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Dec 9 -NEW: Horowitz Report: FBI Had AUTHORIZED PURPOSE To Investigate Trump RUSSIA TIES
 

 
BREAKING: Inspector General Report: FBI Had AUTHORIZED PURPOSE To Investigate Trump’s Russia Ties
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Inspector general report says FBI had ‘authorized purpose’ to investigate Trump campaign’s Russia ties but finds some wrongdoing

Matt Zapotosky

A long-awaited Justice Department inspector general’s report examining the FBI’s investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia rebuts allegations of illegal spying and that political bias played a role in the probe begun ahead of the 2016 election, but finds serious faults in other areas, according to a copy of the document obtained by The Washington Post.

The inspector general concludes that the FBI had an “authorized purpose” to initiate the investigation and that the bureau’s use of confidential informants was in compliance with the rules.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said the inspector general had “completely demolished” some of conservatives’ a*sertions about the origins of the probe, though his investigators did find some problems.

“Clearly, there was a legitimate, factual basis; in fact the FBI had a moral imperative to begin this investigation,” Blumenthal said. In particular, he said the inspector general had rebutted claims that Trump campaign advisers were illegally surveilled or entrapped, or that political motive was “in any way a factor.”

President Trump has hailed Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and U.S. Attorney John Durham who are investigating the Russia probe.

But the report also faults the FBI for “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the FBI’s applications to secretly monitor a former Trump campaign adviser and a*serts that agents “failed to meet the basic obligation” to ensure the applications were “scrupulously accurate.”

“We do not speculate whether the correction of any particular misstatement or omissions, or some combination thereof, would have resulted in a different outcome,” the report a*serts. “Nevertheless, the department’s decision makers and the court should have been given complete and accurate information so that they could meaningfully evaluate probable cause before authorizing the surveillance of a US person a*sociated with a presidential campaign.”


The Justice Department inspector general is expected to release the full report later Monday. Lawmakers and staff were allowed to begin reviewing the report ahead of its public release.

The report, which spans more than 400 pages, concludes that the top FBI officials running the Russia investigation were not tainted by political bias and that they had information “sufficient to satisfy the low threshhold” needed to begin investigating several Trump a*sociates in 2016, according to people familiar with drafts of the document.

But it will also find fault with applications FBI officials prepared to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser, and it will allege that a low-level FBI lawyer doctored a document in connection with those applications, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the document before its public release.

Blumenthal said he has asked for reforms in how the FBI applies for such applications under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, saying that was “a legitimate area of concern.” But he said there was “no evidence” that any FBI misconduct “had a material effect on the opening or conduct of this investigation.” He said FBI Director Christopher A. Wray had said he was “taking steps to make sure such errors or omissions” aren’t repeated.

Justice Dept. watchdog finds political bias did not taint top officials running the FBI’s Russia probe but documents errors

Democrats and Republicans alike have eagerly anticipated the a*sessment from Inspector General Michael Horowitz, hopeful that the Justice Department watchdog with a reputation for being nonpartisan will validate their respective views on one of the most politically volatile investigations in FBI history.


The president and other conservatives have a*serted that the FBI and the officials who once led it acted unfairly in investigating Trump’s campaign, motivated by political bias against him. On Sunday, Trump tweeted of the report, “That will be the big story!”

Liberals, meanwhile, have been hopeful that Horowitz will dismantle what they see as unfounded GOP theories about the bureau’s work.

According to people familiar with drafts of Horowitz’s report, the inspector general is not likely to satisfy either side entirely. He has concluded that bias did not taint top FBI leaders running the investigation who have been frequent targets of Trump attacks — including former director James B. Comey, former deputy director Andrew McCabe and former deputy a*sistant director Peter Strzok, the people said. He also concluded that the FBI had adequate cause — commonly referred to in law enforcement circles as “predication” — to open a case, and he found no evidence to support a theory pushed by conservatives that the probe began as a setup by U.S. intelligence.

That theory posited that Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor whose interaction with Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos helped spark the Russia investigation, was actually a U.S. intelligence a*set. Horowitz queried U.S. intelligence agencies, who told him that was not the case, people familiar with the matter said.

