Rank and Vile – DOJ Inspector General Identifies 93 Percent Non-Compliance Within FISA Review – Issues So Bad IG Presents Interim Report Before Reviewing Details…

After the DOJ Offfice of Inspector General (OIG), Michael Horowitz, presented his December 2019 findings of the FISA application used against U.S person Carter Page, the gross deficiencies and intentional fraud were so extensive the IG said he was going to review a sample of FISA applications to identify if the fraud and abuse was widespread.

The OIG began reviewing FISA applications from eight field offices (the proverbial “rank and file”).  The OIG selected 29 FISA applications from those field offices over the period of October 2014 to September 2019.  Additionally, every field office and the DOJ-NSD generate internal “Accuracy Reviews”, or self-checks on FISA applications; so the OIG inspected 42 of the accuracy review FISA files to determine if they were compliant.

The results were so bad the IG produced an interim memorandum to the DOJ and FBI [pdf link here].  Within the 17-page-memo the IG notifies Attorney General Bill Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray that all of the claimed FISA processes, in every field office, are grossly deficient, and in most cases there is zero compliance with FISA standards.  The IG memorandum is presented before the IG even looks at the specifics of the non-compliance.

Below is the report/memorandum.  Additionally I am summarizing the stunning top-lines identified by the IG memo:

  • The IG reviewed 29 FISA applications, surveillance warrants, used against U.S. persons.
  • The 29 FISA applications were from eight different field offices.
  • The FISA applications were from Oct/2014 through Sept/2019.
  • All of the FISA applications reviewed were approved by the FISA court.

The ‘Woods File’ is the mandatory FBI evidence file that contains the documentary proof to verify all statements against U.S. persons that are contained in the FISA application.  Remember, this is a secret court, the FISA applications result in secret surveillance and wiretaps against U.S. persons outside the fourth amendment.

♦ Within the 29 FISA applications reviewed, four were completely missing the Woods File.  Meaning there was zero supportive evidence for any of the FBI claims against U.S. persons underpinning the FISA application.  [ie. The FBI just made stuff up]

♦ Of the remaining 25 FISA applications, 100% of them, all of them, were materially deficient on the woods file requirement; and the average number of deficiencies per file was 20.  Meaning an average of twenty direct statements against the target, supporting the purpose of the FISA application, sworn by the FBI affiant, were unsubstantiated.  [The low was 5, the high was 63, the average per file was 20]

♦ Half of the FISA applications reviewed used Confidential Human Sources (CHS’s).  The memo outlines that “many” of applications containing CHS claims had no supportive documentation attesting to the dependability of the CHS.

♦ Two of the 25 FISA applications reviewed had renewals; meaning the FISA applications were renewed to extended surveillance, wiretaps, etc. beyond the initial 90-days.  None of the renewals had any re-verification.  Both FISAs that used renewals were not compliant.

But wait… it gets worse.

The DOJ and FBI have an internal self-check mechanism.  The DOJ National Security Division (DOJ-NSD) chief counsel, and the chief counsel for every FBI field office are required to conduct an “Accuracy Review” of selected FISA applications.  One per field office (25 to 30 field offices),which are also sent to DOJ-NSD (main justice) for general counsel inspection.

Keep in mind, these “accuracy reviews” are known in advance, so the FBI has all the time in the world to select the best FISA file for review.  Additionally, I surmise the OIG wanted to inspect the “accuracy review” FISA’s because they would show the best light on the overall system itself.  The OIG was looking for the best, most compliant, product to report on.

However, when the OIG inspected 42 of these Accuracy Reviews, the IG identified that only three of them had accurately assembled documents (Woods File) supporting the application.  The error rate within the files self-checked was over 93%.

So the best FBI files are selected to undergo the FBI and DOJ-NSD accuracy review.  The accuracy review takes place by FBI legal counsel and DOJ-NSD legal counsel.  However, the IG finds that only three FBI applications in the accuracy reviews were compliant.

The error rate in the files undertaken by the internal accuracy review was over 93% (3 compliant out of 42 reviewed).  These were the FISA files with the greatest possibility of being accurate.  Let that sink in…

Here’s the OIG Report/Memorandum:

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410 Responses to Rank and Vile – DOJ Inspector General Identifies 93 Percent Non-Compliance Within FISA Review – Issues So Bad IG Presents Interim Report Before Reviewing Details…

  1. My fear is, and perhaps their intention, is they will use their bad practices as evidence to prove that President Trump was not targeted, but rather a subject of laziness or ineptitude, or too busy and not enough agents, just like every other subject of a fisa court. “We will try harder. We can do better. This is not who we are.” Sound familiar?

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    • Thankful for Americans Outside of DPRK says:

      In other words the “Clinton Defense”

      Incompetence not malice!

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      The opposite, actually. Carter Page’s FISA is remarkable because it HAS a Woods file! Obviously not normal!

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    • Sassy says:

      Exactly what I was going to say. They’ll argue that “this proves it wasn’t politically targeted but was only incompetence.” Except they probably won’t admit to incompetence. As with Hillary, they’ll say there was no intent here; it was simply a matter of poor training.

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  2. Everett Miller says:

    Remember who is in charge of this fiasco? Who is he Boss of the FISA court? Who’s people are the secret judges who allow this secret illegal process to proceed unimpeded? JOHN ROBERTS, Chief Justice of The United States. Roberts must be impeached immediately, virus or no virus.
    This can be concurrent with the arrest and imprisonment of those agents, lawyers, and directors who aided and abetted these criminals.
    AG Barr is on the spot Yuge.
    Now what?

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    • Les D says:

      At one point Roberts had 11 of 12 fisa judges that were nominated by obama. Bush’s nomination of that fruitcake will go down as the 2nd worst decision of the 1000 that the spoiled “Mission Accomplished” dumb bell made, the 1st being Iraq. He nominated so many Fed judges that have turned out to left wing nuts–like the Fed Judge in Austin that last week blocked Tx’ Gov’s order that abortion clinics be closed as not essential. Fortunately, the Fed Ct of Appeals stayed that order yesterday until briefing and argument etc, so at least a year.

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  3. jengancworld says:

    I’m usually pretty up-to-date on these things, but wasn’t the Fisa just renewed in the last month and a half? If so, funny how this report comes out today!

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  4. Ono says:

    Blah, Blah, Blah

    Everyone has known about this for several years.

    Will a justice department person ever stand up for the people , in his country who pay him?

    Not

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  5. j'accuse says:

    The worse part is the entrenched bureaucratic minimization of misconduct and apparently shoving the fraudulent Carter Page in the stack of warrants that had procedural deficiencies. Nothing new. Horowitz is a tireless investigator and and honest public servant but he alone can’t push back against 75 years of ignoring egregious misconduct at the top levels. I really don’t want to see a couple of low level agents prosecuted for quench public thirst for punishment. If Congress and the corrupt Gang of 8 and Intel & Judiciary Committees don’t care enough to take decisive action then we are screwed.
    If you look at the Church Committee’s investigation of the CIA in the 70s, the top level got off scot free including the director who destroyed millions of documents regarding all the creepy,illegal programs the agency was running.

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      The lawyers like Horseface and Clinesmith are actually paid to assemble Woods files. That is their whole job. WTH are those people doing? Besides plotting coups against the President?

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      • Les D says:

        The IG put to rest the mantra that the criminals were only a small group at HQ and not the patriot FBI agents in the field. They were all in on it.
        The other thing is look how many occurred after Trump’s 2nd biggest mistake–appointing Wray, who says well do better, more training. He’s playing all of us. Bring in a non DOJ/FBI man for that job, otherwise it’ll never ever change.

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  6. TradeBait says:

    B2 yawns. Says he has full faith in the current leadership of the blah, blah, blah…

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  7. mptc says:

    The cynic (or the conspiracy theorist) in me thinks that the establishment (including the media) knew this was coming and the Durham report is soon to follow. What better way to deflect attention than to have (make) a pandemic that sweeps the world and especially this country. A pandemic that affects 5/100ths of 1% of the U.S. so far.

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    • Rj says:

      It is amazing how everything Ukraine and Biden disappears with the release from China. Plus everything on the grocery list also just went away overnight…….. Alakazam presto changeo

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    • VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

      A wounded beast is the most dangerous when it realizes it is cornered and is about to die…

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  8. Rj says:

    And some people believe it’s just the 7th floor of the Fan Belt Inspectors that’s corrupted and lawless and little Chrisy Wray is no better.

