Inspector General Report on DOJ and FBI Compliance With FISA Legal Requirements – Public Release – Open Discussion Thread

Today the Dept. of Justice Office of Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, will release the much anticipated report covering a 21-month review of FBI and DOJ compliance with legal requirements surrounding FISA and the application against U.S. person Carter Page.

The report is rumored to be well over 600 pages.  It will BE RELEASED HERE.

The report was published at 1:00pm – The Report is only 476 Pages

PDF of REPORT HERE – Read on Oversight Here– Press Release HERE

Use this thread as an open discussion and research thread  specific to the content of the IG report when released.

Things to keep in mind…

First, with a volume of text over 600 pages, and potentially as high as 1,000 pages, there is no immediate analysis you will find in the media today based on a review of the report.  The report is simply too long to read, review and outline today.

Therefore all of the MSM journalists will likely be reporting from pre-written talking points distributed by officials with a vested interest in shaping opinion of the report immediately upon release.

From my own experience, even after several days very few journalists will have actually even read the full report; they will instead be working from selected segments of the report as outlined by others.

It is strongly suggested you read the report for yourself, draw your own conclusions, and don’t rely on what could be sections taken out of context.  Obviously crowdsourcing the report is one of the fastest ways to absorb information in a discussion thread.

Secondly, keep in mind while the IG review began in March 2018 the Mueller investigation almost certainly kept many aspects of the material shielded from IG inquiry until the special counsel investigation ended.  Indeed as we have seen from other material delayed throughout 2018, up to March 2019 when the Mueller probe ended, many documents were hidden (likely intentionally) by the special counsel.  So a full unimpeded IG review likely did not begin until after the Mueller investigation concluded. Hence, some delays.

♦Use this thread to share any information you find of value within the report.  As previously noted MAKE SURE you give a page number for anything you cite.  This helps others who are doing a similar review.

♦Be on the lookout for any material inside the IG report that stems from the list of classified documents previously requested to be declassified by congress.  If you note any of that material again please give citations. [Declassification Reference List Here]

♦It will be disappointing if the IG release does not also bring forth a considerable amount of declassified documentary material in support of the findings.  Arguably the list for declassification is more important than the IG report itself.

♦As soon as the report is released CTH will share direct links and attempt to download and upload into a shareable, hopefully searchable, and embed format.  If it is a big report this can sometimes be problematic.

♦Be on the lookout for the report around Noon to 1:00pm Eastern.  OIG Website HERE

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1,382 Responses to Inspector General Report on DOJ and FBI Compliance With FISA Legal Requirements – Public Release – Open Discussion Thread

  1. Summer says:

    So, bottom line — some mistakes were inadvertently made but no political bias was identified. Policies and procedures were not followed but no crime was committed. The intrusive counterintelligence investigation into a Presidential campaign was FBI just doing its job, maybe a bit clumsy (something a few hours of mandatory review of the manual can rectify) but in good faith.

    No criminal referrals.

    Is that a fair assessment of the report?

    Liked by 8 people

    • Justin Green says:

      I had heard that criminal referrals would be in the report, and doubted that. They might come out of the investigation, but I didn’t think they would be in the report itself.


    • mazziflol says:

      Same as all the others… Yup.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Hoosier8 says:

      Actually, the report does refer to it’s previous reports on bias and states reviews of certain personnel.

      Liked by 1 person

    • jx says:

      Horowitz is biased.


    • aarmad says:

      According to the swamp master IG. Who said this is what would happen……remember the email scandal? Who investigated some of that? The IG….no bias by those at the fbi. You have to be kidding. It’s done unless the Republicans can make a stand. Which they won’t. They let this kind of justice go by and say, Oh well……Durham?? Barr?? both don’t agree with the IG. What are they going to do about it. Let the perps walk more than likely! I am sick of it and so are most of the American people. A sad, sad, sad group of people that are our representatives. This is a National crisis! This is a historic treasonous government! God help us!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Jederman says:

      And most of all none of those “mistakes” were INTENDED. Because, when it comes to the elites/DS it’s all about INTENT.


    • amjean says:

      From what I ascertain thus far, the report is not worthy of wiping your behind with it.

