“Small Group” Complains IG Horowitz is Not Permitting Written Rebuttals During Principal Review Phase…

The usurping group of FBI and DOJ officials we have called “the small group” have an established set of media operatives and outlets aligned to assist their narrative.  Tonight Devlin Barrett (Lisa Page and Peter Strzok’s favorite narrative engineer) publishes a report in the Washington Post highlighting their concerns.

According to the WaPo Inspector General Michael Horowitz is not allowing the ‘small group’ to provide written rebuttals to the IG report on FISA abuse during their principal reviews.  The outline by Devlin on behalf of the group also confirms our timeline.

(Via Washington Post) The Justice Department Inspector General’s office has told witnesses who are set to review draft sections of its long-awaited report on the FBI investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign that they will not be allowed to submit written feedback — one in a series of unusual restrictions that some fear could make the final document less accurate, people familiar with the matter said.

As is the case in most inspector general probes, witnesses are being invited to review draft sections of the report and offer comments and corrections, the people said. But — unlike most cases — they are being told those comments must be conveyed only verbally, the people said.

Even though Attorney General William P. Barr and other officials have been working in recent weeks to determine what should be redacted from the report as classified or private information, people familiar with the process said that the entire draft document is marked “Top Secret,” so anyone who discusses its contents outside a secure government room could be committing a crime.

Nothing in that series of paragraphs is unusual.

The “Top Secret” refers to classified material inside the FISA report which we already knew about.  Remember, President Trump authorized AG Bill Barr to declassify material in order to assist the IG investigation [Directive Here].  Until the report is made public all of that underlying material is classified.  Hence some special handling is needed and no notes etc. are permitted.  It’s not a conspiracy, it’s a matter of process handling.

The material inside the report is classified until the report is made public.  Ergo the report itself must be handled ‘as if’ it is Top Secret classified, because technically it still is.

The principal review phase under IG Horowitz generally lasts two weeks, ten business days.  Each principal only is allowed to see the segments that pertain to their specifics. Each principal may provide feedback to how the report outlines their activity.  The IG may, or may not (not required), include comments from the principal in the final report.   If principal comment is included the IG will generally present rebuttal evidence.

In all draft reviews the principals are required to sign non-disclosure agreements; this prevents leaks.   Nothing about this is extraordinary.  However, in this example it appears Horowitz is trying to speed up the release by not waiting for the legions of lawyers to submit written responses for consideration.  Instead Horowitz is recording any commentary and will transcribe into the final report if he feels it warrants inclusion.

Again, other than oral comments (to be transcribed), as opposed to written responses from the lawyers, nothing about this is unusual.  This is the standard process.

[…] Witnesses, they said, are being asked to review their sections in a secure area, after signing nondisclosure agreements, according to people familiar with the matter.

The witnesses have also been told they will not be allowed to remove any notes they make about the document, the people said.

The moves have left some witnesses concerned their objections might not be recorded precisely and incorporated into the inspector general’s findings, the people said.

The witnesses, they said, are also concerned that the process gives the inspector general complete control in characterizing any comments witnesses make — and leaves witnesses with no ability to create a paper trail that might help them show their words were captured inaccurately.

The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the political and legal sensitivity of the matter. A spokeswoman for the inspector general declined to comment. (read full article)

Considering the number of lawyers involved this decision by Horowitz makes sense.

There is likely to be a flood of spin from the PR teams behind each principal outlined in the report. Lawyers for James Comey and Andrew McCabe will be using every angle of Lawfare imaginable to attempt to shape their clients image within the report.

Lawyers, Lawfare legal teams, and DC-based PR consultants for Sally Yates, John Carlin, Mary McCord, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Hillary Clinton, James Baker, Michael Kortan, Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Chris Steele, Glen Simpson, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, John Brennan, James Clapper and many more will all be working at courtroom rates to control any report damage for their clients.

The Obama administration will be working in the background, while Fusion-GPS takes in fees and pays their primary journalists and narrative engineers premium rates for column inches that protect their client interests. This is one big confab of interests all positioning to control any negative impressions and highlight their magnanimous patriotic activity.

