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. Tell Right says:

    PDF page 296, paper page 259:
    As described in Chapter Nine, by no later than November 21, 2016, Ohr had advised FBI officials that Steele’s reporting had been given to the Hillary Clinton campaign (among other entities) and that Steele was “desperate” that Trump not be elected. SSA 1 and the Supervisory Intel Analyst told us, and email communications reflect, that by no later than January 11, 2017, SSA 1 and the Supervisory Intel Analyst understood that Fusion GPS had been hired by the DNC


    Basically yet another reason the FBI and FISA court knew they should have thrown it all out and given it up. Pursuing it more was obviously political with hunting.

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  2. Troublemaker10 says:

    Read full thread on Reader App…

    Liked by 13 people

    • RedBallExpress says:

      I saw Dana Purina on fox for the first time in years. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. obama, bush and Trump all approved fisa etc and this is just the way things go. No big deal. It was a mistake to watch the dog food channel.

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  3. The ONLY solution is to completely dismantle the FBI and rebuild it outside of D.C. with extreme vetting for any new members.

    The organization is rotten from top to bottom.

    Liked by 16 people

  4. Justin Green says:

    Horowitz is pretending to be Sergeant Schultz stupid about political bias, lol.

    So many “errors” were found, all going one direction, and so much political bias was discovered, that you’d have to be blind, deaf, dumb AND read only Chinese Braille to miss it or claim it had no effect.

    What a complete joke.

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    • 100%

      Hillary broke the law, no intent.
      FBI broke the law, no intent.

      Trump did not break the law, intent.

      No political bias, ha!

      The only true solution is to fully drain the swamp.
      1. Downsize government to 10% its current size
      2. Move remaining departments outside of D.C. so that they actually live some place that does not vote 90% for Democrats.

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      • CM-TX says:

        Saw a report earlier today… the highest average per household incomes– the exact 3 counties surrounding DC. Funny that!

        Could it be they’re grossly profiting off of taxpayers & Gov contracts? Probably just a weird coincidence (it’s not). Nothing to see here…

        Liked by 5 people

      • jx says:

        It seems to me that the fact DOJ named their operation “crossfire” suggests a hostile malicious intent.

        Liked by 3 people

        • boogywstew says:

          “Crossfire Hurricane” … probably a name suggested by a Rolling Stones fan from lyrics to “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”.

          Liked by 1 person

          • jx says:

            Yeah, but that has no relationship to the parties. It’s not as if the parties were rock ‘n rollers.

            Liked by 1 person

            • boogywstew says:

              If this whole situation was reversed and I had a chance to name a top secret operation against a Democrat candidate in the 2016 election … I’d go with … “Edge of 17”.


            • CM-TX says:

              Check the paths that certain things traveled– a little eerie when you see it. Harder to explain.
              (Weird… that’s all I’m saying).

              There was also some special project named “Firewall”.

              And I also know of a “Cashmere Cat” – but that one made it personal.


    • pcuser1 says:

      Something interesting I read on another page. It seems the report is a deliberate fraud using a special font that creates the letter “m” by using an “r” and an “n”. That makes any search on “Comey” come up with zero results, but if you search “Corney”, lo and behold, there he is.

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  5. Bucknutguy says:

    An even better analogy is the blow up of the housing market in 2007-2009. Investors blamed the rating agencies, the rating agencies blamed the banks, the banks blamed sub-prime loan originators who further blamed the consumers providing fraudulent loan applications. Everyone pointing the finger at someone else along the chain, but nobody taking a step back to say how utterly fubar’d the whole process was and lots of willful ignorance by all parties involved because, well……$$$.

    The ability to point the finger elsewhere is a feature, not a bug.

    Liked by 4 people

    • billybob says:

      This book is a smoking gun for the disaster that was the sub prime blow up . Published in 1991 it lays out what would happen , and did , and lays it all at the feet of government . Three words describe the complete disaster – Federally subsidized credit – administered through the Fair Housing Act . No surprise there at all !

      Liked by 1 person

    • Ken Maritch says:

      The people who took out the loans (knowing they did not have the means to pay them back) are the ones at fault.

      Liked by 1 person

      • RedBallExpress says:

        The people (us) that bailed out the rich lenders are the suckers. They should have gone broke or we should have hung them. There was an in depth article somewhere about how the government was totally thwarting the will of the people.

        The entire housing debacle that rewarded and exonerated stupid bankers at taxpayer expense established the new era of invincibility that decided to take out Trump.