      Liked by 1 person

    • inspectorudy says:

      I wish I could show my CTH comment when the report was upcoming. I believe I said it would find poor work habits, sloppy procedures, oversight failures and poor verification of evidence. I also said that NO ONE would be criminally referred unless it was Clinesmith who doctored the Page material for the first FISA warrant. IG Horowitz should resign in shame for the abysmal job he did on this very important report. Did he mention Strozk and his insurance policy? Hell no! Did he mention the subversive coordination between the CIA and the FBI? Hell no! I am surprised he didn’t mention that some of the pencils used were not sharp enough!


  2. Bogeyfree says:

    May the history books record and preserve the names of the people who could have saved this Republic but chose not too!

    Liked by 8 people

    • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

      The entire FBI is a complete F joke. You can bet they only hire liberals. Trump can’t fire the corrupt head of the FBI because the corrupt republican leader in the senate will not confirm anybody actually worth a crap. They must protect the elite. if Donald doesn’t do anything else then hopefully he will blowup DC on his way out the door.

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  3. tozerbgood8315 says:

    The republicans should be demanding a special counsel to investigate the FBI.

    Liked by 7 people

    • WES says:

      Tozer:. If there is one thing no good treeper will ever request is the appointment of a special presecutor! Why?

      Because appointing a special prosecutor is what Congress does when they do not want anything to happen!

      It is a very dirty trick Congress plays on the American people. They get to stand in front of a TV camera and say how tuff they are on crime while knowing full well ahead of time that nothing will ever happen! Why?

      Because a special prosecutor reports directly to Congress!

      A special prosecutor has to keep Congress informed of everything he is doing!

      A special prosecutor = FUBAR! = No Justice Ever!


  4. islandpalmtrees says:

    I am not going to provide page numbers for this response. I have just completed a search on the Inspector General, Michael Horowitz Report for the word “intent”. I found it referenced 41 times. I could tell you what I think of this fact, but then Christmas is coming!

    I will say this – The report is a stain on the integrity of good men and women. It is a “White-Wash”.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. jx says:

    A) no information “other than the FFG information was relied upon to predicate the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.” – p. 346, pdf 385

    B) “the FBI received the FFG information at a time when it had reason to believe that Russia may have been connected to the WikiLeaks disclosures that occurred earlier in July 2016, and when the U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC), including the FBI, was aware of Russia’s efforts to interfere with 2016 U.S. elections.” – p. 346-7, pdf 385-6

    If the allegation in “B” of Russian interference is true then why was there no investigation of other persons who may have connections with Russia, for example Tad Devine or the Podestas, all of whom were doing similar work as Manafort? The allegation in “B” of Russian interference was only acted on due to “A”, the “FFG information”. Apparently this FFG information comes from Clinton connected Australian Ambassador Downer.

    The allegation in “B” of Russian interference relies on the Clinton connected Crowdstrike, the only entity the DNC allowed to access their email systems.

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  6. FPCHmom says:

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  7. we demanding investigate these corrupt people FBI,

    Liked by 1 person

  8. FPCHmom says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • Mr e-man says:

      Yet the assignment of intent and motive and meaning is rampant when it applies to President Trump. Example: Currently they assign ill intent in his asking for investigations of Biden. They have no way of knowing if his intent was to harm his political “opponent” or just to investigate US government corruption.

      The Dems assigned ill intent and want to remove him from office. Yet they don’t hold the FBI to any ill intent, not even a mistake. They had a valid predicate, and were just doing their job, albeit poorly. Another double standard.

      This Horowitz is a real creep. You don’t get in this deep and not see what is really happening.


  9. I would say this report is disappointing, but thanks to Sundance i was well prepared for the whitewash.

    It really kills me that we the Taxpayers have probably paid close to $100 million for the various phony “investigations” into our President Trump.

    I wouldn’t mind so much but it just gives the SOBs like Comey et al more talking points for their self-righteousness.

    Liked by 4 people

  10. kleen says:

    Ok, most of it we knew for a long time.Some of it is simply old news.

    The focus now should be: What happens to the crooks?

    And what about declassification of all docs about the hoax?


  11. Rather, Not says:

    Reviewing 15 years of Woods Procedures: it means more than people think.

    This is not about checking procedures going back a decade and a half. This is the predicate to investigate all the other times the swampier parts of the IC were violating the FISA process to spy on domestic political enemies under the rubric of counter-intel as opposed to criminal procedures with due process. This will become a review of all the other dirty business the dirty cops have been up to for a long time.

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  12. freespeechfanatic says:

    I hope President Trump understands, behind closed doors, that he’s being totally played. If he doesn’t, we’re finished.