‘The enigma of the entire Mueller probe’: Focus on origins of Russian investigation puts spotlight on Maltese professor

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But on other scores, Horowitz found impropriety on the part of the FBI. He uncovered, for example, that a low-level FBI lawyer a*signed to the Russia case, Kevin Clinesmith, doctored an email that was used as the bureau applied with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

That conduct is now being investigated as a possible crime by U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was tapped by Attorney General William P. Barr to conduct an investigation of the Russia case similar to Horowitz’s review. Durham’s work is ongoing.

Horowitz also found that the FBI omitted some information from its applications to renew the warrant to monitor Page.

The applications relied at least in part on information provided by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who was hired to investigate Trump by an opposition research firm working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Relying on a network of sources and subsources, Steele claimed he had information on connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. But when FBI agents interviewed one of Steele’s subsources, they found that Steele’s information — which he had said was raw intelligence in need of further investigation — was not entirely reliable, people familiar with the matter said.

Horowitz determined in the draft of his report that the FBI failed to convey as much in some of the later applications to surveil Page, the people said.

The report will land in the heart of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry; the House Judiciary Committee has announced it plans to hold a hearing Monday to “receive presentations from counsels to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and House Judiciary Committee.” Some Republicans have suggested that hearing is meant to distract from Horowitz’s potentially damaging findings.

“While Democrats hold another useless impeachment hearing, repeating evidence-free allegations...We’re about to see a report (with real evidence) detailing disturbing, significant FISA abuse on the part of former senior FBI and DOJ officials,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), one of Trump’s staunchest allies, wrote on Twitter Monday.

FISA refers to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the law under which the FBI sought a warrant to monitor Page.

Horowitz is scheduled to discuss his findings Wednesday during a public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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 1 month ago '12        #2
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:a siankobelol:
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 1 month ago '17        #3
Zazi3 The Beast  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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I’m in before the tears start
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 1 month ago '06        #4
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So basically, some wrongdoing by low level employees, but that wrongdoing was “harmless error” (to use a legal term of art) in establishing the foundation for overall investigation.

Trump with yet another L
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 1 month ago '18        #5
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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@ you still reading the report
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 1 month ago '18        #6
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Skateboard T said
So basically, some wrongdoing by low level employees, but that wrongdoing was “harmless error” (to use a legal term of art) in establishing the foundation for overall investigation.

Trump with yet another L
How much money did they just spend all to find out that a n*gga filled out the wrong form
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 1 month ago '11        #7
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Christopher Balls Of Steele was blowing Ivanka’s backs out confirmed.




















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 1 month ago '18        #8
Eyesofchaos 
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Gonna read this in full length
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 1 month ago '10        #9
Bandito 
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Called that sh*t 3 weeks ago

 Bandito said
I have a feeling this is going to be like the report on Hillary's emails that came out recently.

There's going to be instances where the proper procedures weren't followed. But, the integrity of the investigation is not going to be in question. People like Comey will be admonished for leaking stuff to the press.

No recommendations for any charges.
Only thing I didn't get right was that charges were forwarded to Durham for the lawyer that added info to the paperwork without putting his name on it. It is still uncertain whether Durham will charge the guy. Durham has a record of letting people in the government off the hook when they do illegal things.

Of course, the new talking point will be to wait until Durham finishes his investigation. I wouldn't put too much faith into him if I was a trump follower.
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 1 month ago '12        #10
OldBusiness 
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As I frequently say I read these things on my own, I dont depend on anyone else

This is at the bottom of page 3 of the report, in the left hand column lol:

Although not mentioned in the EC, at the
time, FBI officials involved in opening the investigation
had reason to believe that Russia may have been
connected to the Wikileaks disclosures that occurred
earlier in July 2016, and were aware of information
regarding Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2016
U.S. elections. These officials, though, did not become
aware of Steele's election reporting until weeks later
and we therefore determined that Steele's reports
played no role in the Crossfire Hurricane opening
.
in otherwords the FBI officials launched the investigation prior to the Steele Dossier even being made known to them.

