Forget the spin: AG Barr, Durham got an early Christmas present because IG Horowitz’s report DOES document serial abuses of the FISA court

The initial probe into how the Spygate investigation began has become a criminal investigation

(TNS) While the Garbage Party’s propaganda media twist themselves into pretzels spinning DoJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s very damning report regarding the Obama FBI’s abuses of the FISA court in order to put the 2016 Trump campaign under surveillance, the fact of the matter is the report is a gift for Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham.



How so? Because regardless of the fact that Horowitz ridiculously claimed there was no political bias involved in the launch of “Spygate,” the details in his report say otherwise.

And not only that, but the report does document several instances where FBI agents owing allegiance to Obama and James Comey instead of the American people intentionally lied to the FISA court through acts of omission.

Specifically, they didn’t tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court that the sole “intelligence” they had against the Trump campaign was a fabricated “dossier” that was bought and paid for by Trump’s political rivals: Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.

That’s big-time defrauding the court, a huge no-no.

And it’s all in Horowitz’s report. Can’t redact it now.

This is important because, remember, Barr and Durham announced earlier this fall that the initial probe into how the Spygate investigation began has become a criminal investigation.

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That means Durham has found evidence that actual crimes may have been committed. That means he’s also got a grand jury empaneled somewhere so he can get some indictments in the future.

Horowitz’s report documents those alleged crimes, or at least some of them.

Barr seems to understand what’s going on. In an interview with NBC News Tuesday morning to explain his disagreement with some of Horowitz’s conclusions, Barr said — again — that the 2016 Trump campaign was “clearly spied upon.”

That evidence is in Horowitz’s report as well.

“That’s what electronic surveillance is,” Barr told NBC News. “I think wiring people up to go in to talk to people and make recordings of their conversations is spying. I think going through people’s emails, which they did as a result of the FISA warrant,” is also spying.

NBC News:

Attorney General William Barr said he still believes the FBI may have operated out of “bad faith” when it investigated whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, and he contends the FBI acted improperly by continuing the investigation after Donald Trump took office.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Barr essentially dismissed the findings of the Justice Department’s inspector general that there was no evidence of political bias in the launching of the Russia probe, saying that his hand-picked prosecutor, John Durham, will have the last word on the matter.

“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,” Barr said. “I think there were gross abuses…and inexplicable behavior that is intolerable in the FBI.”

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“I think that leaves open the possibility that there was bad faith.” …

Inspector General Michael Horowitz, after reviewing a million documents and interviewing 100 people, concluded that he “did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the decisions to open” the investigations into Trump campaign aides.

But Barr argued that Horowitz didn’t look very hard, and that the inspector general accepted the FBI’s explanations at face value.

“All he said was, people gave me an explanation and I didn’t find anything to contradict it…he hasn’t decided the issue of improper motive,” Barr said. “I think we have to wait until the full investigation is done.”

Barr said he stood by his assertion that the Trump campaign was spied on, noting that the FBI used confidential informants who recorded conversations with Trump campaign officials.

We understand lots of people have been waiting and waiting for the Trump Justice Department to bring some people down for what they very clearly did — participate in a coup attempt that is actually ongoing.

But the fact that Barr remains adamant in his belief that the Trump campaign was spied upon and the fact that Durham’s probe has gone criminal means something is coming down the pike.

In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if people are already looking to cut deals to avoid as much prison time as possible, mostly by offering up bigger fish.

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I think Barr needs to understand that people can only be so patient without results. If things don’t start moving like both him & Trump promised, the American People will start turning on the do nothing like usual DOJ. Barr is pushing his luck if he thinks Americans will just keep taking his word for it when he never hands over anything but “soon”. Americans are sick of their “SOON” answer when asked when they are going to do their job. Either do your job in a TIMELY manner or get the he** out so someone else more reliable can… Read more »

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