January 25, 2020

The Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Report

An Attempted Coup D’etat Against President Donald J. Trump.

William Barr.jpg

 

Attorney General William Barr criticized the two major findings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Report that there was no bias by FBI agents and that the investigation on the Trump campaign was justified.

William Barr said that the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation called “Crossfire Hurricane” initiated in late July 2016 is “malfeasance and misfeasance and reflected a clear abuse of the FISA process.” Barr later said that it was the first time in history that the incumbent government (referring to the Obama administration) was spying on a presidential campaign and blasted the high-ranking members of the FBI for misconduct.

On December 10, 2019, Michael W. Chapman wrote an article titled “AG Barr: ‘First Time in History’ That Incumbent Gov’t Spying ‘Has Been Done to a Presidential Campaign’ that was published by CNS News.com. Chapman said that on December 10, 2019, Attorney General William Barr during an interview with NBC News correspondent Pete Williams, Barr said the most dangerous fact revealed by the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s surveillance of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign is that the “incumbent government” used its powers “to spy on political opponents” in a way that could have affected the election.

William Barr added that as far as he knows, this was the “first time in history the federal government used counter-intelligence techniques against a presidential campaign.” Barr stated the following in his interview: “I think probably from a civil liberties standpoint, the greatest danger to our free system is that the incumbent government use the apparatus of the state – principally the law enforcement agencies and the intelligence agencies — both to spy on political opponents but also to use them in a way that could affect the outcome of the election.”

William Barr explained the following: “We have to remember, in today’s world presidential campaigns are frequently in contact with foreign persons. And indeed, in most campaigns there are signs of illegal foreign money coming in. But we don’t automatically assume that the campaigns are nefarious, traitors acting in league with foreign powers. There has to be some basis before we use these potent powers in our core First Amendment activity.”

William Barr pointed out the following: “For the FBI to launch the Russia probe, I felt this was very flimsy, basically, I believe the Department of Justice has a rule of reason, which is, at the end of the day, is what you’re relying on sufficiently powerful to justify the techniques you’re using? The question there is how strong is the evidence? How sensitive is the activity you’re looking at, and what are the alternatives? When you step back here and say, what was this all based on, it’s not sufficient.  Remember, there was and never has been any evidence of collusion, and yet this campaign and the president’s administration has been dominated by this investigation into what turns out to be completely baseless.”

William Barr concluded his interview by stating the following: “I think our nation was turned on its head for three years based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely fanned and hyped by a completely irresponsible press. I think there were gross abuses and inexplicable behavior that are intolerable in the FBI.”

James Comey official portrait.jpg

James Comey is now the most corrupt and the dirtiest cop ever to run the FBI.

On December 9, 2019, Michael Goodwin wrote an article titled “IG report proves investigation was as corrupt as Comey: Goodwin” that was published in the New York Post. Goodwin explained that the Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Report revealed that there was no factual basis for the FBI to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign and for the appointment of a Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the fake Russia collusion. The reporter also said that “J. Edgar Hoover can finally rest in peace. James Comey is now revealed to be the dirtiest cop ever to run the FBI.”

Goodwin pointed out that the mainstream media and government insiders who tried to defeat candidate Donald Trump in 2016 and then destroy his presidency were exposed in their “determination to drive Trump from office by hook and crook and has continued uninterrupted since his inauguration.” The reporter explained that the Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Report revealed many mistakes, omissions, and failures by FBI Director James Comey’s high-ranking FBI agents in conducting the Trump campaign probe.

Michael Horowitz discovered seven instances in which agents gave FISA Court judges inaccurate or incomplete information when seeking a spying warrant on Carter Page. Horowitz said 10 more mistakes were added in three following FISA Court applications.

Horowitz found out that the British spy Christopher Steele’s false dossier financed by Hillary Clinton campaign was essential to getting the warrants from the FISA Court judges, even though many in the FBI agents knew Steele’s information was false and unverified but this information was concealed to the FISA Court. It is likely Carter Page never would have been spied on if the FISA Court judges would have known the dossier that was paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign was false and unverified.

In my opinion, Horowitz made two important mistakes in his Report that were taken by Democrats and their complicit corrupt mainstream media to discredit Republicans and President Trump. First, IG Horowitz found that the opening of the investigation met the department’s very low threshold requirements. Second, he found no evidence of bias against Donald J. Trump by agents and officials.

