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DOJ IG confirms Comey was referred for Criminal Prosecution

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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:16 PM
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We all basically knew this was the case, but we have actual confirmation now from Horowitz himself...









Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Wednesday that he referred former FBI Director James Comey for criminal prosecution earlier this year after concluding he leaked sensitive materials to a friend.

“We are required by the [Inspector General] Act to send information that we’ve identified that could plausibly be criminal to the Department of Justice,” said Mr. Horowitz, confirming what amounted to a criminal referral.




While we don't know the specifics behind the scenes, we do know that after Barr passed on prosecution, Comey celebrated on Twitter like he was cleared.

Also of note in the article is Horowitz, when asked about Comey's testimony to Congress on this matter, said that there were inconsistencies with the facts and they will be looked into. It seems the FISA abuse allegations may not be the only trouble ahead for Comey.
m.washingtontimes.com...



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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:19 PM
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Good, I hope the worst happens to Comey.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: Arizonaguy

Comey was cleared...


Your arch enemy admitting they have no evidence to prosecute you, is being cleared if it is innocent till proven guilty..


Here is the real question..


How does not prosecuting Comey help trump???


It doesn’t... prosecuting him would be crazy validation.


It would only benefit trump..


So why isn’t he prosecuting ANYONE??



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:28 PM
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So Horowitz made a criminal referral to the Department of Justice but the Department of Justice under Barr declined to prosecute. Is this the import of the information?

Horowitz said Comey shared ''sensitive'' material and sent it to Barr and Barr said it's not enough to prosecute. It was ''sensitive'' material and not ''classified material.

So now what? Or do I have that wrong?



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:42 PM
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BRB
edit on 18-9-2019 by Fallingdown because: (no reason given)


Why pick the seedling you can harvest the plant ?
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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 03:43 PM
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Nj



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
So Horowitz made a criminal referral to the Department of Justice but the Department of Justice under Barr declined to prosecute. Is this the import of the information?

Horowitz said Comey shared ''sensitive'' material and sent it to Barr and Barr said it's not enough to prosecute. It was ''sensitive'' material and not ''classified material.

So now what? Or do I have that wrong?


Now we all shrug and move on to the next big "bombshell".



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Admitted

What else is new? Lol.

Those bombs shipped to different media outlets that turned out to be duds a while back? A great analogy for pretty much every "bombshell" presented on ATS. Life imitates art, especially when it comes to predictive programming.
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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

For sure...


Name one recent (say the last 8 or ten years..)
conservative conspiracy theory that has been accompanied by ANY accountability?!?!

I do not know of one..


Every felonious and treasonous accusation conservative media makes ends in the exact say way...


They have some spokesman come out and say, “ while their actions were very troubling, but didn’t rise to the level of criminal prosecution...”


Why???


Only 2 options..


1) The conservative politicians are covering up for the democrats, even though the Conspiracy theory originated with them in the first place.. it is possible, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense to tell on someone and then help them cover it up..

2) the accusations were always nonsense which is why there is no prosecution.. calling someone “troubling “ is free... prosecutions require proof.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

So what happens when they do not pick the plant???


What happens when EVERYONE accused of treasonous actions by conservative media , all only benefit from the publicity???

All of them are getting book deals and speaking fees... when all the Trump DOJ can do to hold them accountable for the countless felonies they have accused people of is to call their actions “troubling “ with zero accountability..




Isn’t the more logical explanation that the gop was always just spouting nonsense to propagandize the sheeple.. and imho nonsense that no one smart enough to operate a smart phone should fall for.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny
First of all, get a dictionary and look up acquittal.
Not prosecuting does not equal innocent
It just means that Barr didn't think it was worth it to pusue that case
But the evidence showed Comey did leak that info.
The biggest legal hurdle was he legally able to do so
There is still an ongoing investigation into other acts Comey may have committed
And Horowitz did say today that there were inconsistencies with the facts regarding Comey's testimony thst a separate IG investigation is now looking into
Cleared..haha..you should hit the club circuit in Vegas
You have a real future in stand-up



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny
Or...
All the facts have yet to be gathered and analyzed. An investigation was just launched in May.
This was the first finding.
Maybe the last
But maybe the first of many
Add into the equation that we are dealing with FISA courts now
It's a sticky situation all around
How does the government admit there are issues with the FISA process and still justify maintaining them?
Oh sure, in your world it must be wonderful to have everything so black and white
But for most of us, including the government, the shades of gray get in the way.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

Or option 3: they're two sides of the same coin, both pushing the establishment's agenda and acting as controlled opposition to one another to divide the populace down political and social lines.

It's the age old divide and conquer technique with bread and circus sprinkled throughout.
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posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: JustJohnny

The answer to this is been floating around for a while in my opinion. Say you’ve been investigating a serial murderer for years. Then one day he’s caught jaywalking while under surveillance . Do you charge him and risk giving him discovery. Or not sweat the small stuff .

When the IG report is released we will have all the answers to those questions .



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: JustJohnny

Or option 3: they're two sides of the same coin, both pushing the establishment's agenda and acting as controlled opposition to one another to divide the populace down political and social lines.

It's the age old divide and conquer technique with bread and circus sprinkled throughout.

I don't doubt that there's loys of footsie being played under the table between the parties. That's why the 2 party system sucks

But this is something that can't be ignored. Allegations of the inner workings of our government attempting to manipulate both the media and the legal system in a bloodless coup attempt to remove a lawfully elected president. This needs to ne addressed. And the investigation needs to be supported by both parties and by WE THE PEOPLE, same as Mueller's investigation



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: Arizonaguy

The establishment doesn't start anything they can't finish. Impeaching Trump is nothing more than a wedge issue to divide the population. If Trump wasn't chosen to be president then he wouldn't be there right now. He is playing his part in the psyop.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Sharing sensitive information with the press may be a crime, depending upon circumstances. The biggest hurdle is did Comey's position allow him to do so. A case like that has never been tested.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: Arizonaguy
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Sharing sensitive information with the press may be a crime, depending upon circumstances. The biggest hurdle is did Comey's position allow him to do so. A case like that has never been tested.



While this may be the case, the sharing sensitive information with the press MAY be a crime, depending on circumstances, it is not Comey's guilt or innocence that is the major question. That question is ''did Barr find it worth prosecution or did he not. That answer, as I have been able to ascertain was he did not.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire
But he was certainly vague on what was his reasoning behind that decision. It may have been because Comey himself authored the memos he shared. Comey did have authorization to release info to the press. It leads to some ambiguity as to whether or not it was criminal. A jury may decide yes. Then again, they may not. I think Barr is waiting for the investigation to conclude. If there were FISA abuses, then Barr can use this case combined with that one to pai t a really good picture of Barr. Having a trial and acquittal would bar Barr from presenting that as evidence later on to paint a damning picture of Comey's intent.



posted on Sep, 18 2019 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: Arizonaguy

No but innocent until proven guilty does....it is not guilty until proven innocent no matter what Sean hannity May tell you.


Has he been proven guilty..


As to your second part, I agree Barr did not think it was with prosecuting, but why??



ANY of these people trump has accused of whatever being prosecuted ONLY helps trump, well assuming he can back up his claims with actual evidence..

All his supporters LOVE IT..


Conservative media would LOVE it..


But more than that, it ANY of them being prosecuted successfully would validate his other claims..



Assuming they actually have evidence of course, prosecuting Hillary, Obama, Comey , McCabe , you name it, is ONLY a win for trump.

So why is he ignoring that win unless he has zero evidence and an actual trial would make him look ridiculous.




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