  13. Tl Howard says:

    Sidney Powell 🇺🇸⭐⭐⭐
    Remember, #OIGReport views issues from compliance w/ #DOJ #FBI procedures.
    Without a document that admits “we are sending an FBI agent to the #Trump team briefing because we despise Trump and are trying to set up
    ,” the #IG would not draw that conclusion

    Liked by 5 people

    • CorwinAmber says:

      as always, Sidney is right on the money! Many times I suspected someone was, ahem, “shading the truth”, but without a smoking gun, I would never make that accusation in an IG report. Sometimes, you just have to report the facts as you find them and then let management sort it out, sigh

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      • mimbler says:

        Yes, I thought Horowitz was factually accurate in how he said there was no documentary nor testimonial evidence of intent due to bias. I wouldn’t expect that kind of evidence to exist.

        The MSM of course just paraphrased it to say that the IG found there was no political bias, which he didn’t say at all as far as I have read.

        The actual factual errors and omissions he documents lay out a very good circumstantial evidence trail of bias IMO.


      • Blue Moon says:

        What about the statement “First we F… Flynn. Then we F… Trump” Sounds a little bias to me.


        • 1stgoblyn says:

          There were a lot of statements like that. For example think “No, no he won’t be President. We’ll stop him” as just one more.


  14. saywhat64 says:

    Way too many redactions. AND where are the unredacted FISA Warrants and other classified documents that have been dangled out there as to be revealed ?

    Liked by 1 person

    • johnnyfandango says:

      Ah all the Unredacted FISA warrants and all the documents that good old SunnydanceswithDocuments, has been screaming to be released….me thinks that Trump, Barr and Durham have an ace up their sleeve for this Sh#tshow!

      Liked by 1 person

      • saywhat64 says:

        Some of those classified redacted documents would be such an easy read for the masses and would go a very long way to win the early PR/Political war that now rages post release of this long complicated IG report..

        Liked by 1 person

  15. xcontra says:

    sundance, I would like to know the answer to these two questions.

    1. Based on your reading in the IG phonebook, who has been “singing” to the IG?
    2. Based on listening and viewing fake news media accounts, who among the “small group” + principals (Brennan, Comey, Clapper et al.) is keeping their mouth shut today?


  16. Buzzsaw says:

    Burn down the DOJ and piss on the ashes.

    Honest, private sector Americans need recourse. Start a list of bad actors RIGHT HERE in this thread. I’ll start:

    JOHN “DeLay” HUBER
    ANDREW WEISSMANN (Mueller team)
    JAMES COMEY (wrongfully exonerated by Horowitz and the DOJ multiple times)
    ANDREW MCCABE (wrongfully exonerated by Horowitz and the DOJ multiple times)
    ZAINAB AHMAD (Mueller team)
    GREG ANDRES (Mueller team)
    ANDREW GOLDSTEIN (Mueller team)
    MICHAEL DREEBEN (Mueller team)
    LAWRENCE ATKINSON (Mueller team)
    ADAM JED (Mueller team)
    SCOTT MEISLER (Mueller team)
    ELIZABETH PRELOGAR (Mueller team)
    JAMES QUARLES (Mueller team)
    JEANNIE RHEE (Mueller team)
    BRANDON VAN GRACK (Mueller team)
    AARON ZEBLEY (Mueller team)
    AARON ZOLENSKY (Mueller team)

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  17. thedoc00 says:

    From Statement by Director Wray – “Finally, we will review the performance and conduct of certain FBI employees who were referenced in the Report’s recommendations — including managers, supervisors, and senior officials at the time. The FBI will take appropriate disciplinary action where warranted. Notably, many of the employees described in the report are no longer employed at the FBI.”

    This gives me the very bad feeling that not a single action of “ex-employees” of the FBI was examined. This was limited to looking at current rank and file and the door is wide open vs all the ex-employees. Only time will tell. I made a comment the other day about Wray and Barr drawing the curtain on the past and pursuing bad actors with new investigations that drew very little from the old to protect the political swamp creatures. This is a statement in that direction. There will be soe indictments but only the low level fall-guys will be nailed if at all.

    An evil deal is in the works to preserve the President and Republic while temporarily derailing the impeachment, at least until after November 2020 based on election results. In a perverse way, it appears the senate has decided upon a “let voters decide” course of action. Of course those SOB’s expect the President to help them keep their phony baloney jobs, while the RNC may actually make an effort in the House.