John H. Durham.jpg

U.S. Attorney John Durham from Connecticut criticized the same two main findings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Report as did Attorney General William Barr.

We are aware that FBI high-ranking officials in texts and emails, including Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who said many times that they will stop Donald Trump from becoming president. However, those two mistakes in the IG Report were quickly shattered. Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham from Connecticut, who is the investigating the investigators, both issued statements disagreeing with Horowitz on those two key points.

Image result for images of Peter Strzok and Lisa Page"

FBI agent Peter Strzok and his lover FBI agent Lisa Page exchanged many texts and emails saying they would stop Trump from being president. Is this not bias?

Attorney General William Barr stated the following: “The FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken. FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source. It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory. Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration.”

Michael Goodwin concluded his article by stating: “The damage done to the FBI’s credibility by the abuse of power under Comey will take years to repair, but it can begin only when there is a full accounting of what happened in 2016.”

On December 9, 2019, Bob Fredericks wrote an article titled “William Barr disagrees with IG findings, rips FBI for Russia report origins” that was published by the New York Post. Fredericks explained that both Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney from Connecticut John Durham have criticized the two main findings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Report. U.S. Attorney John Durham, whose investigation started as a review but has now become a criminal investigation, suggested he has far more information than Horowitz because he is not limited to Justice Department personnel and documents.

U.S. Attorney Durham stated the following: “I have the utmost respect for the mission of the office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff,” he said referring to the IG’s 400-page report, which found no political bias but many errors.

U.S. Attorney Durham said the following: “However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both inside the U.S. and outside the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”

The IG Report came the same day that the House impeachment proceedings into Trump resumed. The following day on December 10, 2019, the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment for President Trump, one for abuse of power and the other obstruction to Congress.

The fake bribery charge was dropped Several Democrats in the House had reservations but probably not enough to stop it. Now the entire House will vote and since there are 235 Democrats and 199 Republicans the impeachment likely will be approved.

When the impeachment is sent to the Senate for the trial, there are 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats so the 2/3 votes needed to fire President Trump are not there.

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee

On December 11, 2019, Jerry Dunleavy wrote an article titled “DOJ inspector general criticizes FBI’s ‘entire chain of command’ in Carter Page FISA process” which was published by the Washington Examiner. Dunleavy explained that Inspector General Michael Horowitz stated the following in his opening written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee: “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”

Image result for images of Michael horowitz"

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s Report took nearly two years. Horowitz’s team conducted over 170 interviews involving more than 100 witnesses.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz continued his testimony by saying the following: “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 Crossfire Hurricane chain of command, including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed. Especially in the FBl’s most sensitive and high-priority matters, and especially when seeking court permission to use an intrusive tool such as a FISA order, it is incumbent upon the entire chain of command, including senior officials, to take the necessary steps to ensure that they are sufficiently familiar with the facts and circumstances supporting and potentially undermining a FISA application in order to provide effective oversight consistent with their level of supervisory responsibility.”

The reporter Jerry Dunleavy pointed out that the Inspector General said that “the initiation of the Trump-Russia investigation in July 2016 crossed the low threshold to be properly predicated.” However, Attorney General William Barr has cautioned this assessment may not be correct and will be more fully addressed in U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation.

Dunleavy wrote the following: “The focus of Horowitz’s inquiry was examining allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses against onetime Trump campaign associate Carter Page related to the FBI’s reliance on a dossier compiled by British ex-spy Christopher Steele. Horowitz concluded that the FBI’s investigation was filled with serious missteps and the concealment of exculpatory information from the FISA court. The report said at least 17 significant errors and omissions were discovered in the Page FISA applications spanning from October 2016 to summer 2017.The DOJ watchdog is known to have criminally referred only one FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, who has since left the bureau, for altering an email that was used by officials as they prepared an application renewal to present before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.”

