Horowitz Leaks Begin – FBI Official Caught Altering FISA Documents, Now Under Criminal Investigation…

Here we go.  Today is the day the inspector general closed the “Principal Review” phase of the upcoming IG report.  Now is when the small group of corrupt DOJ and FBI officials -spotlighted by the IG investigation- begin trying to shape the narrative; and the leaks start with a whopper:

….An FBI official was caught altering documents within the 2016 surveillance operation against President Trump…

Keep in mind which FBI officials are now working for the media outlet, CNN, that is providing the leaks; ie. former FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe; the spokesman for James Comey, Josh Campbell; a former FBI agent, Asha Rangappa; or the former FBI chief legal counsel, James Baker.  All now work for CNN.

It’s important to note the media source aspect because normally this type of leak would go to the Washington Post or New York Times first; ergo, it likely stems as a personal leak to one of the former allied FBI officials now working for CNN.

Washington (CNN) – An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, several people briefed on the matter told CNN.

The possibility of a substantive change to an investigative document is likely to fuel accusations from President Donald Trump and his allies that the FBI committed wrongdoing in its investigation of connections between Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign.

[…] Horowitz turned over evidence on the allegedly altered document to John Durham.

[…] It’s unknown how significant a role the altered document played in the FBI’s investigation of Page and whether the FISA warrant would have been approved without the document. The alterations were significant enough to have shifted the document’s meaning and came up during a part of Horowitz’s FISA review where details were classified, according to the sources.

[…] The identity or rank of the FBI employee under investigation isn’t yet known, and it’s not clear whether the employee still works in the federal government. No charges that could reflect the situation have been filed publicly in court.

The Justice Department and inspector general’s office declined to comment. (read more)

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Josh Campbell is James Comey’s spokesperson and working for CNN:

 

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580 Responses to Horowitz Leaks Begin – FBI Official Caught Altering FISA Documents, Now Under Criminal Investigation…

  1. Bird Watcher says:

    OK. Help me out here. What is a line attorney and how is it different from a run of the mill attorney?

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    • Bill says:

      It means you’re in line to get railroaded by the deep state if you don’t do their bidding.

      /sarc

      Liked by 4 people

    • WES says:

      Bird: I am not a lawyer but I believe a “Line” lawyer, when stopped by the police for driving while intoxicated, is required to be able walk in a straight line while drunk!

      However “Run of the mill” lawyers, when stopped by police for driving while intoxicated, are not expected to be able to walk in a straight line. Rather they are expected to mill about in circles while drunk!

      Hope this helps!

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    • ATheoK says:

      I’m not sure where your reference to a line attorney comes from. Someone else’s comment? Meaning my answer may not be in context.

      Anyway, there are lawyers who get the big titles, press and authority; e.g., prosecutor, deputy, etc.

      Then there is the battery of lawyers who perform the brunt of research, evaluation, legal code and precedent references, paper preparation, background investigations, etc. While there is a pecking order and seniority; they would be the line lawyers.
      And yes, they hunger for any chance to perform in court.
      Keep in mind, Mueller’s team had an immense amount of lawyers working the investigation; most of them are line lawyers.

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    • California Joe says:

      The FBI has inside legal counsel that reviews matters submitted by agents for legal sufficiency such as search warrant applications. A line attorney who do that work as opposed to a higher ranking attorney who would be a legal advisor to FBI management.

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    • Alfred Barnes says:

      It tells you in the next sentence, may have been updated after you read it.

      “The lawyer, who was a line attorney, is no longer working at the bureau, said a person familiar with the matter. A line attorney is a lower level lawyer within the FBI.”

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  2. Everett Miller says:

    Carter Page was/is complicit in the setup. His goofy smile, jerky and circular syntax, body language and words spoken reveal that as a former FBI operative he either volunteered or agreed to be the “target” of the warrant; (which, with 2 hops / circle of contacts effectively included the entire Trump team). Eventually, we will discover that he wasn’t a “target”, he was a co-conspirator–never charged and hoping from the start to eventually make a couple million bucks for a book/movie deal.

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    • Catherine says:

      I concur…have had a creepy feeling about Page since I first laid eyes on him in 2017, and his very…shall we say…idiosyncratic physical mannerisms, as well as some huge tells into his state of mind as observed through media interviews, pretty much convinced me he’s part of this play. I really think he has been part of the coup from the get-go. FWIW.

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      • Maquis says:

        A Willful Sentient FISA Virus. Watching…

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      • Lois says:

        So sad that we look at someone who isn’t attractive to us, seems a little odd, and you don’t like them. FBI looks for people like that because that kind of person might be introverted, self-conscious and feel flattered when FBI asks them to do something for them. That’s why they went after him to use him; sucked him in to do something for them. Sent him overseas into a setup. This is not questionable. Carter Paige’s innocence is a well-known fact. Follow the facts and stop with the “creepy feeling since I first laid eyes on him.” You went strictly by looks. The facts have been out there for two years.

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        • jello333 says:

          Carter IS a little “odd” in looks, speech, and mannerisms… but you know what? I have always liked the guy since the first time I saw him, partly BECAUSE of all that. In other words, I find all his “oddness” as a net positive.