The timing is exactly as we suspected, ten business days for principal review ending next Friday November 21st (week prior to Thanksgiving).

This gives the inspector general a few days to tidy up the added comments, pass the rebuttals through the final IG referencer check, and then release a public report.   Likely that release would be the week after Thanksgiving, though it could possibly be released as early as Thanksgiving week.

The executive summary is almost guaranteed to have been written already.  Perhaps the executive summary was part of AG Bill Barr’s briefing in the White House today along with the discussions of Chinese (5G) software and national security matters.

Undoubtedly, AG Bill Barr has to inform President Trump what material he declassified for the IG as part of the directive he was given by President Trump in May of this year. It is possible, perhaps likely, AG Barr informed President Trump of that material today.


WHITE HOUSE – By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct the following:

Section 1. Agency Cooperation.

The Attorney General is currently conducting a review of intelligence activities relating to the campaigns in the 2016 Presidential election and certain related matters. The heads of elements of the intelligence community, as defined in 50 U.S.C. 3003(4), and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review.

Sec. 2. Declassification and Downgrading.

With respect to any matter classified under Executive Order 13526 of December 29, 2009 (Classified National Security Information), the Attorney General may, by applying the standard set forth in either section 3.1(a) or section 3.1(d) of Executive Order 13526, declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence that relates to the Attorney General’s review referred to in section 1 of this memorandum.  (link)

At the conclusion of Attorney General Bill Barr’s oval office meeting today with President Trump, the president held a session with the White House communications team prior to a late departure for the Louisiana rally.

This entry was posted in AG Bill Barr, Big Government, Big Stupid Government, CIA, Clinton(s), Cold Anger, Conspiracy ?, Decepticons, Deep State, Dem Hypocrisy, Dept Of Justice, Desperately Seeking Hillary, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Transition, FBI, IG Report Clinton Investigation, IG Report Comey, IG Report FISA Abuse, IG Report McCabe, Legislation, media bias, Notorious Liars, President Trump, propaganda, Spygate, Spying, THE BIG UGLY, Typical Prog Behavior, Uncategorized, White House Coverup. Bookmark the permalink.

386 Responses to “Small Group” Complains IG Horowitz is Not Permitting Written Rebuttals During Principal Review Phase…

  1. Good for Horowitz expediting this… we don’t need to hear from the lawyers until sentencing.

    Liked by 23 people

  2. Could be the IG report in its pristine state is anticipated to be entered into evidence in one or more legal proceedings in the future and they don’t want it tainted by hogwash from the potential defendants in those proceedings….

    Liked by 15 people

  3. amflyalex says:

    Sorry, sundance, I stepped on both of your posts in the Trump rally thread. Please delete mine.


  4. A2 says:

    A2 says:
    November 12, 2019 at 11:48 pm
    Well, a “short window” was mentioned. That means either review your testimony or be damned. The people that were interviewed only get to see their interview.not the entire report. Either they sign off as accurate or make minor corrections to what they said. They don’t get to rewrite their testimony sworn under oath. They don’t get a “do over”.

    If stuff leaks then that is just more kindling to pile on the fire.

    The MSM will spin the plates, but who cares anymore. Nice entertainment if that is to your tastes.


    Liked by 9 people

    • YvonneMarie says:



    • sundance says:

      Liked by 6 people

      • TarsTarkas says:

        Since when has Lawfare been concerned about ‘irregularities’, except when its hurts them? But then the whole Hydra effort has been all about seizing power and not worrying about the legalities. Because once in power they won’t need no stinkin’ legalities. They will decide and the shotgun will sing its song.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Republicanvet91 says:

        SO glad to see you calling out Hennessey Sundance. She is arrogant and truly believes she is smarter than she is, and will blatantly spin what she does know.

        Liked by 1 person

      • California Joe says:

        Since the entire Russian Collusion hoax is based on lies, unsubstantiated concocted rumors, outright fabrications and ridiculous smears I’m scratching my head how any of it would be considered Classified Top Secret by anyone in their right mind? This is a joke, right?


