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Inspector General Report on DOJ and
FBI Compliance With FISA Legal Requirements –
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Posted By: earlybird, 12/9/2019 1:26:21 PM

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. According to estimates, leaks and prior IG report releases, the report will likely be released to the public shortly after lunch around 1:00pm Eastern Time.


It has been released and is available at link in this article. 600 pages appx.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rockeysroomie 12/9/2019 1:31:21 PM (No. 257239)
Appears the IG report is a whitewash.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951 12/9/2019 1:37:15 PM (No. 257243)
He won't win, he can't win, if he does win we will stop him, impeachment starts today, and a million other such statements. If this is not bias what is?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena 12/9/2019 1:39:38 PM (No. 257244)
I quickly skimmed some of the findings and it appears that the IG said he could not find improper purpose or bias because the witnesses said they did not know why something was done or could not remember. That doesn't mean there was no bias, only that there was not enough evidence.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 12/9/2019 1:39:52 PM (No. 257245)
The fix is in. Only the ballot box will resolve this.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: davew 12/9/2019 1:43:01 PM (No. 257247)
The IG report is a purely bureaucratic analysis of the actions taken to initiate the FISA warrant and concluded that it was fraudulent but not predicated on any political bias against Trump. It asserts that the blatant FBI confidential informant sting operations they ran on Page and Papadopoulos were standard operating procedures used by the FBI to spy on other Americans so move on. The fact that this was the campaign of the opposition party for the Presidency apparently didn't raise the bar for validity or scrutiny of motives. John Durham has already replied by saying in effect, "I don't think so, Mikey, and you don't know what you are talking about". The story now moves to the DOJ with Barr and Durham who have real badges and guns and aren't incredulous bean counters like Horowitz.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: obdurate 12/9/2019 1:48:53 PM (No. 257255)
Re:4, The FIX has always been in! Business as usual in the deep state
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365 12/9/2019 2:02:54 PM (No. 257268)
Report is designed to drain our frustration over the lack of equal justice so that we don’t explode when AG Barr announces that no criminal charges will be brought against any Obama regime official for anything.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone 12/9/2019 2:06:03 PM (No. 257270)
Clearly this administrative IG Report just like previous reports by this Inspector General Horowitz, a Barack Obama appointee, was a colossal waste of time and money. After it is scrutinized and analyzed, you can bet with a political bent, for a few days by the media talking heads, and then filtered out to the public, the half of the country that has common sense will conclude that this new Report is just another chapter in the ongoing great DC super bureaucratic “Deep State” cover up and whitewash of the Obama crew and “Deep State” attempts to “frame” Donald Trump as being a traitor and agent of Russia of which there was never any evidence or proof.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: thewarden 12/9/2019 2:50:16 PM (No. 257292)
And...the song remains the same.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog 12/9/2019 3:08:10 PM (No. 257308)
I think I was one of the first to download it from the DOJ link and read it. Pretty much what I'd expect from an IG. They did throw Bruce Ohr under the Obama bus however. He'll turn witness for the prosecution unless they can get to him first. He's still working at the FBI, so they can nail him.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: john56 12/9/2019 3:25:48 PM (No. 257322)
Well, it's Mr Durham and his crew that would be prosecuting and it is heartening to see that his office has diplomatically and professionally called the IG report a big pile of dog droppings (ie, we have evidence to the contrary). Maybe this is Bruce and Nellie Ohr's wake-up call that it is time to turn states evidence.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Clinger 12/9/2019 4:04:21 PM (No. 257352)
The gravy train trough of corruption is beyond comprehension. The amount of money at stake is in the trillions. Priority #1, sustain the trough. Priority #2, jockey against your political opposition for the best positions at the trough. Hence the uniparty is #1, they are all in this together. The infighting for the best positions at the trough is a distraction fooling us into thinking that they are representing differing points of view on how our country should be run. It's pathetic and we see through it. The thieves are in charge.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chumley 12/9/2019 5:34:15 PM (No. 257400)
I apologize to my fellow Americans for wasting 20 years defending this continuing criminal enterprise. Those people obey no law and fear no justice. I had my rifle aimed at some overseas enemy when it was right here all along. And the worst part is, when we use the constitutional solution and vote someone else in, it doesn't matter. They become a corrupt part of the swamp before the nightie is off their congressional page. There are not many recourses left.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Venturer 12/9/2019 9:13:46 PM (No. 257520)
Just 600 pages of wasted paper. Don't ever expect an honest report . It aint gonna happen.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Venturer 12/9/2019 9:16:24 PM (No. 257524)
Durham and Barr will do nothing. Put money on it.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: judy 12/9/2019 10:24:29 PM (No. 257557)
Where do all these innocent people go to get their reputations & $$$ restored ??? Mueller & Wray should be held responsible.
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