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Update: IG Horowitz told Congressional investigators on Wednesday that FBI officials should have seriously reconsidered their surveillance efforts on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in early 2017, when information they gathered cast significant doubt on their legal justification to surveil him, according to Bloomberg.

Horowitz also said that the FBI misled the FISA court in order to keep spying on Page.

“I don’t think the Department of Justice fairly treated these FISAs, and he was on the receiving end of them,” he said.

At one point Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asks, “A lawyer at the FBI creates fraudulent evidence, alters an email that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement to the court that the court relies on. Am I stating that accurately?” to which Horowitz responds: “That’s correct. That’s what occurred.”

Then there’s this gem:

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While every painful second of every individual’s testimony during the impeachment hearings was relayed and narrative-managed by the mainstream media (and still failed to increase public awareness, let alone support for the Democrats’ plan), interested viewers were hard-pressed to find Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee (on his findings regarding alleged surveillance abuse during the 2016 election) anywhere on the mainstream.

There are plenty of nuggets to enjoy – if you can find a live stream (here) – but this one was particularly noteworthy.

A day after a smug-sounding James Comey tweeted that the IG’s report vindicated him:

“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.”

Howoritz, in one short sentence, destroyed the former FBI Director’s credibility by explaining simply…

As Mr. Horowitz wrote in his report, he lays the blame at the top (cough Comey cough):

“We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked investigative teams; on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations; after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI; even though the information sought through use of FISA authority related so closely to an ongoing presidential campaign; and even though those involved with the investigation knew that their actions were likely to be subjected to close scrutiny. We believe this circumstance reflects a failure not just by those who prepared the FISA applications, but also by the managers and supervisors in the [investigation’s] chain of command, including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed.”

As WSJ noted ironically, Mr. Comey’s memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” relates how as FBI director he kept on his desk a copy of the October 1963 memo from J. Edgar Hoover asking for permission to wiretap Martin Luther King. He claims he did so to help ensure the bureau would never forget how a “legitimate counterintelligence mission . . . morphed into an unchecked, vicious campaign of harassment and extralegal attack.”

Mr. Horowitz’s findings about what was done under Mr. Comey’s leadership suggest there’s still a need for such a reminder.

Finally, in case the entire “Russia, Russia, Russia” narrative of the last three years has just become too much for you, here is Senator Lindsay Graham, in two short minutes explaining the whole farce so clearly that we dare even the most dyed in the wool NeverTrumper to explain how this was not a clear act of sedition…

Of course, as Sen. Marsha Blackburn exzclaimed on Twitter, “The fact that CNN and MSNBC refused to run Lindsey Graham’s opening statement uninterrupted, but is now carrying Senator Feinstein’s, is proof that political bias is not isolated to the FBI.”

Update: Horowitz says the Carter Page FISA warrant was based “entirely” on the debunked Steele dossier…

via zerohedge

14 COMMENTS

  1. “The fact that CNN and MSNBC refused to run Lindsey Graham’s opening statement uninterrupted, but is now carrying Senator Feinstein’s, is proof that political bias is not isolated to the FBI.”

    Thank you Gregg Jarrett with his excellent book called Witch Hunt. On Page 99, it seems that Ms. Feinstein and Adam Schiff went along with the YahooNews account of the Steele Dossier, which in turn started the FISA warrant application by Comey, who signed off on it along with AG deputy Sally Yates.

    Stating, which is pure lie that Mr. Page would get a 19% stock in a Russian energy company if he went to President Trump to lift sanctions.

    No wonder CNN and MSNBC ignored Senator Graham, who did a great job along with Senator Kennedy and Senator Cruiz, and put Feinstein the liar on it. Shame on you Ms. Feinstein on going along with Schiffy Schiff to start this treasonous act against an innocent person.

    All because you both were trying to “spin” the election towards Clinton, as Obama instructed.

    Sorry Comey, got stop that victory dance. Now you need to do the “walk of shame” right into court to explain all your lies. You have put a HUGE BLACK MARK on the good men and women who actually do their job for We the People in the FBI.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

    • I guess we shall see. As always, actions speak louder than words.

      That’s why the Dems HATE President Trump. His actions have done LOTS! And love his words as well. Watched some of the Hershey PA speech. Still laughing about the windmills and tv not working. lol

      It’s now up the the Republicans to show the people their actions. Strong letters do not work.

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  2. Why is Dianne Feinstein still round. After 20 years of being chauffeured by a Chinese spy who listened to her conversations, she should be impeached.

    • She’s like Pelosi and Waters who have been here FOREVER.

      Regarding the Chinese spy, heck maybe that employment helped Hunter Biden get his Chinese loan? Or the employment was a trade for China stealing our technology. Win-win for both the Dems and China?

      GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  3. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/eric-holder-william-barr-unfit-to-be-attorney-general/

    lol, look who’s talking. Talking about actions speaks louder than words. Here’s Mr. “Fast and Furious” gun runner.

    “Holder was held in civil and criminal contempt of Congress in 2012 for failure to produce subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious — a “gunwalking” operation that resulted in foreign nationals killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry with a weapon sold knowingly through illegal straw purchases, ostensibly for ATF to track their use by Mexican drug cartels.”

    Shut up Holder. You were the one that was “unfit” for the job. But perfect for the Obama Administration and their fraud against We the People.

    Hey Nadler, here’s an REAL example of contempt of Congress. lol

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  4. AMERICANS DO NOT RECOGNIZE COMMUNISM WHEN THEY SEE IT. OTHERWISE THE LEFT B.I. THE CYA, THE CLAP HEADS AND THE SNAKE DEPT WOULD ALL BE IN JAIL PLUS THE COMMUNIST IMPEACH CLUB. THE LAST DEMOCRAT WAS HARRY TRUMAN. HE SAID WHEN THEY CALL THE ROLL IN CONGRESS, THEY DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO ANSWER PRESENT OR NOT GUILTY.
    SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE.

  5. https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/12/11/fncs-chris-wallace-to-interview-james-comey-adam-schiff/

    Won’t be watching this. Chris Wallace and the love fest with Comey and Schiff.

    Hey Comey and Schiff, why not talk to someone who know on Fox?

    Like Carlson, Ingraham, Hannity, even Brett Bair. Even Fox and Friends in the morning? But no stick with the softball questions. It will make all look good and then they can all go out and say, “see even Fox News agrees”. Chris Wallace will make Paul Ryan really proud.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  6. https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/12/fncs-wallace-trump-is-engaged-in-the-most-direct-sustained-assault-on-freedom-of-the-press-in-our-history/

    No Mr. Wallace, Media LIED. But you go ahead and boo hoo about it. You know you should have been watching Tucker Carlson last night. He brought up a LOT of times the MEDIA lied and will never apologize.

    “He has done everything he can to uncut the media to try and delegitimize us. I think his purpose is clear to raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted.”

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  7. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/doj-ig-obama-may-have-known-fbi-was-surveilling-trump-campaign/

    Gee, remember reading about the “FBI lovers” stating that Obama wanted to know EVERYTHING.

    So Obama knew. If he enforced the IRS to go after Conservative groups, if he used taxpayer money to spy on Israel, if he looked the other way while Russia attacked Ukraine and took over Crimea, you know he spied on a presidential candidate, who became the duly-elected President. And what’s even worse, he made the transition very hard so that it would look like President Trump didn’t know what he was doing.

    Obama was the WORST President in history. He was the WORLD President, NOT the USA.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  8. All that is happening right now is a coup. If the liberals are allowed to continue to go down this road and be successful it will destroy this country and the Constitution. They have already caused a rift in this country; violence is being encourage as a way of silencing the opposition.Refusal to listen or allow the freedom of speech and recognize no other opinion but their own has become their mode of operation and base in which the liberals work from. Yes they wish to destroy the Constitution because under the present Constitution, the people control the government and the liberals want to control the people. I think that is called slavery.

  9. Horowitz says the wrongdoing was bound to be subject to scrutiny, but that is every bit as stupid as his contention that there was no bias in what happened. What was done, he says, was all on the up and up, but a lot of mistakes were made that were bound to be discovered. I think the crew of Intel Department criminals never had a single thought about this crap being discovered. They all believed that Hillary’s election was a shoo in and that she would bury the whole damned affair so deep that the Chinese would have a better chance of digging it up than we would. Trump’s win screwed everything up, and for that the Democrats can never let him alone.

  10. I don’t think there is ever going to be a complete investigation as to the orgin of true motives instigating the anti-Trump attacks. I don’t believe that they are going to stop until Mr Trump is removed, One of the main reasons Trump and co. we’re being spied on is because Mr Trump isn’t part of the congressional pork festival that has been going on for eons. And/or, Mr Trump appears to be an obstacle to the One World Money/Government crowd’s goal of complete control over all the people. Money is power and if you have the locks on the money, then you, not God, (or Allah, or whatever force you may believe in) become the almighty power. Looking at the history of monetary influence in everything from the bottom up to government, wars and the like, the Trump idea, and/or the basis of the American Dream, cannot be allowed to succeed by those pulling the Deep State’s strings. I hope I’m wrong!

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