else could it be?

    Everyone today is asking, if it isn’t political what is it? Another way to ask the question of the IG is, what would have made it political in your view? Same with all the incidents, like the terrorists examples..what would it have taken to get you to act before the event took place?

    I don’t know, but it’s totally corrupt. The FBI needs a real change-maker at the top, sort of like what POTUS is to the presidency. I don’t know who that person could be because they will be destroyed in the process of cleaning out the corruption…too bad POTUS can’t just take it over himself.

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    • wondering999 says:

      “Democracy Now” is not a right-wing publication by any means. But consider this from over a decade ago:
      https://www.democracynow.org/2004/4/9/two_fbi_whistleblowers_accuse_bureau_of
      “Coleen Rowley, FBI agent. In May 2002 she wrote a caustic, 13-page letter to FBI Director Robert Mueller accusing FBI headquarters of hampering the investigation into alleged 20th hijacker Zacarias Moussaoui. She says officials at FBI headquarters resisted seeking search warrants and admonished agents who sought help from the CIA….”

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  30. 1stgoblyn says:

    Dear FBI Attorney 2, And a big Frank Underwood to you and your FBI Employee 1 too!

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  31. I’ve been pushed over the edge…………….I believe now is the time for AG Sessions to “respectfully ask for a transfer to the DHS” or the President, IMHO, is justified in firing him, Rosenstein and Director Wray under the pretense of ELIMINATING BIAS AND CORRUPTION IN THE IC. Let the political cards fall where they may. Its time for some action.

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  32. oops – I meant the DOJ not the IC.

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  33. Chuck Stephens says:

    Any idea who the three unidentified agents are???

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    • wondering999 says:

      This article is good — worth taking a few minutes to read. The writer compares the Navy’s handling of bribery cases with the FBI.

      The writer also asks why there is no documentation in the IG report of the clearance documents that Hillary was obligated to sign as someone having the highest security clearance available. Reportedly, HIllary never signed these forms, but everyone with top clearance has to sign them — what made her different? The IG Report doesn’t dwell on these missing forms that reportedly went unsigned, since she had no intention of playing by the rules

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  34. Lactantius says:

    Hmmm. The FBI can trick you into “lying to the FBI” and put you in the slammer. But, the FBI lies like a rug all over the galaxy and the most they get is a top to bottom multi-million dollar workshop on how everyone needs to work on being flawless. The lawless among them get nothing more or less than extra refreshments at the establishment workshops. So, tell me again about the rule of law and equal station under the eye of the law.

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  35. czarowniczy says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again(and I can’t be the only one)” HATCH ACT! HATCH ACT! HATCH ACT! He violated the Hatch Act and that is a potential criminal act. Of course the penalties run from a letter of reprimand to removal from and prevention of returning to the Federal trough for 5 years. So far I haven’t seen the anyone in DoJ go after Stzork – we were reprimanded within hours for even perceived violations – especially if those ‘violations’ were thought to involve Democratioc officials.

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  36. Concerned says:

    Criminal activity by the FBI and DOJ continues. President Trump should act by getting rid of Sessions and Rosenstein, and even Wray. The only thing that has changed in the DOJ and FBI from Obama administration are those who continue to lie and disrespect the American people.

    I am ready for the US Marshalls to take over the function of the FBI, today!

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  37. Concerned says:

    Still think Michael Horowitz is one of the White Hats? What about Sessions, Rosenstein, or Wray?

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  38. I’m still waiting for someone to question Comey’s actions in triggering the special council. Surely it means he KNEW what the cabal were upto?

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  39. Rose says:

    During chapter 11 a receiver is brought in to oversee the process, I think Trump should appoint someone to oversee Wray and Sessions and fire Rosenslime. How can we trust the just-us department when they write a summation of a report that doesn’t match the report? How much corruption are we willing to sit and watch flourish and grow under deep state operatives appointed by Trump’s less than honest previous advisers.

