Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Following professional malpractice in the FBI and the Department of Justice in Hillary Clinton's emails investigation and Trump's presidential 2016 campaign, the department's Inspector General Michael Horowitz lodged a probe in which the FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired and referred for criminal prosecution. On May 16 Horowitz announced the first draft report was done. The IG's long awaited report was finally released on Thursday (PDF).

UPDATE: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed Tuesday that he is investigating whether FBI official Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump bias factored into the launch of the bureau’s Russia probe. During a joint hearing before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, Horowitz testified that his office was reviewing Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages as part of a separate probe related to the Russia investigation. “It clearly shows a biased state of mind,” Horowitz said, referring to text messages written as the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton's private email use was wrapping up and the Russia probe was getting underway. The most infamous text, revealed in last week's IG report on the Clinton email case, showed Strzok responding "We'll stop it" when his colleague and lover Lisa Page sought assurances that Trump would not become president. (More)

June 19, 2018


Live stream: DoJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before members of Joint House Committees.

A day after the Senate hearing, today a whopping 74 members of the Joint House Committees are interrogating DoJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

June 18, 2018


June 18, 2018 DOJ Inspector Horowitz and FBI Director Wray Testify before Senate Committee on OIG Report on the FBI investigation of the Hillary Clinton Emails.

June 15, 2018


June 14, 2018 Laura Ingraham discusses findings in the IG Report with legal commentators. 

The IG Report is making a technical distinction that the bias of some of the operatives in the FBI did not influence the overall findings; that has lots of people in a tizzy. Kimberley Strassel explains (thread): 
Don't believe anyone who claims Horowitz didn't find bias. He very carefully says that he found no "documentary" evidence that bias produced "specific investigatory decisions." That's different. It means he didn't catch anyone doing anything so dumb as writing down that they took a specific step to aid a candidate.
You know, like: "Let's give out this Combetta immunity deal so nothing comes out that will derail Hillary for President." But he in fact finds bias everywhere. The examples are shocking and concerning, and he devotes entire sections to them. And he very specifically says in the summary that they "cast a cloud" on the entire "investigation's credibility." That's pretty damning. 
Meanwhile this same cast of characters who the IG has now found to have made a hash of the Clinton investigation and who demonstrate such bias, seamlessly moved to the Trump investigation. And we're supposed to think they got that one right? Also don't believe anyone who says this is just about Comey and his instances of insubordination. (Though they are bad enough.) 
This is an indictment broadly of an FBI culture that believes itself above the rules it imposes on others. People failing to adhere to their recusals (Kadzik/McCabe). Lynch hanging with Bill. Staff helping Comey conceal details of presser from DOJ bosses. Use of personal email and laptops. Leaks. Accepting gifts from media. Agent affairs/relationships. 
It also contains stunning examples of incompetence. Comey explains that he wasn't aware the Weiner laptop was big deal because he didn't know Weiner was married to Abedin? Then they sit on it a month, either cuz it fell through cracks (wow) or were more obsessed with Trump And I can still hear the echo of the howls from when Trump fired Comey. Still waiting to hear the apologies now that this report has backstopped the Rosenstein memo and the obvious grounds for dismissal.

June 14, 2018


Hidden from Congress and only just now surfacing in the IG Report is this jaw-dropper from the lovebirds' texts division:

Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok sent his mistress a text message saying “we’ll stop” Trump from becoming President. This text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after “Crossfire Hurricane” was opened and 6 days before the “insurance policy” text.
Someone may have deleted this damning text message because it was ‘missing’ from a previous doc dump. Rep. Meadows also revealed this damning text message was HIDDEN from Congressional investigators as well as the public. (...) Meadows then slammed Rosenstein and Strzok: I’ve initially reviewed the IG report–two questions are most pressing: 1) Why is Peter Strzok still employed? 2) Why has Rod Rosenstein repeatedly failed to promptly inform Congress of improper conduct? (More)

More regarding the love birds Page-Strzok cover-up:

⏩ A few preliminary, general observations on the IG Report. The recommendations are remarkable: it's OK to be politically biased, just don't get caught!

⏩ Findings on former FBI Director James Comey are making clear that Comey was fired by President Trump with good cause. Which destroys Mueller's ground for the "obstruction of justice" charge against the President.

⏩ On the Clinton emails 'matter' itself:

⏩ In the meantime Congressman Gowdy has set himself up the last weeks as a staunch defender of the deep state. So much harder is his current statement:


The first independent IG's report was delivered on June 14, 2018.  TCT has a video update to refresh our memory what the first report is all about: theDoJ's and FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton emails probe. A second probe is dealing with the consecutive Russian Collusion Investigation is expected by the end of summer.