    • thedoc00 says:

      That includes following up on the report of Admiral Rogers about abuses and the findings of the judge.

      Also, the IC Directors are let off the hook for abuses by their organization(s).


    • thedoc00 says:

      Read SD’s thread on topic of differences between IG and Durham and stand corrected. IG Horowitz did interview ex-employees but after reading the commentary and looking over the report, I still doubt Horowitz did an adequate and in-depth interview. It’s like the old saying, “ask me no questions and I will tell you no lies”.


  18. JohnCasper says:

    To summarize all of this, the FBI, the American Gestapo, is totally above the law.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. According to the Executive Summary of the IG report Crossfire Hurricane was open because George Papadopoulos, a 29 year old unpaid member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign said something.

    That’s it.

    This whole thing is preposterous.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. jx says:

    Footnote 484, page 351, pdf 390 – Papadopoulos has stated that the source of the information he shared with the FFG was a professor from London, Joseph Mifsud, and has raised the possibility that Mifsud may have been working with the FBI. As described in Chapter Ten of this report, the OIG searched the FBI’s database of Confidential Human Sources (CHSs) and did not find any records indicating that Mifsud was an FBI CHS, or that Mifsud’s discussions with Papadopoulos were part of an FBI operation. The FBI also requested information on <redacted>

    Mifsud not part of an FBI operation, was he part of a Five Eye operation carried on at the behest of the FBI?


  21. Tell Right says:

    Lindsey Graham listing out a bunch of stuff in the IG report the Dims/FBI should be ashamed of. Must be a sign of the end times.

    Disciples: Master, when will the end times come?
    Jesus: There shall be wars and rumors of wars. And long time Bama fans will vote for an Auburn coach for Senate (Tuberville). And Lindsey Grahmnesty will actually do something to get rid of the deep state.
    Disciples: No way!
    Jesus: Yes way! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  22. saywhat64 says:

    POTUS needs to start declassifying the most important documents starting with Judge Colleyer’s FISA report.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. thedoc00 says:

    Just wondering if after this garbage, Horowitz can be thanked for his service and replaced by another? Horowitz obviously felt he no longer needed to keep his mask in place as their was no Rosenstein to write a summary that did not match the findings. Speaking of that fact, how is Horowitz wrote the summary this time??

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  24. mg says:

    barr and his cronies will prosecute no one
    water, seeds, ammo


  25. bluebongo says:

    Horowitz is just continuing the tradition of IG’s across the federal government consuming oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide, nothing more. Anyone who expects otherwise is delusional.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. kleen says:

    I hope to see lawsuits flying all over the place. Carter Page should lead the way. Followed by PapaD.


  27. Lion2017 says:

    What was the point of this report? All of this time for what?

    Liked by 2 people

    • Garavaglia says:

      To give us false hope…and to justify the spying errr..surveillance


    • johnnyfandango says:

      There was excess IG budget that needed to be spent otherwise the unspent budget is taken away for next year. He obviously pulled a Judge Roberts, changed his position and had his balls cut off, otherwise he and his wife would never be invited to any Merlot tastings in the Hamptons ever again. Fire his ass.

      Liked by 1 person

    • coltlending says:

      To destroy evidence and get the story straight.

      Oh and to distribute WAM (walking around money) to keep people’s mouths shut.


  28. FPCHmom says:

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  29. bulwarker says:

    I’m sure next time we’ll get justice! Just wait until Saint Durham’s report, where all of our collective hope now lies, which will come in another 6 months, or 7. Of course by then the DOJ will refuse to proceed with any perceived “political” prosecutions because of the nearing election.


  30. Max Tadpol says:

    Just disgusted. Time to tear is all down.


  31. FPCHmom says:


  32. Durham says he’s looking beyond what Horowitz found —
    “Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”

    Barr is saying the Court was lied to —
    “The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.”
    FISA is deemed vital to national security (the whole reason Congress approved it) An example will be made of those who play fast and loose with our national defense. Bad news for the perps .. no matter how high up the chain.

    A very good day.

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  33. Justin Green says:

    Where’s muh intent? Did anyone see where I put the bias? I can’t find it. I looked everywhere.

    Hopefully Republicans read all the Stzrok, Page, Moyers, and Clinesmith texts to him repeatedly in the hearing Wednesday and ask him about the bias and intent.


  34. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    I have reached page 348 and I realized that these coup plotters in top positions at the FBI were like Keystone Cops. Priestap seems to be one of the few respectable individuals.

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    • They never thought of being careful because President Clinton would never allow anything they did to be scrutinized. Trump winning was barely conceivable in their collective minds. But just in case, Strzok had an insurance policy, which was executed with even greater stupidity than the attempt to rig 2016.


      • All Too Much says:

        “Strzok had an insurance policy”

        Rep. Nunes, in an interview posted here yesterday, said they know what the insurance policy is, and that it’s a very specific thing. I commented on that and added a time reference for it, but I definitely can’t do that today. Too much reading to do for the next many days,


  35. citizen817 says:

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    • IGiveUp says:

      Brennan speaks on Twitter for the first time in almost a month:

      John O. Brennan
      ‏Verified account @JohnBrennan
      34m34 minutes ago

      The damage being inflicted by @realDonaldTrump on our national conscience & our government is tragic.

      Members of Congress & staffers who defend & misrepresent his indefensible actions are telling Americans it’s ok to be dishonest, unethical, & corrupt.

      How far we have fallen.
      Here he’s referring to the impeachment hearings. But I do wonder why he’s not crowing like Comey. Could it be because he sees that the FBI is throwing him under the bus?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      Regarding that second tweet, he’s right. Footnote on page 84:

      Papadopoulos raised the possibility during his Congressional testimony that Mifsud might have been “working with the FBI and this was some sort of operation” to entrap Papadopoulos. As discussed in Chapter Ten of this report, the OIG searched the FBI’s database of Confidential Human Sources (CHS), and did not find any records indicating that Mifsud was an FBI CHS, or that Mifsud’s discussions with Papadopoulos were art of an FBI operation.

      Mifsud has only been excluded from being an official FBI source.

      I wonder what’s on the phones Durham retrieved.

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  36. Is it not true that this report would have no teeth ? It is Durham who can actually get a grand jury, issue subpoenas ………………………….
    Member ? You member………


  37. Lawrence says:

    i think we need to couple this report with the one the IG issued on the failures of the FBI to properly handle Confidential Human Resources that they used to investigate Trump. I think that coupling will show that political bias was really at play. The many individual failures pile up to destroy the institutional self serving “no bias” claim. The evidence shows bias to favor Clinton and to destroy the Trump candidacy and presidentcy. How much info did Obama and his administration reap from the DOJ FBI investigation? I don’t think we will ever know the full story not even after Durham files his report.
    Also we have a few generations of people who have been schooled by leftists academics – some of these people now hold key positions in key government agencies and news media. But even more thoroughly indoctrinated people are soon to follow.
    God help us.
    I don’t really see how American constitutional government will survive the onslaught.
    But I guess hope remains if Trump is relected with many Republicans in the Nunes /Jordan mold elected to Congress. I think that’s the only hope we have. That and accountability for terrible the abuses that took place under Obama. We must have an accounting if we are to retain what freedom we have left.


  38. Don McAro says:

    If and I say if President Trump is impeached by the house….
    What happens to Durham? would that be terminated?


  39. Garavaglia says:

    So this is the end result of Nunes risking he and his families’ lives. Tsssk Tsssk


  40. gsonFIT says:

    Lindsey Graham has the ability to clarify some of this on Wednesday. I think Horowitz is just apparatchik

    I mean who cares about bias?


  41. Just reading the Executive Summary the political bias is obvious to anyone not suffering from TDS.


  42. The Radar Guy says:

    After reading Wray’s thoroughly disgusting and disingenuous response to this report, I thought I would offer a rewrite for his review and approval:

    Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Report titled, “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation” The Report’s findings and recommendations represent a nearly complete indictment of a corrupt organization that no longer serves the President nor the great people of the United States.

    The FBI accepts the Report’s findings and embraces the need for emergency action to demonstrate to the people of the United States that we take this matter seriously and intend to regain their support and trust and must do better. Accordingly, I have ordered the following actions:

    1) I have instructed each Executive Level employee to tender an undated letter of resignation. Further, I have informed our Senior Executive Service employees to do the same. Lacking authority to enforce this, I have informed SES employees that refuse such a request that they will be relocated to new assignments outside the National Capital Region. All employees tendering such letters will have their career accomplishments reviewed by a diverse group of current and past US Attorneys. To assure the voting public of the integrity of this process, I guarantee that a substantial proportion of the reviewers will be from non-coastal areas of the country. Employees found wanting will have their resignation letters accepted. I fully expect a meaningful percentage of the total will be severed from Federal Service. I commit that this review process will take no longer than six months or I will be the first to resign.