Image result for images of james Comey and Andrew McCabe"

Former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe and former FBI Director James Comey

Dunleavy explained that the initial October 2016 FISA application and January 2017 FISA renewal were both approved by the then FBI Director James Comey, the then Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, and the then FBI General Counsel James Baker. Additionally, the then Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was also involved in the approval process. Dunleavy pointed out that the April 2017 FISA renewal was approved by James Comey and by current FBI’s top lawyer Dana Boente. The final June 2017 FISA renewal was approved by Andrew McCabe and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Horowitz told the Senate Judiciary Committee the following: “We concluded that the Steele reporting played a central and essential role in the decision to seek a FISA order, FBI leadership supported relying on Steele’s reporting to seek a FISA order targeting Page after being advised of, and giving consideration to, concerns expressed by a Department attorney that Steele may have been hired by someone associated with a rival candidate or campaign. We found that members of the Crossfire Hurricane team failed to meet the basic obligation to ensure that the Carter Page FISA applications were scrupulously accurate. We identified significant inaccuracies and omissions in each of the four applications: Seven in the first FISA application and a total of 17 by the final renewal application.”

Horowitz said that “The FISA applications made it appear as though the evidence supporting probable cause was stronger than was actually the case.” Horowitz explained that the errors in the FISA approval process included concealing exculpatory information obtained through confidential human sources which showed Trump campaign members and associates disputed many of Steele’s allegations and denied Steele’s claims of a grand conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Horowitz also concluded the bureau withheld from the FISA court information they obtained which cast doubt on Steele’s credibility and on the credibility of his sources and most salacious claims.

Carter Page and the FBI

Carter Page MSNBC June 2017 YouTube.png

Carter Page is the managing partner of Global Natural Gas Ventures LLC and stated that the FBI spying ruined his life.

On December 11, 2019, Carter Page wrote an article titled “FBI Spying Ruined my Good Name” that was published by the Wall Street Journal. Page stated the following:

“My name is Carter Page, and I wish you were hearing it for the first time. If you were, I could introduce myself—a former naval officer who has worked for political figures from both parties. But my identity has been reduced to a series of false accusations. If something isn’t done to prevent future abuses of power by intelligence agencies, I won’t be the last to lose his good name this way.

In 2016-17 the government I once served investigated me on suspicion of being an intermediary between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. This week Inspector General Michael Horowitz detailed how officials committed troubling errors over the course of the probe. From the day news of the investigation broke, I have faced threats to my life and have been forced to live like a fugitive. I still don’t feel safe enough to establish a fixed residence.

I still have many questions about the FBI investigation that ruined my life. If you value your privacy, reputation and right to political expression, you should too.

I’m by no means the first person to raise these concerns. In the 1970s, the Church Committee uncovered troubling abuses. In response, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. FISA was supposed to protect U.S. citizens from the formidable investigatory powers the government can turn on foreign agents and terrorists. But it didn’t protect me. And those surveillance powers have grown exponentially since the 1970s.

Mr. Horowitz’s report identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the application for a surveillance warrant against me. Among them: the FBI’s altering a document to secure my FISA warrant’s renewal, as well as its repeated reliance on uncorroborated information in the Steele dossier to justify intrusive surveillance. That so many basic and fundamental failures were made, the report said, raised significant questions regarding the FBI chain of command’s management and supervision of the FISA process.

The irregularities continued after the investigation ended. In 2018 the FBI made my FISA warrant application public in response to Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, something it hasn’t done with any other application in FISA’s 40-year history. The intelligence community also stonewalled me. After the inspector general drafted his report, the Justice Department wouldn’t let me review it before its release. The department lets only those interviewed for a report review its draft, in this case including former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whom Mr. Horowitz earlier referred for criminal investigation for lying to investigators.

While I appreciate Mr. Horowitz’s work, it’s not enough. When he testifies on December 11, 2019, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, members should ask him the following questions:

• Will you recommend prohibiting the use of uncorroborated political opposition research in FISA applications?

• How can Americans have faith in the FISA process after an FBI lawyer was found to have falsified evidence in a warrant application?

• What timeline do you recommend for a review of responsibility and oversight within the FBI chain of command in my case, and who should carry out that investigation?

• What other steps do you recommend to reform the FISA process so such abuse can’t happen again?

My experience should be a warning. For three years, I have opened myself up to more than 40 hours of interrogation without a lawyer, including full days of questioning before the House and Senate Intelligence committees and by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. After all this testimony, and after more than a year of round-the-clock surveillance under FISA warrants, I have never been charged with any crime. If senators don’t demand answers, they’re practically inviting intelligence agencies to use their surveillance powers to target domestic political opponents.

I will never completely restore my name. All I can do is try to make sure this never happens again. As the Supreme Court warned nearly a half-century ago: The price of lawful public dissent must not be a dread of subjection to an unchecked surveillance power.”

The liar Adam Schiff

Image result for images of Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff"

Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff sit at the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

Adam Schiff lied for almost three years in many television interviews with the complicit corrupt mainstream media that he had the evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia and even called him a Russian spy and worse. The Special Counsel Report stated that there was no collusion of the President with Russia.

Schiff continued to lie when he read a false transcript of the July 25, 2019 conversation of President Trump with the President of Ukraine at a national televised hearing of his committee. Democrats in the House at the request of Speaker Nancy Pelosi used this legitimate conversation to unjustly and shamefully impeach President Trump. Schiff conducted the sham impeachment inquiry as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee without due process of law for the President. Republicans in the Intelligence Committee could not ask questions, bring witnesses, and ask for documents as it has been done in the three past impeachments which were all bipartisan.

In February 2018, Congressman Devin Nunes was at the time the Chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee and other Republican Representatives stated that the false and unverified Christopher Steele’s dossier played a central and essential role in the FBI’s and Department of Justice’s decision to seek the FISA order to spy on Carter Page. Adam Schiff, who knew it was true, lied and the complicit press agreed.

An attempted coup d’etat against President Donald J. Trump

Image result for images of President Donald Trump"

President Donald J. Trump said that the IG Report showed that there was an attempted overthrow of his presidency.

On December 11, 2019, Michael W. Chapman wrote an article titled “Trump: This was an attempted overthrow of a U.S. President” that was published in CNS News.com. Chapman explained that President Donald Trump at the White House said on December 9, 2019, that the FBI “fabricated evidence” and “lied to the courts.” The President added that this was an “attempted overthrow” of the presidency. When asked for his reaction to the Inspector General’s Report, President Trump said, “They fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts, and they did all sorts of things to have it go their way. This is something we can never allow to happen again.”

President Trump stated the following: “The report actually, and especially when you look into the details of the report are far worse than anything I would have imagined. What they were doing and what they would have done, if I didn’t make a certain move, a certain move that was a very important move because it would have been even worse, if that’s possible. They might have been able to succeed. This was an overthrow of government — this was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it. And they got caught. They got caught red-handed.”

“I look forward to the [U.S. Attorney] Durham report, which is coming out in the not too distant future,” said President Trump. “He’s got his own information, which is this information plus, plus, plus.” President Trump stated: “It’s an incredible thing that happened and we’re lucky we caught them. I think I’m going to put this down as one of our great achievements. Because what we found and what we saw never, ever should this happen again in our country.”

Chapman explained that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said of the FBI’s malfeasance, “What has been described as a few irregularities becomes a massive criminal conspiracy over time to defraud the FISA court, to illegally surveilled an American citizen, and to keep an operation open against a sitting president of the United States, violating every norm known to the rule of law.”

Senator Graham added that “People at the highest level of our government took the law into their own hands. And when I say defraud the FISA court, I mean it.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Getty Images)

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee criticized the abuses by high-ranking FBI officials.

Conclusion

President Donald Trump is right to feel that there was an attempted a coup d’etat against him and he may have more information that has been revealed. Rod Rosenstein has been accused on wanting to wear a wire when he met with President Trump at the White House and he was the one who named Robert Mueller Special Counsel to conduct a witch hunt investigation against President Trump. James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Sally Yates hated President Trump.

There was a massive criminal conspiracy. Thus it is very hard to accept the Horowitz’s conclusion that there was no bias when all these officials approved illegal FISA applications against an innocent Carter Page based on a false Steele’s dossier. Of course, there was a lot of bias and hatred by these Anti Trump officials!

Lying to the FISA Court is in my opinion a felony. I hope those who did it in the FBI and the Justice Department will be indicted and prosecuted. Carter Page should sue the members of the FBI who abused him and ruin his life.

I also hope the Senate Judiciary Committee will subpoena Joe and Hunter Biden, the whistleblower CIA spy Eric Ciaramella, Lt. Colonel Alexander Vidman, the staff of Adam Schiff as well as him, and many others in the Obama administration such as John Brennan and James Clapper to expose their criminal behavior and attempted coup d’etat against President Trump.

 

 

Share
Source: