Varying Expectations For IG Horowitz Report – The Convenient Application of “intent”……

If Senator Lindsey Graham is correct – tomorrow the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz will release a much anticipated review, looking into how the FBI and DOJ used an application to the FISA court to investigate the Trump campaign. There are wide-ranging opinions about what exactly this report may, or may not, outline.

The IG review has been ongoing for 21 months.  This report is anticipated to be a culmination of that investigative effort.  The ‘tick-tock club’ of Sean Hannity, Sara Carter, John Solomon and various Fox pundits have promised the report will be the most devastating outline of gross FBI and DOJ misconduct in the history of IG review.

Additionally, a network of financially dependent social media voices, book writers, podcast pundits and Q-theorists collectively known as the ‘trusty plan group’, have predicted criminal indictments, wide-scale arrests and a shock to the DC system that will fracture the foundation of the administrative state and simultaneously drain the swamp.

Meanwhile the Lawfare group has been the most visible advocacy network for the current and former DOJ and FBI officials who participated in setting up and using the FISA surveillance system now under IG review.   The Lawfare group has stated the IG report will exonerate all of their pre and post election activity; validate the justification for their predicate efforts; and leave the ‘tick-tockers’ and ‘trusty planners’ having to reconcile to their stunned audiences how they interpreted all the data so incredibly wrong.

A review of the last three IG reports which brush up against the same DOJ and FBI network: (1) IG review Clinton email/FBI conduct; (2) IG review of McCabe/media leaks; and (3) IG review of James Comey conduct; shows the IG report on FISA is likely to come down somewhere in the middle.  ie. mistakes were made; poor judgements were evident; some unprofessional conduct was found; some lack of candor was identified; department policies were not followed; but no direct evidence of intentional wrongdoing was attributable to a coordinated political effort.

If prior IG reports are predictive we should see something akin to:

…Everyone collectively just happened to make identical mistakes, at the same time, in the same direction, together with all the administrative staff within all intelligence organizations… many of them were professionally trained lawyers… but no-one did anything wrong on purpose….

Remember the modern mantra for DOJ definitions of legality are all about “intent“.

Defining statutory violations by the intent of the violator is specifically attributable to how President Obama, AG Eric Holder and AG Loretta Lynch changed the entire enterprise of lawful application to make outcomes arbitrary, variable, changeable to the situation.

The IRS targeting wasn’t unlawful because it wasn’t intentional.  The death of four Americans due to sketchy CIA and State Dept. operations in Benghazi was not unlawful because the risky situation wasn’t created intentionally.  Hillary Clinton’s private email server with classified information wasn’t “intentional”, etcetera – etcetera, the list is long.

The nice thing about switching to definitions of lawbreaking by “intent” is the ease in arbitrary application.  Republican targets ‘intended’ to violate laws… Democrat targets, well, not-so-much.  Fluidity is a necessary oil amid a two-tiered administrative state.

If you elevate, I mean really elevate, and look at the bigger issue inside each of the examples there’s a connective thread surrounding a purposeful shift in accountability for broken laws by focusing on “criminal intent.”

“Intent”, not consequence, is now the larger shield being applied toward excusing the action of people within institutions of government and society.  Consider:

Ah yes, Hillary Clinton was not guilty or accountable because FBI Director James Comey said they couldn’t prove intent….. But the statute doesn’t require intent… But the DOJ said ignore the statute, they require it… and so it goes.

Also see years of Inspector General internal investigations culminating in the very familiar phrase: “declined to prosecute”; yup, they all surrounded intent.

Apparently anyone who breaks the law (lies) while inside the DOJ or FBI didn’t intend to… While lawbreakers (fibbers) outside the FBI/DOJ offices are intentful sons-of-bitches.

The “intent” issue extends everywhere….

Illegal alien entry, and accountability for fraud, all downplayed because there’s no proof of intent.   Walk down a pier in San Francisco and shoot a girl in the head… your honor, my client didn’t intend to do it.  The focus on intent -a specific decision made within the administration of a modern justice system- has become a shield against consequence.

It was a “mistake”…. he/she/it made “a poor decision” etc.  A pattern of obfuscation downplaying consequence and allowing those decision-makers charged with delivering accountability to withdraw or apply the rules of law based on their individual overlay of ‘intent’.

That shift is factually visible everywhere now.

The prior IG report by Horowitz [FBI bias & investigative outcome] was fraught with the application of ‘intent’ inside the inspectors explanation of absent evidence toward bias.

Each of these examples does not seem to be arbitrary, but rather connected to a more consequential decision by those in power to water-down accountability and open the doors for further abuse.

If the official didn’t ‘intend’ to do wrong, or more specifically if the people in position of delivering accountability for the wrong-doing cannot find specific intent, then the action is less-than regardless of outcome.

Consider what FBI officials were doing inside the FBI regarding media-leaks, then insert the James Wolfe example here & ask yourself how could they ever hold him accountable?

Pro Tip: They didn’t.

Following along the ideological lines we can all see how a shift to ‘intent’ can become a very serious issue within a corrupt system.

Within that system, and against that purposeful filter and determination, plausible deniability becomes the construct for intentional criminal engagement.

The illegal alien voter didn’t intend to violate the law… therefore no law was violated.  The Democrats who ballot-harvested illegal alien registration didn’t intend to violate the voting integrity statute… therefore no statute was violated.  Everyone just, well, made a mistake.

Whoopsie daisy.

A corrupt official doesn’t even need to put a finger on the scales of justice, once the scales are intentionally mis-calibrated like this.

If you wonder why there is such an overall sense of anxiety, poor conduct, lack of virtue and general unease within the recent landscape…. I would deposit the likelihood all of the unnerving instability around us is being caused by this shift away from consequence based entirely on ‘intent‘.

Brazen unlawfulness and abuses are now subject to arbitrary determinations of intent.

According to the current DOJ legal proceedings Michael Flynn the outsider intended to lie… FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, the insider, didn’t:

It’s this weird mish-mosh world where changing your party registration before you defraud your investors rob the bank might just help you out if you get caught.

From all current indications FBI Director Christopher Wray is directing his organization to spend more time filling the cracks in the dam (bias training) -trying to hold back the tide of electoral anger- than they are doing actual FBI work.  Which begs the question….

….did Bill Barr purchase scuba gear?

 

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756 Responses to Varying Expectations For IG Horowitz Report – The Convenient Application of “intent”……

  1. Truthfilter says:

    “…changing your party registration before you…rob a bank might just help you out if you get caught.”

    Hmmm. Maybe we should register as Democrats in March and forget to send our checks to the IRS come April 15th.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Paul Cohen says:

    Great thread here (attention must be focused closely upon Stefan Halper, his lying activities and everyone in the intel community who interacted with him or any of his “information”):

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  3. Jimmy R says:

    Can this happen?