  5. USA First! says:

    “However, in this example it appears Horowitz is trying to speed up the release by not waiting for the legions of lawyers to submit written responses for consideration. “

    Get the zippo ready, AG Barr isn’t helping the cabal. You can sense the fear of the small group as the walls are closing in. Rofl!

    “The witnesses, they said, are also concerned that the process gives the inspector general complete control in characterizing any comments witnesses make — and leaves witnesses with no ability to create a paper trail that might help them show their words were captured inaccurately.”

    This same group wasn’t worried about General Flynn’s words being captured accurately and they were quite proud of the fact they had complete control of the narrative and created more by leaking the narrative to the msm.

    Liked by 35 people

  6. dimbulbz says:

    Huh, I wonder if that animated conversation with Barr didnt go the way the president was hoping. I hope that’s not the case

    Liked by 3 people

    • Heika says:

      That is what came to my mind instantly and concerned me especially as Trump did not stop to chat. That is not his usual confident winning way. Worrying.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Proud American from Texas says:

      I was thinking the same thing.
      He may have also been PO’d about the Huawei/ZTE comments Barr made. Like, wait until we get a trade deal, dammit.
      “We’ll see what happens”, to quote a famous President,


      • A2 says:

        Just the opposite.
        What trade deal? The trade deal is not a trade deal it’s much bigger. If you are referencing PRC, yeah they want a trade deal on their terms, that means no concessions, no negotiating, just give us what we want. Huawei a PLA outfit has bought millions of dollars in DC lobbyists to get themselves into our communications systems ( and around the world).

        Liked by 1 person

    • Justin Green says:

      That was my thought, until I saw the source was a “Today Show” White House “correspondent”.

      Whatever. For all we know, they were cheering.

      Liked by 8 people

    • The Boss says:

      The so-described animated conversation was theater. Trump knew damn well there were peeping pressitutes out on the lawn. So did Barr. Two can play at that game, and Trump is the better player when it comes to the media. Just wait.

      In the meantime, don’t read anything positive or negative into the reports of an “animated conversation”. That’s what press whores write when they see arms and hands moving. President Trump’s rally delivery in a little while would be described as ‘animated’ if there were no audio.

      Liked by 11 people

      • margarite1 says:

        Last night I saw a report that the contents of Al Baghdadi’s “office” contained cables from the State Dept that implicates them all….Hillary, Brennan, Clapper, Obama, Rice. I am suspecting that the documents that were in Al Baghdadi’s camp are the reason POTUS said “I caught the swamp, I caught them all”. And then there are the documents that Edergon just gave to POTUS that must have implicated Obama’s friends the Muslim Brotherhood. I think there was a lot to talk about.

        I’m thinking POTUS Donald J Trump has the upper hand.

        Liked by 7 people

        • gda53 says:

          I was thinking that he was speaking of the Ukraine thing.

          See Sydney Powell latest retweet thread about Kent, Nuland et al. for “bombshell” details (Kent ADMITS in his testimony that Nuland/Pyatt cooked up that extortion scheme for Biden to get Shokin fired. Yadda, yadda….!!)

          But I’m good with your version too.

          Liked by 1 person

    • Clara says:

      I share your concerns. I think if Trump had gotten good news from Barr, he would have been in the mood to talk to the press — not about the IG report, obviously, because he can’t yet. But still, he would have been so elated that he would have been eager to engage with reporters on other topics. I’m sorry to say, I think the fact that Trump walked right past reporters afterward without engaging them suggests to me that he heard bad news — no indictments are on the horizon for any of the coup plotters, and likely Andrew McCabe is going to walk tomorrow — no indictment of him for lying to investigators. The deadline for filing criminal charges on that case is tomorrow, and we’ve already heard rumblings that the DOJ is poised to once again “decline to prosecute.”

      Sadly, I just think it’s not realistic to think that the DOJ is going to go after the DOJ. The only solution now is to dismantle (i.e. slash the funding for) it. I hope if Trump manages to get re-elected, that’s exactly what he does.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Tl Howard says:

      No one said why the word “animated” was used. Were there gesticulations? If so, who was doing so?


    • Trog Luddite says:

      Likely William Barr saying, “Look – I know that twitter is your lifeline, but once these indictments drop, you really have to shut up about them so that it doesn’t taint (or is perceived to taint) the trials that will follow.”

      Trump: Not comment on the indictments on Twitter?! 😦 [heads out in surly mood]


    • BitterC says:

      My first thought was Barr came over to discuss Rudy being in some sort of jam.

      How many other sitting presidents have had 2 of their personal lawyers charged by the FBI. I am wondering if they have subpoenaed stuff from Rudy that touches on Trump


  7. Horsesoldier says:

    Hmmm, might be time to go long on Depends.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. xcontra says:

    I wonder if this means there will be a lot of indictments coming down →→ let them render their rebuttal in court.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Zabadak says:

    President Trump walking past the press without taking questions is usual, is it not? If so, what could it mean? Unhappy with Barr?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chris K says:

      45 minutes late to the rally…. simply no time for questions.

      Liked by 11 people

    • KJinCton says:

      He was on a tight timeline to get to his rally and the meeting ate up the time he needed to speak with the press.

      Nothing to worry about there.

      Liked by 3 people

    • twingirls (@twingirls49) says:

      Well, we’ll find out shortly when he speaks in Louisiana. He tends not to hold back.

      Liked by 2 people

      • amazed treetop downlooker says:

        You got dat right, buddy….who’d you rather unwind with…

        A gaggle of sniveling presstitutes ..? Or …

        A thunderously appreciative coliseum-full of appreciative Patriots 🇺🇸 & coon-asses😍 🇺🇸👏👍who’ve courteously waited HOURS to lavish their love on you…

        Betcha we’ll all get some very encouraging indications of how VSGPOTUS’ meeting with AGBarr went down, if not many specifics ‘til the time is right !

        …says an honorary partial coon-ass 😉😁


      • amazed treetop downlooker says:

        No-brainer😁…Who’d you rather spend time with….dozens of sniveling, snarky hyena presstitutes….OR…

        A coliseum full of Tens of THOUSANDS of Patriotic 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸, DEEPLY APPRECIATIVE 👍 PATRIOTS 🇺🇸 &”coon-asses” 😍 who’ve patiently 👏👏👏 waited HOURS & HOURS to thunderously voice their loving, definitely “got-your-six” steadfast support & approval?!?

        Admiringly posted by a (partial) honorary, proud prior “coon-ass” land resident, THANK YOU Louisiana?

        MAGA! KAG !!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

        P.s., betcha we’ll get as much as is an appropriate & timely understanding of how it went down between VVVSGPDJT & AGBarr😉…we’ll see what happens next in Bossier, soon🙏


  10. Sun Yat Sen says:

    I can imagine the phone call:
    “You have reached the Inspector General’s Office. For English, press 1.” …….
    “To express your interest in a material change on page 1, press 318.” ……
    “To express your interest in a material change on page 2, press 764.” …..
    … (rolls through 700 different random exchange numbers).
    “Your call is important. The current wait time is … Forty FIVE minutes …”
    epic hold music….
    Then it accidentally hangs up after half an hour.

    Thus would start my version of “the process is the punishment.”

    Liked by 18 people

  11. DaughterofLiberty says:

    Sooooo delighted to see your collective level of discomfort rising ! You SOBs deserve to HANG for the crap you’ve wrought not only on this country, but to much of the world!

    Liked by 5 people

  12. thedoc00 says:

    Hopefully the perps will have their chance at rebuttal, written and verbal, as defendants in court. That is the only acceptable venue for rebuttals at this point.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Apparently they are all quite used to even more than two tiers of “justice” and all that goes with them…

      Poor things, may they get exactly what they deserve.

      I think it is time to add a category for Big Evil Government for things like this to be posted in!