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    • Tom Eberlin says:

      I have had that suspicion since day one!

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    • chipin8511 says:

      gerorgewebb.com truth leaks agrees with you also Flynn is not a true whitehat.E Miller

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  3. The Boss says:

    I don’t see this leak discrediting the IG report in any way. Instead, it’s drawing undue attention to the upcoming report and the possible criminal referrals therein. At the same time, the leak is deflecting from the disgusting spectacle of the Schiff-show, which did not go as planned.

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    • mtk says:

      Leaking in this instance could be simply trolling.

      Liked by 2 people

    • steph_gray says:

      I think the leak is what sundance has implied: getting their tame media outlets out “in front” of the bad news that’s coming for the perp.

      The yellowstreamers don’t seem to notice how many in the public have caught on to this particular game.

      It’s not a troll. They don’t have anything to troll with.

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      • Maquis says:

        They could be choosing which of the conspirators to sacrifice in hopes of minimizing attention to or impact on the big fish such as McCabe. Or simply chumming the waters cuz they got nothing but bad news coming. Could even be trying to bait the Executive somehow, seems almost like a desperation play at this point.

        Cui bono, cui?

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    • RAC says:

      I too couldn’t see what the purpose of this leak was. If it was one trying to throw the blame onto another they’ll have to leak some names next, without which it’s meaningless.
      Or if it’s meant to draw our attention away from something, the something eludes me or has not yet been revealed.

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  4. Zephyrbreeze says:

    Isn’t this old news that the crime happened? The news anchors are acting like this is brand new information.

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  5. California Joe says:

    Russia interfered in our elections since the 1924! In fact, they even had their own candidates running on the Communist Party ballot for President of the United States in every presidential election up until 1988! Why hasn’t anyone brought that up?

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  6. FPCHmom says:

    Remember Rod testified that something was different about the FISA he signed –

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  7. Julia Adams says:

    Relative to this CNN leaked story, rational thinkers are posting tonight: “No more excitement until there’s an indictment.”

    Liked by 2 people

  8. GTOGUY says:

    Don’t laugh but I remember reading a “story” in Powerline Bloc I think, that Strzok was under surveillance while he was assigned to HR and allegedly he was observed “altering or removing” documents from the FBI files via computer access. Not sure if this is what they are looking at.

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    • Roland Woltman says:

      Classy guy Smirk, per one report, was emailing classified info to himself at his home while investigating Hillary for her illegal handling of classified information…

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  9. John Rawls says:

    Moyer’s Congressional Testimony….

    Q: And what was your role in the Carter Page FISA application?

    Sally Moyer: So for that one, it was unusual, as I mentioned, that the team that was working on that investigation was at headquarters. So we talked to that team, the other attorney and I, about drafting up a FISA request and provided them guidance on what OI would be looking for to meet probable cause.

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    • WSB says:

      That sounds like Moyer was the mastermind on the alteration.

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      • John Rawls says:

        “Moyer told investigators that “the person that’s signing the application is relying on the individuals who have signed the Woods form that they have the Woods file.” Moyer stipulated that in some cases, the supervisory special agent at FBI headquarters who is signing off on an application might choose to review the Woods file, but that it was not done for the Page FISA….

        Moyer said that routine compliance audits, known as accuracy reviews, are sometimes carried out by the DOJ’s Office of Intelligence and entail a review of nonspecific Woods files. However, she also noted that the Woods file relating to the Page FISA had not been reviewed or audited by anyone.”

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  10. Julia Adams says:

    The dishonorable Bobby Mueller’s team had 19 registered Democrat lawyers, 40+ FBI agents/analysts working diligently to find collusion. They must have known of the altered 302’s documents. In fact, when one considers how FBI agents were assigned quickly once the Special Counsel was appointed, there’s a distinct probability that this “FBI Line Attorney” was part of Mueller’s team.

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  11. newsheriffintown says:

    I think the x-FBI line attorney is Trisha Anderson. She left FBI in 2018. Anderson rejoined former Attorney General Eric Holder, when she returned to her old law firm, Covington, as a partner.

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    • John Rawls says:

      Trisha Anderson’s Congressional Testimony

      Q: Were you part of the FISA application review process for the FISA applications regarding Carter Page?

      Anderson: I was involved at a supervisory level within the legal chain of command.

      Q: Did you observe any improper considerations, including political bias, affecting that process?

      Anderson: No.

      Q: Did you observe any improprieties in that process that would have required subsequent disclosures to the FISA court about content that the FBI had omitted?