They literally had no clue the Steele Dossier existed until after they'd already launched, hence why the IG's report literally says it was perfectly fine for this ioperation to go down

@ Hold this L you f*g**t

And @ has literally been saying this sh*t all year about the Steele report coming after the investigation had already started


SHAMBLES

@
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 1 month ago '18        #11
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 Eyesofchaos said
Gonna read this in full length
So has sh*t hit the fan yet
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 1 month ago '12        #12
OldBusiness 
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n t his review, we found that, while Lisa
Page attended some of the discussions regarding the
opening of the investigations, she did not play a role in
the decision to open Crossfire Hurrica ne or the four
individual cases
. We further found that while Strzok
was directly involved in the decisions to open Crossfire
Hurricane and the four individual cases, he was not the
sole, or even the highest-level, decision maker as to
any of those matters.
Proof Lisa Page and Peter Strzok have been lied on the whole time by Trump and the GOP

They're probably getting their defamation lawsuits ready
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 1 month ago '18        #13
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 OldBusiness said
As I frequently say I read these things on my own, I dont depend on anyone else

This is at the bottom of page 3 of the report, in the left hand column lol:



in otherwords the FBI officials launched the investigation prior to the Steele Dossier even being made known to them.

They literally had no clue the Steele Dossier existed until after they'd already launched, hence why the IG's report literally says it was perfectly fine for this ioperation to go down

@ Hold this L you f*g**t

And @ has literally been saying this sh*t all year about the Steele report coming after the investigation had already started


SHAMBLES

@
Man these n*ggas was really depending on this? Trump is a master con artist. They had these n*ggas waiting on this report and they got nothing. No Pete S. No Lisa P. No Andy M or James C
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 1 month ago '17        #14
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 OldBusiness said
Proof Lisa Page and Peter Strzok have been lied on the whole time by Trump and the GOP

They're probably getting their defamation lawsuits ready
Crazy how all the talking points have been destroyed so quickly.
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 1 month ago '18        #15
Juliette DaBlok  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 OldBusiness said
Proof Lisa Page and Peter Strzok have been lied on the whole time by Trump and the GOP

They're probably getting their defamation lawsuits ready
Wow they dragged these people through the mud for nothing. You she should be able to sue FOX, Trump, Brietbart, OAN and any other "media" organization that slandered her name
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 1 month ago '13        #16
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But Qanon told me
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 1 month ago '12        #18
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Bottom of page 7 debunks the claim that Yahoo News depended on Christopher Steele and his report and thats what lead to them opening the fisa warrants on Page

Oh sh*t, the first 10 pages alone completely destroys EVERY talking point used by the GOP and Trump.

This is worse than the Mueller report for them. It literally proves every defense they've used regarding the mueller report was a lie
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 1 month ago '07        #19
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damn is obama finally going down? is hillary getting locked up?


oh wait
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 1 month ago '10        #20
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 abacabb said









Where the charges?
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wow look at all that bias at the fbi. despicable.
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 1 month ago '12        #23
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 abacabb said









Yeah you should definitely read it on your own rather than depending on twitter. Because those guys are straight up twisting the sh*t

Im only like 11 pages in so far, and the FBI didn't corroborate Christopher Steeles report because they didn't depend on it for evidence. The IG Report, if you read it, between pages 6-10 outlines how while they review his report and questioned him a few times-He had nothing to do with their decision to launch the investigation, and also he couldn't give weight to a lot of the sh*t he put together in the first place

You're being mislead, please read it for yourself.
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 1 month ago '18        #24
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 abacabb said









That was the best yall could come up with That's it? So whose being charged? What laws did Obama break? How much money was spend on this investigation? That's it? I thought Trump was being spied on? So Carter Page is part of the Trump Campaign again?

n*gga you're a flat out retard. Once again, your Trump nut hugging has led to you being exposed as an idiot
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 1 month ago '12        #25
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 Ham Rove said

wow look at all that bias at the fbi. despicable.
Stop you're spoiling it for us lol


But yes the FBI has Trump supporters in it whose text messages are just as bad as Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
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