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Chewbarkah says:

    “The witnesses, they said, are also concerned that the process gives the inspector general complete control in characterizing any comments witnesses make — and leaves witnesses with no ability to create a paper trail that might help them show their words were captured inaccurately.”

    Hey “witnesses”, that’s exactly how your crooked FD-302 system treats the targets of your own investigations. No wonder you are scared. Bwahahaha.

    I’m sure this will be used to attack the findings, but good on Horowitz for limiting the “witnesses” input to whether their testimony is accurate as shown. No need to let their Lawfare teams play spin the content, coordinate stories, and contrive drag out the process for a few more months.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. Hide the Decline says:

    “The moves have left some witnesses concerned their objections might not be recorded precisely and incorporated into the inspector general’s findings, the people said.

    The witnesses, they said, are also concerned that the process gives the inspector general complete control in characterizing any comments witnesses make — and leaves witnesses with no ability to create a paper trail that might help them show their words were captured inaccurately.”

    What chutzpah! These people totally screwed over Michael Flynn based only on what they claimed he said in an untaped interview. Even if their words end up being manipulated, they totally deserve it.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. bulwarker says:

    “After a long meeting in the Oval Office, ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ walks past the press without taking questions.”

    I guess how Trump acts at the rally tonight will tell us a lot about his meeting with Barr.


  16. hokkoda says:

    The IG stuff seems pretty boring. They are under enormous pressure to get this done. Barr getting frustrated telling Trump “after Thanksgiving” might need enough to explain the animated conversation. “Look, these are the rules! We’re doing the best we can!”

    Cynical me says, “Barr tried to let Trump down easy, there are no indictments coming, etc etc.” , and “Dude, do you honestly expect anybody to get indicted for the coup? Really?”

    Watch the LA speech, maybe he vents a bit. If he vents about the deep state getting away with crimes…brace yourselves for bad news in that IG Report.


  17. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Everyone gets their input, except us. Who represents us? It is like when gov’t employee contracts are negotiated with the unions, nobody at the table represents the public and shortly thereafter the state cannot pay the pensions (See Il and CA).

    Liked by 2 people

  19. justlizzyp says:

    The same people who had no problems with Schiff’s super secret one sided basement hearings will most likely be all over the media complaining about this grossly one sided process.

    I’ve already seen one super liberal acquaintance dismissively refer to the upcoming report as “the report from the bu!!$hit investigate the investigators stunt.” This will only add fuel to their complaints.

    it’s gonna be so much fun to watch.

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Ellis says:

    Prisoners dilemma

    Liked by 1 person

    • Maquis says:

      Sparking Fear, FULL STOP.


      • Texican says:

        Correctamundo. F. E. A. R.

        FWIW, “Animated conversation” could mean anything. If it could be spun to make POTUS look bad, wouldn’t that be the case? e.g. “The President appeared bewildered/irate/disoriented” We didn’t get that. “Animated discussion” could just as easily mean everyone in the room applauded.


    • fears of inaccuracy They’re planting the seeds of their defense when it’s public.

      Liked by 1 person

      • TarsTarkas says:

        Every transcript of every call that they are unable to edit to their satisfaction is an incomplete or inaccurate transcription. Every. One.

        They’re not guilty because there were only fingerprints on the smoking gun. No thumbprint. And the report was missing an underline and didn’t have a checkbox checked and the report writer was male and not POC so his typing was hopelessly biased and . . .


  21. Reserved55 says:


  22. Heika says:

    Update on that ‘animated conversation’ Everyone had diet cokes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te84N6EV12o

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Nigella says:

    I like this


  24. vikingmom says:

    So Devlin at the WaPo is the go-to guy to express the “concerns” about how this report release is being handled SO unfairly…and Bezos wonders WHY the government chose Microsoft over Amazon for its latest Cloud contract?

    I may not agree with everything Bill Gates has done in his lifetime but Microsoft has not gone out of their way to piss on Donald Trump at every opportunity! As a Seattlite, honestly, I would not be sorry to see Amazon crash and burn. Bezos just stuck his nose, and his money, into a bunch of City Council races and ended up getting the Socialist reelected because the voters didn’t like his heavy handed approach telling them what to do! Thanks for nothing, Jeff!!


