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FBI Official Under Criminal Investigation For Fabricating Evidence In Russiagate Probe

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Update 2: The Washington Post claims that “Horowitz found that the employee erroneously indicated he had documentation to back up a claim he had made in discussions with the Justice Department about the factual basis for the application. He then altered an email to back up that erroneous claim, they said.”

The attorney forced out of the agency after the incident was discovered.

The Post says the conduct “did not alter Horowitz’s finding that the surveillance application of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had a proper legal and factual basis.”

The Justice Department inspector general has found evidence that an FBI employee may have altered a document connected to court-approved surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser, but has concluded that the conduct did not affect the overall validity of the surveillance application, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

The person under scrutiny has not been identified but is a low-level FBI lawyer who has since been forced out of the FBI…. –Washington Post

Update: CNN has updated their story to include that the individual under investigation is a former FBI line attorney.

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An FBI official is under criminal investigation for fabricating evidence related to the agency’s surveillance of Trump campaign aide Carter Page, according to CNN.

According to the report, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s review of the FBI’s warrant applications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed an altered document which – we assume – was used to bolster the application to obtain the warrant and/or subsequent renewals.

Evidence of the fabricated document was turned over to John Durham, the federal prosecutor tasked earlier this year by Attorney General William Barr with launching a broad investigation into the FBI’s activities surrounding the 2016 US election.

As CNN notes, however, “it’s unknown how significant a role the altered document played in the FBI’s investigation of Page and whether the FISA warrant would have been approved without the document.” What we do know, however, is that it was significant enough to warrant a criminal investigation.

Some witnesses who have been interviewed in Horowitz’s investigation have said they expect the inspector general to find mistakes in the FBI’s handling of the FISA process, but that those mistakes do not undermine the premise for the FBI’s investigation.

Horowitz’s investigators conducted more than 100 witness interviews in their review. During one of interviews this year, they confronted the witness about the document. The witness admitted to the change, the sources said.

The identity or rank of the FBI employee under investigation isn’t yet known, and it’s not clear whether the employee still works in the federal government. No charges that could reflect the situation have been filed publicly in court. –CNN

On Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced that Horowitz would release his report on December 9, and would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee two days later.

via zerohedge

34 COMMENTS

  1. “As CNN notes, however, “it’s unknown how significant a role the altered document played in the FBI’s investigation of Page and whether the FISA warrant would have been approved without the document.”

    Yep, damage control, lol. Thank you John Solomon. Stay strong! You have done a REAL service as a REAL journalist to get the FACTS out. Know there are really good journalists who are under attack by those who work for Fake news like CNN and MSNBC.

    And can understand big time why Fox News has been attacked. Didn’t know Tucker Carlson was a Russian Spy, lol. WAY TO GO TUCKER!

    We are definitely at a point in American History where we are seeing the entities that have silently, thru corruption and lies, been eroding our Constitution for their personal gains. Eroding our voice in elections. Eroding the will of WE the People.

    Please keep fighting. Please keep putting out the FACTS. With a Free Press, which the Globalists know works thru their Fake News, We the People will take Our Country back.

    Thank you for your work. Thank you for taking the brunt of the nasty backlash of those who try to silence you.

    BTW, I agree with Mr. Levin, Schiff definitely had his pen on that whistleblower complaint.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

    • You go, Karen! Without a totally open and unrestricted forum for both parties, the impeachment presumptions mean nothing. Where is the crime and where are the facts? Meanwhile, the Dems continue to waste huge amounts of the People’s money and time to demonstrate for all their weak arguments. The good news is that all of these antics are speeding TRUMP to a victory in 2020!

      • So true Sportzbuzz. This Schiff Show means nothing. Republicans did their best to debunk the “hearsay” that the Democrats only had. Amazing under all the restrictions that Schiff and Pelosi put on them. I commend them.

        Dems are continuing to waste time because they don’t want the American taxpayers to see just HOW MUCH taxpayers money was really wasted on their personal business transactions. Now can see a little how Obama Administration DOUBLED our debt in 8 years if this was the standard practice.

        See the polls regarding President Trump. Here the disgust from people who are tired of this Dem charade. This has been going on for 3 years.

        The bright side of all this, is that American taxpayers are seeing, really seeing how corrupt the Government really is. And especially regarding the 4th Branch, the so-called “deep state”. Truly sick and disgusting. Antics will lead President Trump to a victory. My hopes and prayers that these antics will bring back the House to the Republicans or Independents that WANT to do the American Taxpayers’ business.

        GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  2. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/21/fiona-hill-hillary-clinton-helps-vladimir-putin-by-questioning-2016-election/

    Yep Hilary, thru the State Department helped Putin get uranium. And then set up, thru the State Department a way to work with the corruption in Ukraine and the corruption here to bring down President Trump.

    Seem to remember Obama and his open-mike “biden” moment about being “flexible” after the election. Well Obama and Putin’s candidate DIDN’T win.

    And Ms. Hill, the one who wrote all about NOT sending weapons to Ukraine under Obama, now all of sudden is dragged out to say, “why the wait”?

    This STINKS to high heaven. Russia = Clinton, Iran = Obama, China = Biden. And no where is the American people in that equation other then OUR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS and OUR FREEDOM being LOST.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  3. There you have it , that’s the demoncratic way , liers , false accusations , everything they say Trump has done is exactly what they themselves are guilty of.

  4. I believe that there are more Anti Trump people in the FBI, that conspired against President Trump!
    The Democrats have conspired with many people to destroy a duly elected President, because they knew their Evil Plans that had gained so much with the imposter Obama, would be destroyed!

  5. Fire EVERYONE at FBI who worked for Comey and/or Mueller. They are all corrupt felons. CANCEL THE RETIREMENT PAYMENTS. CRIMINALS MUST PAY.

  6. April 21, 2017 Trump 1st time floats a conspiracy theory that Ukraine might have played a role in falsely fingering Russia for its 2016 election interference. Biden was a part of this. To make it a political opponent matter – Biden had to get into the Presidential race to be protected. That is the only way the Government would be able to protect him and Obama in their dealings. Biden running for President is a pure cover-up.

    • That makes a lot of sense to me. After saying he wouldn’t run, had no interest in doing so, Biden suddenly jumps into the race, but his lackadaisical campaign efforts make you wonder why. This is JUST the sort of thing the SNEAKY SNAKES connected with the Sneaky Snake-in-Chief OBAMA would do to hide their crimes! That’s why they are screaming so loud about Pres. Trump using his position to get “dirt” on a political opponent, even going so far as to start the impeachment FARCE that is currently going on–to STOP the investigation into the Bidens’ part in the slimy pit of corruption that is the Ukraine mess. it involves MANY corrupt Demmunists–not just Biden! Nancy Pelosi and John Kerry also have sons on the boards of Ukraine energy companies.

  7. I do so hate to be the bearer of bad news folks, but here it is. There will be no arrests of any of the criminals within the democratic party. Adam Shifty Schiff will get off scot-free and he, I repeat, he will never face prosecution for his wanton crimes against our president and he will continue to lie and cheat the American people just as he has been doing for two decades now. If any sane thinking person thinks otherwise, then boy do I have some real estate to sell you in Saudi Arabia. The farce that is being perpetrated against our president and the American people will end with the demise of, I hope the entire democratic party. But I realize that this is just a pipe dream because every politician in Washington D.C. is up to their necks in the corruption of this once great nation. The democrats have sold each and every one of us down the river where our enemies are waiting for us. This is no longer the country that I swore an oath to defend and protect those many years ago, but let me assure every damned politician out there that your demise is at hand. When the next revolution starts, and I fear that this will happen within the next year, each and every one of you will have a target on your foreheads and the American Patriots of this great nation along with the average citizen are going to want YOUR heads on a platter. Remember my words people, because this is going to unfold and when that time comes, I hope that each and every God-fearing American Patriot is fully armed and ready for battle. The Rooster Has Crowed!!!