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  40. Pokey says:

    Folks, there isn’t going to be any “action” over this report. As I have said many times before, the fix is already in. The inmates are in charge of the asylum. Our government is not ours any more. Government is a malignancy and it was visibly metastasized about the time WJC was choosing a Cabinet. It has already destroyed the host, which is “The People”. We have had Global Collectivist crap pounded into our heads in all of our government schools and most of our private schools. At work, on television, in Hollywood, and all of our Government bureaucracies are infected. Government is always about growing its Bureaucracies, no matter what. There was never such a thing as inalienable rights and the current situation most clearly reveals that.
    Then along comes PDJT to save the day! Please, he hasn’t even been able to install his “swamp drainers” in his Government and we are going on two years now. He can’t even get lower court nominees past the obfuscations.
    I don’t know what will eventually come of all this, but I know the Global Collective will eventually be strung up. Unfortunately, The People who finally rise up will probably not have any concept of what would be a better way, which is why I believe the prognosis for the host is very poor. I also pray to God that some kind of miracle will end this malaise before my demise.

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  41. farrier105 says:

    “IG Report: “We do not have confidence that Strzok’s decision was free from bias”…”

    “NO. NO, WE’LL STOP HIM.”—Strzok reassuring Lisa Page Trump will not be President and why.

    Maybe that was Horowitz’ first clue that–well—maybe Strzok’s decision was not free from bias.

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  42. Sundance, I’m a relatively new Treeper here and while I haven’t been able to read your catalog as far back as I’d like, I’ve certainly read a great deal, asked questions,but most importantly, woken up. Your articles are among the most insightful in the world on what is happening in our government. What is REALLY happening. And, equally valuable to me, your passion, patriotism, and positivity (unintended alliteration) really make those insights worth reading.

    Today, though, something seemed different, so I just felt the need to write and share some thoughts. First, you are right to call BS loudly on the silly word-smithing, hair splitting, and shannanigans to the highest order that you called out in the wording of Wray. BS. Totally. But you did something I’ve not seen you do. You stopped your analysis at the point of IG report issuance, and haven’t told us what happens next. Hat happens next makes the silly Wray wording, as frustrating as it seems now, irrelevant. This is what I’d call “The Last Hurrah” for the Swamp.

    For God’s sake, “Hillary Clinton and Foundation” and “Crimes Against Children” are prominently noted in the report (not in a footnote)! It’s damning AF given that Huber’s team has already taken that laptop apart 5x and assembled the most thoughtful plan possible to DESTROY them. An OPTIMIZED plan that has courses of action laid out with multiple fallbacks that will make it simply impossible. The number of sealed indictments at the DOJ is staggering (~32,000). That last fact doesn’t get enough airtime anywhere. What do people think those are for? Felonious parking? No, see above: Clinton Foundation and Crimes Against Children…and who knows what else. It’s a big number and will get bigger until unleashed.

    Also, in THIS case, there are other shoes that will drop, but the shoes aren’t equally weighted — those “shoes” being this HRC report and the next report of Russia/FISAGate, etc.. The FISAGate IG report will weigh far more than this one did. The fact that Horowitz had to parse up the whole thing like this (HRC only now, Russia later) is an unfortunate reality given process and structure. But the next shoe(s) are going to make the teeter totter seem like a wicked fast deadly catapult. Heavy.

    Finally (and obviously), when we get the real, unredacted and or non-RR’d version of the report, this particular hangover we all have from yesterday might end up being just a bad dream.

    So look. They’re F—‘d. Period. They are F—ing F—‘d. I can see it. Wray and his BS and everything that is n the way right this second…Mueller, and the MSM, and the whole bunch right now who we see restraining and bending Liberty and hurting this Republic…. they’re still all absolutely F—‘d. It’s happening in slow real time.

    So, back to the origins of this note. We need you (ok, I do at least) to *CHEER UP* 🙂 and tell us what happens next and how it could unfold. Like you always do! WE ARE going to be Victorious here! Look how far vs. 3 years ago! YOU are the one who has made ME realize that over the past 5 months! You and all these Treepers here. THANK YOU for making me believe in my Country again, Sundance.

    Godspeed.
    -Ken

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    • Boots says:

      32,000 sealed indictments.

