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. MaineCoon says:

    American people will finally learn the truth that the Steele dossier WAS IN FACT used in Obama Administrations Intelligence Community Assessment! Obama’s Dossier— Devin Nunes (@DevinNunes) December 9, 2019

    Liked by 6 people

  2. gsonFIT says:

    CNN and MSNBC will be all butt hurt which is a perfect example of their bias. They are like addicts that cannot admit their problem

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Cocoon says:

    What we all want to know is why the release is 7 months later than promised in April for May release?
    What happened?
    New facts?
    Faulty conclusions?
    Hope there is transparency both in the report and the process, particularly if witnesses needed to correct the previous record.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. JustaVerb says:

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Publius2016 says:

    Looking forward to SUNLIGHT!

    Let’s read and enjoy!!

    JFK Files released proved Oswald was paid by FBI and CIA, Obama Dossier will prove ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE OF US CITIZEN, REPUBLICAN NOMINEE, PRESIDENT-ELECT, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Franz Dorn says:

    What are the Federal Rules of Confidential Information? Do you have a cite?
    Evidence only becomes confidential,once it submitted to the Grand Jury. It can first become declassified and submitted to to the Grand Jury.

    And how is a DC jury going to be prejudiced with revelations of the truth? They are hopelessly “woke” to begin with. And, c’mon, Lawfare
    intercepts everything anyway. And here is the clincher: Make sure everything is AIRTIGHT!
    Please guard the Marginot Line.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Franz Dorn says:

    What are the Federal Rules of Confidential Information? Do you have a cite?
    Evidence only becomes confidential,once it submitted to the Grand Jury. It can first become declassified and submitted to to the Grand Jury.

    And how is a DC jury going to be prejudiced with revelations of the truth? They are hopelessly “woke” to begin with. And, c’mon, Lawfare
    intercepts everything anyway. And here is the clincher: Make sure everything is AIRTIGHT!
    Please guard the Marginot Line.


  8. Amber says:

    The good news is today’s Hearing is so mind dumbingly boring it won’t overshadow the IG Report.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. MaineCoon says:

    And after reading this, it's no wonder we've been seeing defensive leaks in the New York Times and CNN. And that the Democrats rushed to hold an impeachment hearing the same day. It's every bit as bad as advertised. And certainly worse than the media has been suggesting.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) December 9, 2019

    Liked by 3 people

  10. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 4 people

    • Publius2016 says:

      Great thing AP gets to say what they “obtained”…of course, things that don’t fit their FAKE NEWS is never acknowledge as received or obtained only “speculation or conspiracy”…

      Liked by 1 person

    • Joebkonobi says:

      No bias even though Steele said he was desperate to not see Trump elected? Whitewash!


  11. bunkers says:

    It’s out


  12. booger71 says:

    The report has been posted.

    Liked by 2 people

    • daylight58 says:

      We found it concerni ng that Department and
      FBI policy did not require the FBI to consult with any
      Department official in advance of conducting CHS
      operations involving advisors to a major party
      candidate’s presidential campaign, and we found no
      evidence that the FBI consulted with any Department
      officials before conducting these CHS operations. As we
      describe in Chapter Two, consultation, at a minimum, is
      required by Department and FBI policies in numerous
      other sensitive circumstances, and we include a
      recommendation to address this issue.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. lizajmoon says:

    what is the sound of those given enough rope to hang themselves stepping off the edge?

    Liked by 2 people

  14. luke says:

    I just got out of a nearly 2 hour briefing on the IG report.

    It is deeply disturbing. Some former FBI and DOJ officials are about to have some serious explaining to do.

    More details to come shortly.

    Tweet from Mark Meadows few minutes ago

    Liked by 3 people

  15. TwoLaine says:

    It has been released!


  16. The report is now posted at the IG site. LET’S ROLL !!!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Masoyna Morgan says:

    It’s out


  18. Will says:

    Report is out just now at the link Sundance provided…


  19. ballgame17 says:

    Sorry, but I am skeptical that the IG Report will reveal the true level of misconduct perpetrated by multiple government agencies and namely —well, damn , the report was released and the early summations exonerate McCabe , Comey, , FISA abuse , et al. —“NO political bias,,,,” Bullshit as usual!


    • treehouseron says:

      Where did you get the news of No political bias? You surely didn’t read the report, so you got that information from the news, correct?

      Think about that for a minute ballgame17.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Call Me Al says:

        Here’s one on page vi: We did not find documentary or testimonial
        evidence that political bias or improper motivation
        influenced the FBI’s decision to seek FISA authority on
        Carter Page.


  20. The report is now posted at the IG site … LET’S ROLL !!!


  21. S&WJM625 says:

    Report is out to public


  22. Greg1 says:

    We are about to witness more spin from the media on behalf of their democrat allies than one would see in a professional table tennis tournament.

    And that’s a LOT of spin.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Will says:

    The word “criminal” appears 185 times in the IG report…

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Eric says:

    Top of the hour – ABC news had 30 seconds on this – “Mistakes were made but not due to bias, the investigation was proper” And a quote from Wray saying everything was done right.