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      • Right to reply says:

        Yes, they shouldn’t have taken out the loans, but the lenders behaved like the MAFIA. They thought they would collect on both ends if sellers went belly up. They’d get a few months rent, and get the property back to sell on ad infinitum. Its the blue print of mobile home sellers who do rent to buy. They know the people can’t afford it, but they collect at both ends.

        The BIG short is one of the greatest movies ever, and weird that its never shown on TV

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  6. Zy says:

    Sundance, is the hasty appearance of Horowitz before the Senate committee on the 11th an effort to not allow enough time for preparation by Lindsey Graham I.e. not enough time to ask tough questions?


    • Are you serious? Graham does not want to ask any tough questions; he’s in on the scam.

      Liked by 5 people

      • L4grasshopper says:

        Cruz, Blackburn, and a few other GOP Senators are going to ask some tough questions….


        • Dutchman says:

          They are ALL in on it. Show me a Senator, that does NOT recieve ANY $ from the,Senate Republican Reelection Fund, distributed by Mitch McConnell.

          Ditto in the,House. Its a BIG club, and WE ain’t in it.

          Show me a Senator who did not sing a chorus of “For Muellers an HONORABLE man, and nobody can deny!”

          Yeah, I am ‘from Missouri’;
          SHOW ME

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I don’t know how anyone can think Lindsey Graham isn’t in on this at this point. It kills me that people are still falling for his dog and pony show. He’s dirty to the back teeth, using the port of Charleston and SRS for all manner of deep state activities. He warned about elevated radiation levels as a terror threat as a cover for uranium trafficking.


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  7. Artemis Gordon says:

    I love this site. I love the analysis and the comments that follow, more analysis and polite engagement even when disagreement occurs. I try to follow along but I know most people in my circle have no idea. They watch the news and talk shows and this level of detail is above them all. I try to explain to them, but much of it is above me.

    Until and unless someone is arrested and Thor’s mighty hammer hits the earth, this will get spinned and spun into “it is hard to understand, Trump is so good at lying and being bad, we have to get rid of him. See?”. Somehow, some way….. this has to get real for the 90% (or more) of the country that just has NO clue what is going on.

    Liked by 5 people

    • CM-TX says:

      You are correct. Although I do think it’s a higher number than 10% that grasp the basic idea of our Gov being completely CORRUPT, & dangerously bordering on rendering themselves OBSOLETE.

      They may not know all the names, the crimes, or understand FISA & the abuses, but they know enough to be pissed off about it.

      But you are also right in pointing out those that don’t, need to see The Swamp in HANDCUFFS, w/ COURT case CONVICTIONS. They got to see it to BELIEVE it.

      For whatever reason, far too many people can somehow justify PDJT & his Campaign being spied upon. It’s just dirty politics/ natl security (they tell themselves). We saw this many times under Nobama caught spying on Congress/Journalists/Foreign Officials. Nothing was done.

      But what WILL PISS off The People (GuaranteeD)… when they find out the SPYING & ABUSE that was/is being carried out on everyday, Private American Citizens! Those having ZERO ties or affiliation to political, or any other organizations!

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  8. HellInAHandbasket says:

    Republicans in 1972, at the direction of the President, paid five men thousands of dollars through a “Campaign Slush-Fund”, to sneak-through taped-open doorlocks of the Democrat campaign offices, to snoop inside a file cabinet with flashlights, and insert wiretaps on phone lines inside that office so the Republican President’s reelection campaign could hear what their opponent was up-to.

    …and 43 years later – – –

    Democrats in 2015, at the direction of the President, used the weaponized surveillance force of the NSA, CIA, FBI, DNI, FVEY, DOJ, FISA to see everything, hear everything, and read everything inside the Republican campaign, not to just “know what they were up-to”, but instead … to insert faux-Russian influence as guiding the campaign, to publicly discredit and deligitimize the campaign, and set-up the Republican candidate to be criminally charged as a “Russian operative”, and finally … public disdain would force him to subsequently lose the 2016 election.

    – I have to give a wink-and-a-nod to MSNBC’s Mr. Maddow, when he said on election night 2016:
    “You’re awake by the way. You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also, you’re not dead, and you haven’t gone to hell. This is your life now.”
    ….Yes, he was correct – This bad dream is our politics in the 21st Century. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  9. Cautionary Statement here Folks..
    For those of you wanting & wishing Perp Walks & Indictments
    First I can agree 100%, (skimming & catching up here)..
    That there Should be Indictments forthcoming ..

    Sundance has posted several times before..
    Cautioning & advising Us ALL..
    Sundance opined,, Don’t *expect* much.. from this report that’s been long awaited..
    Thus, nothing will likely come of it, re: (Indictments)
    Oh, Maybe some “Low-Hanging fruit”.. Some hand & wrist slapping punishment with a yard-stick..
    Oh, and re-education classes ..
    Exactly what We are reading right now..
    Of all the gnashing & wailing going on… Amongst the populace here..
    Please remember what has been previously written by our Host..
    I with many, MANY of you..
    NOT too be a EEYORE or “Debbie Downer”..
    It is what it is..
    Our President is taking those “Slings & Arrows” for US ALL..
    While Fighting back, TRYING to *Drain the Swamp*..
    Though, as We are discovering..
    Some of the *Swamp* is dark & deep, turning into Peat Bogs, trapping those whom try to skirt it & drain it.. Deeper than those swamps in Louisiana..
    I must Speculate , that one Day soon..
    If it’s not drained, It’s going to be a Call too Arms (eventually)
    Watering The Tree of Liberty, which could of been headed off & stopped 30 years ago..
    Prepare accordingly..
    Rick Wiles is sadly correct..

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    • The video above, start @ 1:08

      Liked by 1 person

    • mostlyogauge says:

      Hmmm. Weaponized ignorance. Interesting. But, he has it all wrong. I think that Trump supports are the most informed people in the country. Ignorance? Maybe ignorant of why the dems are doing this, but that is a bit of a stretch.. Ignorant of why they support President Trump? I think not. Trump supports know the who, what, when, where, why, and how of what has been happening to this country. They know who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. Weaponized ignorance? I think not.

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      • HellInAHandbasket says:

        @mostlyogauge – Agree, yes Trump supporters are far from ignorant – most likely the most informed group of people on the planet right now, are Trump supporters … and it scares the sh*t out of ’em. #MAGA

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  10. dustahll says:

    New law needed, bureaus, DOJ, FBI, and so forth cannot investigate themselves, Obvious or what

    Liked by 6 people

  11. huecowacko says:

    Something Rush said in the last 1/4 hour of his last hour today indicates the Ohrs may be the fallguys for the hoax investigation, i.e., Bruce was receiving info and not passing it along to his superiors—how convenient for his superiors that Bruce wasn’t keeping them informed.

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Bruce Ohr was the #4 guy in the DOJ. His superiors were Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama. Maybe add Yates, the #2, to his list of superiors.

      How convenient for them that he kept them out of the loop. How unbelievable, but convenient.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Alex Pazzo says:

    Rush Limbaugh and Howie Carr both gave props to the CTH today!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 12 people

  13. Eric says:

    The preliminary reaction to this appears mixed. There clearly is wrong-doing identified in the report but the language isn’t strong enough to condemn the people we hoped would be condemned. But throw in the comments by Barr and Durham and this seems to be moving the right direction.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    Page 86: McCabe told us that he recalled discussing the FFG information with Priestap, Strzok, then Special Counsel to the Deputy Director Lisa Page, and Corney, sometime before Crossfire Hurricane was opened, and he agreed with opening a counterintelligence investigation based on the FFG information. He told us the decision to open the case was unanimous. […] McCabe said that he did not recall any discussion about whether the FFG information constituted sufficient predication for opening a Full Investigation, as opposed to a Preliminary Investigation, but said
    that his belief at the time, based on his experience, was that the FFG information was adequate predication.

    Mifsud told Papadopoulos some info about Russians having “dirt” on Clinton (and maybe Obama too) and these easily-triggered traitors open a counterintelligence investigation based on that? Did they bother to find Mifsud, talk to him, and ask him why he relayed that info to Papadopoulos? They they bother to talk to Papadopoulos? If the traitors weren’t outright attempting to affect the 2016 election, then they must be suffering from extreme paranoia. Thank God they’ve been fired.

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    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      Page 88: Priestap told us that he ultimately decided not to conduct defensive briefings to Trump. They opened a frigging counterintelligence investigation because Papadopoulos relayed some info he’d received from Mifsud, that’s awfully serious, yet they don’t warn Trump.

      Every single thing I read indicates that these people were simply working to stop Trump from winning the election. Every single thing. But Horowitz won’t admit it. Shame on him.