    Horowitz: The crime ring did terrible things X, Y, and Z. I detail and prove these in my report using abundant evidence. Normally you’d get 20 years to life for these things. But they didn’t mean it. Fog of intelligence failures. No intent. I don’t recommend seeking indictments.

    Barr: Right. Thank you IG Horowitz. It is an excellent job that you have done. However, I disagree with you about your conclusion in which you excuse the criminal activity. I am taking your findings of criminal activity and seeking indictments for all of those crimes. I have already convened grand juries and will present them your evidence. Thanks again!

    Or is Barr bound by Horowitz’s judgement calls. Legal eagles?

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    • thedoc00 says:

      The IG recommends and the AG acts. The AG can act on the information provided after reviewing the content and “recommendations”.

      Yet, the IG report is now a 2-edged sword given the emerging “Intent” criteria that did not exist in the past. The report can use the “Intent” discussion as part of it mitigating, if not out right dismissal motions.

      We already know how the media will spin “Intent” both in defense of the coup and in support of impeachment vs the President.

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      • Jimmy R says:

        I think it’s important how a grand jury sees it and how AG Barr predicts that a grand jury will see it. The fact that Horowitz didn’t see any intent doesn’t mean that Barr predicts that a grand jury will agree. He may predict that they will almost certainly disagree and support indictment.

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      • drlou007 says:

        A reasonable judge would probably want to make his own judgment about intent in light of all the evidence. At least one would hope.

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    • Occasional Commenter says:

      Ignorance of the law is no excuse. To hell with intent. If you or I broke a law we weren’t aware of, you’d better believe the law would come down on us. Comey’s position on Hillary’s private server was inexcusable.

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      • CM-TX says:

        Also destruction of evidence = Consciousness of Guilt.

        We all know the INTENT was to avoid FOIA. Why? B/c she knew she’d be committing all kinds of criminal activity… so any relevant emails would later prove incriminating.

        Comey had one job, he blew it! He’s also a MORON!

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  4. Den says:

    Durham’s criminal investigation is a totally different animal. Or else why would they call it a criminal investigation. Durham has more leeway to work and sources at his disposal. The IG report whether it’s whitewash or not will be nothing but a suggestion of what they thought that found. All of this involving Huber and Durham has been a closely kept secret that’s been going on for longer than people know. Thus all that reading is speculation and hope. The real meat will be the Durham findings coming out of all of the secret grand juries being held for aver a year.

    Relax, the bear Barr is about ready to pounce.

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    • Zippy says:

      A criminal investigation of ONE lower level individual and it will still be called a “criminal investigation.” I have little confidence in anything significant from Durham either.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      I agree with that, Den.

      When we were told that Durham’s inquiry had become a criminal investigation, that was a watershed moment.

      Even if Horowitz writes about FBI/DOJ employee’s intent, that will have no bearing on Durham’s investigation. The statute’s language and the facts are what will drive Durham’s submissions in the grand jury room.

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    • sundance says:

      “Durham’s criminal investigation is a totally different animal”….

      Hence the goalposts move into 2020 with results announced sometime after the election.

      We’ve played this game before.

      Horowitz to Huber 2018
      Horowitz to Durham 2020

      The purpose seems identical.

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      • ms doodlebug says:

        Thanks to Sidney Powell’s submissions to Judge Sullivan, we were given a heads up that previously forbidden disclosures in Flynn’s case can now be explored publicly. Considering she – and the DOJ – asked the Court to hold off until the IG report is released, we can be reasonably sure that it will, at the least, document exculpatory evidence. My ‘guess’ is that some of the exculpatory evidence will also apply to PDJT.

        Remember – Huber couldn’t go near anything or anyone connected to the Mueller investigation. Now that investigation is closed. Durham and AG Barr are free to deliver either a sequel or a grand finale, hopefully complete with declassified evidence. And fireworks just for fun?

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    • CM-TX says:

      Easy… because the natives (that’s us) were getting restless in catching on to their obvious Sessions/Huber– Take 2, STALL TACTICS.

      And as I once pointed out a few times– it’s ALL in the first couple lines of the letter by Barr’s underling [Boyd?]– responding to Nadler’s inquiry re.

      It was always a “REVIEW”. It also made clear it was being handled by D0J INSIDERS. And was being seen as a “MATTER” only. Which we already know results in a Report whitewashing CRIMINAL activity.

      (SD posted the letter back when).
      It’s all about word-games. Context clues: Note words that look unnecessary/ redundant/ misplaced/ odd qualifiers. Somewhere in that article’s comments, I broke it down in more specific detail.

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  5. mobiuswolf says:

    All of the crimes they didn’t intend to commit will be listed, no?

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  6. goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

    As much as those corrupt government officials should face justice, at least the evidence of their misdoings is being made public–this is more than we’ve had before.

    I think President Trump is waiting for the reports before he declassifies, sort of like playing poker holding a royal flush.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      If you remember the Original Nunes memo, where Twitter first started playing game by de-trending it etc., was a BIG deal. When it finally came out the Media and DeepState do what they always do saying, “That’s it?!” They will always downplay it.

      But they admit that “wiretapping happened now.
      They admit that they sent spies all around Trump’s campaign if not “in”, big deal, because they can two-hop everybody.
      The non-existent bias that the FBI/DOJ/IG/Anyone in the DeepState government can’t see made people leave their jobs (mostly) or get fired.
      They have admitted there is no “there” there and have moved on to thought crimes!
      The public sees the double-standard because it is so blindingly clear and we live it.

      In the end, like local government, like school system even, the system wants to do what they do in darkness. Only in very severe cases will they purge anyone or anything from themselves. The best thing to do is hiring freeze the government since it’s pretty much impossible to fire them. And why shouldn’t the government get smaller and leaner because of technology. Next government shutdown, get rid of the non-essentials.

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      • CM-TX says:

        Lesson one: Stop accepting/promoting their invisible shields, & complete distortions of Law. They hide behind, b/c nobody challenges it!

        “Pretty much Impossible to fire…”
        BS! We didn’t elect these clowns! PDJT didn’t appoint them. Their very presence would be seen as UNCONSTITUTIONAL were it ever properly tested.

        FIRE every last one of their pathetic arses… say, “see ya in court!” Then DARE them to try returning to the office any day thereafter to see what happens!
        Watch & laugh while they scream “Reeeeee!” At the sky!

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    • CM-TX says:

      Nothing personal… but no!

      Not good enough. Shaming is pointless to those who don’t have the slightest bit of self-awareness to actually recognize it, or give a shizit.

      Without CRIMINAL prosecutions, there is ZERO deterrence for the rest. We did NOT come this far to maintain the status-quo!

      Getting “fired,” just so they can walk away with their Gov goodie-bag$. To only to be rewarded with cushy jobs in the private-sector is NOT JUSTICE!

      Not just no, but “ah, he11 NO!” Unacceptable.