    • Justin Green says:

      Bill Gates doesn’t have a college degree, so far as I know. Being a rich expert on IT does not make one an expert on anything else.

      Same goes for Zuckerberg and Bezos and every actor in Hollywood.


      • vikingmom says:

        And Bill Gates doesn’t act like a schmuck who knows everything – both he and Paul Allen have remained involved in helping local Seattle institutions and have, for the most part, stayed out of politics. Jeff Bezos is known to be a jerk and a bully and I, for one, am horrified at what he has done to the Washington Post!


        • Well, Bill Gates did kind of b*thchslap Elizabeth Warren, to his credit.


        • Justin Green says:

          That’s only – perhaps – recently. Go back in Gate’s history and he’s been involved.

          Not nearly as much as the idiot Bezos, yet involved – for liberals.

          Liked by 1 person

          • vikingmom says:

            Oh, Bill and Melinda Gates are liberals, without a doubt, but Jeff Bezos has actively worked to destroy Donald Trump…that is the difference.

            Way back in the day (mid 90s) when Microsoft first hit the world stage, they didn’t even have a legal department, per se, until Janet Reno went after them, at the behest of the Clinton White House for a shake down and they suddenly discovered that anyone with money was a political target.


    • sturmudgeon says:

      I urge every Treeper to watch the Glenn Beck special, to realize how we-the-people are being purposely left out of decision-making about our future(s). I just did, and there may not be enough time to save The Republic.


    • InAz says:

      Bezos is another George Soros.

      And there is no one with money on the Conservative side who will step up and do what the two Commies do……fund campaigns, fund NGOs, etc

      Liked by 2 people

  25. Interesting. Sounds like what goes around comes around. Though what Barr is doing is “legal.”


  26. Bill Dumanch says:

    Government weasels being treated as us REGULAR non-specials?

    Glad it tastes like Winning …

    Liked by 3 people

  27. Zorro says:

    Why would the coupsters complain about lack of opportunity for rebuttal (spin)? Sort of the like Schitt runs his hearings, so much opportunity for rebuttal lol.

    Don’t feel sorry for them.

    Liked by 1 person

  28. Trent Telenko says:

    No excitement without indictments.

    Liked by 5 people

  29. Justin Green says:

    This certainly doesn’t smell like a white wash.

    I’d think that a white wash would make it easy for the criminals to “tweak” the IG report.

    This sounds more like, “We wrote an accurate report, and we’re not interested in your spin.”

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Mo says:

    Thanks Sundance for the clarification on note taking.


  31. Zorro says:

    If report is not to the liking of coupsters and their msm propagandists then obviously Orange Man AG Bad.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. Proud American from Texas says:

    For a good laugh, check out the comments on WaPo’s story. They are worth giving that crap paper a click. People can’t hide their outrage. They forget what caused the need for the IG report, I guess.


    • Justin Green says:

      They won’t let me comment there anymore. So no thanks, they don’t get my traffic.

      They can burn in Hell. Hell, I’d burn in Hell before I’d go to their degenerate website.

      Liked by 1 person

  33. justlizzyp says:

    How wonderful would it be for the report to drop the day before Thanksgiving? All those insufferable ‘How to Talk to Your Racist/Misogynist/ Fox News Loving Family Members This Thanksgiving” columns for nothing.


    • wouldn’t it be even sweeter if Durham’s report was dropped BEFORE the Horowitz report? Nobody has said a thing about that for ages……wouldn’t surprise me in the least if it dropped like a thunderbolt out of the blue.

      Liked by 2 people

      • steph_gray says:

        I don’t think Durham will issue a report, will he?

        His function is to conclude his investigation and charge some people – right?

        Liked by 2 people

        • jbowen82 says:

          Correct. If no one is charged, we’ll never know what Durham found. Durham has been investigating for a while and it’s been kept very quiet, as it should be. There isn’t any such thing as a “declined to charge” report, except in the special case of one Hillary Rodham Clinton.