    2) In no case, ever again, will a headquarters employee conduct an investigation. Period…

    3) I will submit to the Attorney General a plan to move the vast majority of Headquarters Operations to satellite sites around the nation. I assure the public that a majority of selected sites will be non-coastal areas of the nation.

    4) Our Confidential Informant program has become corrupt and unmanageable. We will develop a transparent plan and submit it to the American people and the AG in the next six months.

    5) Our FISA application process is simply broken. Citizen rights under the Constitution have been recklessly abused. We will prepare with the hoped for assistance of the DOJ and the Judicial Branch a transparent plan to right this rotten ship of state.

    Lastly, let me close with deepest apologies. The FBI of Elliott Ness is almost an iconic image of all that is good and proper in US Law Enforcement. How we have strayed so far from that vision is shocking. We have lost our most important asset – the trust of the vast majority of the public. I share much blame. In the aftermath of the OIG report on the Mid Year Review (i.e., the Clinton email scandal), I foolishly testified that simple adjustments, policy changes and periodic training would right this ship. I was so wrong. Only dramatic, immediate and unprecedented actions will restore some semblance of honor to this once proud organization. Please forgive me.

    Christopher Wray (I wish)

    THIS is the letter he should have written…

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  43. A2 says:

    Another great thread.👇
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    1) Conclusions Concerning All Four FISA Applications:

    “We concluded that the failures described above and in this report represent serious performance failures by the supervisory and non-supervisory agents with responsibility over the FISA applications.”

    Damning statement.


    Inspector General Finds ’17 Significant Errors’ in Applications for Spying on Trump Campaign Associate


    Mark Meadows

    Verified account

    Follow Follow @RepMarkMeadows
    THREAD: You will probably see plenty of spin and headlines today claiming the FBI is exonerated in this report. That is laughable, to put it lightly. The report eviscerates senior officials who broke rules and abused power.

    Let’s go over some of the details.

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  44. MNBV says:

    So………. all we have left now is Durham the Prosecutor.

    After Durham they go back to doing what the Administrative State has always done.

    And the sheep don’t mind too much.


  45. Troublemaker10 says:

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  46. Matthew LeBlanc says:

    If Durham doesn’t come through then the 2020 election is all that stands in their way. Dangerous times.


  47. IVOA says:

    Prepare yourself for Lindsey Graham to do…………..nothing.


  48. islandpalmtrees says:

    More double talk – now let us rewrite this sentence, with what we have learned below:

    “Priestap told us that although he was ultimately responsible for the
    investigation, Strzok and the Intel Section Chief (Strzok) managed Crossfire Hurricane.”

    “This is the same way as saying Priestap told us that although he was ultimately responsible for the
    investigation, Strzok the Intel Section Chief managed Crossfire Hurricane. ”

    Page 58 Strzok, the Intel Section Chief

    Page 64 Priestap told us that although he was ultimately responsible for the
    investigation, Strzok and the Intel Section Chief managed Crossfire Hurricane.

    Note Strzok is both CIA and FBI at the same time!

    175 Strzok was promoted to a CD Section Chief in February 2016, and later to Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of CD’s Operations Branch I on September 4, 2016.


  49. howie_roak says:

    I briefly scanned the IG report — within the first page I knew it was whitewash due to teh word smithing. A good example is as follows [page ii]:
    As we describe in Chapter Three, the FBI opened Crossfire Hurricane on July 31, 2016, just days
    after its receipt of information from a Friendly Foreign Government (FFG) reporting that, in May 2016, during a meeting with the FFG, then Trump campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos “suggested the Trump team had received some kind of suggestion from
    Russia that it could assist this process with the anonymous release of information during the campaign that would be damaging to Mrs. Clinton (and President Obama).”

    “…days after its receipt of information from a Friendly Foreign Government (FFG) — that is twisting of the words and selectively choosing how to describe the process….”

    On June 20, 2016 Steele made his first proffer of the draft dossier to the USDOJ (Bruce Ohr). Bruce Ohr arranged a meeting with with his FBI friend [Michael Gaeta – January 16, 2018 article in WaPo] in London to share what he had gathered for a June 20 Fusion GPS report, the first chapter of his eventual dossier.

    This is important since it establishes the depth of review of teh event baseline. Or bluntly lack of credibility of the event baseline.


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