    The whole entity needs to be shuttered and everyone who wishes to continue that field needs stringent testing and lie detectors then if passed the U.S. Marshall service will be their new employer.

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  9. bulwarker says:

    Have faith and trust the plan! Bill Barrf will surely fix this.

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  10. Only POTUS / AG Barr / Senate reaction can elevate this report and make it visible to the American people. We know state media will bury it. Director Wray should offer his resignation .. but he won’t.

    Nonetheless .. it’s confirmation of FISA abuse. Deep State illegalities are being exposed.

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  11. WVNed says:

    What did they have to fear. Obamas minions were going hog wild and everybody knew. The stuff was appearing in the media.

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  12. Troublemaker10 says:

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  13. islandpalmtrees says:

    This should mean that everything down-stream of the Cater Page warrants is tainted? If so, then allot of people to include the Muller Team, were activity involved in objection of justice. at the least.

    Tell me, is this reason enough for an artificial, flu virus pandemic in order to cover their tracks?

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  14. FWIW, I have written a strongly worded letter to my two senators–both of whom are on the Judiciary Committee.
    We as citizens were willing to give them some time to address the corruption–but what I see is bloviating on TV and no effective oversight.
    We citizens have lost our patience with this. It is especially concerning when we are in the middle of an unprecedented loss of liberties as we live through lockdowns to combat a virulent virus.
    I don’t think these folks understand the tenor among the populace.

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  15. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Les D says:

      Solomon is great, but reporting House Repub’s demand what? The Pelosi crew runs the House Committee’s, so kind of a lame suggestion by House Repub’s. Regardless, Both Ways Graham said he wanted hearings on this in over in our Chamber.
      My thinking is we had enuf congressional hearings that do nothing, and we know for sure enuf of what transpired. time to start whacking people. Barr won’t, Wray won’t, Trump can, won’t until maybe Jan 2021.

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  16. 335blues says:

    The REAL PROBLEM with FISA is that it is an illegal and unConstitutional construct.
    Congress cannot constitutionally pass a bill over-riding parts of the constitution.
    To over-ride, or change, the constitution a constitutional amendment is required.
    In other words, the constitution must be altered by the ONLY LEGAL
    AND CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS that exists.
    The legal Article V process for amending the constitution requires the amendment to be passed by both houses of congress, then it is sent to the States where 3/4ths, or 38 of 50, of States
    vote affirmatively for the amendment.
    In the case of the FISA court, this has not happened.
    Thus, congress is engaging in blatantly unconstitutional behavior by illegally enacting
    the FISA court which allows warrantless spying on citizens.
    They laugh in our faces, and say “what are you going to do about it?”
    Roberts is laughing.
    Barr is laughing.
    McCarthy is laughing.
    McConnell is laughing.
    Piglosi is laughing.
    Cryin Schumer is laughing.
    They are all laughing at us.

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  17. dallasdan says:

    I anticipate that neither significant punitive and/or judicial actions against offending individuals nor structural, process-related corrective actions will occur. Barr will continue to protect his own and the FBI/DOJ institutions. Move along.

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    • Les D says:

      Always have agreed w/ that after we figured out Bagpipes. Can’t appt former DOJ to AG or FBI at this point in time of Un-American jurisprudence. It’s gone too far, they crossed the line in giant f u steps. But Trump can’t start another fury until Jan 2021. He could if he wanted during China19 and it wouldn’t be as front page.

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  18. PGR88 says:

    Can someone tell me WHY John Carlin is walking around a free man???

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  19. gary says:

    the I G has oversight of the national security division ,now. that means john carlin and others asses are in a sling.

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  20. Jennifer Verner says:

    Ten bucks Obama-Soros-Clinton has an enemies list, and a lot of those targets were on it.

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  21. dman213 says:

    When this pandemic is over and we can return to normalcy, there needs to be a new Senate committee established to investigate allegations of intelligence and law enforcement abuses since the 1970s, the last time the Senate bothered to really dig into the issue. I don’t expect anyone to ever be held accountable, but I’d settle for a spectacle that leaves the agencies with enough egg on their faces to really force reforms to scale back the surveillance powers of the government.

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  22. Wray needs to go. How Trump can stand Wray “daring” him he’s in front of a camera with his cavalier smugness I do not know.

