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. Reserved55 says:

    Any tweeters, let Trump know.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      And Barr continues to send out accolades on this guy.

      Houston we have a problem.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      I agree. Fire him. He’s incompetent.

      Liked by 5 people

      • johnnyfandango says:

        Everyday Wray opens his mouth to defend past actions of the FBI, he weakens the institution he is assigned to lead. I couldn’t think of a weaker, Vichy leader of a once great law institution than this loser, Chris Ray. Deport his ass to France.

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    • lftpm says:

      For Treepers actually reading the IG Report, most of you may wonder, when Horowitz declares repeatedly that information was withheld from “OI”, and you ask yourself, “Who/what the heck is OI?”

      It’s DOJ’s National Security Division’s Office of Intelligence.

      I tried to discover what “OI” meant by doing a FIND search. “OI” was no help. Then “(space)OI(space)”, didn’t produce a definition.
      Google was useless typing in “OI”..

      Then I tried “(OI)”” as though I were searching a court report, and Voila!, the explanation came up! But “OI” was not defined until the footnote of page 197, Not the proper way of identifying abbreviations, burying it deep in a document..

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      • permiejack says:

        He didn’t include the vey after the OI. To put it context. “OI vey, how am I going to cover this up?”

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      • lftpm says:

        Inaccuracy is a term of science. If your car speedometer reads 65 mph when your tires are new, and you are going 65 mph, then your speedometer will overhead your speed when your tires are badly worn, and their inflation pressures are low: you may only be going 63 mph when your speedometer reads 65.

        “Inacuracy” does not apply to intentionally=made false representations.

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      • In the executive summary, pages noted, there is this word salad. Didn’t before, didn’t after but did as it was okay per the regs. WTH?

        We found no evidence that the FBI used CHSs or UCEs to interact with members of the Trump campaign prior to the opening of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. After the opening of the investigation, we… xvi

        xvii … found no evidence that the FBI placed any CHSs or UCEs within the Trump campaign or tasked any CHSs or UCEs to report on the Trump campaign. Finally, we also found no documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivations influenced the FBI’s decision to use CHSs or UCEs to interact with Trump campaign officials in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. Although the Crossfire Hurricane team’s use of CHSs and UCEs complied with applicable policies, we are concerned that, under these policies, it was sufficient for a first-level FBI supervisor to authorize the domestic CHS operations that were undertaken in Crossfire Hurricane, and that there was no applicable Department or FBI policy requiring the FBI to notify Department officials of the investigative team’s decision to task CHSs to consensually monitor conversations with members of a presidential campaign.

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    • California Joe says:

      Horowitz is no honest sheriff! The FBI opens a full scale counter intelligence investigation into the Trump Campaign on the flimsiest of evidence in 2016…meanwhile in 2015, Hunter Biden returns from China on Air Force One with the Vice President of the United States and a check for $1.5 billion from the same government responsible for the launch of ICBM missiles over Japan at Hawaii and the FBI investigates NOTHING??

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  2. The Radar Guy says:

    Today is a great day to remind ourselves of the cautionary tale 1984 written by the great George Orwell. Recall the hero Winston is arrested for re-education. He is asked how many fingers the corrupt representative of the state is holding before him. Orwell documents this as follows:

    “You are a slow learner, Winston.”

    “How can I help it? How can I help but see what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”

    “Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

    Think of today. On the one hand the Congress is holding “hearings” about a non high crime or misdemeanor that they wish to pretend is a high crime or misdemeanor. Or, in the words of Winston’s interrogator – Sometimes they are five…

    Or we have the worthless charade of an OIG report that documents actions that are plain for all to see or as Winston would put it – two and two are four. But no, our Inspector General informs us that sometimes they are five… Sometimes they are three… Sometimes they are all of them at once…

    And, of course, he demands that we must try harder… All the while the propagandists in the legacy media cheer the 1984 villains on.

    You have to give it to Orwell – he foresaw it all…. Unfortunately for us…

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  3. CNN_sucks says:

    Travesty. Another Hillary email investigation 2.0. The fbi and doj committed a crime and no one was held accountable.

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  4. gda53 says:

    Wow, emotions are seesawing wildly at either end of the scale, but I’m sensing that the MSM spin is having a lot to do with the negativity, rather than the actual Report itself.

    We WERE warned constantly by Sundance, so…..

    I’ll just say that I have noted that the legal eagle commenters I really trust above all others are all leaning heavily on the positive outlook.

    Thanks to statements from Barr and Durham coincident with The Report’s release, I too remain confident that ristvan isn’t blowing smoke when he suggests Durham will (eventually) indict Brennan and Clapper. And that Comey won’t escape indictment for the FISA debacle either, no matter what Horowitz said or didn’t say.

    IG Reports always lend themselves to spin. Facts is facts. Durham is impervious to spin and deals only with legal facts.

    Yeehaw!

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    • joeknuckles says:

      It’s safe to say that any other AG would have been too afraid of criticism to make such a statement. It took Trumpian cajones to come out strongly like he did. That goes double for Durham.

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      This is not a GD debacle – THE EVIDENCE IS IN THE FOOTNOTES! the IG is protecting his life and circuventing the HQ by allowing it to be SAID THERE WAS NO ISSUE WHILE PROVIDING THE ISSUES

      2 things are KEY KEY KEY

      the State Department said Carter was an AGENT OF RUSSIA.. the FBI TOOK THIS INFO AND NEVER VERFIED IT UNDER FEB 2017
      word find February 2017 if you have to.

      AFTER THE FISA AFTER

      and it ALSO puts in a footnote that THE FBI KNEWWWW PAPADOPOLUS SAID IT WOULD BE ILLLEGAL TO TAKE EMAILS OR COOOPERATE WITH RUSSIA AND THEY NEVER WOULD. thats his comment and get gets used as a predicate for CARTER? as being supportive of russia meddling, and carter being russia VIA STATE DEPT so JUSTIFIED !? ??

      word find my name in this threat, page 3 or 4, it has the foot notes.

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        Footnote 262. Pay attention closely to how agent of foreign power Mistake was justified.

        Got info from State Dept of Carter’s contacts with Russia, but did not engage with the State until June 2017 about the details of this information. ” Highly relevant to the potential fisa app”

        Also look at footnote 259____ shows the heavily relied on the Alfa bank server bs in the initial fisa, but the same footnote says it was debunked by FBI in Feb 2017

        Around footnote 199
        It talks of the 2 crossfire operations.. litterally the reliance was on steeles for one, and Stephan halper implant spy for the other (aka ffg source.. friendly foreign go , ms Turk!!)

        Plus it shows the exculpatory info of papadopulos sayinnnnnng. ” It’s illegal”

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        • WhiteBoard says:

          PAGE 80 = THE EXCULPATORY STATEMENT for PAPA hidden to allow ONE of the ONLY 2 pieces of Probable cause to get Carter FISA

          Among other things, when the CHS asked Papadopoulos whether help “from a third party like Wikileaks for example or some other third party like the Russians, could be incredibly helpful” in securing a campaign victory, Papadopoulos responded that the “campaign, of course, [does not] advocate for this type of activity because at the end of the day it’s … illegal.” Papadopoulos also stated that the campaign is not “reaching out to Wikileaks or to whoever it is to tell them please work with us, collaborate because we don’t, no one does that….”199

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          • Tree observer says:

            So that’s the end of the predicate right there. Good for Papa. The attempt to entrap him with the ten thou was criminal! Then three FBI also include the Alfa bank b.s. that Michael Sussmann of Perkins Coie personally gave to top FBI lawyer James Baker. Bet they forgot to mention that in the FISA app too.

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  5. doohmax says:

    The IG Report says there were 17 separate mistakes in the FISA applications. But, Wray will fix that with some in house seminars. BS. Are we to believe that the premiere law enforcement agency in the world can’t file an accurate FISA warrant, especially when it involves a Presidential candidate? At the very least, they should be prosecuted for dereliction of duty. But we all know those weren’t mistakes. They think we’re idiots.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      Carter Page is a spy. Goofy sure, but still a squid int, naval intelligence. Papadopoulos has ties to mossad. It doesn’t matter that much about George P. but it helps to explain his savvy moves, like dropping the cash off at the lawyer’s office before flying home. Everyone wanted to know about the Trump campaign. Some were benign. Some had nefarious motives. I’m sure there’s more we don’t know about. The Intel agencies routinely cycle agents through the cable news channels as hosts and what not. Some are easy to spot, like the Ortega woman who was on the 5 for a while. Others you wouldn’t think so then they show up one day working for the state department. It’s an unholy trinity of government media and the corporate world.

