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. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • jx says:

      Primary Sub-source, aka secondary source, hearsay

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    • The Boss says:

      Like Glenn Simpson maybe?

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Like nellie ohr, maybe?
        Why all the obfuscation about a report paid for by hillary clinton, and the DNC through perkins coie? Does IG Horowitz have a political obligation to protect hillary/DNC for some legitimate reason?

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      • Zippy says:

        That’s Dan Bongino’s educated guess. So WHY isn’t the “Primary Sub-source” NAMED?

        Also, hasn’t the DO’J’ discovered the ability to use those newfangled HYPERTEXT LINK thingies within their documents? Well, I guess we can’t expect that from a huge agency in 4.2 thousand billion dollar government, right?

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        • Zippy says:

          One reason he isn’t named would be because that would allow him to be linked back to his -script- for the the Russia collusion farce and “dossier” (puke!) found in his 2007 article in the Wall Street Journal as pointed out long ago by Dan Bongino!

          HOW are we supposed to be able to conclude anything from “reports” that don’t NAME NAMES! Oh, wait, that’s the point! And don’t give me any BS “privacy” reasons or I’ve have Schiff release your phone logs!

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      • kleen says:

        Halper, Bongino covered this.

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      • Austin Holdout says:

        Or Sid Blumenthal?

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    • joeknuckles says:

      He has the ability, courage and clarity to state the facts as they really are.

      Why can’t others do that?

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    • Zippy says:

      Page i

      “Two witnesses, Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer (a former Department of State official), declined our requests for voluntary interviews, and we were unable to compel their testimony.”

      Jonathan Winer

      https://www.conservapedia.com/Jonathan_Winer

      Jonathan Winer was one of the early architects of the Magnitsky Act…

      Winer received a copy of Shearer memo from Sidney Blumenthal. Winer also received copy of the Steele dossier in September 2016. Winer has known Christopher Steele for many years.

      Former State Department official [redacted] has stated publicly that, over a period of approximately two years, he provided over “100 of Steele’s reports with the Russia experts at the State Department,” including Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. In Septemberer 2016, Winer was personally briefed by Steele on the dossier, and shared a two-page summary with Nuland, who ensured that Secretary of State John Kerry was made aware of Steele’s information. Additionally, [redacted] received from Clinton associate [redacted] information collected by an individual named [redacted] Shearer which, “alleged the Russians had compromising information on Trump of a sexual and financial nature.” Winer shared [redacted]r information with Steele, who provided it to the FBI.

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      • Zippy says:

        Having done a keyword search, I find that Glenn Simpson and Jonathan Winer are the ONLY two individuals mentioned as declining to be interviewed, so THEY are where further investigation should be concentrated. They were the ones feeding Steele with all of his garbage, Steele being used as the front man stamping his name on the report since he had previously worked with the FBI.

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      • Zippy says:

        At the Trump Tower meeting non-scandal pumped up as one: Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer best known in the United States for lobbying against the Magnitsky Act.

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  2. cboldt says:

    I think the following is true. Whatever the predicate was for seeking a FISA warrant (Downer, the “FFG” report), that is exactly the same predicate Rosenstein relied on to appoint Mueller. Except by the time the Mueller appointment cae along, the FBI and DOJ knew that the well was dry, on account of a few months of exploration.
    There was less reason to appoint Mueller than there was to apply for a FISA warrant.
    And what’s up with hiding Downer’s name? “FFG” throughout the report. This is not transparency, this is hiding the ball.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Weren’t the dates of the alleged “downer” communication by papaDoc contested? Papadoc had s conversation with a downer subordinate a few days before the alleged meeting with downer, at which downer was not advised of the mifsud plant. This may be further obfuscation by horowitz to deflect lack of evidence.

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    • Kitty-Kat says:

      I guess I’m missing something because I see the IG department as ever growing and slowing justice down. The only persons adjudicating these matters should be judges or juries, with the facts presented by counsels who are paid to be biased in favor of their clients.

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  3. Jimmy Jack says:

    Anyone else notice how much is flooding the news today? All kinds of distractions including a major cyber attack on Pensacola. I don’t think that’s unrelated.

    I am going to continue to pray for the exposure of these criminals and for Donald Trump as well as America. I see very little to make me think I should be doing anything other than praying as hard as I can.

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  4. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • swal106 says:

      Well the report is precisely as I expected. An Obama appointed Inspector General is not, and was never going to incrimante the very DOJ/FBI officials that the man who appointed him appointed also. Anybody with half a brain should’ve seen this coming. Those people are pathological in their dishonesty to the American people.There is absolutely NO SHAME or decency in a single one of them.

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  5. Yeah, let’s have a corrupt institution investigate itself, what could possibly go wrong?

    I’d say, reduce the federal government by 90% and relocate the rest to the Mid West.

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    • Austin Holdout says:

      Whoa! Why did midwesterners deserve to deserve them? Move them to artic Alaska where no one else has to put up with them.

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  6. JohnCasper says:

    FBI = A cowardly Mafia + Gestapo.

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  7. jeans2nd says:

    There are some sites that are crowd-sourcing this report. Julie Kelly is reliable.

    IG Report Reveals Comey Did Brief Obama on Trump Campaign Investigation
    https://amgreatness.com/2019/12/09/ig-report-reveals-comey-did-brief-obama-on-trump-campaign-investigation/

    Comey claims he told Obama of the investigation August 2016, but provided no details…he thinks.

    Then Comey goes on to say he told Obama in detail which part of the Steele Dossier he would tell Mr Trump, in Jan 2017.

    These people have lied for so long they cannot speak without lying.
    And yes, Obama knew. Definitely.

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  8. IGiveUp says:

    The Comey FBI’s 17 Worst Failures, Inaccuracies, & Omissions Flagged In The FISA Report: by John Solomon

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/comey-fbis-17-worst-failures-inaccuracies-and-omissions-flagged-fisa-report-solomon

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  9. letty bromenschenkel says:

    I stay informed… However…it is evident now that the corruption by democrats in our government
    is so entrenched DEEP< FAR N WIDE, with absolute media control that it is likely to take years to unpack the details of their treason over the past 20 years.
    Wray and Horowitz, should have been fired 2 years ago.. They are the gatekeepers
    of the criminal activities and protector of each criminal.
    We will never see justice in our lifetimes when every single one is a criminal.

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  10. diogenes says:

    TL;DR version: We totally didn’t do anything wrong, but we’re super bad at our jobs. They expect us to buy this horse****?

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  11. IGiveUp says:

    So it was all lies. No treason. No spying on the campaign. No tapping Trumps wires. It was just good people trying to protect America. https://t.co/9nurCaIBq2
    — James Comey (@Comey) December 9, 2019

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    • JohnCasper says:

      In order to save the rule of law we had to destroy it.
      – Comey

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    • joeknuckles says:

      How can he say that? The report confirms all sorts of spying. It does make a feeble and transparent attempt to justify it, precisely so people like Comey can make statements like this.

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    • ElTocaor says:

      except by getting FISA’s on Page, Papa and Manafort you were tapping Trump’s comms and spying on him, you bloviating jack-weasel.

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    • JustObserving says:

      He is on msnbc right now, gloating.

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      • Garavaglia says:

        Sadly..at this point..and I can’t stand the guy..he should be gloating. The report states they found no political bias (I beg to differ..by a longsht)..but that’s what the damn thing says.

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      • RAkin says:

        Like Creepy Porn Lawyer, when he goes down it will be glorious. The most guilty should shutup and retire to a quiet island.

        “I had the right to remain silent, I just did not have the ability”.

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    • 6x47 says:

      Huh. No wonder Comey was such a terrible FBI director. His reading comprehension is about nil.

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      • MitchRyderDetroitWheels says:

        Comey was placed in his position to protect the elite In this country. He did his job until The Don F U their playhouse and won. Barr doesn’t have the sack to do his job because if he did 75% of DC would be in jail including the bisexual fraud community organizer.

        What does Donald do next? We’ll see.

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  12. Robert says:

    Shall we revisit that fateful meeting when Rod Rosenstein convinced Trump not to declassify the documents, and instead send them over to the IG?

    Then Trump loses midterms, then faces impeachment, and all for…this?

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  13. JohnCasper says:

    This is all like a bad play.

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  14. wtd says:

    Sometimes the utilization of Timelines means you have to look at the new information with a keen awareness of specific events. In hindsight, NSA Director Admiral…


    Notice how many dates are blacked out in this report? Timelines be damned

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  15. MA says:

    On pdf pg.11, Horowitz states that Comey (aka Corney) lost his security clearance. Maybe I missed it before, but it’s the first I’ve heard of this.

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  16. Justin Green says:

    If there was no intent to do anything wrong, why did Stzrok tell Page he wanted an “insurance policy”, lol. Page could “feel [her] heart beating harder, I’m so stressed out about all the ways this has the potential to go fully off the rails.”

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  17. wtd says:

    USA Durham issues statement re: Horowitz findings.

    Durham mentions access to “other persons & entities both in the U.S.

    & outside of the U.S.”

    Important note: IG limited to interviews of onboard DOJ employees.

    Durham not limited. He also has subpoena powers. Horowitz did not.

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    • wtd says:

      Durham has a much broader scope and access to witnesses and evidence than Horowitz did.

      Durham does not agree with Horowitz’s conclusions.

      This might still get interesting.

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  18. jeans2nd says:

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  19. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    Page 97:

    Priestap told us that although he was ultimately responsible for the investigation, Strzok and the Intel Section Chief managed Crossfire Hurricane. […] Priestap also told us that he originally wanted to assign the investigation to a Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) other than Strzok because, although he had confidence in Strzok’s counterintelligence capabilities, he had concerns about Strzok’s personal relationship with Lisa Page affecting the Crossfire Hurricane team. According to Priestap, he told Steinbach about his concerns and Steinbach was supportive of his decision to remove Strzok from the team, but his decision was overruled by McCabe. Steinbach told us that he had concerns about Strzok and Lisa Page working together because he was aware of instances where they bypassed the chain of command to advise McCabe about case related information that had not been provided to Priestap or Steinbach.

    Aug 3 2016 text message from Strzok to Page: I plan on telling Bill I’m obviously going to tell him anything he wants to know, but recommend we not tell him or higher specific data so that he and higher can tell DOJ, even we don’t know the admin details

    Looks like they were indeed coordinating to not provide info to Priestap. Notice that Priestap tried to get them removed from Crossfire Hurricane but McCabe wouldn’t allow it. McCabe, Strzok, and Page clearly were the coup plotters.

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  20. wtd says:

    NBC News’ Pete Williams: IG found FISA application process was “screwed up at every level”

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  21. wtd says:

    Comey is his usual pious self. He calls for others to apologize, but he is the one who owes three apologies: 1) To Carter Page, who the FBI wrongfully accused of being a Russian agent. 2) The FISA court for deceiving them. 3) President Trump for relying on the Steele dossier.

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  22. 2Alpha says:

    Big Sigh… Still sitting here, waiting… waiting… Admiring my new pitchfork… waiting…

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  23. FPCHmom says:

    Good comprehensive analysis by Shem on twitter –

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  24. Bogeyfree says:

    So Barr says, they abused the FISA process but has not declassified anything and no word on any indictments.

    So I go back to Sundance’s statement…..

    How incredibly tragic would it be with all the documents and communications that Barr & Durham can see today, if they are not acted upon BEFORE the House can brand President Trump with the words “Impeached President” for the rest of eternity.

    FBI and DOJ walk away with demerits but PT gets branded for life as an Impeached President and Barr has the nerve to say “Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice”

    How about the President of the United States???

    IMO a total whitewash and a waste of 9 months. Nothing exposed just finger pointing saying naughty, naughty.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Or worse..much..much worse.

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    • I said it months ago, Its a race to destroy Trump. Hell, they worked this past weekend on the impeachment crap. Last time the swamp worked a weekend, we got obamacare. They’re going to impeach. I expect Grahm will move to dismiss with a summary vote and no trial as he protects the swamp.. In ALL seriousness, the only hope for this Republic now rests wit AG Barr and Durham. These 2 men are now some of most important people in the history of this country. Only time will tell… – Pissed in Texas

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    • free2313 says:

      “Nothing is more important than the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the Department of Justice”
      The problem, DOJ Barr is that the FBI and DOJ have no credibility and integrity left and it will take more than you trying to cover up, their corruption by stipulation what you think is most important.
      A total fumigation of both department needs to be performed!

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  25. MaineCoon says:

    Hey Barr —

    How do you make President Trump whole after this devastating horrendous wrong against him?

    How do you make President Trump’s wife & family whole?

    How do you make President Trump’s cabinet, administration, nominees whole?

    How do you make President Trump’s campaign supporters who came to DC wanting to serve & left with huge legal debt larger than their salaries whole?

    How do you make the United State of America whole?

    There isn’t any real way to rectify this horrendous wrong, but when the dust settles, after 2024, I say a class action suit is the best way to have some satisfaction.

    May each co-conspirator and all who covered-up this atrocity reap what they have sown.

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  26. 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 see it was debunked by FBI in Feb 2017

    Around footnote 199
    It talks of the 2 crossfire operations.. litterally the reliance was on steels 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”

    We got them!!!!!!

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Now watcha gonna do with them?

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      • WhiteBoard says:

        Demonstrate that not prosecuting them is a threat to our national security, because WE CAN EASILY explain to the PUBLIC the ABUSE OF THIS SYSTEM can propagandize it until they DEMAND TO SHUT DOWN OUR Sureveiilance systems…

        they can DECIDE- have the public demand it shut down and WE lose our surveillance capabilities to save this country. OR prosecute and keep the powers.

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  27. Perot Conservative says:

    How many people spent 2 years preparing this Whitewash?

    Please, someone ask Milquetoast this question Wednesday.

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  28. FPCHmom says:

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  29. TarsTarkas says:

    Conclusion: Horowitz punted the mess to Barr & Durham so that he can continue to look like Mr. Clean while they continued to be tarred and feathered. I Hope Barr & Durham & POTUS are up to the task. The scope, ferocity, and number of attacks will determine the strength of their resolve.

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    • JustObserving says:

      Didn’t punt. He is whitewashing by concluding “No bias found. Period.” All the rule breaking that Horowitz says happened, he is blaming on carelessness, lack of training, etc. Not deliberate conspiracy to undermine Trump’s political career.

      It is why msm is celebrating the report.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      I recall how shocked I was when Strzok testified and at the very end of the hearing his lawyer said something to the effect of “We only agreed to the hearing on bias for…” and I do not recall the reason. But I was shocked that the FBI could make congress confine Strzok’s testimony to bias. Which is intent , and is impossible to understand because humans cannot read minds.

      I sincerely think that Horowitz’s report today was a tangent of the initial review which had a scope confining the investigation to bias. I believe that Mueller stated he didn’t fire Strzok earlier for reasons of bias. and the FiSA abuse was investigated by Horowitz from the perspective of bias causing the FISA abuse.

      That would be so typically of the D.C. politicians but heads should roll if this is the case.

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  30. Bogeyfree says:

    Barr had his chance to uphold the rule of law for all and IMO failed miserably.

    Trump gets branded for life and FIB and DOJ get verbal tongue lashings.

    Yep that is equal justice!

    Americans are so tired of our government officials investigating themselves and always declining to prosecute their own but propose training and policy changes thinking that will fool or suffice us.

    Someone has to ask the question……

    Why, if you have 100% authority and control to declassify EVERYTHING and you declassify NOTHING? How in the world does that happen?

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  31. Reserved55 says:

    Butt Wallass has a hot take.

    Faux News at it’s finest.

    Hold your nose.

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  32. paulashley says:

    Regarding the IG finding no bias in the FISA errors, here’s a question for him:

    How many of the myriad FISA applications have been this shoddy? If the answer is that none have been, then the rational deduction is that this apllucation’s deceit was indeed biased and intentional. If the answer is that many are this shoddy, then the whole FISA process should be scrapped, or at the least, completely overhauled, to say nothing of how that reflects on the trustworthiness of the FBI.

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  33. boyo304 says:

    FWIW – There’s plenty in this report on questionable FBI tactics that Sidney Powell should have a field day mining it for relevant nuggets and potential exculpatory information for her motions in the Flynn case.

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  34. jackokie says:

    MaineCoon, I believe DJT would wear the label proudly if the impeachment were the final straw to demolish the fake new purveyors. The FNP were the enablers that allowed the Dem and deep state shenanigans. If we had had a Fourth Estate that was doing its job, they would have been exposed early on.

    It will make no difference if Hillary and the other perps are put behind bars but the lying MSM is allowed to continue their sedition; new bad actors will arise, having learned they must be more cautious. I believe the lying MSM are Trump’s true target.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Interesting. I do believe PDJT will take down the MSM. They will be all but ruined during his 2nd term and after 2024 without him as prez as he has said they will have no viewership. They will be finished.

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  35. tonyE says:

    Oh no… Nancy Pelosi and her fun cohorts in the US House are gonna be butt hurt today.

    Their Impeachment Circus got beat in the news cycle.

    And then, if it wasn’t enough, Durham pretty much doubled down against the Deep State today!

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  36. Reserved55 says:

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  37. citizen817 says:

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  38. YY4U says:

    Past history is usually indicative of what’s going to happen. Past history of the Clintons and Deep State is there is always a fall guy to protect the truly guilty. It looks to me like Clinesmith is being set up to take the fall for his higher ups. He probably was naive enough not to record his “instructions” so whoever “instructed” him will just plead innocence and it’ll become just Clinesmith’s word against the higher up. And guess who the Deep State will believe?

    The truth is in the USA of the 21st century there ARE people who are above the law and there ARE two sets of laws, one for the politically connected (generally Democrats) and one for the rest of us.

    What is especially galling is just how in our face they are. “Mistakes were made but nobody made them”, “Epstein committed suicide” are just a couple of the most blatant woofies they tell and we the people can’t do a damned thing about it. We vote (as we did in 2016 and as the Brits did for Brexit) and the they just say — “Well, now, you really didn’t mean to vote that way now did you. So let’s just do a re-do until you get it right.”

    We all cover our posteriors and protect ourselves and our families. Horowitz et al are no different. They know the Republicans will never extract the penalties the Democrats extract. I don’t know how old Horowitz is, but if he’s too young to retie and a Democrat gets in, you can bet his career is OVER. And he knows it.

    I have to laugh when some pundit gets on TV and says this impeachment brouhaha is a bad precedent because the next Democrat president will be subject to the same thing. Bee Ess. Since WHEN have Republicans ever retaliated for anything?

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  39. MaineCoon says:

    I’ll give Judge Sullivan 72 hours to read, digest this Report and then sanction the DoJ prosecutors in Gen Flynn’s matter for not complying with the Court Order to produce all exculpatory documents and then dismiss the case against Flynn and order DoJ to pay his legal fees. I’m sure DoJ has a slush fund they can dip into.

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  40. gzuf says:

    The President said there is a pending Durham Report.

    “I do think the big report to wait for is going to be the Durham report,” Trump said. “That’s the one that people are really waiting for.”

    http://www.startribune.com/trump-looks-beyond-doj-watchdog-s-russia-report/565746282/

    Speaking to reporters in London, Trump said the “big report” on the Russia investigation will come from U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr in July to lead the inquiry into the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. It’s not clear when that probe will be completed.

    Hold the line, keep faith, and pray for the President and his family!

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  41. ElTocaor says:

    Why does CORNEY happen almost 150 times in this report?

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  42. “With deception at this high a level in plain sight, it proves this document is not trustworthy. They actually made a special font to prevent “Comey” from ever being actually named in it. This also prevents searches for “Comey” from working.”

    I know. It’s Jim Stone. But give it a try and search for yourself. Interesting.

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  43. teabag14 says:

    Page 413: as I read this page I thought of sundance’s analysis/warning: (paraphrasing) The investigation was properly opened. However, a whole bunch of people made a whole bunch of really serious mistakes. However, it wasn’t intentional. So we’re done here.

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  44. Super Elite Lt. Col. Covfefe999 says:

    Major eye roll here, page 110:

    On September 2, 2016, Lisa Page and Strzok exchanged the following text:
    9:41 a.m., Strzok to Lisa Page: “Checkout my 9:30 mtg on the 7th”
    9:42 a.m., Lisa Page to Strzok: “I can tell you why you’re having that meeting.”
    9:42 a.m., Lisa Page to Strzok: “It’s not what you think.”
    9:49 a.m., Strzok to Lisa Page: “TPs [Talking Points] for D [Director]?”
    9:50 a.m., Lisa Page to Strzok: “Yes be POTUS wants to know everything we are doing.”

    Strzok told us that these texts referred to the request by the White House to know everything the USIC knew about what Russia was doing to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections and did not refer to the Crossfire Hurricane cases investigating U.S. subjects.

    That doesn’t even make sense! Why would Lisa Page write “wants to know everything WE are doing” if she was talking about some intelligence agency or Russians? Page didn’t work for any of the intelligence agencies, and while Strzok eventually became the DAD for the counterintelligence division of the FBI I don’t think he was considered to be part of the IC either. And presumably neither worked for Russia. So “WE” was an inappropriate pronoun and not a mistake Page would have made. Byt the lying snakes always have a clever answer, you know? The problem is, there are SO many clever answers any normal person would begin to be suspicious and stop making excuses for them. I’m so happy these two were fired.

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  45. Bogeyfree says:

    IMO, THE SINGLE BIGGEST SWEEPER OPERATION EVER PULL ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

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  46. CTH Fan says:

    If I were one of the top coupsters I would be terrified that both AG Bar and Prosecutor Durham disagrees with Horowitz with regard to “intention”.

    The coupsters do not know what information DOJ has uncovered about them. AG Barr and Prosecutor Durham’s dissent was vehement. Which to my mind, says wait for it, we have the goods on you it’s just a matter of time.

    Sleep Tight coupsters, if I were you I would not jump the gun and declare victory so soon.

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  47. JohnCasper says:

    Meanwhile in other news, the Pentagon is again unmasked as being stupid beyond all belief and utterly depraved.

    A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.

    We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan — we didn’t know what we were doing,” Douglas Lute, a three-star Army general who served as the White House’s Afghan war czar during the Bush and Obama administrations, told government interviewers in 2015. He added: “What are we trying to do here? We didn’t have the foggiest notion of what we were undertaking.”

    “If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction . . . 2,400 lives lost,” Lute added, blaming the deaths of U.S. military personnel on bureaucratic breakdowns among Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department. “Who will say this was in vain?

    Since 2001, more than 775,000 U.S. troops have deployed to Afghanistan, many repeatedly. Of those, 2,300 died there and 20,589 were wounded in action, according to Defense Department figures.

    The U.S. government has not carried out a comprehensive accounting of how much it has spent on the war in Afghanistan, but the costs are staggering.

    Since 2001, the Defense Department, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development have spent or appropriated between $934 billion and $978 billion, according to an inflation-adjusted estimate calculated by Neta Crawford, a political science professor and co-director of the Costs of War Project at Brown University.

    Those figures do not include money spent by other agencies such as the CIA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is responsible for medical care for wounded veterans.

    “What did we get for this $1 trillion effort? Was it worth $1 trillion?” Jeffrey Eggers, a retired Navy SEAL and White House staffer for Bush and Obama, told government interviewers. He added, “After the killing of Osama bin Laden, I said that Osama was probably laughing in his watery grave considering how much we have spent on Afghanistan.”

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  48. DeplorableWoman says:

    Time to
    Repel the Federal Income Tax. That will be a huge cut in the budget and most of the BS will stop because there is no money.

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  49. kleen says:

    Halper was the sub-source for Steele.

    I’m disappointed Barr didn’t declassify scope memos and the docs. Too many redactions.

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  50. FPCHmom says:

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    • gsonFIT says:

      Is there anyone in the world that can ever trust the FBI again? Wray is like Horowitz. They are both enablers not capable of thinking big enough or critical enough to progress. They are principals but really nothing more than worker bees (apparatchik)

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      • James Groome says:

        NO and they are going to have a VERY DIFFICULT time going forward given the number of people who would NEVER SPEAK to ANY OF THEM EVER AGAIN… LYING CRAP FILLED OFFICES IN EVERY JURISDICTION… or the clean ones would ARREST THE DIRTY ONES. OR MASS QUIT IN PROTEST.

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      This passage is vintage Horowitz — a perfect extract to describe how he works and his janitorial purpose to the Deep State. He is employing here precisely the same stylings he used in the previous report. He might as well trademark them. He could teach this at Harvard: “Advanced Whitewashing — How to Cover for the Deep State While Covering the Legalistic Bases.”

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