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  7. pucecatt says:

    Well well well , Nunes just said they know what the “ insurance policy “ is and he expects it to be revealed in the report tomorrow.. if it isn’t I hope they spill the beans without approval from anyone .. let’s get this ball rolling .. enough covering up ..

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Who was Nunes talking to?

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    • jake49028 says:

      A long time ago for about 24 hours the internet had stories of missing texts were really talking about physical harm. Then, all the talk just ceased — the texts have never been released and I wonder if that was part of what Mueller destroyed. Some agency likely has those, if they ever existed.

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Jake,
        I recall that at the time texts were first revealed there was talk of a shadow group of FBI/DOJ meeting off site and violence was contemplated by some in that group. I read a couple of stories on the topic. Then that subject matter disappeared.

        I think your memory is solid.

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      • CM-TX says:

        Fairly sure he called out the Presstitute Corp’s involvement with very BAD intentions– on the flight back from his first Asian tour. They were mad they got home early.

        There was something to do with a need to avoid an in-air flight refueling of AF1 on that same journey.

        I took him at his words then, & he was pissed! There’s been far too many whispers of nefarious plots being thwarted- ones that could only have intended harm against the President.

        Horowitz best not sugar-coat it.

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  8. arze says:

    After having reflected on the Horowitz IG report for months, were I writing it, it would be of this format.

    A page or two, [just enough to list, longer if need be] – to list each government official – FBI/DOJ – who either may have broke the law and/or violated agency rules.

    Just enough to name the names of each of them, and a brief summary of exactly what they did wrong.

    In other words, none of Horowitz’ opinion on whether or not there may or not be intent to do this or that – because only a court of law has authority to decide guilt and not guilty – of those that may be guilty of criminal wrong doing.

    As for those that violated agency rules, the same: Horowitz is not the one to decide on punishment and so his opinions on any intent or not — are totally irrelevant.

    So, shut up about your opinions this time, Horowitz. You’re not the man. You’re not the judge.

    After this page or two or a little more, listing all the bad people, and succinctly explaining exactly what they did wrong . . . there can be a very long appendix that goes into all necessary details about exactly what these bad people did.

    Again, in his appendix, — I don’t want to read about Horowitz’ opinion on intent or not, blah blah blah.

    This is not his job.

    However, if this is what he engage in, it would be beyond a reasonable doubt that Horowitz should be fired on the spot. On the spot.

    Each of the bad people in this report – and this is key – each of them harmed others, some harmed many others.

    Each of the others that the bad DOJ/FBI harmed are liable to be criminally prosecuted for a litany of civil rights violations – irrespective of whether or not Horowitz feels this or that about intent.

    Violating civil rights of Americans is a crime – and it is NOT EVER for Horowitz to opine on their intent.

    That is for a court to decide in a criminal trial.

    Horowitz opining on this would in fact constitute an Obstruction of Justice.

    End of Story.

    -30-

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I know Nancy scheduled her, and they are hers completely, impeachment hearings the same day to deflect attention away, but there will be red meat in the IG report that the media won’t be able to resist regardless of what spin they put on it. So they will cover it.

      The impeachment hearings I think everyone knows it will be more of the same. Maybe somebody will be willing to put their butts on the line to say something ridiculous to say “Over here!”

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    • X XYZ says:

      After Horowitz having sat on this for 21 months, expect his report to be even longer than the Mueller report. As with Mueller’s report, probably everyone in the agency had to write it for him. That’s their MO in the deep state: denial of illegality and lots of obfuscation.

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      • jake49028 says:

        21 months…..If this isn’t a blockbuster we should dissolve the IG/FBI/DOJ as too inept, sluggish, and incompetent to perform their intended functions.

        Same with Mueller BS, this crap could have been uncovered in a month by anyone with all the clues in public domain and willing to work full days.

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      • Cam Heck says:

        Horowitz on Wednesday: “Fusion GPS? Mmmm no, never heard of it. What pages did you say it’s mentioned on?”

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    • ann says:

      That makes sense, and is actionable.,

      I hadn’t thought of all that obscurant language as padding .

      IG and their product, the reports, operate like pressure valves to appease the public.

      The perception gives a veneer of legitimacy & normality. As if, against objective fact based evidence, Americans should not be alarmed, That orgs are run by law abiding impartial professionals.
      In reality, the Resist spectacles clarify that “Players” only pay lip service to our founding ethos.
      Lawfare & DoJ continue to collaborate in eradication of the spirit of justice and individual civil rights. The functional reality is a dissolution of constitutional principles that separates, check , balance power into limited spheres,

      For me, it is blinding clear the DoJ’s legal monopoly Is malignant.
      all three branches are incestuously enmeshed and require hard deep reforms.

      The abuses , ex surveilllance/blackmail, are not conditions we can fix by voting in what is commercialised political monopoly that controls our legislative branch. . .

      Most troubling is the open emergence of the DoJ as an ultimate arbitrator; self appointed, invulnerable praetorian guards .

      These are active choices to circumvent institutional reform, to avoid restoring equal standing & reasonable standards of individuals culpability .

      Yates, is free, Flynn is ruined. Stone is gagged & faces misprision, while Mueller, Rosenstein, McCabe, Strouck, & that ubiquitous woman prosper, cushioned & freely pursuing their treasonous project.

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  9. Jim in TN says:

    One of the big coverup tactics has been the piecemeal approach to investigating.

    Hillary Clinton was selling access to government and if you paid enough she was selling results. To do so she set up a secret email account and carelessly endangered national security.

    To cover it up, they made three different investigations. One of the email server, one of the Clinton Foundation, and some State Department review. By separating the quid from the quo and allowing her to keep her personal emails from the national security review they intentionally made it impossible for any investigator to see the big picture.

    I am seeing much the same thing here. We hope Durham will see big picture, but Horowitz was never able to go outside the DOJ. And Horowitz has separated everything into small bits.

    Clinton email investigation. Leaking. Lying in a FISA application. McCabe lying. Comey lying. All these things are part of a whole. Separating them allows investigators to avoid obvious patterns of intended behaviour. Though for the same set of investigators to do so demonstrates their intent in covering up.

    But they are not one trick ponies. By broadening the FISA investigation, they make it easier to hide individual sins.

    But remember there was massive and intentional fraud committed in getting the FISA warrants on Carter Page. No coverup can hide that.

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  10. antiDave says:

    The President needs to order the attorney general to apply the law, dispose of this intent nonsense and replace him if he can’t or won’t get it done.
    PLEASE JUST APPLY THE LAW EQUALLY.

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  11. Mac says:

    Do yourselves a big favor and expect nothing from this IG report. At the very best some low level flunky will be allowed to plead guilty to a low grade felony, receive a minimal sentence and that will be that. Nothing to see here. Move along.

    Look, if the truth were ever really exposed, verified and acted upon, the domino effect would not only discredit the DOJ/FBI but the CIA, State, the court system and just about all of the political establishment in DC. High ranking people would roll-over on their superiors. The illegal activity would reach all the way into the Oval Office and POTUS Obama. So far, the unintended consequences of the Dems pushing the Russia interference narrative has snared both Hunter Biden and John Kerry’s son. How many other family members of elected politicians are in the same boat? How many elected politicians have bellied up to the same trough? If the country did not devolve into civil war, it would take decades to reestablish ANY trust in the government. So, nothing of any significance will happen here or in the Durham investigation. The minute that verifiable ties can be established between any of the higher ups in the Obama administration, the investigation will be over and the cover-up will begin, in earnest.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      BTW, being that O’bama doesn’t really like Joe Biden as the candidate snaring the sons of former loser presidential candidates, Biden and Kerry, is big-boy politics. Fortuitous collateral damage.

      If O’bama ran the republican party there’s no way he would have let loser John McCain run against himself.

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    • III% says:

      You may be correct but that means we are only a short time from the total collapse anyway. It might buy a year or two, if that.

      My personal fantasy (and I know it won’t happen, but what if) is we start a trial in the Senate in January. We let it run til about March. At that point we do a little spring cleaning where every single crongresscritter that has ANY dubious dealings is revealed. D or R….no matter. It all comes out and everyone of them (and staff) is expelled from both chambers. We could either suspend federal government for 6 months or appoint people as place holders in “snap elections”. Then come November we elect ALL the open positions. Talk about cleaning some things up….my guess is IF we had access to what “Intel” does there MIGHT be two handfuls of Senate and Congress left.

      Hey I can dream 😁

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      • nananelson says:

        We can only hope!

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      • Mac says:

        “You may be correct but that means we are only a short time from the total collapse anyway. It might buy a year or two, if that.”

        This is exactly right. This collapse was evident upon the completion of the 2018 elections. That is the reason why the Establishment has split into Get Trump and Leave Trump Alone factions.Barr is not a pro-Trump man. He is working on behalf of the LTA faction of the Establishment to stop the GT faction from pushing this nation into a physical civil war. What will happen in the next year is anybody’s guess.

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    • luke says:

      All very good points. I think we’ll get some kinda bone thrown our way. If not tomorrow then later from Durham. I think a MCabe would silence the masses. But remember friend this is the day of DT; anything is possible 😉

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  12. This is the applicable statute that better be charged at some point before this s all over….of course there are others.
    —————-

    DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF LAW

    SUMMARY:

    Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.

    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.

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  13. YeahYouRight says:

    We’re getting what we paid for here. A two-year excursion into FBI/DOJ fraud and abuse as seen through the eyes of a Deep Stater, Michael Horowitz, Hillary volunteer, Democrat donor.

    Houses should have been cleaned the minute Trump was inaugurated. Allowing holdovers to remain at DOJ, State and NSC is delivering the predictable results. Trump blew it by listening to his Swampy advisors (Priebus?).

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  14. Right to reply says:

    Off topic, but great news. Pelosi’s son is being sued 🙂

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  15. old bat says:

    ig report is not what you want to focus on. durham’s report(s) is/are the one(s)

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    • fanbeav says:

      Like Sundance said – Durham doesn’t issue a report. He either indicts or not.

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      • Dutchman says:

        For me, personally, the announcement, with much fanfare, the Durham had ‘moved’ from a ‘review’ (Barrs term) to a “Criminal investigation” was a ‘tell’.

        I can see no valid reason for making such an announcement. Durham, as a Fdderal Prosecutor, ALWAYS had the power and authority to investigate, form grand juries, subpoena witnesses and documents, indict and prosecute.

        There was no valid reason to make such an announcement, OTHER than to create the public perception of ‘prigress’.

        It seemed EXACTLY like when Sessions announced the ‘appointment’of Huber; a HEAD FAKE.

        So, there will be no ‘report’ from Durham, and no indictments, either.
        Time to prepare yourself to waking up, and smelling the cofeve, and quit living on a houseboat, on that river in egypt.

        Your really NOT doing yourself any good, by continueing to deny reality.
        IMHO, of coarse.

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        • muckeyduck says:

          Still, I just can’t forget what president Trump said, out of the blue, during on of his chopter pressers.

          “I caught the swamp. I caught them all. Let’s see what happens. Nobody else could have done it but me.”

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          • Dutchman says:

            Exactly
            He didn’t say “I caught the Democrats, or the deep staters” he said ALL.
            It is impossible for Republicon leadership, millionairs all, NOT to be included in “All”.

            And he is ABSOLUTELY right, that NOBODY else could have done it.

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  16. MustangBlues says:

    Consequences of acts by government administrators do matter in sanctioning wrong doers; it is called ‘misprision of office’ and ‘malfeasance of performance of office by a public official.’

    The scoundrels and malefactors should not be exempted for their deliberate actions; they are crimes against the people and deprivation of civil rights, at minimum.

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  17. albertus magnus says:

    President Trump will win in spite of the coverup of Obama’s administration’s spying on him. That coverup is happening during PDJT’s administration.

    No justice is coming for those perps.

    Now, hopefully everyone will turn their attention to re-electing PDJT and recognize that NO ONE on EITHER SIDE is going to do what is necessary to bring DeepState down.

    Please God spare us from the fake nonsense we are going to see all over Hannity, Pirro, DiGenova, etc. about how justice will be coming in 2 weeks….2 months….6 months whatever. It isnt happening.

    And before people start making excuses for OUR SIDE, once these reports (Horowitz and then Durham’s) come out and nothing is done, PDJT should declassify EVERYTHING IF he really is trying to get rid of DeepState.

    He is not. No one is.

    But America is much more than that one issue. PDJT is our champion and is working hard to MAGA.

    But ridding this country of DeepState is NOT ANYONE’s agenda or goal at this time.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      “That coverup is happening during PDJT’s administration.”
      “But ridding this country of DeepState is NOT ANYONE’s agenda or goal at this time.”
      ——————————–
      I hope you’re not correct because I think a sizeable portion of his base voted for him to rid us of the Deep State(Progressive/Liberal Establishment). That’s what I’m here for. Have been waiting 50 years.

      As much as I like Trump, if it’s still essentially business as usual, and especially so once he’s gone, I have more important things to do (like formulating an escape plan) than worry about a temporary MAGA agenda.

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  18. TMonroe says:

    Discussions of double standards being to mind this little-reported Comey quote from his book that indicate such an application based on his actions:

    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2018/08/22/despite_comey_assurance_vast_bulk_of_weiner_laptop_emails_never_examined.html

    “Many Clinton supporters believe Comey’s 11th hour reopening of a case that had shadowed her campaign was a form of sabotage that cost her the election. But the evidence shows Comey and his inner circle acted only after worried agents and prosecutors in New York forced their hand. At the prodding of Attorney General Lynch, they then worked to reduce and rush through, rather than carefully examine, potentially damaging new evidence.

    “Comey later admitted in his memoir “A Higher Loyalty,” that political calculations shaped his decisions during this period. But, he wrote, they were calibrated to help Clinton: “Assuming, as nearly everyone did, that Hillary Clinton would be elected president of the United States in less than two weeks, what would happen to the FBI, the Justice Department or her own presidency if it later was revealed, after the fact, that she still was the subject of an FBI investigation?””

    Uh, where was this concern of having the current president under investigation? Oh yeah, you’re the one who said you leaked in order to prompt a special counsel investigation! Can you say double standard? Can you say intent?

    The hypocrisy is matched by the complete pass the media and law enforcement have given this guy as the constitution appears to be thrown to the dogs on his watch at the FBI. Without consequences for the actions of him and the other partisan actors — including getting the primary docs out free from unnecessary politically-motivated redactions so that the public can have proof rather than speculation with which to work, equal justice under the law as well as the proper operation of government under the constitution could be mortally wounded.

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  19. rigst4 says:

    My prediction is, of course, the “tick-tock club” will be wrong since they have a perfect record of striking out. Nothing will happen to hold the conspirators accountable. And the democrats will get another totalitarian elected someday like hussein-obama, who will further marginalize conservative Americans and flush the economy down the toilet. Then, near or even on the 200 year anniversary of the first one, we will have Civil War 2. Or CWII if you prefer Roman numerals.

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    • Lulu says:

      There is no future for anyone to the right of AOC in the US. If over 50% of children under the age qf 15 are non-white and 70 to 80% of non-whites vote Democrat, how is there a Republican president, Senate or House in the future?

      There isan’t. The Democrats won in 1965 when Ted Kennedy opened the US to mass immigration from the third world guaranteeing the end of the two-party system. Anyone currently under 30 will spend a significant portion of their lives under socialism or worse it’s inevitable.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Lulu,
        The old “demographics is destiny” argument of the coulterites, which like so much conventional wisdom, is being proved WRONG in the age of Trump.

        He has already shown, (and as will be confirmed in the 2020 exit polls) that the notion that any “block” of voters A) invariably vote as a block and B) are a ‘lock’ for one party, is a fallacy.

        Take the so called “Black vote”; at the end of the civil war, 99% supported the,Republican party. Demographics is destiny would say that, since the majority of the populace in the South, and in large,Eastern cities were black, that the,Democrat party SHOULD have gone the way of the whigs, in post civil war America.

        PDJT’s support among BLACK voters, and Hispanic voters, as reflected in the exit polls in 2020, will spell the demise of the Democrat party, as SHOULD have happened 100 years ago.

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        • Raptors2020 says:

          Dutchman:
          Permanence is the illusion of every age, as Mark Steyn often observes. The Republican Party owned the black vote, from Lincoln to FDR. The black vote could easily return home to the GOP, with a black presidential candidate (Trump seemed very excited by Daniel Cameron, the new black Attorney General in Kentucky. The Donald knows.).

          The Hispanic vote will be more problematic. Socialism has become baked into the Latin-American culture. Crooked leftists, like Kirchner in Argentina or Lula in Brazil, remain popular no matter what. Our Argentinian Pope may be a bigger Marxist than Karl. The latest news out of Venezuela is that Maduro perseveres. The people remain devoted to socialism, and the opposition is just as leftist, just as crooked as Maduro.

          College-educated is rapidly becoming a synonym for leftist, in America. In the Democrat Presidential campaign, young educated people support Crazy Bernie and Pocahontas, old people (and blacks) support sleepy Joe. Who owns the future?

          My bet is that America’s future belongs to the young (duh!) and Hispanics, aka. socialists.

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          • Dutchman says:

            The hispanics who migrate LEGALLY to America A) strongly resent illegal immigration (actually true of ALL legal migrants)
            B) LEFT those leftist countries, to come to America, BECAUSE of those leftist policiesC) vote in overwhelming #’s for PDJT.

            They are ‘naturally’ conservative and Christian.

            As for college educated, firstly there is a natural tendency of rebellion, of a percentage of the youth, in any generation.
            Secondly, I recall recently a youth organisation, hosted at the WH, I think. Or perhaps PDJT went to their convention.
            Was it a CHRISTIAN organisation, or perhaps had to do with insuring free speech on campus?

            Seem to recall represented a large group….

            Lets see what happens. Anyone who thinks our movement still consists of the 65 million that voted for PDJT in 2016, would I suspect you’d agree, be naive.

            The Dems fear the 2020 election cause they fear exposure of the truth; their LACK of support.

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        • Lulu says:

          See California, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, Virginia, and very soon Texas.

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          • Dutchman says:

            I LIVE in Az., and have watched. But, also worked with both illegals and Legal hispanics. Lots of animosity.
            Right after s.b. 1070 passed, and there was a lot of National attention, the LOCAL Fox news commissioned a poll of Hispanic Americans, that is LEGAL citisens, in Az.
            72% supported s.b.1070.

            The radical screamers for dreamers represent a very small, but disproportionately loud, % of Hispanics.

            Lets see what happens, between now and November, and in November.

            The exit polls on election nite, are gonna make the talking heads puke and suicide, right on the,air.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      We’ve become a mature country. It’s no longer the “new world.” Old countries don’t have just one civil war. Very sorry to say it but we’re due.

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  20. Bendix says:

    Here’s a writing lesson that sounds off-topic, but really is pertinent to the topic at hand, a written report.
    https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academic_writing/active_and_passive_voice/active_versus_passive_voice.html
    From the Purdue Online Writing Lab:
    Active Versus Passive Voice

    I will not go into detail right now, but here is the introductory paragraph:
    “Active voice is used for most non-scientific writing. Using active voice for the majority of your sentences makes your meaning clear for readers, and keeps the sentences from becoming too complicated or wordy. Even in scientific writing, too much use of passive voice can cloud the meaning of your sentences.”

    Most bureaucrats write in the passive voice. When you see too much use of the passive voice in writing, you should assume that the clouding of the meaning is intentional.

    Does President Trump ever write in the passive voice? I don’t think I’ve ever seen him do that.
    His is a unique style. I think that’s one reason these people hate him so.

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  21. Troublemaker10 says:

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  22. nyckers says:

    I sit watching Sunday morning shows with utter disgust. They have become weekend morning propaganda shows for the Democrat circus. It makes me realize how ironically apt the names of the parties have become – Democrats now champion mob rule, and are endeavoring to stack the future deck by importing millions of fecund third-worlders to overwhelm our cities and multiply the pluralities by giving them endless free support so that they rapidly multiply, birthing little citizens who will be voting before you know it. The push to lower the voting age to high school is cognizant of the large number of first generation children from Central and South America who will become eligible under those criteria by the next election, with the huge increase in illegal immigration that peaked in the early 2000s. As those 10-12 million illegals had children here, they are not counted as illegals, being born here. You dont have to be a statistician to figure that there are at least 20-30 million first generation children who will be hitting the voter rolls in a huge swell from now to 2030.

