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originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
If there is a consistent pattern it's not an error. Errors and mistakes are suppose to be uncommon, hardly any. That's why it's called an error. Not the case here. Deliberate action after action to create the outcome they wanted.
Omitted Page's consensually monitored
statements to an FBI CHS in August 2016 that
Page had "literally never met" or "said one word
to" Paul Manafort and that Manafort had not
responded to any of Page's emails; if true, those
statements were in tension with claims in Report
95 that Page was participating in a conspiracy
with Russia by acting as an intermediary for
Manafort on behalf of the Trump campaign
By the way, John Durham just issued a statement saying he did not agree with some of Michael Horowitz's conclusions in the IG report. Conclusions that he was not equipped properly to arrive at.
“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”
originally posted by: TooCloseToTheSun
a reply to: dashen
Prepare to be disappointed.
a reply to: Grambler
If you really find this nothing burger w/ weak sauce "devastating" and beyond belief what on earth were you expecting?
This is a massive disappointed for Republicans, its Barr or nothing now for Trump.
As we noted last year in our review of the Midyear investigation, the FBI has developed and earned a reputation as one of the world's premier law enforcement agencies in significant part because of its tradition of professionalism, impartiality,
non-political enforcement of the law, and adherence to detailed policies, practices, and norms. It was precisely these qualities that were required as the FBI initiated and conducted Crossfire Hurricane. However, as we describe in this report, our review identified significant concerns with how certain aspects of the investigation were conducted and supervised, particularly the FBI's failure to adhere to its own standards of accuracy and completeness when filing applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authority to surveil Carter Page, a U.S. person who was connected to the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign. We also identified what we believe is an absence of sufficient policies to ensure appropriate Department oversight of significant investigative decisions that could affect constitutionally protected activity.
originally posted by: nataliep
Hanniy promised us people would be going to jail! whats going on!
Starting in December 2016, FBI staff
participated in an interagency effort to assess the
Russian government's intentions and actions concerning
the 2016 U.S. elections. We learned that whether and
how to present Steele's reporting in the Intelligence
Community Assessment (ICA) was a topic of significant
discussion between the FBI and the other agencies
participating in it. According to FBI staff, as the
interagency editing process for the ICA progressed, the
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) expressed concern
about the lack of vetting for the Steele election
reporting and asserted it did not merit inclusion in the
body of the report. An FBI Intel Section Chief told us
the CIA viewed it as "internet rumor." In contrast, as
we describe in Chapter Six, the FBI, including Corney
and McCabe, sought to include the reporting in the ICA.
Limited information from the Steele reporting ultimately
was presented in an appendix to the ICA.