      Please Barr and Durham, pull through for us. We know what happened. You know what happened. It couldn’t be more plain.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Horowitz will report it. “Priestap told us … McCabe told us … we found / we did not find …” That’s the start of what he’s tasked to do, and that’s the end.

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        • owtolunch says:

          Government audits – they follow the Yellow Book — Standards… Review management systems and controls, policies, procedures, training, compliance with government regulations… the result is always

          – management didn’t do their job right, management controls were weak, the procedures were absent or were inadequate, workers failure to follow procedures…and they failed because the supervision or training was inadequate.

          The bureaucratic assumption is If they were managed and trained right they would have been successful….

          Standard Audit Result…. Just look at any of the audit reports put out by IG or GAO and it is the same thing over and over… there will be a management response that says they accept the result and a corrective action plan that never gets done for years… No one ever does a root cause analysis to actually fix the problems…. and no one gives a crap — I lived this world for over 20 years… when I ran into crap like this I shut it down and stood through the storm … there were many bodies as a result… hardcore.


      • rick hendersen says:

        This remains a point of questioning and tells me Horowitz was not interested in digging: PapaD said in his interview with the House Oversight Committee in October 2018 that he DID NOT remember saying anything to Downer about Russians having dirt on Clinton or anything related to Russians having Clintons emails. Downer was the FFG source who was the basis for the ENTIRE investigation and is mentioned dozens of times. How can they not address this?


    • Joshua2415 says:

      According to Horowitz, The FBI/DOJ used two things to justify the opening of their investigation, the IC report on Russian meddling, and the FGG/Misfud/PapaD exchange. If we are to believe that the FBI/DOJ motive to investigate was as pure as the driven snow (yeah, sure), are we also supposed to believe that the CIA would be the driver for both critical components without any coordination with the White House?


  15. mama mia getme more popcorn says:

    Department of Justice
    U.S. Attorney’s Office
    District of Connecticut
    Monday, December 9, 2019
    Statement of U.S. Attorney John H. Durham

    “I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. 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.”

    USAO – Connecticut
    Updated December 9, 2019

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    • Rather, Not says:

      I do think it is interesting that Durham said he had respect for the IG’s ‘mission’, and for the ‘work’ than went into the report, but not the IG (Horowitz) or the report itself.

      Might be nothing, but it could be a very polite, politically correct, way of Durham calling the report a whitewash.


    • CM-TX says:

      Right on cue… Trying to calm the natives. Just wait guys, Durham’s actually got this.

      Meanwhile, the House is CONSPIRING with the Senate to IMPEACH/delegitimize the President.

      Sessions/Horowitz/Huber = Barr/Horowitz/Durham.
      This can NOT be reconciled.


  16. JAS says:

    Page XIV:

    “In our view, this was a failure of not only the operational team, but also of the managers and supervisors, including senior officials, in the chain of command. 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.”

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    • steph_gray says:

      JAS, this is the first paragraph that I also copied and pasted to keep.

      Horowitz is of course passing the buck upwards – that’s, in fact, his job – but we should keep in mind where that buck actually stops.

      The appropriate action, if not taken by Wray, should be firing of Wray.

      To start.

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  17. Effem says:

    I know we all want indictments, but this report reads very, very badly to me. And no way does Durhman come out and make a public statement unless he’s preparing to go for the jugular. my 2 cents.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Sharon says:

      I’m only up to page XIII on the Executive Summary and already know that I know that whatever detail there is about wrongdoing, regardless of how specific and how massive it may be, in and of itself means nothing in today’s justice vacuum.

      I’m not aware of any movers and shakers in government who have the responsibility and authority to file charges and who are willing and able to do it.

      I will take very limited satisfaction in the laying out of the details although it is right that that should be done. If it’s done in the context of manipulative and powerful people, however, it’s meaningless.

      Reality holds a press conference every day, and I just watch for/listen to that. This approach provides no reasonable indicators for hope of a good outcome for the Republic; but it reduces the stress that comes with cumulative anticipation and projections about “Now we got ’em!!”

      Only history (written or unwritten) will determine whether we ever “got ’em”.

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  18. Tell Right says:

    Over & over & over the report reminds us that this whole Crossfire Hurricane thing is all about the fact that the DNC rigged their own primary. It’s like we’re supposed to focus on Russians, phishing, and the Trump campaign using public knowledge dirt of their opponents as a basis for the FBI spy on them.