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  6. logboom says:

    Now that the I.G. has released his report and after he testifies before congress, Trump needs to fire him and appoint his own person to that position.

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  7. WIVoter says:

    All we have left is God and that is who I hold on to. I guess they’ll pay in eternity but for reasons know to our Lord, these evil men and women continue to do their evil deeds and prosper.” But when a long trains of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their DUTY to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards, for their future security..” The Declaration of Independence is our birth certificate and we are the posterity of the Founding Fathers. I don’t know what to do but we need courage and wisdom in this hour of wickedness in high places.

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    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      We have to vote carefully from now on. Vote with a plan and purpose. Starve the Dems of power, weed out the RINOs whenever possible. The swamp has been many many many years in the making, it can’t be cleaned up in Trump’s first term. We’re looking at decades of concerted effort on our part to put better people in policial offices.

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      • DJ says:

        “We have to vote carefully from now on.”
        ——————————————————
        Do you REALLY, and HONESTLY believe that your vote will count in 2020? If you don’t believe that the deep state folks have a plan to nullify you, then you just are not paying attention. The 2018 election “malarkey” was only a start. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

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        • PinotNoir says:

          Our votes will count thirty at a time.

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        • dbobway says:

          There are enough American voters, who don’t vote, but enjoy the life of being a citizen of those most civilized form of government in history. If each Trump voter can get just “one” friend and help them thru the simple process of voting to save our Republic.
          We will overwhelm any criminal cheating the Democrats can muster.
          We are ultimately in charge of the fool proof way, to turn this Republic back to government of the people.

          Most of the errors the FBI made on the FISA app.’s were omissions of facts that would make the application null and void.

          And the FBI just forgot, to put them in?
          It was an error?
          The FBI omitted, information, they gained by feeding false information to 4 men,
          And then arrested these men for a crime, a crime the FBI created.
          That was just an error?

          The FBI omitted how they entrapped people who associated with candidate Trump and later President,
          With spies and informants who fed nefarious information, to ‘entrap’ a duly elected President.
          It was an error?

          ‘Error’11- The FBI didn’t tell the FISA court, the Steele document’s ‘creation’ was being funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
          It was just an error.

          Every error mentioned in the ‘Executive Summary’ would be crimes the deep state would have used, if a Republican President ordered these ‘errors’, as Obama did,
          And the Establish uni-party would have dozens of people in jail for treason, by now.
          I wonder how many jailed criminals, have claimed the crime they committed,
          Was just an error?

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      • WES says:

        Joe:. I deliberately skipped the executive summary so as not to pre-bias myself.

        All of my expectations were met.

        Report cleverly written in such a way as to not expose anyone to legal liability.

        You could not convict a maggot with this report.

        The IG’s report is too heavily laden with bullsh*t to be able to kill a fly with it!

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  8. WES says:

    I skipped through the IG report stopping here and there to read.

    Everything was done properly.
    Everything was done by the book.
    Everything’s was good.
    Nobody did anything wrong.
    Nobody was biased.
    Nobody has anything to worry about.

    No documents were released.

    Nothing in this IG report could be used to prosecute anybody.

    So all is good.

    I was not disappointed.

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  9. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    The question is what impact this has on Durham. He now knows anyone he indicts on conspiracy charges will wave Horowitz’s report in front of the court. It’s possible at this point Durham won’t indict certain people because Horowitz (intentionally) screwed the pooch. This could explain the reported heated arguments between Barr & Horowitz.

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    • W says:

      SmilinJack:. One takeaway I got right way about this IG report was how cleverly it was written to ensure it could not be used to expose anyone to legal liability. I am not a lawyer but former tech. writer.