  34. Zorro says:

    The coupsters fear their responses will be treated like a Flynn 302.

    Liked by 4 people

  35. Mike in a Truck says:

    Hahahaha…the goofy MSM propagandists for the DNC waited out there all that time and POTUS just walks on by without taking questions. HAHAHAHA.

    Liked by 2 people

  36. Merkin Muffley says:

    We know what’s happening now. The SDNY is now holding Rudy Giuliani hostage: “If you indict our guys, we’ll indict yours!”

    Liked by 1 person

  37. Kokanee says:

    November 21 is Thursday. Just saying.


  38. jus wundrin says:

    Sometimes one needs to expect the worst, so when all that is doled out are wrist slaps, you can shake your head and move on. if its something more than that, you can smile and celebrate a victory no matter how small it is.

    Just like I did on a certain Tuesday evening in November of 2016.


  39. Shyster says:

    What? Complaining that they have to give their version/rebuttal/statement orally and worry that it may be taken down incorrectly or misstated, sounds like the same exact predicament Gen. Flynn found himself in with the Strzok and Agent #2. Gosh, not so fair when the shoe is on the other foot. Like Gen. Flynn, they’re all going to hope and pray the I.G. staff gets it right!

    Liked by 2 people

  40. sundance says:

    Liked by 8 people

  41. chojun says:

    Have a feeling that the principals were wanting to use rebuttals as a delay tactic.

    The timing of the FISA report is horrendous for the Democrats’ impeachment circus.

    Liked by 7 people

    • dwpender says:

      I hope present IC IG Michael Atkinson gets significant criticism (maybe even a criminal referral!) for the role he played in “FISA abuse” while at the DOJ-NSD.

      Liked by 2 people

  42. billrla says:

    Animated conversation? You mean, like, with a crayon?

    Liked by 2 people

  43. Blind no Longer says:

    I hope the fake news media POS are somehow held to account legally for their part in all of this coup setup!!! How I would laugh sing drink and dance…ding dong the press is dead, the wicked press is dead-(sung to the tune in the wizard of oz for all you young trumpers out there).

    Liked by 2 people

  44. carloV says:

    They are corrupt!


  45. Streak 264 says:

    When the case is so strong there is no rebuttal.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. InAz says:

    It is disturbing that with IG reports, the people involved can review it, make “corrections”, etc.

    Only in government.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mimbler says:

      It actually sounds like a good practice to me. You do your investigation, then ask the principals if they have any germane comments. The IG is in no way required to act on those comments, but can if he/she thinks they are correct.

      The end result is a more accurate report that is more bullet-proof when it is actually published.


  47. janie says:

    And what the heck is that set up, where press and company are watching (spying on?) the goings on in the Oval office through the window?

    Liked by 3 people

  48. Magabear says:

    Maybe this is what the meeting with Barr was all about……


    Once again, the good guys get hounded while the bad people carry on as normal.


    • Blind no Longer says:

      That is unbelievable!!! I’m sure this was the plan to charge Rudy with something to really make their little Ukraine scheme seem more credible!!!
      These damn crooked people have got to be taken down!!!


      • Tl Howard says:

        You recall when the Ukraine thing broke and Rudy was on show after show talking about Hunter Biden, he told the anchors “They’ll be coming after me; in fact, they already are. Think I’m not prepared for that?”

        Liked by 1 person

        • WhiteBoard says:

          I have noticed the Guiliani has done a lot of PUBLIC new outtings of WHAT HE DID, HAS DONE, CAN DO…

          this appears to be a head fake ””” to get them to falsely charge him (predicted scheme) as REAL INVESTIGATION ARE DONE NOT BASED ON AID – CAUSE THEY ARE SICK OF BIDEN and SOROS’s crap being done in their country (Ukraine)

          Guiliani headfaked them!
          even got theUkraine Ambassador to SPY ON BONGINO and Hannity.


  49. Jimmy says:

    “Animated conversation” sounds like “I will not be seeking any indictments, Mr. President” to me.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s