    • Been ready. Understand fully and in the back of my mind, know that those who have ruined this Great Nation with corruption will walk. both sides of the aisle has a Globalist with strings attached.

      It’s in there court. We have a President OF the People, BY the People, FOR the People. Nothing happens then it’s ON THEM! Hope they are targeted, hope they loose EVERYTHING, and hope they slither away to their handlers country. Or maybe made an example of by the Patriots. Our Forefathers would be so proud! Ridding our Great Nation of Tyranny. They saw it coming.

      But until then, watching closely.

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

    • Investigation by who? Another corrupt FBI agent assigned to “clear the matter up and exonerate the guilty Lawyer and agents” How do we get a real honest investigation? By Congress!? By the Justice Dept., oops the FBI is part of the Justice Dept! By the Secret Service? my Best best. Secret Service is part of Treasury.

  8. It’s a serious situation and I believe our forefathers are turning in their graves. Thank God they had the foresight they did. President Trump received no justice from the Demonrats and I know they will regret it! We all have to be on our toes and prepared. Notice what is going on in South America, the left is upending countries Venezuela, Chile, etc. The ultimate plan is taking over the United States. It has been a coordinated effort. I will die before that happens. God bless President Trump and his family, may He keep them all safe during this time of torment and give him strength and courage to continue to fight the good fight!

  9. If it weren’t for President Trump, life would remain corrupt as we NOW know it in OUR Great United States. We all have heard of other countries calling The United States “The devil” ! Now we know !! The Demos are the Devils that the rest of the world identifies us as !! PLEASE GOD, BLESS US ALL !! The devil has arisen !!!

  10. https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/11/22/mueller-probes-andrew-weissmann-spreads-trump-russia-conspiracy-theory-on-msnbc/

    lol, what’s a matter? Russian conspiracy theory .2 failed under Schiff show? Now the real information is going to come out about what you and Mueller let slide?

    “There’s an interesting aspect to that call, leave out the irony that this president ran against Hillary Clinton for using an insecure email server”

    Yep excellent reason. Still waiting how someone could destroy evidence under FBI watch dog Comey. lol Gee wonder if this insecure email server was in …. Ukraine?

    “Weissmann then possed the question: “You know that call is going to be monitored by the Russians… Do you care about the Russians having it?”

    Nah, Russians weren’t monitoring it. American politicians were. Or actually they thought they would make up the phone call. Wasn’t it one of the Schiff witnesses who could hear a phone call across the table in a loud restaurant?

    “If your thinking is ‘I don’t care because the Russians will be siding with me in the 2020 election,’ then you’re all on the same team,” the former Mueller prosecutor hypothesized.”

    Mueller’s Pit bull is confused. This was Hiliary’s thought in 2016 and it didn’t work, lol. Just like with the Schiff show and the Mueller show which was really expensive, it’s got nothing to do with President Trump. It has all to do with Hiliary Clinton, Obama, Biden, Mueller, Comey and the rest of the Globalist free-loaders.

    Can’t wait until December 9th!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

    • Wesismann projecting his own corruption onto others, like every stinking corrupt to the bone Democrat out there. If people are not indicted, tried AND convicted for this behavior,9G then Civil War is a comin’. Ready yourselves.

      • Agree, but Wesismann is not only protecting his own part of the corruption but Mueller’s too. Still remember that flight to Russia and his delivery of the yellow cake for Hilary Clinton’s State Department.

        Clinton = selling our uranium to Russia.

        Obama = giving pallets of money to Iran so NOW they have a nuclear weapon.