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      • All Too Much says:

        I am a lawyer and your point is excellent.
        There is serious potential liability out there for violation of Constitutional acts by those in the coup. I never took on a case on a contingent fee contract, but if Flynn or one of many others came calling, I would jump at it.

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        • evergreen says:

          A case can be made to devalue the report based upon institutional reluctance. Such widespread behavior documented by the IG is evidence that a culture existed out side of the law; it’s not a stretch to understand that the IG and executive management is culpable already to a degree, and thus they have an inherent conflict of interest in discovery and interpretation.

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        • evergreen says:

          Barr said for such critical and specialized tools and leeway to intrude into citizen’s affairs and rights, there is a higher standard of care. That flies in the face of the IG saying everyone just flat tripped up because, well, they’re clumsy. The two are irreconcilable.

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        • The Demon Slick says:

          RICO. Not isolated mistakes and violations of procedures, completely isolated from one another. Rather, a full and complete pattern with nefarious purpose.

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  10. antiDave says:

    Bias will now be easy for everyone to accept. Compare the leadership decisions of the 2 investigations, Russia and Hillary’s emails, same leaders yet the mistakes are all in favor of their preferred candidate in both. Every break given to every associate of Hillary and every book thrown at Trump associates.
    The mathematical odds of all of the mistakes being made in this way are too great for it to be just bad decisions, it was a biased abuse of power that makes Watergate look like grade school antics.
    Why are these republicans not aware of what has been breaking in Ukraine and not framing the request for investigation as fully warranted?
    Why are they letting the dems get away with characterizing events as they want and not push back hard, like when their guy says Biden was doing policy and everyone wanted that prosecutor gone? The answer their is, everyone like Vindman, they work for and/or with Soros front groups and the actions of officials like that in the Ukraine has lead to charges and guilty verdicts over interfering in the US election as well as the $5.6 billion that the Ukrainians said was misused during the Biden/Obama era. Those people wanted him to stop looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden, end of story. That is what this is all about, you can’t let the American people find out what the democrats and their master Soros have been up to with taxpayer dollars.
    They need a chart of the Soros web so people can see how Soros uses these politicians, government officials, and NGO’s to get richer and support the socialist takeover of the US.

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  11. JohnCasper says:

    I can guarantee that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for anyone with the FBI or CIA to enter God’s kingdom.

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  12. 4gypsybreeze says:

    Stuart Evans ….Sundance and Treepers what do we know about him? I am familiar with most/a lot of the names but his was new to me. Reason for inquiry..page 8-“concerns expressed by Stuart Evans, then NSD’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General with oversight responsibility over OI, that Steele may have been hired by someone associated with presidential candidate or the DNC, and that the foreign intelligence to be collected through the FISA order would probably not be worth the “risk” of being criticized later for collecting communications of someone (Carter Page) who was “politically sensitive”.

    Hey Stuart Evans….guess what….you were soooooo right! Thinking old Stuart wasn’t part of their “club”.

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  13. Curt says:

    I said it last week. Horowitz would sugar coat this report. It’s a political whitewash. No surprises here….. except that discrepancies were found with the Carter Page FISA warrant origination. Any real chance for justice lies with Barr and John Durham’s investigation. If not, then this republic is going to be lost even faster than originally thought..

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Curt, please continue reading the report. Page 8 and 9 lists in numerical order some interesting “findings”…7 of them. Then page 11 and 12 lists an additional 17 “findings” in numerical order. Those findings are pretty interesting…..all written out is the information that they omitted, failed to, etc,.
      Durham and Barr will be the justice. Horowitz is like the cop who gets the initial report by talking and looking at documents. And then he turns that info over to Durham and Barr.

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  14. CNN_sucks says:

    This is obviously a slow motion coup d’état. Time to send Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Storkz, Page and Yates to go to jail.

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    • giveadamn says:

      the only thing “slow motion” is the Trump team’s responses/counter-punches. they should’ve been loaded for bear post this release.

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  15. Bogeyfree says:

    Let’s see……

    Nothing Declassified

    No Indictments

    Praise for Wray and Horowitz

    Lindsey not going to allow any Ukraine testimony

    McConnell and Schumer get to set the Senate rules

    And Judge Roberts gets to preside over everything.

    And people still think the Senate isn’t going to Impeach PT?

    The wagons have been circled for months, as it has ALWAYS been him or them (PT or DC)

    PT goes down on a lie and a frame job while everyone else walks away scott free and clean as a whistle.

    Meanwhile by March the Republic as we know it will begin its death spiral.

    License to Destroy and Failure to Act should be the book title historians use to tell the 325M Americans what happened to our country but of course the only book that will get printed will be titled Trump Did It.

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  16. islandpalmtrees says:

    IT HAD TO BE TRUE, STRZOK IS BOTH CIA AND FBI – IT WAS IN FRONT OF US ALL THE TIME

    Okay, follow this, Strzok occupies a special position. He is both CIA and FBI at the same time. He had to be, the one to run Mifsud because he managed Crossfire Hurricane. Simply because the FBI is not allowed to operate outside of the American border.

    Repeat: Strzok is both CIA and FBI at the same time!

    This is a lie by omission
    “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.”

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

    OpEd by Brain Cates:

    Crossfire Hurricane” counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016.

    So there’s no doubt whatsoever about Mifsud’s central role in launching what became the Crossfire Hurricane investigation run by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and former agent Peter Strzok and later morphed into the Mueller Special Counsel probe.

    http://uncoverdc.com/2019/07/29/the-return-of-professor-joseph-mifsud-international-man-of-mystery/

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    • MJ says:

      Wasn’t this widely known for a while now? Or at least presumed.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/11/03/why-john-brennan-peter-strzok-and-doj-needed-julian-assange-arrested-and-why-uk-officials-obliged/

      “It is within this network of foreign and domestic operations where FBI Agent Peter Strzok is clearly working as a bridge between the CIA and FBI operations.”

      “This is where FBI Agent Peter Strzok working for both agencies starts to become important.”

      I would grant that “working for” and “employed by” is a semantic argument and can be read from different contexts. But it is clear that CH originated with CIA and Strzok was involved in that from the beginning.

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        Peter Strzok ran Mifsud and Crossfire Hurricane.

        The EC is then given to James Comey, who starts Operation Crossfire Hurricane on July 31st, 2016.

        [NOTE: •On July 31st, 2016 the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign. They did not inform congress until March 2017. •At the beginning of August (1st-3rd) 2016 FBI Agent Peter Strzok traveled to London, England

        And, met with the current CIA station Chief in London, England, you know the current CIA director.

        On August 15th, 2016 Peter Strzok sends a text message to DOJ Lawyer Lisa Page describing the “insurance policy“

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      • islandpalmtrees says:

        We now know, Cater Page is CIA, too

        Peter Strzok Crossfire Hurricane ran Mifsud and Stefan Halper.

        “In a similar fashion the CIA tasked U.S. intelligence asset Stefan Halper to target another Trump campaign official, Carter Page.”

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  17. WES says:

    I seriously doubt this IG report came anywhere close to what SD was hoping for.

    It certainly met his expectations 100% though.

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  18. California Joe says:

    What is about McCabe’s statement that “FIRST WE “F” GENERAL FLYNN AND THEN WE “F” PRESIDENT TRUMP” that Horowitz didn’t understand? This is the most blatant acknowledgment of bias that I have ever seen by a law enforcement official. Horowitz like Wray is just another empty suit!

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  19. Beth says:

    Reminders of Christmases PAST….

    1. Michael Horowitz protégé of Barney Frank

    https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/2017-12-15-Michael-Evan-Horowitz-DOJ-Inspector-General-corruption-analysis-prepared-Dec-15-2017.pdf

    2. Bill Barr aka Robert Johnson aka “The Coverup General” (Willam Safire 1992)

    https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/04/18/attorney-general-william-barr-is-the-best-reason-to-vote-for-clinton/

    Justice delayed is JUSTICE DENIED…..Look over there!
    Where, you ask?
    OVER THERE!!

    There 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻!! 🇷🇺RUSSIA DID IT ALL!! 🇷🇺
    And don’t be late, for the dim Dems Ghost of Christmas Future Party……

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  20. gda53 says:

    Another tweet from the VSLE (Very Special Legal Eagle) Sydney 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 @GenFlynn,” the #IG would not draw that conclusion”

    “no documentary evidence of bias” – because strangely enough, no one wrote that memo in his little memo book.

    All the legal folk on our side seem upbeat – they must not be watching TV and instead relying on actual legal analysis.

    Everyone who’s down in the dumps should take a page…

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  21. TeaForAll says:

    C Wray Director of the FBI , is covering the reputation of the FBI. Where is the Justice. The integrity and moral compass, as the Director of the FBI is corrupt.
    Prewsident Trump PLEASE Fire Wray and Horowitz they are Obama’s hold overs.They have got to go

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  22. WhiteBoard says:

    Page 123 – THE AGENT LAID OUT AT THE FALL GUY – Clinesmith maybe? this page ACTS as if the original fisa misled the nature of the State department info on Carter being an Asset of America against Russia ( the State department said Carter was helpful and the Agent falsified this)

    While FISA discussions were ongoing, on or about August 17, 2016, the Crossfire Hurricane team received information from another U.S. government agency relating to Page’s prior relationship with that agency and prior contacts with Russian intelligence officers about which the agency was aware. We found that, although this information was highly relevant to the potential FISA application, the Crossfire Hurricane team did not engage with the other agency regarding this information until June 2017, just prior to the final Carter Page FISA renewal application. 262 As we discuss later in this chapter, when Case Agent 1 was explicitly asked in late September 2016 by the 01 Attorney assisting on the FISA application about Page’s prior relationship with this other agency, Case Agent 1 did not accurately describe the nature and extent of the information the FBI received from the other agency.

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  23. Buzzsaw says:

    Wray is among the pig vomit who should be tried for corruption, treason, etc.

    Here are the rest of them. It’s an open thread, so spread the message far and wide.

    MICHAEL HOROWITZ
    CHRISTOPHER WRAY
    JOHN “DeLay” HUBER
    ROBERT MUELLER
    JOHN BRENNAN
    JAMES CLAPPER
    JAMES BAKER
    ANDREW WEISSMANN (Mueller team)
    ROD ROSENSTEIN
    LORETTA LYNCH
    BRUCE OHR
    NELLIE OHR
    GLENN SIMPSON
    DANA BOENTE
    VICTORIA NULAND
    PETE STRZOK
    LISA PAGE
    JAMES COMEY (wrongfully exonerated by Horowitz and the DOJ multiple times)
    ANDREW MCCABE (wrongfully exonerated by Horowitz and the DOJ multiple times)
    GREGORY BAKER
    TERRENCE DUDLEY
    JOHN CARLIN
    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)
    ERIC CIARAMELLA
    SEAN MOSKO
    ALEXANDER VINDMAN
    MARIE YOVANOVITCH
    DANIEL GOLDMAN
    BARRY BERKE
    MICHAEL ISIKOFF
    DAVID CORN
    WILLIAM TAYLOR
    GEORGE KENT
    JOHN KERRY
    MAX BAUCUS
    ERIC HOLDER
    LOIS LERNER
    PAUL RYAN
    JOHN MCCAIN
    VALERIE JARRETT
    HILLARY CLINTON
    SUSAN RICE
    MARK WARNER
    STEFAN HALPER
    JONATHAN WINER
    DAN JONES
    MICHAEL GAETA
    JOE PIENTKA

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      carl ghattas

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    • Pokey says:

      Where are Joe Biden, and Barry Obama? Also, no media people? They couldn’t have done most of this without their adjuncts in the media. Our entire Administrative State was involved and continue to be involved and none of them have even been held accountable. I am not holding my breath for any justice.

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  24. gsonFIT says:

    There was another post on CTH about the odds of so many errors against PDJT . Here is a the math on that .

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=237580

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    • deplorable says:

      The article makes a good point:


      The probability of an error is 50% in each direction. Therefore half the errors should have been to Trump’s benefit.

      However, exactly zero of them were to Trump’s benefit.

      How does FBI Director Wray dispute that?

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    • botchedcasuality says:

      I just came to post this same link
      Great Point!

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  25. CNN_sucks says:

    It is infuriating that Comey and Brennan still not arrested and spewing hateful words. These are criminal and need to be in jail.

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  26. WhiteBoard says:

    Page 119 Footnote 259 – shows how heavily relied upon info for FISA warrent was leter found as a error by FBI in February 2017 – Example of MORE INFO used to Make it LOOK OF GREATER EVIDENTIARY WEIGHT later found to be false/

    this of this. 1) papa matter faked via Halper ; 2) Carter’s work with State department doctored in an email to just show his contact with Russian intel officers to look like an AGENT OF FORIEGN power 3) alfa bank connecting server to Trump Tower – found to be false later.

    EVERY INSTANT FABRICATED LIKE PLANTING DRUGS on a guy you just PULLED OVER as a COP.

    Carter Warrant was in October 2016

    “Steele separately wrote in Report 112, dated September 14, 2016, that Alfa Bank allegedly had close ties to Putin. The Crossfire Hurricane team received Report 112 on or about November 6, 2016, from a Mother Jones journalist through then FBI General Counsel James Baker. Additionally, Ohr advised the FBI on November 21, 2016, according to an FBI FD-302, that Steele had told Ohr that the Alfa Bank server was a link to the Trump campaign and that Person 1 ‘s Russia/American organization in the U.S. had used the Alfa Bank server two weeks prior. Steele told us that the information about Alfa Bank was not generated by Orbis. The FBI investigated whether there were cyber links between the Trump Organization and Alfa Bank, but had concluded by early February 2017 that there were no such links. The Supervisory Intel Analyst told us that he factored the Alfa Bank/Trump server allegations into his assessment of Steele’s reporting. ”

    Of note we see that Traitor Baker giving this to Mother jones to initaite the circular reporting for FISA evidence.

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  27. clulessgrandpa says:

    I may be way off base here, but a thought came to mind. Feel free to criticize, I can take it! lol

    There must be one or a small group of people that actually wrote the FISA with attachments. They create the document and get input and documents/emails from a lot higher-up people.

    THEY WOULD KNOW EVERYTHING.

    Wouldn’t they know about the falsified records- at least where they got it from and the unverified dossier (Like Who told you it was verified, or what parts did you investigate or corroborate about the dossier)? They have to sign off that is verified, risking penalties, so, if I were a mid-level Fed employee, would I risk part or all of my livelihood to sign off on this? I don’t know, but did Horowitz interview them and hold their feet to the fire? Or how can we find out who they are?

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    • gsonFIT says:

      And that person would be biased in order to submit a FISA as such

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    • Looking back to the late 1970’s, I well understand that various Members of Congress were dissatisfied with (heh … it seems so innocent now …) “what Richard M. Nixon was doing at the time,” and tried to enact a “court-based” system that would be more secure. But now I think that we will need to return to “singular, on-the-record, Presidential accountability.” The POTUS, (him)(her)self, must be “on the [#CLASSIFIED#] record” as having personally authorized everything that is done, and must be held personally accountable – on pain of impeachment – for the same.

      Because, what we actually were left with was a disaster: “mere minions” could do it, possibly supported by non-elected(!) government careerists who are not accountable to The People.

      However, I would also extend my gaze to PATRIOT: a very-lengthy bit of legislation which was “strangely, entirely complete in its 900 pages,” even though no one could possibly write law that fast. To me, this is the Trojan Horse. In today’s “21st Century” which even we could not fully anticipate in 2001, this law has exposed us all (and, “in secret!”) to grave and very-personal dangers which never would have existed, had this law not existed.

      Now, more than ever, we need our Congress to bury(!) this folly of ‘impeachment’ and “get to work, dammit!”

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  28. Cathy M. says:

    I don‘t know what pg. of the IG report but according to the Daily Caller:

    IG Report: Pro-Trump FBI Agent Texted On Day After Election-

    “I saw a lot of scared MFers on…[my way to work] this morning. Start looking for new jobs fellas. Haha,” the co-case handling agent said.

    “LOL,” the other agent replied.”

    a pro-Trump FBI agent texted another, saying that “shit just got real” and joked that some people would have to “start looking for new jobs,”

    In another exchange, he said, “Come January I’m going to just get a big bowl of popcorn and sit back and watch.”

    The other handling agent replied, “That’s hilarious.”

    https://amp.dailycaller.com/2019/12/09/fbi-agent-new-jobs-2016-election-trump-hillary/

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  29. OpenMind says:

    A few thought from a recovery Attorney. I will try to break this into parts to satisfy the run on paragraph rule:

    Barr and Durham said what needed to be said. It remains to be seen whether or not they will do what needs to be done. A significant problem arises around the sources and methods and continued access to procedures (FISA, Citizen snooping, etc), and it could be the 2020 timeline fores them to determine that some of the declassification has to be forced through in advance of prosecutions, even if that disclosure compromises the ability to bring prosecutions in the future as to some bad actors.

    If this was a giant whitewash, then Barr and Durham would not have issued statements contemporaneous with the release of the report.

    Wray is attempting to protect the Bureau, though he’s making a clown of himself.

    Unfortunately, Graham is up to his elbows in this and will instead focus on what he’ll categorize as process failures which need to be addressed/corrected, etc., to prevent future re-occurrence, and unless another Senate committee picks this up, or unless a prosecution results in actual damning testimony (maybe a 1% chance, as almost all Federal Indictments result in plea deals),, we’ll never get to hear from whichever spooks the IC hangs out to dry. Perhaps Grassly has enough gas left in the tank? Maybe some other senator with 2024 aspirations (Rick Scott – independently wealthy, but clearly interested in higher office, so nothing to lose?) steps to the plate and chairs a relevant committee after the 2020 election?

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    • WaitingfortheCorntoPop. says:

      2 Thoughts.

      I wonder why Wray cares about that? He was not there when this occurred. If he is a Trump guy – he should be agreeing with the report and claiming he is working to clean it up. UNless he is playing his role to give a bit of comfort to the opposition but quietly doing his job. (seesions like).

      THe bad news is that Graham is implicated in Ukraine and possibly more. HE was no-names, right hand man. THe good news is that Graham is implicated and compromised. He is being controlled – i Think by the white hats – but again there is that element with him that make one wonder.

      Its a movie that we are watching for sure and there are many character twists.

      This report was like the opening scene setting up the rest of the story – it’s background..it forms the base – it makes everone aware of what happened. The “lack of intent” and “proper grounds to open an investigation” will be examined thoroughtly next…..and exposed.

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  30. hokkoda says:

    Interesting footnote on page 382:

    503 “As described in Chapter Four, Handling Agent 1 told us that Steele informed him at their July 2016 meeting that Fusion GPS had been hired by a law firm to conduct research, though, according to Handling Agent 1, Steele stated that he did not know the law firm’s name or its political affiliation. Notes that Steele allowed us to review and that he represented were written contemporaneously with the meeting state that Steele told Handling Agent 1 that “Democratic Party associates” were paying for Fusion GPS’s research, the “ultimate client” was the leadership of the Clinton presidential campaign, and “the candidate” was aware of Steele’s reporting. We also reviewed notes made by an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) in the FBI’s New York Field Office (NYFO) of a July 13 call the ASAC had with Handling Agent 1 about Report 80. Among other things, the notes…”

    I won’t hold my breath for somebody in the media to directly ask Hillary Clinton of her role in directing the actions of FGPS and Steele…

    …but the contemporaneous notes would seem to blow a hole in the plausible deniability which Clinton attempted to construct by laundering her money through lawyers and FGPS…

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  31. Congratulations to Sundance. Conservative Treehouse was quoted on Rush Limbaugh today! A big deal for this website.

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  32. rjones99 says:

    re fisa renewal date redactions:

    rjones99 on December 9, 2019 at 11:26 pm
    https://mobile.twitter.com/Shem_Infinite/status/1204120642381131782

    shem horne notes an unredacted oct 21, 2016 date, which is then redacted on the next page.

    A 90 day renewal clock puts renewals at roughly Jan 19, 2017, then Apr 19, 2017, then July 18, 2017

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  33. Jim Hinebaugh Sr. says:

    Per notes 531,532 on page 418 and the summary provided by Appendix 1 the FBI is operating with people to incompetent to tie their shoes. No remedial training will fix the problem

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  34. Vicus says:

    The FFG (friendly foreign government) mentioned in this report is the United Kingdom.

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