      B.U.L.L.S.H.I.T.

      NOT ONE of the upper echelon architects of the attempted framing and overthrow of an elected president will EVER be charged.

      Maybe the preppers are right. Maybe it’s time for war against those who war against us in order to subjugate us to their globalist masters.

      When the nation’s premier law enforcement agency and all the nation’s intelligence organizations conspire to break the law to overthrow America, and then circle the wagons to collectively protect themselves from prosecutions for said unlawful activities, then they’ve all become Gestapo, Stasi, and KGB actors that *must* be removed from their positions by *any means necessary* in order to restore the liberties this country was founded on.

      The ruling elite have spit in our faces, pissed on our feet, and laughed out loud at our lamenting loss of liberties. Clearly they believe the rules of law don’t apply to them. Clearly they believe they’re our masters.

      Their goal is to continually tighten the noose around our necks until we’re all enslaved and thus, effectively dead. Since they war against us, we have a right and duty to protect ourselves, our families, and our future, by warring against them.

      Starting with the coming from the night of the Muslim king Obama, this is now a winner take all, fight to the death. In a fight to the death there are no rules except to do whatever it takes to win.

      Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.

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      • Nightstand says:

        I agree and so does most all of these readers. Just don’t know what to do about it. Who, what , where and when and how many.

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    • Boots says:

      “The fact that Horowitz had to parse up the whole thing like this (HRC only now, Russia later) is an unfortunate reality given process and structure.”

      I disagree, and believe Horowitz’ parsing wasn’t due to “an unfortunate realit given process and structure”.

      I consider it quite possible Horowitz was “got to” and then watered down his words out of fear. Fear for his job, financial future, family’s safety, his own safety. Whatever it was, something caused him to, at the last possible moment, take his finger off the trigger (euphemism) and let the target pass by.

      The remaining two reports will be just as anti-climatic. There is no one coming to save us. PDJT is our last chance but he’s been hamstrung. Do you think the enemies of liberty will stop because of Horowitz’ report? Do you think the globalists are saying “Fuck! Horowitz got us! We better stop what we’re doing or it’s curtains for us!”

      NO! A thousand times NO! They’re not down or anywhere near out. Even if Trump is reelected and I hope he is, the war against liberty will continue. The “Fundamental Transformation” started by the arch enemy of America, that Muslim mofo and SOB Barack Hussein Obama – a threat bigger to America than all her past enemies combined – has gained speed, traction, and GROUND.

      The enemies of liberty never sleep. They never stop. They only stop when they stop breathing. And then another clone steps in to take their place.

      There aren’t enough honest men and women in Congress, or in State, city, or town governments, to stop the destruction of America; the doors of which were thrown wide open by that Muslim bastard Obama.

      ONLY the King of Kings can stop this. And He WILL stop it, after America’s term of punishment for her national sins of child murder (abortion) and idol worship (power, money, sex) is over. Until then He’s given us PDJT as a temporary dam against the rising tide of globalism. A tide that will without fail one day turn America into another Europe; full of seething Muslims who burn, riot, rape, rob, and murder at will; all in the name of Islam and Allah.

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      • Nightstand says:

        Yes , so let us do what the almighty would have us to do, repent , and praise his name. Get ready ready for a revival and deliverance America. Trump is leading the way.

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  43. Boots says:

    “We do not have confidence that Strzok’s decision was free from bias…”
    ~ OIG Report ~

    Can anyone, someone, explain Horowitz’ parseltongue? Can anyone, someone, tell me why Horowitz did not plainly and strongly, say:
    “We think Strozok was heavily biased against Trump and towards Clinton.”?

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    • Pokey says:

      Agree with Boots and I am too old to even grasp all the facets of this power play, but I have known it ain’t good for The People for half of my life. If God is only a construct, then we are all going to the hell that has been created by the evils among us.
      I often wondered how the Jews could have been slaves in Egypt for several generations before finding a way to disappear from their masters. Our situation could be a very long term one, even if God is not a construct. In which case, my old age infirmities are going to be a blessing for me.

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