      Anderson: I need to confer —

      Anderson: I’ve been advised by the FBI lawyers that…

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  12. newsheriffintown says:

    SPYGATE SPECIAL COVERAGE
    EXCLUSIVE: Testimony by FBI Lawyer Trisha Anderson Reveals Extensive Role in Trump, Clinton Investigations
    BY JEFF CARLSON
    CommentsFebruary 19, 2019 Updated: March 8, 2019

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/exclusive-testimony-by-fbi-lawyer-trisha-anderson-reveals-extensive-role-in-trump-clinton-investigations_2806982.html

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    • Zy says:

      During her testimony, Anderson highlighted the unusual nature of the Page FISA application process and the curious roles of McCabe and then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who provided approvals of the Page FISA before normal FBI and DOJ approvals had been obtained:
      Ms. Anderson: “All necessary approvals, including up through and including the leadership of the FBI and the leadership of the Department, by the time I put that signature on the cover page had already been obtained.”
      These early high-level approvals were distinctly outside of the normal FISA process. Anderson and others were supposed to have provided approvals before the FISA was presented to senior FBI and DOJ officials. Anderson appeared to be fully aware of the uniqueness of this particular application process:

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    • Roland Woltman says:

      “Anderson also told lawmakers that she personally signed off on the original application for a warrant to spy on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page without having read it.”
      Anderson also was involved in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton for sending classified information illegally through unclassified channels… and also in on the Weiner laptop fiasco. 😉

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  13. Julia Adams says:

    You know, after following this particular story, how and why it was leaked and seeing the panic and reactions on CNN hosts’ faces to the reality meaning of it all, is it possible President Trump totally lied to us?
    He said we would get tired of winning. But,that’s just not true. I continue to enjoy every one of his victories, like this one tonight!

    Liked by 5 people

  14. noswamp says:

    Personally, I don’t care about some two bit scapegoat lawyer taking the fall. But CNN does. Why?

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  15. Bogeyfree says:

    Nothing escapes Sundance

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  16. FPCHmom says:

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  17. Do stop thinking about tomorrow says:

    This is the beginning of the Blue Wall Falling. Or in this case the rats scurrying for cover. Run rats run.

    The Durham doth cometh.

    SCURRY RATS SCURRY

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  18. Yancey Ward says:

    I think what the target here is is the way Page’s past cooperation with the FBI was misrepresented as evidence supporting the allegation that he was a foreign agent in the FISA application. That part of the application was a stone-cold lie, and I guarantee you that lie wasn’t done as the lone action of line lawyer at the FBI- that had McCabe written all over it.

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  19. FPCHmom says:

    The Washington Post has even more information, but they are claiming that the alterations did not affect the validity of the warrant or something. –

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  20. nimrodman says:

    “An FBI official is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser”

    Okay
    Fine

    Now I want to hear about indictments for falsifying Flynn 302s

    gnomesayin’?

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  21. FPCHmom says:

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  22. FPCHmom says:

    One last thing – apparently the WAPO article first mentioned the person reported to Strzok, but then altered the article and removed the reference to Strzok-

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Troublemaker10 says:

    This link includes the transcript as well as video.

    ———;

    FLASHBACK: ROSENSTEIN SAYS FISA RENEWAL HE SIGNED DOESN’T MATCH PUBLIC REPORTS
    https://news.grabien.com/story-flashback-rosenstein-says-fisa-renewal-he-signed-doesnt-matc

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  24. FPCHmom says:

    Sundance has a tweet thread laying it all out. (hint – it’s not the bombshell we wanted to see) –

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  25. Perot Conservative says:

    Geraldo Rivera on Hannity suggests this is the end of the Impeachment?

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  26. Magabear says:

    So after reading the story more in depth, it would seem likely that some lower level lawyer didn’t make changes to the FISA all on his or her own but was told to do so by a higher up. If this lower level person names names, then that’s where this will get interesting.

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  27. Retired IG says:

    I have lost any and all respect for the reporting from so many Lame Stream media I don’t even want to mention. If even half of the postings here re the media on this are true, and all Media are getting so excited over this TINY squirt in the toilet “leak,” it only proves to me that the lame stream fake news media are absolutely, and certifiedly RABID. Almost as if they are vying for the honor of who gets to be hit by a ten ton trump (actually meant to write DUMP truck but I’ll leave it) truck of TRUTH first in the middle of the night. Oh whatever. The ratings, oh the scoop. My guess is this narrative will be dead in the water come yesterday. You are just now getting that the 302’s were altered? What an insult to intelligent, thoughtful truth seekers who don’t get a paycheck from Bezos, Soros, or whatever his name is. As Forest Gump’s Mother said, “Stupid is as Stupid does.”

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  28. Terra Rayner says:

    The Washington Post article says “he altered an email” so the “agent” is male…there was another agent mentioned in relation to Tashina by Rep. Gohmert…..start with an F..i will look and find it but he had been put into the WH briefly and has since moved on to either a lobbying group or a law firm i forget..but Gohmert brought both of them up while questioning someone and it always struck me since no one had ever talked about either of them before that!!

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  29. Terra Rayner says:

    The Washington Post article says “he altered an email” so the “agent” is male…there was another agent mentioned in relation to Tashina by Rep. Gohmert…..start with an F..i will look and find it but he had been put into the WH briefly and has since moved on to either a lobbying group or a law firm i forget..but Gohmert brought both of them up while questioning someone and it always struck me since no one had ever talked about either of them before that!!

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  30. clayusmcret says:

    I don’t really care about some mid-level lawyer. I want to know when Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe and the rest who PLANNED AND RAN this coup are going to be charged and arrested.

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