    The more these children can be made to rely on government largesse, like free college and food stamps without work requirements, the more likely they are to vote Democrat – at least that is their cynical calculus.

    The intent of the Democrat party is to overthrow the Republican impulse in this country – the Founders intent, to speed that process. In the bargain, they want to do away with the electoral college to assure this happens.

    The intent is to undo all that makes America great, to foster mob rule, and to foster any criminal activity that furthers those ends.

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    • Boots says:

      The Walmart shooter recognized these facts. His method and target, however, were beyond wrong, when the real source of his ire are sitting in Congress.

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    • X XYZ says:

      It is a very thin line between democracy and mob rule, and it always has been. The difference between Democrats and socialists is only a matter of degree. Same ice cream, different flavor.

      “Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others.” (Winston Churchill)

      “Democracy is a device that insures that we shall be governed no better than what we deserve.” (George Bernard Shaw) And Shaw was a founder of the Fabian Socialist movement. I recommend that everyone educate themselves about the goals of Fabian Socialism. They have accomplished their goals, and here we are today.

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    • IGiveUp says:

      “The intent of the Democrat party is to overthrow the Republican impulse in this country – the Founders intent, to speed that process. In the bargain, they want to do away with the electoral college to assure this happens.

      The intent is to undo all that makes America great, to foster mob rule, and to foster any criminal activity that furthers those ends.”
      —————————————————–

      Their intentions being revealed so nakedly now is the silver lining. I wonder if part of the process necessary to confront and beat evil is to illuminate it. Things seem bad now. Maybe that’s what it will/has taken to wake us up sufficiently to do something about it. The enemy had to be clearly identified and understood. Thank Dems for making it crystal clear.

      I think some things are undeniable now and clear to both sides:
      1.The Dems and allies are going for broke now and will crush us without pretense if they win.
      2. They’re running scared because they know we have the goods on them. They know if we rise up sufficiently to crush them they’ll lose. The media makes them look more powerful than they are.
      3. Nobody knows if Pres. Trump’s allies will rise up.

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    • Zy says:

      My goal is a few more years of relative freedom before the inevitable descent into totalitarian Democommunism.

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  23. It’s time to SPANK the Deep State! (and by ‘spank’…I mean lock them up for years and years).

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  24. JUZSAYN says:

    Trump didn’t commit any crimes to be impeached but he intended to.

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    • Bendix says:

      Now it makes sense. Elise Stefanik determined, through her questioning, that certain actions did not take place.
      She was not able, however, to determine whether or not President Trump THOUGHT of doing those things.

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    • ann says:

      We thought of these “crimes “ too, by voting. Supporting the big agenda and draining the swamp are impeachable offences, and treated as crimes.

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  25. Boots says:

    The longer the people wait to rise up in angry protests across the country, to flood their oppressors phones, email accounts, and PO boxes with strong protestations….

    ..and the longer the people wait to erupt and explode across the country in yellow vest protests…

    The more complete, sure, and secure the chains of oppression now constraining us will become…

    …and the harder, more vicious, and violent will be the fight to throw off this tyranny that now openly and brazenly declares the intent to conquer and subdue us into submission.

    Now is the time to address, attack, and remove the cancer that’s infested and infected our nation, our government, and their enablers and accomplices which are the media.

    Where are the 3 percenters? Where is our military? Where are our generals Washington, Knox, Greene, Norman Cota, Patton, Vinegar Joe Stillwell, Eisenhower?

    If not them, then we ourselves must stand in the breach and raise the cry “Freedom, death to tyrants, life to the Republic!” (Ez 22:30)

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  26. Caius Lowell says:

    The more I think about it, the me I think impeachment is dropping 0bama’s mask. That is to say, SD taught us that politicians are nothing more than salespeople, and I think these B0lshevik Lawfare “experts” showing up at impeachment hearings are the people who sold America on the idea of President 0bama…

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  27. PB says:

    The precedent for this erosion of judicial integrity is Clinton’s impeachment for lying under oath, a basic legal principle. When the top law enforcement officer was so publicly absolved of a binary crime with a plea to emotion, the bedrock of our system was turned to sand. Corruption quickly flourished by the very same team who’d learned that laws were not constraints for the powerful if the judge, jury and media are sympathetic (or complicit).

    Obama, Jarrett, Biden, Kerry, Epstein, et al were merely beneficiaries and apprentices of the original grifters- Rodman-Clinton, Holder, Podesta…who sought to keep the Clinton criminal enterprise rolling…until MAGA.

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    • ann says:

      Completely true. The DoJ leaders who cooperated began to collaborate. The .org culture steps over the line every other reputable profession recognises & largely self enforces.
      Note that physicians, forensic accountants, pilots, do not have this soiled reputation.

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  28. letty bromenschenkel says:

    DEEP sigh
    salvage scraps: at least the nation and world knows
    who was corrupt and engaged in the abuse and exploitation of
    the US citizens.
    If this were reversed every single Republican would be serving
    life sentences.
    At least the citizens know they were right about the corruption

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  29. Loren says:

    Intent is now a trope, so all crimes are being hidden behind intent, sad! That leaves one thing, ‘motives’.
    So, criminal intent comes down to mental state of mind when committing the crime, motives should be looked at to explain their criminal acts, why. What benefit would they receive from lying to the FISA court.
    Durham is investigating for crimes committed and the motive is very important, motive in sentencing is also important.

    Did they go to the FISA court and LIE because they had no criminal intent. Lying to the court in its self is a crime. Was the lie not intentional, so what motivated them to lie to the court.

    In my mind the motives out way the intent, here. Their motives are crimes against the U.S. citizens.

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  30. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    IMPORTANT QUESTION: Who on Graham’s committee has the balls (Or should I say hasnt been blackmailed) to ask the questions we REALLY NEED ANSWERED?

    Who is the Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan, John Ratcliffe’s in the Senate?

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  31. Beau Geste says:

    IG Horowitz, an obama appointee when obama was removing honest IGs, has not been able to find “intent” of coup plotters, leakers, hillary-fixers, or entrappers in the past. So it is likely, as Sundance suggests, that horowitz will obscure “intent” and other legal interpretations to protect the DOJ and FBI(CIA) leadership. As well as obama and his henchpersons. But IG horowitz pulling punches and excusing evil political wrongdoing, plotting a coup, entrapment and extortion, and FISC fraud, risks credibility of the DOJ. Horowitz will also likely shield the secret Star Chamber FISC from honest scrutiny of its rubber-stamp failure to protect Constitutional rights of unknowing and unnamed defendants. The FISC certainly knew that its nefarious 2-hop rule authorized illegal political spying on thousands-to-millions of unsuspecting republican citizens. The FISC knew it was being lied to, yet had any hearings to discipline any DOJ attorney or evidence-swearer. The FISC has not withdrawn its ill-gotten FISA Warrants of any kind, despite being forced to admit that 10s of thousands (80%) of searches and warrants are illegal. The FISC is a complete failure in its constitutional duty, and perhaps is just simply deep-state crooked.