    • Greg1 says:

      Wow. That directly contradicts what Meadows tweeted coming out of a nearly two hour briefing on the report.

      But really, who did not expect this from Wray?


      • albertus magnus says:

        Wray, who was appointed by PDJT and who serves at his pleasure.


        • steph_gray says:

          End of the executive summary:

          For these reasons, we recommend that the FBI review the performance of the employees who had responsibility for the preparation, Woods review, or approval of the FISA applications, as well as the managers and supervisors in the chain of command of the Carter Page investigation, including senior officials, and take any action deemed appropriate.

          If the President does not approve of what Wray considers appropriate action after this report, seems to me VSGPDJT is well within his powers to fire Wray, or to direct Barr to do so, if Barr doesn’t do it first.

          Liked by 1 person

  25. beach lover says:

    so according to FNC, IG slams handling of the Russia probe, but Comey and McCabe didnt do anything illegal. grrrr


  26. Perot Conservative says:

    Devin Nunes tweets says they (he( knows what the insurance policy is.


  27. lawton says:

    Its a whitewash for the higher ups trying to blame the lower level people. We know the higher ups knew all this mess before signing the FISAs.


  28. Ken Maritch says:

    Conclusions on PG 410


  29. Nigella says:



  30. Glenn Simpson and Johnathan Winer refused to provide interviews.
    “We were unable to compel their testimony” … WTH ??

    ~Executive Summary: page i, paragraph 7


  31. Nick the Deplorable says:

    Looks like no one is getting arrested under the recommendations section.


  32. jeans2nd says:

    476 pages.
    Light reading on a summer’s day…

    Liked by 1 person

  33. railer says:

    Carter Page FISA warrant is ok?

    Horowitz is protecting The Swamp, just as we suspected.

    Welp, looks like Trump will have to threaten McConnell with a full blown Senate trial, and exposure of everything.

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Bryan says:

    Only skimming the analysis chapter, “mistakes were made” on the FISA applications by underlings. Nobody high up did anything wrong. Now these mistakes are not whitewashed as minor problems, but all the higher ups were just not informed. I suppose we will ind out from Durham’s process if these underlings are willing to fall on their swards for their bosses.


  35. Scarlet says:

    Chris Wallace is spinning like a hamster on a wheel, on Fox right now.


  36. sunnyflower5 says:

    OMG- FOX’s Chris Wallace says the FBI meet the standards to spy on a presidential campaign.
    He claims “it’s was legitimate”.


  37. cheekymeeky says:

    Page 219, footnote 219.

    “219 Simpson has testified before Congress that he assented to Steele’s request to provide the
    information to the FBI, and that he viewed the situation as “potentially a crime in progress” that
    needed to be reported. Simpson House Testimony at 61; Testimony of Glenn Simpson before the
    Senate Judiciary Committee, United States Senate (August 22, 2017) (hereinafter Simpson Senate
    Testimony) at 160.”


  38. Nick the Deplorable says:

    So again the government investigated themselves and did not find enough evidence to arrest anyone.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Perot Conservative says:

    Executive Summary, page xiii.

    At least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page GISA applications, and many additional errors in the Woods Procedures.


  40. SeanNY2 says:

    One word is all you need.



    “Omitted Page’s statements to an FBI CHS in August 2016 that Page
    had “literally never met” or “said one word to” Paul Manafort and that
    Manafort had not responded to any of Page’s emails; if true, those
    statements were in tension with claims in Steele’s Report 95 that Page
    was participating in a “conspiracy” with Russia by acting as an
    intermediary for Manafort on behalf of the Trump campaign; and “


  41. booger71 says:

    Heavily..heavily redacted.


  42. An says:

    It says PapaD was the *only* trigger to starting the investigation. And I think we all know what a setup that was. It mentions the use of CHSes (AKA spies) on the Trump campaign. Says there are multiple serious failures some of which prevented them from doing their jobs.

    I bet they’ll still spin this, though.


  43. Will says:

    Conclusions start on page 375 of the IG report. From skimming those and from the 9 “recommendations” found in the executive summary I’m afraid it’s toothless. The “recommendations” are all process changes. Can’t be sure until a full reading but that’s my initial impression of this IG report. The good news is nearly everything I’ve read so far has already been published on CTH by Sundance, who had all of this way earlier than anyone else.


  44. WeThePeople2016 says:


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  46. dawg says:

    Page viii of the Executive Summary:

    “As more fully described in Chapter Five, based
    upon the information known to t he FBI in October 2016,
    the first application contained the following seven
    significant inaccuracies and omissions:

    1. Omitted information the FBI had obtained from
    another U.S. government agency detailing its
    prior relationship with Page, including that Page
    had been approved as an “operational contact”
    for the other agency from 2008 to 2013, and
    that Page had provided information to the other
    agency concerning his prior contacts with certain
    Russian intelligence officers, one of which
    overlapped with facts asserted in the FISA

    Wait, what? “info FBI obtained from another USG agency…..Page an “operational contact” from 2008-2013″



  47. wightmanfarm says:

    So, it seems that NYT has much better sources than Solomon, DiGenova, Carter and many others.


  48. Troublemaker10 says:


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