DOJ Inspector General Completes FISA Abuse Probe; To Be Made Public After Review

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has completed his investigation into potential FBI abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act during its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, according to a letter from Georgia Rep. Doug Collins (R) to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler. 

Horowitz informed Attorney General William Barr on Friday that he had completed his probe.

“Earlier today, Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz notified Attorney General William Barr of the completion of his investigation into possible abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance of Act (FISA) by DOJ officials during the 2016 presidential election,” wrote Collins, who called on Nadler to invite Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray to testify after the report has undergone Judiciary Committee review and then made public.

“After the DOJ has a chance to review and comment on the report, it will be sent to the Judiciary Committee and made public,” wrote Collins. 

In late June, Horowitz informed several congressional committees that his probe was “nearing completion,” and that his office had interviewed over 100 witnesses and reviewed more than 1 million documents, according to the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross. 

The FBI relied heavily on the infamous and unverified Steele dossier in applications for the warrants.

The special counsel’s report severely undercut dossier author Christopher Steele’s claim that there was a “well-developed conspiracy of co-operation” between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

The special counsel said there was no evidence of a conspiracy involving the Trump team. There was also no evidence that Page or any other Trump associates acted as agents of Russia.

Republicans have accused the FBI of mishandling the dossier, and failing to disclose to FISA Court judges that the DNC and Clinton campaign had hired Steele to investigate Trump. Investigators with the OIG reportedly interviewed Steele in London, where he is based, in early June. –Daily Caller

According to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Horowitz will likely conclude that the FBI illegally obtained FISA warrants against 2016 Trump campaign aide Carter Page

I think he will,” said Jordan during an discussion with Fox News‘s Sean Hannity and Gregg Jarrett Monday night. 

And in Decembera string of emails quietly requested by House Republicans for declassification by President Trump may provide the smoking gun in the FISA abuse case

The email exchanges show the FBI was aware — before it secured the now-infamous warrant — that there were intelligence community concerns about the reliability of the main evidence used to support it: the Christopher Steele dossier.

The exchanges also indicate FBI officials were aware that Steele, the former MI6 British intelligence operative then working as a confidential human source for the bureau, had contacts with news media reporters before the FISA warrant was secured. –The Hill

via zerohedge


  1. I finally figured out this hog wash these government scallywags cooked up to hoodwink normal American’s who pay their wages to serve “We the People”. This is soooo simple, we pay these creeps, and all they do is create huge scams, ripping us off now to the tune of billions and billions of dollars, and no body did it, because they cover up for each other and they have no concern whatsoever if the guy they are covering up for is a Republican or Democrat they just cover up for him anyway. In this matter, everyone now is fully aware that this Britt character Christopher Steele was completely paid off to produce this Christopher Steele Dossier, by “Queen Mother of Rats”, i.e., “Hillary RODENT Clinton”. It is now known, the RODENT told Steele what to write about Donald Trump, i.e., that he conspired with the Russians to cover up his sexual misbehavior in Russia, which was pure lying dribble by the RODENT to damage the reputation of President Donald J. Trump! What the RODENT did was totally illegal, is a criminal felony punishable by putting the bitch in prison 10 to 20 years, which would be a life sentence for Queen Mother of Rats, as well it should be. But, since all politicians cleverly cover up for one another nothing will ever be done to the RODENT and soon everyone will just forget about it. If you bring it up 10 years from now you’ll be castigated and scorned as a Nair-do-well and asked to get out of this country, as no one cares about that any longer, i.e., just like they did with the RODENT’S husband Slick Willy Clinton, who raped one woman for sure and womanized many others. There you are, this is how our wonderful politician’s operate!

    1. We have a $20 plus trillion deficit. How much of that do you think wound up right back in our so called “representatives” pockets? They didn’t become millionaires on their salaries. Diane Feinstein’s husband was “awarded” a billion dollar contract for that high speed train to nowhere in California. It is also true that Richard Blum – Feinstein’s husband – has a financial relationship with the real estate firm contracted to sell United States Postal Service properties. They are the only real estate company with the rights to sell these buildings. I guess Feinstein and her ilk have no use for “diversity” when it comes to money

      1. The Justice Swamp will find the FB guilty and like these huckster attorneys going after INSTITUTIONS with the possible exception of the Cathodic church, finds only the Institution guilty, even thought they are making claims of probable causes, which it would appear is now interpreted as reasonable?

  2. the first and greatest question, will it be released in common english or political “gobbly-gook” un-recognisible to any other than a drunken language????? second, who is covering whose ass ?? third and most important,, ARE THEY GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT????????

  3. Yep, bill put it in a nut shell, that’s our politicians at work. If they worked as hard at solving our country’s problems as they do at undermining the executive branch, they might actually accomplish something but, that will never happen until they rid themselves of their 8 year old spoiled brat mentality. Seriously, we need to weed out the radical liberals, socialists, and fascists. We finally have a president that is actually trying to fulfill his campaign promises and the democrates are acting like he is slapping them in the face. Thank God there is a major election coming up in 2020. Maybe, if enough of us conservatives and those who are sick and tired of the bull our politicians are trying to feed us come out to vote, we can weed out the likes of Pelosi, Sanders, AOC especially, and a bunch of others that are an embarrassment to the American people.

    1. Well said, sure hope we can sink the ship od DemocRATS! If we lose this election and don’t keep the presidency, House and Senate, we will lose our country forever! These insane DemocRATS are intending on ruining our country from top to bottom. Some Democrats I know have left the party and have crossed over to Independents. These lily-livered Republicans that are stepping down because they don’t agree with Trump at the last minute with little time for replacements to be found and get run on the ground need a swift kick up their rears with AOC’s big head!

  4. You sir are absolutely right!!! They will lie, or buy their way out. We need teal I mean real leaders to take a stand and clear up those un explained messes that this Democrate conjured up. Time to have real Justice served. I lost all respect for the Democratic party. It’s time people it’s time. We are the ones paying for it, and they are the ones ripping us off. They all need to pay for their crimes heavily… Act now!!!!

    1. The repubs are weak, timid, and spineless with some exceptions. Most are never commenting or are supporting the demonRatz. They could make life very uncomfortable for nadler and company. But, they don’t. The only reason the dems have control of the House is because of repub quiters. I hate the communist dems but even more so the repubs.

  5. this election will be very critical that everybody that votes gets checked for citizenship..and no drivers license voters. it is not legal. no verified voter registration , NO VOTE….

  6. I Agree. IF we lose the Presidency and the house. We True Americans might as well , form our own Country. We will Lose The USA as we know it. What a shame it’s so easy to Brain wash the American youth and some others.

    A young man from Puerto Rico told my Husband the other day . That “ALL ” the Illegal Women , held at the border that are Pregnant ARE Pregnant by Our Border Patrol agents . He actually believes this .
    This is the type of thing our Youth are being taught .

    My Husband tried to explain , they came here , hoping to get foot on US soil when they have their child so that can “Stay” here .
    I think it’s ridiculous , to let someone from another country get Citizenship all because their parent was here ( esp. Illegal ) when born.

    Does anyone else know of a Country that does such a thing ?

    We are Way to easy and it will be our Downfall .

    Make sure to send the DemoRats e-mails ……Telling them how you feel. I Have and will Keep sending them !!


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