Horowitz BEGINS: FBI Official Under Criminal Investigation For Significantly Altering ‘Russian Probe’ Document
"the changes were significant enough to manipulate the document’s meaning"
The fallout from the Horowitz and Durham investigations is beginning as CNN reports that an unnamed FBI official is being investigated for significantly altering a document that led to the surveillance of Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. It is not clear exactly how the document was altered but sources told CNN the changes were significant enough to manipulate the document’s meaning. A witness admitted to changing the document, CNN said.
Horowitz has given the altered document to John Durham, the U.S. Attorney who is leading the investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe. The document is at least one focus of Mr. Durham’s criminal probe, CNN reported.
The document will also be part of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s review of the FBI’s effort to obtain warrants under FISA.
The alterations were significant enough to have shifted the document’s meaning and came up during a part of Horowitz’s FISA review where details were classified, according to the sources.
Some witnesses who have been interviewed in Horowitz’s investigation have said they expect the inspector general to find mistakes in the FBI’s handling of the FISA process, but that those mistakes do not undermine the premise for the FBI’s investigation.
American intelligence agencies and the Justice Department have not swayed from their finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking the Democrats and spreading pro-Trump propaganda online.
And even former top Trump campaign officials have corroborated special counsel Robert Mueller’s finding that the Trump campaign planned some of its strategy around the Russian hacks, and had multiple contacts with Kremlin-linked individuals in 2016.
Horowitz’s investigators conducted more than 100 witness interviews in their review. During one of interviews this year, they confronted the witness about the document. The witness admitted to the change, the sources said.
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The announcement of the criminal investigation seems to be the beginning of a timeline of events that will put the republicans back on offense and the Democrats on defense.
The long-awaited Horowitz’s report is scheduled to be released on Dec. 9 and the Senate will discuss in in a hearing on the 11th, according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham.
The results of Mr. Durham’s criminal probe are expected in the near future as well as John Huber’s investigation of ‘all things Clinton’.
Congress heads home for Thanksgiving beginning Friday and are expected to put together their report for completion in Early December.
Either it goes to the Senate, or not.
Either way, they will be on defense. The Republicans control the Senate and it will be a different drama than the House for obvious reasons.
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Important to note that Senate Impeachment proceedings will take Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and any other presidential candidate that is a senator off of the campaign trail.
Lindsey Graham has officially begun requesting documents from the State Department concerning the Hunter Biden situation with his father, Joe Biden, and Burisma.
AT the same time, the Ukraine has just added money laundering, to the tune of almost $5 billion, to their criminal investigation of Burisma. The Ukrainian Parliament is demanding that the presidents of both countries investigate. the allegations include Templeton Investments, a high dollar and top donor of the Obama campaigns.
It is beginning to look like it could be a very good year for President Trump and the Republicans. Maybe Moody’s wasn’t far off when their historically accurate election model predicted a big Electoral College win for 2020.
I need more popcorn!!!!