    The IG Horowitz report issued tomorrow will set standards for the public understanding of “intent” and criminality. It must be citeable as the ruling legal analysis and interpretation of “intent” and criminality for the types of activities and behavior evidenced in the report. When Horowitz excuses his deep-state buddies from criminal liability, he must also be excusing ordinary “unconnected” citizens from criminal liability for the same or similar types of behavior. Or the “rule of law” is dead.

    Over the past several decades, federal and other courts have become more and more crooked and politically-biased, in my humble opinion and experience. Despite the Constitutional importance of equal treatment under the law and the necessity for open trials, the courts have engaged in declaring large numbers of opinions “unpublishable”, which cannot be cited as precedent for equal treatment under the law. Crooked, corrupt, fixed cases (which the drooked courts do not want followed for ordinary “unconnected” citizens, are hidden in these unreported and unciteable opinions. Crooked courts would likely refuse to apply the same standards of “intent” and criminality that IG Horowitz, the DOJ and the FBI apply to their buddies. But that will be a corrupt denial of due process and equal protection of the law.

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    • Zy says:

      One would think Horowitz would have “cold anger” about what Obamboozler did to IG’s. We’ll see if he is a cuck.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Defense Lawyer:
      Dear Jury,
      My client is charged with failing to report income. But he is innocent because he had no “intent”. The Inspector General of the Department of Justice, in the most expensive and thorough investigation in history, with 400 top investigators, determined that there was no intent by TOP DOJ LAWYERS who fully know all the requirements, in withholding REQUIRED exculpatory information from a secret court, where Constitutional Rights much more important than taxation, were at stake.
      My client is not even a lawyer who studies criminal intent every day, as were the DOJ/FBI lawyers excused by IG Horowitz So, I submit the official findings of the Official IG Report determining criminal “intent”, and providing examples of “Non-criminal intent”, as Exhibit #1 in defense of my client. This IG Horowitz report establishes the official US Department of Justice criteria for “criminal intent”. If you believe in the authority, honesty and competence of DOJ Inspector General Horowitz, due process, and equal justice and standards under the law, you must find my client “not quilty” for the reasons and examples of Inspector Geneal Horowitz.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Defense Lawyer:
      Dear Jury,
      My client is charged with not following required standards for treatment of classified documents. She is innocent because she was only “careless”. No reasonable prosecutor would prosecute my client. The prosecuting attorneys here are officially unreasonable, under historical US Government standards for much worse behavior. I hereby submit as Defendant’s Exhibit 1 the official findings of James Comey, and a recording of him personally explaining his findings of lack of intent, despite knowing misuse with forseeable release of thousands of classified records even by a Secretary of State personally responsible for preserving records, is not prosecutable. Defendant’s Exhibit 2 is subsequent evidence of additional classified records previously destroyed by the Secretary of State and her staff, even while under subpoena, which has subsequently been determined by the Department of Justice to also not be prosecutable. If you believe in the honesty and competence of the DOJ, due process and equal justice and standards under the law, you must find the prosecutors in this case to be unreasonable, and find my client “not quilty” by lack of intent under equal standards of the law.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Defense Lawyer:
      Your Honor, my clients are charged with conspiracy to overthrow management of a public company by false allegations, and with deceiving this Court to falsely obtain Orders from this Court. . It is agreed that my clients worked together, that “lack of candor” was displayed to this Court, that records and evidence required by law and ordered by this Court were withheld, that records were changed, and that witnesses were extorted and entrapped without advising this Court.
      Under the standards established by the Department of Justice Inspector General Horowitz, this falls far short of prosecutable crime. Submitted as Defendants Exhibit 1 is the recent report of Inspector General Horowitz. It details much worse behavior which is NOT EVEN RECOMMENDABLE for prosecution, much less criminal conspiracy.
      It is true that my clients agreed to “first f**k the shareholders”, then f**ck the CEO of a public corporation”, and agreed “we will stop them”, and “we have an insurance plan” to destroy them. But under the Department of Justice standards established by the Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice, that does not even hint at intent. It is admitted that defendantsWe admit my clients knew all about extorting and entrapping evidence, falsifying and planting $10,000 of false evidence, and withholding evidence from this Court, but our Exhibit #1 proves that this behavior is not even recommendable for consideration of prosecution. So, “mistakes were made” but no-one made them. Some people did some things, but no crime was committed. “If the DOJ’s ‘intent’ don’t fit, you must acquit”.

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  32. Blaze says:

    The Deep State one day will absolutely perfect how to over throw a gov’t because nothing will ever be done to stop it.. They didn’t get it right the last time but hey will get closer and closer each time until BAM the president you loved and voted for is gone. This is our future for not holding people accountable.

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  33. matismf says:

    The report will prove what a putridly corrupt organization the DoJ truly is. At ALL levels.

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  34. margarite1 says:

    My hopes are on Durham – if he doesn’t prosecute crimes then it will be true – some really are above the laws the rest of us must follow. If that happens maybe I should do what someone above suggested – register as a rat and then quit paying taxes.

    Personally I think The Clintons – Lois Lerner – and then the huge cast of characters we’re all dealing with now should be in the slammer – including Obama for so many many things including receiving foreign donations – sending US money out…on and on

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  35. alliwantissometruth says:

    It all boils down to we the people, and what we the people accept and tolerate

    The brainwashing of American citizens and the invasion of our country by the third world has many purposes. Voting for democrats is one big reason, and having an ignorant, easily duped, compliant and obedient populace who’ll tolerate and accept governmental corruption and criminality is another

    If America was still populated with a majority of intelligent, engaged and motivated people, this whitewash wouldn’t stand, but with half or more of the population being manipulated nitwits and/or ignorant dumb asses, our political elites, along with the help of an enemy of the people “media”, can continue their pillaging of our wealth with very few if any consequences

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    • Cam Heck says:

      So, I’m curious. What would it take for those Americans who know ( even if only on the Sean Hannity level) the truth, to assert yourselves and attempt to take back your country? (Asking for a President)

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  36. California Joe says:

    Horowitz just like Rosenstein is part of the problem not the solution! If he doesn’t accept that McCabe’s intentions were to frame President Trump from day one after seeing this quote then he’s as crooked as Comey: “FIRST WE “F” GENERAL FLYNN AND THEN WE “F” PRESIDENT TRUMP!” Remember that Obama would have never appointed Horowitz if he wasn’t a member of the tribe!

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  37. BL says:

    OIG MISSION
    To detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.

    Office of Inspector General. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) seeks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Commerce’s programs and operations. OIG also endeavors to detect and deter waste, fraud, and abuse. OIG monitors and tracks the use of taxpayer dollars through audits, inspections, evaluations, and investigations.