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  23. mtk says:

    In other words an erudite reading “Means that the OIG findings are such that…”

    This investigative OIG review, shoots to hell!, “The notion that the ‘rank and file’ of the DoJ/FBI are above board vs the career viability within its ranks.”

    What it clearly shows, as the internal mechanisms as compliance approaches, “The political appointees of internal oversight, there exists an unspoken need, ‘Not
    to rock boat’ that weighs heavily on the rank and file.”

    In other words, “The problem as it exists, is not so much as the rank and file.” As it is a problem, “That there exists a work place culture that can be directly related to the political leadership.”
    In other words the problem as it exists is that the DoJ/FBI coporate culture is such that it, “Turns a blind eye in the name of political expediency.”

    Funny that, “That is precisely that is the common denominator that underpins and moviates the ‘da Resistance’ dogma.”

    Up next, ‘What is the Status?’ of, “The court ruled disposition of HRC.”
    Has she, “Been disposed!!!”
    Enquiring minds, “Want to know?”

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    • mtk says:

      In other words an erudite reading “Means that the OIG findings are such that…”

      The investigative OIG review, shoots to hell!, “The notion that the ‘rank and file’ of the DoJ/FBI are above board vs the career viability within its ranks.”

      What it clearly shows, as the internal mechanisms of compliance approaches, “The political appointees of internal oversight, there exists an unspoken need, ‘Not
      to the rock boat’ that weighs heavily on the rank and file.”

      In other words, “The problem as it exists, is not so much as the rank and file.” As it is a problem, “That there exists a work place culture that can be directly related to the political leadership.”

      In other words the problem as it exists is that the DoJ/FBI coporate culture is such that it, “Turns a blind eye in the name of political expediency.”

      Funny that, “That is precisely the common denominator that underpins and moviates the ‘da Resistance’ dogma.”

      Up next, ‘What is the Status?’ of, “The court ruled disposition of HRC.”
      Has she, “Been disposed!!!”
      Enquiring minds, “Want to know?”

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    • bunky says:

      The top echelon came from the rank and file.
      There’s no doubt the whole edifice is rotted wood.

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  24. Mistakes
    Errors
    Non-compliance
    Misconduct
    Bias
    Abuses
    Mishandled
    Deficiencies
    Unsubstantiated
    Misapplication
    Non-candid
    Misrepresented
    Omission
    Inaccuracies
    Oversight
    Misjudgments
    Lapses

    No.

    The word is “felonies”.

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  25. 6x47 says:

    Yeah, I’m sure AG Barr and US Attorney Durham’s super secret squirrels will get right on it.

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  26. inrecordtimes says:

    No surprise here. This is just another report card on two agencies who lost Flynn’s files, have screwed and denied the public at large in delivering justice to real criminals within the ranks of the DOJ, CIA, FBI, State Dept., and on and on. We don’t need a house cleaning or a draining. We need to go in with a flame thrower and simply burn these organizations out and start over. And that includes the SCOTUS!

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  27. bonkti says:

    If this doesn’t result in more training, I don’t know what will!

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  28. Retired IG says:

    So glad people are commenting on this story. OIG Horowitz to my best remembrance of it of, has used a statistical method in his audit called “sampling by error.” An accepted and usual practice used by auditors . LMAO over the results.
    Horowitz has been sidelined re his audit work. The work of he and his staff dissed, shunned, and basically ignored, Too much deep stuff for the MSM to wrap their heads around.
    Am hoping that IG Horowitz”s work will go down in history.
    But sadly, the headline might be, “The Biggest Ignore that ever was.”

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  29. fishon2016 says:

    The FISA is a complete and utter shit show and who is in charge of said show.O yeah neve mind nothing to see here move along. Geez

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  30. digleigh says:

    YAWN…..POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY ( unknown quote)….ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY… ” …when the foundations fall. What will the righteous do…?(scrip.)…Our govt will not save us…Repentance,, and God’s mercy is what’s left !These jokers are coverup artists..God is not mocked, and all that is hidden will be uncovered…even the plandemic….For the plotters, dying from the lab generated corona will be the least of their fears…I pray David’s imprecatory prayers!!