        Don’t see where this helps the American People to be safe. Oh that’s right, use the “climate change” motto of terror to the tune of “it’s the Russians”. lol

        GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  11. With what you stupid retarded demon-rats stand for you will loose, Fight and get this out,now,You stupid Democrats killed the water to hydrogen inventor why? I hope you know your damnation is in hell, Hillary said in 2005 ( that the average democrat voter is just plain stupid, they are so easy to manipulate, that’s the easy part ),It looks like Trump is an oil company stooge to selling us out, you stupid retarded Trump, The only thing that will bring us out of this depression is free energy, hydrogen from water, you can make all the hydrogen, as you drive from a tank of water, you know our space shuttles,are powered by hydrogen / oxygen made from water, tell every one not buy a new car / truck, to boycott the auto company’s, when they can’t sell their pieces of junk low mileage vehicles, they will have to bring out water to hydrogen powered vehicles, and kits to change the vehicles now that we have, just think what our world would be like with free energy. a Porge vapor carburetor sitting in the patient office that gets around 200 mpg, Volkswagen diesel gets 264 mpg, The water to hydrogen auto inventor wouldn’t sell out to the demons from hell oil company’s so the Democrat gov. had him murdered with plutonium poisoning, we are getting ripped off by the oil company owned auto company’s Don’t you think it’s time to take our world back.Once free energy gets out all prices for every thing will drop.
    Also audit all the Senator’s and congressmen, they have wasted, and stole our money, make them repay all, and tax them.

    • lol, well here in New Jersey our firefighters sometimes have problems with putting out fires because the water catches on fire. We have a little problem with a Superfund site which has naturally occurring uranium (wink, wink) flowing thru it. But it’s ok, New Jersey and their smart environmentalists thought “just a little” in our Safe drinking water will be just fine. NOT!

      Talk about environmental issues? But that’s okey dokey with the environmentalists, Uranium turns into lead. Oopps lead affects you too. Always wonder why the cancer rate and autism rate was so high in this area.

      Yea blame it on the Oil companies. Blame in on the cars. The worst affect on our Environment are ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

      Yep Senators and congressmen and women should definitely pay back all their salaries. I would definitely want to be reimbursed by the stupid environmentalists who thought pumping toxic waste thru the sewers wouldn’t affect our drinking water. That extra sewage bill could go to something like Health care I can’t afford.

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  12. Unfortunately i don’t trust Horowitz’s judgement it has been lacking in his past investigation of the fbi. Particularly the one envolved with Hillary.

  13. If a member of the Trump Administration or ANY Republican did the EXACT same thing, the democrats would be demanding criminal charges be filed immediately. And the boot-licking liberal lame-stream media would parade an endless circle of libtard talking heads telling America how “justice must be served” and we “must have the TRUTH!” The outrage would be nonstop, 24\7. But whenever THEY break the law it’s no big deal. Laws don’t apply to the democrats when its not convenient or politically expedient. THIS is why they are a clear and present danger to the United States of America. They feel that they are above the law and the Constitution does not apply to them. I only hope there’s enough handcuffs and orange jumpsuits to go around when the crap hits the fan.

  14. Same old story. Find some poor low level slob and pin the whole thing on him. Case closed. The plan is working since stories are coming out that the upper echelon of the FBI, DOJ, CIA, were not aware of the efforts of this low level employee. Why how dare this guy do this! We had no idea. Sur, sure, sure. I’m convinced aren’t you?

  15. How do we get all these idiots out of government. Can we organize a million taxpayers to go to washington and for real get investigations done. This country has now become a joke and they are all above the law. Seems funny after apx 3 terms that they all become rich and above the law. I even heard pencil head used a slush fund for a payoff on a sexual situation. Not sure if it is true but I’ve lost faith in fbi , cia, and govt altogether. Watching these stalinistic proceedings makes me sick. A million of us in Washington DC might get their attention.

  16. ” . . . but that those mistakes do not undermine the premise for the FBI’s investigation.”
    (Meaning; If all the operatives after-alteration [fakery] are working from dis-information or corrupted information, in good faith or ethics of the job, they are blameless.)

    Horowitz’s main objective is to protect the FBI/DOJ. They have picked out a low-level stooge to take the fall for starting the witch hunt. All the major names we’ve seen in the news every night for the last 3 years will walk away, untarnished.

    • And, we the taxpayers, will have the honor of supporting them for the rest of their miserable lives; and probably have to see and listen to their smugness’s on TV and radio until Trump is out of office or the demonrats take over again.

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