Trail of FBI Abuse: The Horowitz report confirms FBI deceived FISA judges with the Steele dossier

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    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 9, 2019

    The press corps is portraying Monday’s report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz as absolution for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but don’t believe it. The report relates a trail of terrible judgment and violations of process that should shock Americans who thought better of their premier law-enforcement agency.

    Readers can look at the detailed executive summary and decide for themselves. But our own initial reading confirms the worst of what we feared about the bureau when it was run by James Comey. The FBI corrupted the secret court process for obtaining warrants to spy on former Trump aide Carter Page. And it did so by supplying the court with false information produced by Christopher Steele, an agent of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    How can anyone, most of all civil libertarians, pass this off as no big deal? The absolution is supposedly that Mr. Horowitz concludes that the FBI decision to open a counter-intelligence probe against the Trump campaign in July 2016 “was sufficient to predicate the investigation” under current FBI rules.

    Yet Mr. Horowitz also notes that these rules amount to a “low threshold for predication.” John Durham, the U.S. Attorney investigating these matters for Attorney General William Barr, said Monday he disagrees with Mr. Horowitz’s conclusions on predication, albeit without elaboration for now.

    Mr. Horowitz confirms what the FBI had already leaked to friendly reporters, which is that the bureau’s alarm in July 2016 was triggered by a conversation that former Trump aide George Papadopoulos had with Australian Alexander Downer. But we learn for the first time that the FBI immediately ramped up its counter-intelligence probe to include four Trump campaign officials: Messrs. Page and Papadopoulos, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn.

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    Definition of perjury

    : the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath : false swearing

    So when do we see the perp walk?
     
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    The report also says the Russian investigation was warranted and no bias were involved. Tramp and Barr should apologize to the FBI, that the investigation was properly authorized.

    Also said the screw up, were insignificant in the FISA warrant for Page.

    No spying was done on Tramp or his campaign.

    I guess Horowitz needs to be tarred and feathered now for you trampers.

    Barr did the same thing he did with the Mueller report, next day put a different spin on it, a spin against the reports.
     
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    Yet wasn't the FBI just CLEARED of any corruption? Let us know when anyone actually gets convicted and sent to prison. Where is:
    • Strozok?
    • Page?
    • Any of the other less well known luminaries?
    Long on evidence. Short on convictions. People know Washington is full of corruption. It gets full because no one ever gets really convicted of anything. Except republicans.
     
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    “Horowitz's team wrote that while they "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence of intentional misconduct," they also "did not receive satisfactory explanations for the errors or missing information."
    Justice Department watchdog releases report on origins of Russia investigation
     
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    We're not talking about the Russia investigation. We're talking about how the FBI setup the Trump administration.
    The Carter Page setup using lies
    The Flynn perjury trap
    The Popadopolus setup
    The spying on Trump
    Not giving Trump a "defensive briefing" hoping to entrap him

    The Horowitz report states a lot of crimes, and calls them errors, Durham won't be so kind.
     
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