“THERE WILL BE CRIMINAL REFERRALS”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 21, 2019) — On Wednesday night’s “Hannity,” investigative journalist Sara A. Carter said that her sources say a variety of individuals in government and the private sector are providing information to the U.S. Justice Department for use by Inspector General Michael Horowitz in his ongoing investigation into alleged FBI and DOJ “abuse” of the FISA application process during the 2016 presidential-campaign cycle.
“People are coming out of the woodwork now,” Carter said, “and delivering information to the Department of Justice.”
She referenced Horowitz’s expected upcoming report, stating that “there will be criminal referrals” stemming from it.
Horowitz’s report is said to focus on whether or not the FBI abused the FISA process between October 2016 and June 2017 when it applied for and obtained four surveillance warrants on former Trump informal adviser Carter Page.
Page was never charged with a crime.
In May, the Trump administration announced that Attorney General William Barr had designated U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut to conduct an investigation into the origin of the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative given that a 22-month investigation by Special Council Robert Mueller found no evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
Although Page was not accused of a crime, others who served as Trump campaign aides or unpaid advisers are now convicted felons for process crimes. One former adviser, George Papadopoulos, reportedly spoke words amounting to “exculpatory evidence” while meeting with Joseph Mifsud in Europe in early 2016.
According to several congressmen, Mifsud may have been working as a “Western intelligence” agent while planting information about Hillary Clinton with Papadopoulos rather than a Russian operative, as the Mueller report contended.
Over the last 2+ years as the Mueller probe unfolded, Hannity often asked his guests if “accountability” would ever occur for those in the U.S. intelligence and justice communities who mounting evidence shows participated in a politically-motivated counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign.
“I know there will be criminal referrals,” Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett, who appeared alongside Carter, said. Jarrett quoted from Sen. Lindsey Graham’s interview on Sunday with Maria Bartiromo, “This is going to be ugly and devastating for Obama-administration officials…”
On Sunday Graham, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, predicted that Horowitz’s report will be released “within weeks.” Originally expected to be completed in May or June, the report has been delayed due to new information obtained by DOJ investigators, Fox News has reported over the summer.
“What did Barack Hussein Obama know, and when did he know it?” Hannity asked as the segment was concluding. “People go to jail, yes or no, Gregg?” he asked Jarrett.
“They weaponized the system against a political opponent,” Carter said, with Jarrett adding, “Well, I know there will be criminal referrals. We’ll have to wait and see what Barr and Durham do with that.”
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.