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  1. Now that the OIG report is out, we’ve gotta say the FBI has never looked better:
  2. The U.S. Justice Department’s internal watchdog will release a long-awaited report on Thursday on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe that she said contributed to her 2016 presidential election loss to Republican Donald Trump. The report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which will be released at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT), arose from a review he launched about a week before Trump took office in January 2017. The inquiry has focused on whether former FBI Director James Comey’s public statements about the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state were based on “improper considerations.” Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-fbi/justice-dept-watchdog-to-release-report-on-fbi-decisions-on-clinton-probe-idUSKBN1JA0D4
  3. IanCortes

    The FBI’s Reckoning

    The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General is rarely in the spotlight. But a highly anticipated report by the department’s internal watchdog will finally be released this week, ending a nearly 18-month investigation into whether the FBI acted improperly in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. The inspector general, Michael Horowitz—commonly referred to as the DOJ’s internal watchdog—announced in January 2017 that his office would examine allegations of misconduct surrounding former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The news was welcomed by both Democrats—who felt that Comey had shattered Clinton’s chances of winning the election by effectively reopening the email probe just days before the election—and by Republicans, who felt that Comey, after deciding not to charge Clinton with a crime, had let her off easy. President Trump, who frequently attacks the FBI and DOJ for investigating his campaign team’s ties to Russia, has also taken an interest in Horowitz’s forthcoming report: “What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey,” Trump wrote in a tweet last week. “Numerous delays...Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!” It is not clear where Trump got the idea that Horowitz, known as an even-handed professional among current and former Justice Department employees, would deliberately weaken the report. Horowitz served as a prosecutor in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and in the Justice Department’s criminal division, and was appointed to the inspector general’s job in 2012 by former President Barack Obama. Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/06/the-reckoning-facing-the-fbi/562685/
  4. Another scandal spreads in the American establishment. According to American columnist for National Review Andrew McCarthy in a recent column Glenn Simpson the co-founder of an intelligence firm Fusion GPS, that compiled research on Trump during the campaign, had testified to the Senate that the F.B.I. had a ‘human source’ within the campaign. Trump’s reaction was not long in coming. “Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT,'” Trump tweeted. “Andrew McCarthy says, ‘There’s probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign.'” Thus one more fact of the FBI's abuse of power added to the list against a background of the confrontation between the head of the White House and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The whole thing started in 2016. The powerful intelligence agency suffered criticism from Donald Trump back then during the elections. Then he accused the FBI of Hillary Clinton's support and covering the Clinton email investigation. Speaking in Minneapolis in 2016, Trump said Clinton was being “protected by a rigged system….she will be under investigation for a long, long time, likely concluding in a criminal trial”. At that time the tough talk of the odious businessman wasn't taken seriously, just because his words were not confirmed. Next the public became aware of text messages exchanged by two anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The pair worked on the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server and were later kicked off special counsel Robert Mueller’s team probing possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. In the latest batch of texts from May 2017, Strzok and Page were ‘angry and mourning’ over Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Several conservative media and the expert community required to ‘investigate and prosecute’. However there had been no response from officials. In addition, in late January, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes reportedly accused the FBI of abusing FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrants to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign. But all these things were overshadowed by Comey's recent revelations. His claims and admissions confirmed the FBI under his direction actually had interfered into American elections. The former director admitted he had reopened an investigation on Clinton to legitimate her victory in presidential race and to show “impartiality” of the Bureau to the American people. At the time he was sure of her landslide victory. Comey did not conceal that he and his wife had given preference to Clinton in 2016. But at the time the ex-FBI head did not expect that his actions would deal a devastating blow to her campaign. These cases should be investigated seriously and may even require an assignment of another special counsel who would “stir up a wasps' nest” in the FBI. The American society has a right to demand the same impartiality as in the investigation of Trump-Russia connections.
  5. I A person is tackled by the secret service when he was protesting against Barack Obama. He called Obama a Republican bitch. He yelled to Obama: help the poor people, stop helping the rich people, and stop helping the corporations. Then the media lied about that incident and told the people they could not hear what that man said because the crowd was too loud. This is proof what the heckler said to Obama and how all the media stations lied about this story to protect President Obama. This is proof that all the media is corrupt and will lie as much as it can to protect President Obama and to push their Propaganda on to the American Citizens.This story proves that all of the employees of the Media are not ethical Journalist, but puppets that spew lies to the American people because the Largest and most powerful corporations order them to do this. jetland@centurylink.net
  6. I A person is tackled by the secret service when he was protesting against Barack Obama. He called Obama a Republican bitch. He yelled to Obama: help the poor people, stop helping the rich people, and stop helping the corporations. Then the media lied about that incident and told the people they could not hear what that man said because the crowd was too loud. This is proof what the heckler said to Obama and how all the media stations lied about this story to protect President Obama. This is proof that all the media is corrupt and will lie as much as it can to protect President Obama and to push their Propaganda on to the American Citizens.This story proves that all of the employees of the Media are not ethical Journalist, but puppets that spew lies to the American people because the Largest and most powerful corporations order them to do this.
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