    Bottom line here is…We are wasting our time on OIG reports. Horowitz is not the man for this if you want the truth of what We are seeking. If he does come out with anything is will be amazing. Durham is our man.

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  38. TwoLaine says:

    Fascinating interview of Gregg Jarrett by Dan Bongino on these subjects.

    Durham had better be investigating the Special Counsel & Team, as well as the FBI, DOJ, CIA, NSD, etc. And then I want all the money back that was spent on their BS “investigation”, and that includes all salaries and perks. EVERY DAMN DIME!

    And everyone who was dragged before them should sue their pants off for harrassment and intimidation.

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  39. Luz Maria Rodriguez says:

    And to think that had we not won the November 2016 election, we would probably have not come to know this ugly gaggle of traitorous, lying crooks. LOCK THEM UP, Mr. Barr!

    Think and vote correctly for T 2020.

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  40. dallasdan says:

    SD:
    “…did Bill Barr purchase scuba gear?”

    A dissertation could be written to describe the meaning of of these few, carefully chosen words.

    If any reader of this or SD’s previous catalogue of commentaries clearly explaining the faulty logic supporting the “Trust the Plan” theory is anticipating anything remotely associated with a “Big Ugly,” to result from any DOJ investigative report, it will require either a suspension of cognitive function or mind-numbing naivety. JMO

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  41. redline says:

    There’s still lots of room under Mount Rugg. And Barr will make sure that’s exactly where all of this ends up.

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  42. MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

    I am a fool no doubt BUT when The Donald says he caught them all he better back that up or the NWO MSM Cabal will beat him to death with his own words.

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  43. konradwp1 says:

    Horowitz will undoubtedly try to play the “intent” game to avoid the truth and shield the guilty.

    But Horowitz has a big problem. Information already in the public domain has proven intentional crimes beyond any shadow of a doubt. Crimes that any investigation of the Carter Page FISA warrant should have uncovered:

    1. Following Admiral Rogers actions on 18 April 2016, Calin at FBI raced against him to secure the FISA warrant, and gave false information to the FISC judges regarding the abuses Rogers was trying to end. It doesn’t matter why Carlin did this. What is proven is that his wrongdoing was intentional.

    2. Information from Steele was included in the “evidence” used in the original FISA warrant. Its inclusion was a violation of Wood’s procedures. Given the FBI and others had been formally warned by the State department about Steele, the inclusion of his material cannot be claimed to be accidental. Why the FBI wanted the warrant is irrelevant here. What is proven is they intentionally violated Wood’s procedures to obtain it.

    3. The illegaly obtained FISA warrant was used as the authority for Crossfire Hurricane, which the FBI falsely claimed was the start date for use of state power to spy on Trump. Why the FBI lied about the start date for spying is irrelevant here. That they intentionally made the false July 2016 claim to Congress and even demanded its inclusion in the Nunes memo is proven.

    Horowitz can bumble about claiming not to see the full picture because of the limited scope of his FISA warrant investigation. But the public is already aware of numerous intentional crimes directly within that limited scope. If they are not listed in his report, then Horowitz will have succeeded in making a foul mess far worse.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Just read a Newsweek article that seems a bit more open minded while still parroting some Swamp spin.

      “For Democrats, there is *** more fear than hope *** attached to the report’s release and Horowitz’s expected December 11 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The report could disrupt the impeachment narrative they are composing in the House of Representatives….”

      “The reverberations of the Horowitz report will be deeply felt at “main Justice,” as DOJ headquarters is called, as well as at the FBI. The widespread expectation is that the report will be scathing, sources said. The use of the unverified Steele dossier as part of the FISA application process, says Hakes, “is terrifying.”

      https://www.newsweek.com/inspector-general-horowitz-report-damage-comey-frustrate-trump-pressure-barr-successor-1476074

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Konrad, If I recall correctly, the “original” FISA Warrant application without the clinton-perkinscoie-DNC generated “pee pee” dossier was rejected by the FISC. The coup plotters later added the unvetted “dossier” which the State Department and others warned them was unreliable, to get approval.

      Wray and Horowitz have likely fought against release. We need to see the “original” rejected Warrant application, and ALL the others. Unredacted.

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    • dustycowpoke says:

      Having agreeed with your thoughts, the doorway to Anarchy is wide open.

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      • konradwp1 says:

        Anarchy is not hyperbole in this situation.

        Too much is publicly known. The names of the guilty and their crimes are part of extensive public discussion. Deep state defenders like Horowitz are playing a dangerous game that could have serious consequences.

        The circumstances surrounding Spygate are very different from previous scandals. The investigation and analysis is not being driven, let alone controlled, by politicians, government agencies or the media. It is the public using new media that is connecting the dots and demanding justice, as opposed to politicians, government agencies and most of the media who are fighting for secrecy and the resulting continuation of corruption.

        Any failure of Horowitz and others to properly deal with the full extent of the crimes and corruption that a large section of the public are fully aware of, will amount to nothing less than an official acknowledgment of a two tiered justice system and that government of the US is no longer “by the people”.

        The old games can’t fix this foul mess, they can only make it so much worse. AG Barr has a massive task ahead of him if he hopes to save the USA.

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  44. saywhat64 says:

    A big “tell” on the IG report tomorrow will be if there is a disconnect between the body of the report and the “executive summery”. For what I can recall, Rosenstein was responsible for the executive summery that accompanied the IG report on the Clinton email server. It supplied the talking point for Wray of “no political bias” while completely contradicting the main body of the report. Also there were 2 chapters that were classified that the public were never able to see.

    Who is going to write the executive summery in tomorrow’s IG report. Will it be Barr ? Will there be more obfuscation between the body of the report and the Summery ?

    Tomorrow can not come soon enough. I am so sick of all the speculation…

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    • mimbler says:

      Every federal audit I was involved in the auditor in charge was responsible for the executive summary. This report was signed by Horowitz and is his work product. Certainly, he didn’t write every word himself, but if he didn’t approve of the writing, he wouldn’t have signed his name.

      This was kind of a long winded way of saying I believe Horowitz is responsible for the executive summary, and either wrote it or approved of the way it was written.

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  45. I almost tossed my cookies as I read this screed on INTENT. It’s revolting to those of us who believe we are a country of laws.

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  46. WES says:

    I am so excited about the Horowitz IG report I plan on sleeping in!.

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  47. BobR says:

    Master of the obvious:
    Can you be prosecuted without being mentioned in the IG report?
    Obviously. If DOJ was going to arrest they would have done so.
    If I did it I promise not to do it again because I am now in the private sector with a full pension from the suckers, I mean taxpayers.

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  48. MNBV says:

    Intent has no bearing on guilt though it might result in a lesser charge, it is used as mitigation in sentencing.
    The DoJ is now inventing law to support Comey’s made up law that Hillary could not be prosecuted because she was ignorant.
    Time to recognise the bureaucratic State as the fourth arm, ranking with the legislature, judiciary and executive.

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