Report: DOJ Inspector General Report Will Be “Devastating”

IS THE “DEEP STATE” NERVOUS, OR WILL DOJ WATCHDOG THROW A SOFTBALL?

by Sharon Rondeau

(Dec. 2, 2019) — On Monday night’s “Hannity,” investigative journalist Sara A. Carter predicted that the Justice Department inspector general’s upcoming report to be released one week from today will be “devastating” as to the FBI and DOJ’s conduct in relation to the Trump-Russia “collusion” investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.

The report is said to examine whether or not surveillance warrants were obtained properly on a former Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page, and perhaps others.

At the opening of the show, however, host Sean Hannity quoted from a Washington Post report issued Monday stating that Attorney General William Barr disagrees with a “key finding” of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report to be released December 9.

For weeks, Sara Carter and other “Hannity” guests have expressed confidence that Horowitz’s findings will be highly incriminating to the DOJ and its subsidiary, the FBI.  On November 22 and 27, however, The New York Times published two articles claiming that Horowitz will reveal an “unprofessional” approach to the Trump-Russia investigation but not criminal wrongdoing.

As Americans await the Horowitz report, a Barr-appointed U.S. attorney from Connecticut, John Durham, is conducting a criminal investigation into the origins of the FBI’s “Crossfire Hurricane” counterintelligence operation into the Trump campaign which began as an “administrative review.”

Horowitz’s “mandate” in the December 9 report, Hannity said, was to “look into the FISA abuse,” referring to the process by which the FBI and DOJ obtained surveillance warrants on Carter Page.  While Durham can convene a grand jury, subpoena witnesses, and issue indictments, Horowitz cannot, Hannity reminded his audience.

“Leaks” from Horowitz’s upcoming report have been “rampant,” Hannity said.

A Horowitz report focusing on former FBI James Comey’s conduct in 2016 recommended criminal investigation to the DOJ, but the agency declined to undertake it, a fact Hannity restated on Monday.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham warned Hannity and his audience to be “wary of The Washington Post and The New York Times reporting on what is coming up with Horowitz.  They’ve been trying overtime to spin this thing to diminish its effect to downplay it.  I can tell you without any hesitation Attorney General Barr has every confidence in the work in Mr. Horowitz.  He believes he’s done a good job, a professional job, and he appreciates the work and the effort that’s been put in to disclose an abuse at the Department of Justice.”

Graham later said that if certain reports as to “FISA abuse” prove accurate, Horowitz’s findings will be “devastating,” repeating Sara Carter’s terminology.  Several Republican congressmen have suggesed that criminal referrals will be forthcoming as a result of Horowitz’s report, while congressional Democrats have been largely silent on what the contents of the report might show.

Graham asked why, if the FBI found “credible” evidence to investigate the 2016 Trump campaign for alleged “collusion” with Russia, no one within the campaign was informed of it.  He suggested that the surveillance carried out on Carter Page could then have constituted “spying,” a term Barr used in public testimony to Congress last spring.

Of Horowitz, Graham said, “He’s looking to find if the system got off the rails.”

On Monday evening, DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec issued the following on Twitter:

 

 

3 Responses to "Report: DOJ Inspector General Report Will Be “Devastating”"

  1. Sharon Rondeau   Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Hopefully, as responsible “journalists,” they are quoting from reliable sources.

  2. thomas w arnold   Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Can anyone recall a report by any so-called Inspector General investigating his/her own federal agency which turned out to be DEVASTATING?
    Only in Sean Hannity’s mind!
    For example, the DOJ IG is one of the federal employees/elitists/deep state operatives who has refused to look into “Obama’s” background and constitutional ineligibility, i.e. “Obama,” is not a natural born American citizen and, in a conspiracy with the DNC and others (among them the CIA?), STOLE the presidency twice (2008 and again in 2012). This amounts in my mind to the greatest, most serious federal crime(s) ever committed. I call it TREASON.
    Michael Horowitz has a unit called OIG.Hotline@usdoj.gov (an internet link which advertises itself as being a proper site for citizens to report federal crimes). Just for the record, I have reported “Obama’s” crimes many times to the OIGHotline run by Horowitz. Now, every time I try to contact them, they respond back to me with the admonition “YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO CONTACT US!” I guess my 1st Amendment rights mean nothing to Michael Horowitz.
    Note that in January 2015, I sent a Sheriff’s Kit by USPS to Horowitz. It was received and signed for on January 20, 2015.
    So, I’m not expecting the Inspector General report to be “devastating.” And, for your sake, Sean Hannity, don’t hold your breath too long!

  3. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    Message e-mailed to President Trump and AG Barr today:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

    https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice/done?sid=10119411&token=4ea98af7d201c92806a4ad315df51680 [Professional Responsibility]

    GOD BLESS President TRUMP + AG BARR + US Attorney DURHAM…for SETTING LIMITS to protect the pursuit of happiness for millions of American families!

    What makes history so fascinating is the rising-up of some person(s) from relative obscurity to SET LIMITS on an otherwise overwhelming catastrophe such as war, famine, economic depression, disease, political oppression et al. Christ of Nazareth, Joan of Arc, Chamberlain at Little Round Top, Jonas Salk and cure for polio, Lech Walesa of Solidarity’s removal of communism, come to mind.

    And now we see the United States fomenting in a pursuit of unhappiness led by Democriminals Nancy Pelosi, Barry Soetoro-Obama II and Hillary Clinton. These three traitors, if left to rule America, would reduce our venerable Republic to a shameful assembly of indentured debtors and PC fools on the world stage.

    Enter Donald Trump, William Barr and John Durham to SET LIMITS on an otherwise murderous open borders, gross national lawlessness and runaway national debt. These three souls are now poised to SET LIMITS on out-of-control election fraud and an historic presidential coup. https://www.teaparty.org/author-lee-smith-barack-obama-interfered-with-the-peaceful-transfer-of-power-to-president-trump-video-419251/

    In 2119 when children look back to TRUMP + BARR + DURHAM, will they see from a sea of national turmoil that LIMITS WERE SET on NANCY + BARRY + HILLARY for their collective collusive crimes 08-28-08- TODAY?
    https://www.thepostemail.com/2009/09/10/jb-williams-exposes-dnc-conspiracy-in-2008-general-election/

    Private citizens, RONDEAU + TAITZ + KERCHNER et al have risen up from obscurity to do the HOMEWORK FOR THE HOMELAND to assist today’s possible LIMIT SETTING on these three irreverent Democriminals to render them irrelevant: https://www.thepostemail.com/ + http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/ + https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/

    Pray for firm historic justice forth-coming.

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