Thursday, June 14, 2018

"Here Is The Full OIG Report: Faults "Insubordinate" Comey, Notes FBI "Hostility" Against Trump"

"Here Is The Full OIG Report: 
Faults "Insubordinate" Comey, Notes FBI "Hostility" Against Trump"

"After various leaks, first to Bloomberg then to Fox News and other outlets, finally the DOJ released to the public the 500-page DOJ Inspector General report of the Clinton email probe, which while hammering James Comey for being "insubordinate" and showing poor judgment during the 2016 election, it found no evidence to show his key decisions in the Clinton email investigation were improperly influenced by political bias; paradoxically, the same report also raised swirling questions about the role of FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, whose texts with FBI lawyer Lisa Page the IG found suggested he "might be willing" to take official action to impact Trump's electoral prospects, or as one might put it, "clear bias" against Trump.

It wasn't just Strzok: the OIG found that other senior bureau officials showed a “willingness to take official action” to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president. One could almost call it, gasp, a "conspiracy."

In another instance of bias, a lawyer on Special Counsel Mueller's team said "I never really liked the Republic anyway," adding "As I have initiated the destruction of the Republic would you be so kind as to have coffee with me."
In other words, the second email probe into Clinton was only opened days before the election because, as some had suggested, one or more FBI agents had threatened to leak that the FBI was sitting on a potential trove of documents which incriminated Hillary, while both Strzok and McCabe tried to keep it all under wraps.

According to the IG, the so-called "Midyear" team - the investigative unit that had handled the Clinton investigation - did not move to review the emails them until just days before the end of the election, almost a month after FBI officials in New York found them.

Strzok told investigators that at the time, he was prioritizing the investigation into then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign's ties to Russia. Ah yes, Russia, Russia, Russia. "Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias," the inspector general said.

Horowitz's report did not find any evidence that political bias or improper influence impacted any decisions made in the Clinton case prior to Comey's announcement that he was closing the case - including the decision not to recommend charges against Clinton."

The full report can be downloaded here:

1 comment:

  1. Save the Trump apologies for the Trumpian sychophants. Instead, try posting this little factoid: Between when President Pumpkinhead assumed office in January 2017 and the end of April, the average number of public false or misleading statements he has made per day has been increasing. According to the Washington Post’s fact checkers on May 1, "for the president’s first 100 days, Trump averaged 4.9 false claims a day... since we last updated this tally two months ago, the president has averaged about 9 lies a day. This is a significant rise. Our calculations suggest that if the current escalation rate remains steady, by the end of his term the president could be making as many as 19 public false statements a day, on average.” I can’t imagine what the Founding Fathers are thinking about the current president who lies as freely as he tells the truth. No wonder the global community does not trust the US.