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  31. digleigh says:

    YAWN…..POWER CORRUPTS AND ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY ( unknown quote)….ZERO ACCOUNTABILITY… ” …when the foundations fall. What will the righteous do…?(scrip.)…Our govt will not save us…Repentance,, and God’s mercy is what’s left !These jokers are coverup artists..God is not mocked, and all that is hidden will be uncovered…even the plandemic….For the plotters, dying from the lab generated corona will be the least of their fears…I pray David’s imprecatory prayers!!

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  32. Cocoon says:

    Until the US victims of these unsubstantiated warrants are informed their privacy rights were violated, we don’t have justice.
    The FISA Court, for US citizens warrants, needs to be abolished as it has no accountability to US citizens and their Rights.
    Clearly issues at FBI as well. FBI knows without direct notification from FISA to those harmed, FBI individuals will never be held accountable.

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  33. Ospreyzone says:

    Good time for President Trump to air this out in front of the public, and then ask for Wray’s resignation. He would effectively have thrown the media a stick to chase for at least a week, and divert them from fear mongering the Corona virus.

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  34. Cold in MN says:

    If I were put in charge of fixing this mess, I would analyze all the names (signatures) from the bottom of the org chart to the top. Fire the ones that show up once and charge the ones that show up often. Without at least the deterrence of losing your job for signing something that you should have done a better job checking out to see if it was a legitimate action, ther has to be consequences, otherwise people will be lazy or knowingly corrupt. For those that show repeated bad behavior, they need to go to jail. I keep hearing the “process” built into FISA has several layers of checks and balances so it could never be abused. The BHO FBI obvoiusly sent out the message that they could ignore the rules all the way up and down the org chart. They have the names! How hard could this be? Send me the stack of papers and I will have a spreadsheet ready in a week. I also would propose the perfect “training” program, email every remaining FBI and DOJ employee the list of names and each ones punishment (fire, prosecute), and just say one line – “if you dont follow the rules or break the law, this is what will happen to you”. No classrom needed.

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  35. OldParatrooper says:

    The silver lining on this FISA report by IG Horowitz is its likely being released now to deflect the impact of upcoming actions by USA Durham. At least that’s my hope.

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  36. Bogeyfree says:

    So knowingly lying to a FISA Court is now OK Mr. Barr??

    Americans see this for what it is, one massive disgrace and Barr and Wray do what???

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  37. Shyster says:

    Notably, there is no information expressly stating whether the errors broke in favor of law enforcement or whether some of the errors broke in favor of the accused. Because this specific information is not provided, one must assume that ALL of the errors militated in favor of obtaining the warrant. The odds that the errors would break only against the accused in each of the randomly selected files is most probably in the hundreds of millions proving that the FBI is widely and pervasively corrupt in the whole. No amount of training can fix institution wide corruption. The FBI needs to be disband3d immediately.

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  38. Tom Hansen says:

    For you and me, these would be felonies. For FBI agents and lawyers and analysts, they are just mistakes and sloppiness. So, people should remember that when Director Wray says he is proud of the FBI and it’s world class organization, he is really identifying an organization of mistakes and sloppiness. I am very curious how Wray will spin this. This FISA warrant program needs to be completely shut down and eliminated.

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  39. tominellay says:

    Sad to say, but Sundance told us so, many times: they’re all corrupt, to the lowest ranking agent in the field. The FBI should be abolished, replaced by honest law.

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  40. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    This news has been out a couple of days and I’m still stunned by it. When this all began we were told how there were so many checks and balances that MUHstakes were not possible….too many “career law enforcement agents” had input into the process.
    We now have CONFIRMATION that Sundance and others have been right about all along (not that I doubted SD)

    THIS IS FUBAR FOR THE COUNTRY and if DJT isn’t elected and we don’t take back the House, you can flush this country down the crapper.

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  41. Good Citizen says:

    Per Joe De Genova, the Accuracy Checker for all of these applications were all the same person.

    Who?

    Drumroll please….. JUST FIRED MICHAEL ATKINSON!

    The same corrupt bunghole who brought us the shampeachment complaint from Eric Chlamydia! And changed the forms and backdated documents to pull it off. He testified under oath in Adam Schiff’s Dungeon of Lies, but his testimony has never been seen by Republicans, let alone the public. He must have screwed up and told the truth or something!

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