    Yet again, this is deflection from the fact that the Dims can’t be trusted even with such a thing as fair elections.

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  19. JAS says:

    Ohr fed Manafort to the dogs – Page XVII:

    “As described in more detail in Chapter Nine, in November 2016, Ohr told CRM Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz and Counsel to the CRM Assistant Attorney General Zainab Ahmad about information he was getting from Steele and Simpson about Manafort. Between November 16, 2016 and December 15, 2016, Ohr participated in several meetings that were attended, at various times, by some or all of the fo llowing indiv iduals: Swartz, Ahmad, Andrew Weissmann (then Section Chief of CRM’s Fraud Section), Strzok, and Lisa Page. The meetings involving Ohr, Swartz, Ahmad, and Weissmann focused on their shared concern that MLARS was not moving quickly enough on the Manafort criminal investigation and whether there were steps they could take to move the investigation forward. The meetings with Strzok and Page focused primarily on whether the FBI could assess the case’s relevance, if any, to the FBI’s Russian interference investigation. MLARS was not represented at any of these meetings or told about them, and none of attendees had supervisory responsibility over the MLARS investigation. There were no meetings about the Manafort case involving Ohr, Swartz, Ahmad, and Weissmann from December 16, 2016 to January 30, 2017. On January 31, 2017, one day after Yates was removed as DAG, Ahmad, by then an Acting CRM Deputy Assistant Attorney General, after consulting with Swartz and Weissmann, sent an email to Lisa Page, copying Weissmann, Swartz, and Ohr, requesting a meeting the next day to discuss “a few Criminal Division related developments.” The next day, February 1, Swartz, Ohr, Ahmad, and Weissmann met with Strzok, Lisa Page, and an FBI Acting Section Chief. None of the attendees at the meeting could explain to us what the “Criminal Division related developments” were, and we did not find any. Meeting notes reflect, among other things, that the group discussed the Manafort criminal investigation and efforts that the Department could undertake to investigate attempts by Russia to influence the 2016 elections. MLARS was not represented at, or told about, the meeting. “


  20. Garavaglia says:

    Lindsay Graham will use this report to set strict parameters on what can and can’t be discussed in a senate trial concerning the Russia hoax. Bank on it. And it will NOT favor the President.

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  21. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    How many frigging investigations did the traitors open?

    Apr 4 2016: counterintelligence investigation of Carter Page (page 33)

    Jul 31 2016: counterintelligence investigation, supposedly of no particular target(s) but come on, we know it was of Trump (this is Crossfire Hurricane)

    Aug 10 2016: counterintelligence FARA investigations of Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, and Paul Manafort (page 92)

    Aug 16 2016: counterintelligence FARA investigation of Michael Flynn (page 92)

    And then the FISA warrant against Carter Page. Lots of effort here with NO RESULTS.

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  22. Loren says:

    I went through 2 IG audits (Air Force IG), certain procedures were changed and forms reconfigured with more information to be recorded. It is what the IG’s do!

    The thing about bias? The motivations of all this “IMO” out weight intent.

    The lying, misdirection and omissions is where the crimes are intentionally being committed, to cover up. Their corruption is being exposed and we can Thank president Trump.

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  23. Joshua2415 says:

    I’m still reading this report but it sure sounds to me like FBI/JUSTICE is going to dump the start of the “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation on the CIA and Brennan. Once Durham makes it public that it was the CIA that set up Papa D and arranged to feed the necessary predicate “Trump colluding with Russia” rumors to the FFG Australian Ambassador, EVERYONE at DOJ/JUSTICE will claim ignorance and say that they of course had no way of knowing that. “Oops. Sorry.”
    The problem they are going to have is that I don’t see Brennan as a “be quiet and take one for the team” kind of guy.

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  24. JohnCasper says:

    Horowitz , you want to know what you are? Huh? Huh? You don’t. I do. Everyone does. You are the son of a thousand fathers, all bastards like you.
    – Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

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  25. viator2 says:

    Some stuff happened in 476 pages. The only thing big about this report is it’s weight.

    Liked by 3 people

    • JustObserving says:

      I agree. They identify clear wrong doing, but fail to connect it with political bias of the agents involved. This is deliberate. Strzuk was a Hillary superfan. McCabe’s wife was taking DNC/Hillary money. They were leading investigations into Trump and Hillary.

      They are pretending as if the rule breaking were just innocent mistakes done by agents were not politically compromised. And all that is required is more training, lol.

      They are trying to have their cake and eat it too.

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    • CM-TX says:

      “Some people did something.” -US [Qatar] House Representative.


  26. FPCHmom says:

    Liked by 6 people

    • johnnyfandango says:

      I though for an American to solicit foreign help to interfere in a domestic election, let alone help from a foreign Intelligence agent was an illegal act of TREASON, according to Sally Yates?


  27. Mikgen says:

    Lots of very serious stuff in this report. See for instance rep. Mark Meadows tweets. However, sometimes I cannot help myself laughing at the “legalese”, such as this howler on page 191:

    “The primary order and warrant stated that the court found, based upon the facts submitted in the verified application, that there was probable cause to believe that Russia is a foreign power and….”

    Really!!!!???? Nothing goes bye that court, does it.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Sharon says:

      Good grief. I wonder if they go through such histrionics to determine such status for every nation……if nothing else, it helps us understand why they get very little done that matters or that is available for the light of day, for the deplorable Americans who are paying through the nose for all the posturing and nonsense.

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    • wightmanfarm says:

      WHAT !!! Russia is a foreign power? Who knew !


  28. justlizzyp says:

    I mentioned this further up, but I wanted to confess that I haven’t read the report. The spin machine MSM seems to be gloating about the fact that Horowitz did not find any evidence that the actions taken were because of any personal or political bias. Given the fact that he then details multiple gross errors in their actions doesn’t that suggest (quite strongly) that, if they weren’t biased, they were conducting business as usual? And isn’t that even worse?

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    • Ackman419 says:

      This is a similar argument I offered during the 2016 Hillary server fiasco.
      So, if Hillary didn’t criminally have an unsecured, non Govt server for her emails, then she’s just that stupid to have exposed classified documents?
      Either way, she’s unfit.

      Offer the same argument to anyone claiming no bias. If they didn’t intentionally break rules during the most important investigation of our time, they are so inept and untrustworthy that they should all be fired with cause for putting our nation through this mess.
      End of argument.

      Liked by 1 person

      • justlizzyp says:

        Not only that, but I would still like to see a reconciliation of Comey’s decision making processes during the Clinton investigation versus the Trump investigation. During MYE he deviated from protocol over and over and over again. But the CH/ Russia investigation was ‘by the book!’ When that looks bad, blame the book.


    • L_Dave says:

      Ask a liberal if he’d let a crooked cop off the hook for framing a black teenager, so long as the prosecutor found no evidence that the cop had political bias.

      Liked by 2 people

  29. Coco Mama says:

    Search the report (Control F) for Corney to find Comey. This is very weird.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Mikgen says:

    Sorry, “go by”.


  31. IGiveUp says:

    Is there any reason why we won’t be hearing from Durham, OFFICIALLY, later today or tomorrow??


  32. Doppler says:

    After reading the Executive Summary carefully, I have two observations:

    1. When Horowitz finds something that totally shocks the conscience, he then reviews all of the DOJ rules, policies and precedents, finds no specific rule that anticipated that specific FUBAR, and duly makes a recommendation that the rules and policies be supplemented,
    2. In assessing whether there is evidence that bias affected the actions of those studied, Horowitz himself suffers from a profound institutional bias that prevents him from seeing the obvious, and instead leads him to dismiss all evidence of rampant and profound political and personal bias as merely permissible personal views, and to conclude that truly shocking actions taken should not or cannot be tied to that bias, but to result from the absence of highly specific rules prohibiting them.
    3. The top secret affiliations with other intelligence agencies (rumored for both Strzok and Ohr) of some DOJ/FBI personnel, if real, totally confound the accountability essential to prevent any exercise of power from becoming abusive. Horowitz’s work stands as a monument to the willful suspension of awareness of what is obvious: if an administration is going to spy on its political opponents, then operate as a resist/coup/impeachment operation in the following administration, the core of the intelligence services will be engaged, and their actions hidden from accountability by abuse of “national security” classification rules. That ball is in the Barr/Durham court and is likely to be played out very carefully, serving other institutional biases.

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  33. Eric says:

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  34. Trump2020 says:

    The fake news media already trying to get ahead of the story 😂


  35. SeanNY2 says:

    ” investigators were “deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked investigative teams; on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations; ”

    Three separate teams all make the same mistakes in the same direction to hurt the Trump campaign.

    What a huge coincidence!!

    Of course when this happens in the private sector, the government doesn’t accept that it was just a coincidence. They blame the management.

    See for example, UBS, Wells Fargo.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. sundance says:

    Liked by 4 people

    • Tseg says:

      I guess the IG did not read the tweets?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Troublemaker10 says:

      And just why weren’t they able to get satisfactory explanations for their errors/problems?

      Likely either…

      1). Political bias; or
      2). Intentional misconduct; or
      3). Full blown coup


      • James Groome says:

        When you get unsatisfactory explanations for errors and problems… you INVESTIGATE TO DETERMINE WHY… you do not suddenly LOSE INTEREST, UNLESS of course the people you are not receiving satisfactory explanations from are democrats.


    • Right to reply says:

      Yep, there it is.

      Disgusted doesn’t even sum up what I feel. I just HATE THEM ALL

      Liked by 2 people

    • Classic DOUBLE SPEAK…….no evidence of “intentional misconduct” and “not receiving satisfactory explanations for the errors…” do not belong in the same paragraph.


    • mimbler says:

      In fairness to the IG, he has only two ways of finding documentary or testimonial evidence of intentional misconduct.
      1) one of the perps putting into writing that they were committing a crime (very unlikely) or
      2) Someone ratting them out (also unlikely, until arrests start and deals are made)

      So I think the way he stated it is fair, and implies that did it intentionally, since they couldn’t come up with an excuse for what they did.


    • johnnyfandango says:

      If a planned action is not successful, does that mean it’s not intentional? This whole intent defense is BALIX. No intent is nothing more the soy-boy, panty waste, Liberal Dictionary definition, that no one wants to challenge. This intent defense has to be defeated. Liberals will parse words to twist a true meaning and distort how things are commonly agreed to be defined. This is bull$it.


  37. Troublemaker10 says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • albertus magnus says:

      Yawn. We dont need more evidence that DS controls the Democratic party. What we need is evidence that it doesnt control PDJT’s DOJ.

      Just saying.

      Liked by 4 people

    • mimbler says:

      I think it is more that the democratic party controls the deep state,


    • maggie0987 says:

      In todays twitter account for CTH there is a March 2017, ref to Adm Rogers going to see PDJT in Nov/2016 – title is about ‘Occam’s Razor’. This Paul Watson y/tube was posted in the comments of the article – interesting what he says about Carter Page (and a bunch of other familiar characters?) –


  38. IGiveUp says:

    Barr and Durham now have one last chance to stop civil war II. Get to it boys.

    Liked by 3 people

  39. zimbalistjunior says:

    so considering the two hop rule incorporates potentially thousands of people in surveillance, and considering the FISAs were, at the very least, faulty in the extreme, and considering carter page has undertaken at least one lawsuit against the govt (im not gonna search for the particulars now)–

    shouldnt a class action lawsuit be launched with these thousands of people as plaintiffs, using some of the same grounds Page is using? the defendant can be the govt and perhaps it can be the FBI and DOJ personnel connected to these FISAs as well, no?

    someone may want to look into this…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

      It’s astounding to me that any FISC judge would allow a FISA warrant to continue when THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is within two hops of the warrant target. Just astounding.

      And by the way, I remember reading that Carter Page continued to maintain contact with people on the Trump campaign after he left it. I believe he did so in order to allow surveillance of Trump’s team and even Trump himself, because the FISA warrant collecting only info about Page’s goings on would have been useless to the traitors.

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  40. Joe says:

    Report in a nutshell:

    O_ama-directed FBI fra_ed Carter Page in order to s_y on Donald Trum_

    Inspector General baffled.

    Liked by 1 person

  41. I never expected anything from Horowitz; he’s a government bureaucrat, a swamp creature. You can’t expect a government employee to investigate other employees and find anything wrong; unrealistic expectation.

    Also, if you read “Obstruction of Justice” by Luke Roziak, you would know how the Dems treat an OIG or anyone else in the government who goes against their will and power…smear job; how much you want to bet they would be claiming Horowitz is a sex deviant and pedophile if he came out wit anything worth reading.

    Duram is last chance…or PDJT goes to court.

    Liked by 1 person

  42. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    Piecing together info from page 95 with stuff we already knew:

    Jan 2015: three Russian intelligence officers were indicted by the SDNY, the indictment referenced one of the officer’s attempts to recruit “Male-1” who was Carter Page

    Dec 2015: Carter Page initiated contact with the Trump campaign team looking for work on the campaign

    Mar 2 2016: an FBI counterintelligence agent and SDNY attorney interviewed Carter Page, he told them he knew he was “Male-1” in the indictment and he had told a Russian Minister and various Russian officials of this fact. The CI agent considered openinging a counterintelligence investigation of Page because of this.

    Mar 21 2016: Trump introduced some new people on his campaign team, including Carter Page


    Apr 4 2016: A counterintelligence investigation of Carter Page was opened.


    Liked by 2 people

    • James Groome says:

      CARTER PAGE was commended in COURT by the FBI for his HELP in gaining the conviction of a RUSSIAN SPY in MARCH of 2016… so how did he become a RUSSIAN SPY later that year?


  43. Troublemaker10 says:


  44. testpointwp says:

    If there is a silver lining in this report, I believe it comes on page xiv.

    “In our view, this was a failure of not only the operational team, but also of the managers and supervisors, including senior officials, in the chain of command. ” In military terms that we all understand, this investigation, led by James Comey was FOBAR from day one.

    This conclusion along with the evidence provided should exonerate President Trump regarding his firing of James Comey.

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  45. bessie2003 says:

    President Trump speaks amid the DOG IG report release, impeachment hearing,
    during a roundtable on empowering families in education choice: (about 56 minutes long)


    • Lester Smith says:

      This document needs to be on exhibition at the Smithsonian. Label it the fall of the Great Experiment. When justice is governed by injustice, when truth is treated as lies, when people give in and say whats the use. When faith becomes despair. When we the people are just words in a history book. Then America is no longer a beacon of light but rather the darkest of nights. How can you fix these times in which we live. The answer lie’s in us if we can just get past this. Our power is in our numbers. Will we speak from one voice, will we not surrender and give in to despair or stand as one and Join our president in this new civil awareness. I beleave we can bring our country back but it will take many to rid the few. Is this the rapture I don’t know. All I do know is that there is a very same window for us to turn tide or becou


    • Lester Smith says:

      This document needs to be on exhibition at the Smithsonian. Label it the fall of the Great Experiment. When justice is governed by injustice, when truth is treated as lies, when people give in and say whats the use. When faith becomes despair. When we the people are just words in a history book. Then America is no longer a beacon of light but rather the darkest of nights. How can you fix these times in which we live. The answer lie’s in us if we can just get past this. Our power is in our numbers. Will we speak from one voice, will we not surrender and give in to despair or stand as one and Join our president in this new civil awareness. I beleave we can bring our country back but it will take many to rid the few. Is this the rapture I don’t know. All I do know is that there is a very small window for us to turn tide of freedom.


  46. IGiveUp says:

    James Comey crowing in (pre) written Op-Ed in WaPo. Laughing at us too.


    • Jimmy Jack says:

      The fact he has done this in WaPo confirms my suspicion that he is deep state CIA infiltrated into the deep state FBI. WaPo is the CIA mouthpiece. He’s shown who he is by doing this here instead of the NYT IMO.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Alligator Gar says:

      IGive, don’t be discouraged. Where that azzclown is concerned: “Consider the source!”

      Liked by 1 person

  47. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    Just reviewing a timeline I had created a while back….

    Sep 26 2016: Carter Page resigns from the Trump campaign

    Oct 21 2016: FBI obtains FISA warrant

    Jan 2017: Page talks to Steve Bannon (

    Why was Page continuing to talk to anyone on the Trump team months after he had resigned from the campaign???

    Liked by 1 person

    • CM-TX says:

      We know… He was a willing PLANT. He just didn’t anticipate getting thrown under the bus in a desperate effort to taint PDJT in the Press.

      Ultimately, he made a fatal error in ever trusting the Demoncraps & their Gov Lackeys– his cover has been blown permanently.


  48. dawg says:

    The point of “finding no political bias” is kind of a strawman argument, no?

    The report revealed that the FBI used info they knew was false to get a FISA on Carter Page.

    They misrepresented CP as a foreign agent when he was in fact a US agent.


  49. Troublemaker10 says:

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  50. leslievb3 says:

    I heard Rush Limbaugh praising the Conservative Treehouse and the amazing work they do today! I wholeheartedly agree, having someone explain some of the legalities and inner workings of the FBI and government as a whole is invaluable. Kudos, my deepest admiration for your abilities and my deepest thanks for sharing your skills with readers like me.

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