REPORT: DOJ Inspector General’s FISA Abuse Investigation is ‘Done and it’s DEVASTATING’
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has reportedly concluded his investigation of the Obama FISA abuses. Senator Lindsey Graham has stated that he expects the report to be upsetting to anyone who cares about the rule of law. U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova had already revealed that some of the FISA warrants had been obtained illegally.
The FISA warrants are at the center of the spying of the Trump campaign by the Obama administration.
The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is a U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Sean Hannity brought up the prospect of Horowitz’s investigation with Senator Graham on his show. They were joined by Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who is now a Fox News contributor:
“I have sources telling me that Horowitz perhaps is even finished with his report and certainly the attorney general has been briefed on what is coming,” Hannity said. He also referred to former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova saying Horowitz determined that the three FISA extensions against onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page were illegally obtained and was on the brink of finding the first FISA was completely illegal.
The completion of Horowitz’s investigation would be news. Attorney General William Barr recently predicted that it would be complete in either late May or June, but there has been no official word of its progress since.
Horowitz announced his investigation in March 2018 in a statement that said his office was examining the Justice Department’s and FBI’s compliance with legal requirements as well as policies and procedures in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court related to Page as part of a larger counterintelligence probe into President Trump’s campaign.
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Horowitz also said he would “review information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source. Additionally, the OIG will review the DOJ’s and FBI’s relationship and communications with the alleged source as they relate to the FISC applications.”
This “alleged FBI confidential source” is British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who authored the unverified dossier on Trump’s ties to Russia that was used by the FBI in the Page warrant applications.
Horowitz can recommend that people be prosecuted. Jarrett noted that U.S. Attorney John Durham, whom Barr has tasked with reviewing the origins of the Russia investigation, could then “subpoena people to haul them in front of a grand jury. I suspect there is a grand jury and they’re well on their way to potential criminal indictments.”
Jarrett said the people “likely” in legal jeopardy are former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former FBI General Counsel James Baker, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, “maybe” former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and “certainly” Steele and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.
As soon as we get the report from Horowitz, the U.S Attorney Huber investigation is also reaching it’s conclusion, on ‘all things Clinton’ including the Foundation as well as her emails.
Keep the popcorn running!
Watch the interaction here: