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Graham calls Rosenstein as first witness in Russia inquiry
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting rod Rosenstein will testify about the Russia probe on Capitol Hill next Wednesday former deputy Attorney General rod Rosenstein will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week as the panel looks into the justice department's Russia investigation senator Lindsey Graham the committee chairman said Thursday Rosenstein will testify about the new revelations contained in a report from justice department inspector general Michael Horowitz the report released in December concluded the Russia investigation opened in July twenty sixteen for a legitimate basis but it also says there were serious mistakes and omissions in F. B. I. applications to monitor a former trump campaign adviser Carter page might cross CO Washington
Trump firing inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint
"President trump's abrupt firing of the intelligence community inspector general has drawn some swift criticism in a letter to the Senate intelligence committee late Friday president trump said it's vital that he has confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general and that is no longer the case with Michael Atkinson Atkinson handled the whistleblower complaint last year that the president was putting pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son that complaint trigger trump's impeachment among those criticizing the move is the justice department's watchdog Michael Horowitz says Atkinson is known for his integrity professionalism and commitment to the rule of law and independent oversight than Thomas
Trump fires intel watchdog involved in impeachment probe
"Firing of the intelligence community's inspector general is drawn swift criticism in a letter to the Senate intelligence committee late Friday president trump said it's vital that he has confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general and that is no longer the case with Michael Atkinson Atkinson handled the whistleblower complaint last year that the president was putting pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son that complaint trigger trump's impeachment among those criticizing the move is the justice department's watchdog Michael Horowitz says Atkinson is known for his integrity professionalism and commitment to the rule of law
Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint
"In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee late Friday president trump said it's vital that he has confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general and that is no longer the case with Michael Atkinson Atkinson handled the whistleblower complaint last year that the president was putting pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son that complaint trigger trump's impeachment among those criticizing the move is the justice department's watchdog Michael Horowitz says Atkinson is known for his integrity professionalism and commitment to the rule of law and independent oversight than Thomas Washington
Senate Republicans May Expedite Trial By Calling No Witnesses
"As Congress was leaving for its holiday recess speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi is taking an unexpected gamble delaying sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate charging trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress thereby preventing the triggering of the Senate trial an attempt to shape the process and gain leverage in the Senate the Democrats are demanding that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called key witnesses including White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton to testify McConnell declaring on Thursday we remain at an impasse what we do now when the trial finally happens two thirds or sixty seven votes are needed to convict the president an unlikely outcome in a Republican majority Senate for more on this we're joined by senators on each side of the aisle who will determine the president's fate and we'll start with Republican senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin good morning senator morning Martha merry Christmas thanks very much same to you you said earlier this month that you think the consensus in the Senate would be to let the house make its case the White House make its case and then put forward a motion to vote without witnesses is that still what you see happening I think so that should be just general discussion within the conference the case is pretty thin the houses sending over us if they ever send it over to us you're pretty pretty thin gruel from my standpoint so what will what both sides and they have a fair chance making their case then we should do take a vote so so you believe there are fifty one votes in the Senate for the quick trial with no witnesses is that something moderate Republicans will support again I can't speak for anybody else but I'm just saying the scuttlebutt inside the conference would seem to support that I would think and then you have criticized speaker Pelosi for not immediately transmitting articles of impeachment to the Senate to try to get leverage with the Senate to agree to hear from key witnesses like Mick Mulvaney John Bolton but why shouldn't you be willing to call witnesses again I'm not sure criticize rose just things kind of bizarre they they had to rush to a this impeachment vote and then also and she's sitting on it I I don't think so you should be making the case that the whole should made in there presentation I my guess is they weren't able to make the case as I said that the charges are are are pretty thin gruel I don't see anything in peaceful match so it just not that is not the job of the Senate to make the case of the house to the made in their impeachment clause for an impeachment the articles impeachment senator are you watching post poll for this week's show seventy one percent of the country believes the president should allow his top aides to testify including sixty four percent of Republicans this is something president trump himself advocated for just a few weeks ago let's listen when you share will be fair in the Senate I would love to have my mom makes I'd love to have and many of the people testify but I don't want to testify when this is a total fix and he's talking about the Senate so if it is really what the president wants if it is what a large majority of Republicans want why not do it again I I've said repeatedly that up I will support the president in the type of trial he wants a type two witnesses he he wants to bring but again I I I also think it be totally appropriate to have the house put on their case the present prime on his case and then decide what we're gonna do after that point and and what do you think it would be messy and unproductive to to have witnesses or or change anything that's something you've also sad well first of all I've been conducting oversight in into related matters sense literally March two thousand fifteen I started yeah my my committees were charged with killing could email scandal the FBI's investigation of that bat in many respects morphed into the whole Russian collusion with trump campaign hoax we just held here with Michael Horowitz last week there's an awful lot of troubling problems with what happened inside those investigations a lot of damage being done to our democracy right now mark mark this what we're not talking about so we we can sense on this in peace we can sense on the trial but what I'm trying to do is I'm trying to get the American people the truth of what all happens so something very strange happened you've got forty forty five cent mereka public that they're completely supports president this border strengthening forty forty five percent that really don't tell obviously you know he's not their Cup of tea let's put it that way ten to twenty percent American people middle are just asking what is pulling off I'm trying to answer those questions well let's go to some some new questions their new emails released by the Pentagon on Friday after the center for public integrity for you had them those show that it was about ninety minutes after president trump held that phone call on July twenty fifth with the president of Ukraine the White House budget office ordered the Pentagon to suspend all military aid that had already been allocated to Ukraine and then a budget official told the Pentagon to keep quiet because it was a very sensitive matter does that concern you as I've said repeatedly the president's been very consistent in desperation he gave me in terms of why he had reservations about Ukraine the the generalized endemic corruption which he obviously presence was the one on an anti corruption platform and then the fact that you're just doesn't do as much as a present thing so they should do to help out to Ukraine a country in its own
Report on origins of Russia investigation released by Justice Department inspector general
"In the Senate lawmakers scrutinize Wednesday a justice department watchdogs report that found the FBI had a legitimate basis to launch it Russia investigation involving president trump's twenty sixteen campaign though CBS's Skyler Henry reports it found major flaws in how the probe was handled the activities we found her down and vindicate anybody justice department inspector general Michael Horowitz testified before Senate lawmakers days after issuing his report about the origins of the F. B. I.'s Russia probe so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate hand picked investigative teams on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations the report released Monday highlighted issues with how agents got approval to monitor trump campaign aide Carter page if you don't have a legal foundation to surveil somebody in you keep doing it is that bad absolutely is that spine it's it's not it's illegal surveillance are which are covered in F. B. I. lawyer doctored an email from the C. I. A. that indicated page was a CIA source that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement to the court that the court realized am I stating that accurately that's correct that is what occurred in his testimony Horowitz rejected the idea that the F. B. I. engage in illegal surveillance of the trump campaign and stood by his conclusion that the Russian investigation was properly opened did your Rico port I'm cover systematic political bias at the FBI we did not find documentary testimonial evidence to support a finding of bias Republicans have repeatedly pointed to anti chucked accent between F. B. I. agents Lisa page and Peter struck to dispute that you also found some agents of the FBI who had it exactly opposite political viewpoint individuals at the justice department after allowed to have their political views president trump wait and during the hearing tweeting that the FBI spied on his campaign both the president and Attorney General William Barr have disputed the report's findings and maintain the FBI unfairly targeted the president scatter Henry CBS news
Could Senate impeachment trial impact 2020 campaigns?
"Democratic congressman Jerrold Nadler release his impeachment papers at the same time inspector general Michael Horowitz published his report on the origins of the F. B. I.'s Russia probe revealing seventeen major errors committed by the bureau against the trump campaign and president Donald Trump after reading the articles of impeachment and much of the heart which report from the justice department I can't see how this turns out well for the hate trump movement the country is certainly not engaged in impeachment and if the house refers it for the trial in the Republican led Senate the Democrats will be embarrassed the case is that week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly stated he quote can imagine any scenario where president trump is convicted and removed from office for a thirty three minute phone call to the Ukrainian president by this time most Americans understand the rules regardless of whether they support president trump or not also people are too busy to tune in and sift through all the chaos TV ratings for the impeachment inquiry were low this week new polling confirms a majority of Americans do not want the president removed from office this way according to Quinnipiac fifty one percent of registered voters now all polls the impeachment exercise just forty five percent want president trump gone before next November in the spring of two thousand twenty I expect the justice department will charge former FBI leaders with felonies I could be wrong but if that happens it will help president trump very much in his campaign to win reelection which of course would be great revenge for the forty fifth president of the United States who remains under
"michael horowitz" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"It was documented in one and not document and the other as you said Senator and based on what we saw. There's actually no policy on it. But but based on the reaction of the current leadership and directories response where he underlined the word. This will not happen going forward. I think it's pretty clear. What his his state of mind is on that this should not have occurred question number three did the FBI make any investigative use of the information garnered in the defense briefing? For example to inform its later interview with Michael Flynn so I don't know definitively whether in that did occur but that was certainly the stated purpose for the agent being present K.. Can't lastly campaigns place awesome in the FBI to provide an environment of operations and honest assessments about the risks of foreign threats. How can the F. B. I.? Repair at trust after abusing the briefing process. Well that's where we make the recommendation we think at the FBI has to clearly state what its policy is it. Does these kind of strategic briefings as the chairman mentioned for members of Congress and for private citizens companies when they get attacked on a go. AH ON THEIR COMPUTER. Systems for example transition for transition purposes as was the case here and there needs to be clear guidance and rules a little so that those getting the briefings understand on another point. According to Your report Bruce told the FBI steals reporting being had gone to the Clinton had gone to the Clinton Campaign November twenty sixteen by January eleven. Twenty seventeen key. Investigators knew the dossier was prepared in part for the DNC and by February and March two thousand seventeen quote on quote it was broadly known in the FBI and by senior Justice Department officials at then Simpson was working for the Democrat Party. How many people in the FBI and DOJ? Ajay knew that the steele dossier was political opposition efforts. Funded by the Democrats. And who were they and did any of them approve information in the Pfizer or any of its renewables while knowing who was paying for so on the FBI side as we we lay out in the report. It's page two fifty-eight forward There were a number of people who knew it's challenging getting back to the question to know precisely what was known at the very highest is levels of the FBI and win the director deputy director levels because of the lack of any direct record of of entire briefings. But there certainly was much information as we lay out here known at the FBI at the Justice Department. Much of that information was not known. In fact one of the concerns we know in the information. About what Mr or did is Mr Oral was passing along this information from Mr Steele to the FBI that information was not then being given back by the FBI through the Justice Department. So the people the colleagues Mr Wars at the Justice Department were approving and reviewing these phases. Didn't know that their colleague pass along that information to the FBI. We'll go a center late combined. Quick that when the Justice Department or component disagrees with their heads comments about fighting Nigeria. Report a general actresses actresses to provide you with a written response to publish or hung with your report. Is that correct. That's correct and we would always include that in our appendix to our reports Quartz Africa. Seven hundred ninety seven inspector general reports pilot-in-chief tenure began they found Three thousand reports the Justice Department or component intensive or more How many I reports under your name name? Involved the Justice Department arguing the fact that it in fact committed more misconduct in your our investigation uncovered item. Recall that happening before I date right now. None none and that's why I found it very unusual. That attorney general bar didn't Send you go in the report. He just went to the television cameras. Talk about it. There is a lot about the personal text messages Involved in your twenty eighteen port and FAV FBI lawyer age involve these investigation. Personal animus toward President trump. You also didn't you in your investigation. I find pro-trump mayoral trump text messages from agents who worked on the Russian investigation including one wonder was an ex expletive ridden exchange where the agents were enthusiastically talk about trump's election and their desire fire to investigate the Clinton Foundation under president trump. That you've found that too didn't you. That's correct that's in the report The why they potentially problematic weather there pro trumper pro-clinton things I assumed. FBI investigators can have strong views on politics but the question is does it impact work. Exactly I I think it's very important to keep in mind while they frankly should never be using their government devices to have political discussions whether they're working on a sensitive campaign or a sensitive matter or not. What in our view we took this lash took the view last year? We laid it out. We were not holding or referring people for performance failures simply because they expressed support or lack of source for candidate was precisely as you indicated connecting it to their pro-trump pro-clinton. Thank you now There was one occasion where I think biased did impact one or more Russian worked Yep appropriately kept quiet about the trump Russia investigation during the twenty sixteen election. The same can be said about the Clinton administration early Giuliani and others appeared. receive highly sensitive leaks from the New York. FBI field office leaks is that likely contributed to direct his public announcement that he was re. Open the Clinton investigation just days before the election. I asked then director Komi about these leaks. He said he was investigate. Now we know the number of these lakes to Mr Giuliani which he didn't ran to the cameras. It actually bragged about talking about What can you tell us about the New York? Fewer Officers Leagues Doodo Julieta and others so as we noted publicly last year in our report we were very concerned about that. We put in the appendix charts showing all the different contacts and subsequent to that report and this continues to this day. We are are investigating those contacts. We've issued a couple of public summary so far about people we found violated FBI policy we have other other investigations ongoing that when we conclude that we will also post summaries of its. What's proving to be very hard is to prove approve? The actual substance of the communications between the agents and the reporter worthy individuals. As you might guess but we can prove the contacts and under FBI policy. You need authorization. If you're going to disclose information have certain contexts. Thank you now. There's an elephant fund the room. Maybe I heard of them at the president's direction the attorney general has been combing Europe defining support for fringe theories to cast doubts doubts. The Russian investigation not clear. What legitimate law enforcement purposes served how? We know that politics is not driving the bar. Durham investigation I I. I'm not sure how anybody knows what you don't know war unless you do an investigation or review it or somebody Looks through as we did. For example here A million records and exhaustive effort. But you would agree that Justice Department Robin Investigations to be free of improper political motivation. Absolutely a thousand percent. I did public corruption investigations that ran around the public corruption in the southern district of New York. You had to be straight down the yellow line in the middle of the road on anything you touched. Does it concern you. The Attorney Attorney General is anywhere in Europe to find any kind of theories of Mike cast doubt on the Russian investigation. I Yeah I think you have to ask the attorney general about those meetings. I don't know what those meetings were about and obviously haven't done any investigating. Can I ask you to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as you have pointed out considers the application of foreign intelligence agent surveillance for a warrant by the FBI working with the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. Do you believe the court knew what you know now that it would have ever issued the Pfizer warrant in the first place you know. We're careful not to predict what federal judges would do presented with the evidence whether there would be sufficient basis to find probable cause. I know that they would not sign a warrant if they were told not. All relevant information was included in it or or if there were lied to and certainly if there were lied to and do you know whether the court is currently considering this matter. Well I know the court based on discussions with folks at the Nascar Division that they have The report and that they have a follow on letter from the Department about this matter. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act includes the word surveillance. Obviously and you can't surveilled Vale. An American citizen for intelligence purposes except under very specialized and exacting circumstances. Would you agree with that. That's correct because the rights given American citizen under the. US Constitution are laid out in the bill of rights among other places and there is a more higher standard with regard to getting a warrant. Let's say to wiretap or to investigate an American citizen then there would be a foreign agent credit that's correct there's is particularly sensitive circumstances around surveilling a US person so the whole exception here which authorized the court by which the court authorized surveillance valence of Mr Page was based on some proof or some indication some suspicion he was an agent of a foreign power correct correct had a show probable cause to believe he was an agent of a foreign power but as you pointed out they got incomplete and misleading information in that process a Greek word inaccurate incomplete information greed. So what's the difference between surveillance and spying well surveillance and the term. I'm going to use them. We use in the report is what's in the law the foreign intelligence surveillance you don't like I'm going to stick to what what we do. His ideas which is look at the law and stick to what the languages in Milwaukee what was even more unusual is the fact that when the director of national intelligence agents went to provide what turned out to be a perfunctory briefing to the trump campaign lasted about thirteen minutes. Thank you indicated in your report that they had implanted into that Group A an agent a FBI agent that was part of the investigative team for cross fire. Hurricane is that correct that's greatly agent there was one. FBI agent there and they chose the agent from the counterintelligence investigation so instead of their mission being to provide candidate trump in his campaign to arm them with information so that they could prevent the Russians from infiltrating their campaign. This briefing such as it was had a dual purpose the agent..
"michael horowitz" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Department lawyers and the court should have been given complete and accurate information so they could've meaningless meaningfully evaluated probable cause before authorizing surveillance of a US person associated with a presidential campaign that did not occur. And as a result the surveillance of Carter page continued even as the FBI gathered gather information that weakened the assessment of probable cause and made the FIS applications less accurate. We concluded that investigators I did not give appropriate consideration or attention to facts that cut against probable cause and that is the investigation progressed and more information tended to undermine undermine or weaken the assertions in the FIS applications. Investigators did not reassess the information supporting probable cause further further the agents and supervisory agents did not did not follow or even appear to know certain basic requirements in the woods procedures features although we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence of intentional misconduct. We also did not receive satisfactory satisfactory explanations for any of the Arizona emissions we identified we. Are we found as we outlined here are deeply concerned and that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate handpicked investigative teams on one of the most sensitive F. B. I. Investigations just after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI even though the information sought through the use of authority related so closely to an ongoing the presidential campaign and even though those involved with the investigation knew that their actions would likely be subjected to close scrutiny. The circumstances reflective selective failure as we outlined in the report NACHOS by those who prepared the applications but also by the managers and supervisors in the crossfire hurricane chain of command and including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed. We believe that in the FBI's most sensitive in high priority matters and especially when seeking court permission to use an intrusive tools such as adviser order. It's incumbent upon the entire chain of command at the organization including senior officials to take the necessary steps to ensure that they are sufficiently familiar with the facts and circumstances supporting wording and potentially undermining a FIS application in order to provide effective oversight consistent with their level of supervisory responsibility responsibility. Such oversight requires greater familiarity with the facts than we saw in this review. Where time and again during our ally interviews the FBI managers supervisors and senior officials displayed a lack of understanding or awareness of important information concerning many any of the problems that we identified? That is why as you'll see in the report. Our final recommendation was to refer the the entire chain of command that we outline here to the FBI and the department for consideration of how to assess and address their performance failures. Additionally in light of the significant concerns we identified the G. announced this week that we were initiating audit that will further examine the FBI compliance with the press woods procedures in FIS applications at target USA person's not only in counterintelligence investigations but also importantly in counter-terrorism investigations nations. The report made a number of other recommendations to the department in the FBI. We believe that implementation of those recommendations including thing that those that seek individual accountability for the failures identified in our report will improve the FBI's ability to more carefully and effectively utilized. DO I. It's important national security authorities like Pfizer while also striving to safeguard the civil liberties and privacy of impacted. US persons the League will continue to conduct rigorous oversight of these matters in the months and years ahead including the recommendations that we made in this week's report that concludes my statement and be pleased to answer any questions the committee may have the FBI former FBI. Director James Comey said Ed. This week your report vindicates him. Is that a fair assessment of your report. You know I think the Activities We found aired on vindicate indicate anybody who touched this this is what Comey said in two thousand eighteen director. Comey the reporters asking him can ask you a question. On Advisor. Abuse is a major issue for the Republicans. Do you have a total confidence in the dossier when you used it to secure surveillance warrant also in the psalms subsequent the renewal this was asked in December of two thousand eighteen about a year ago coming. I have total confidence that defies. The process was followed. That entire case was handled in a thoughtful responsible way. Doj India Bi. I think the nation I I think the notion that was abused here is nonsense. Would it be fair to say that you take issue with that statement. Certainly our findings were that there were significant while he speaks about five. You shouldn't listen. LISTEN TO MR Horowitz. He's not vindicated and to be concerned about the process is not nonsense. Christopher Steele is it fair to say that he had a political bias against Donald Trump. He given who was paid for there was a bias that needed to be disclosed to the court. Does it seem that he personally had it by not just on the payroll the Democratic Bharti. Well we found in the course of this and heard from Mr or about his comment to him that he was desperate to prevent Mr Trump's election again. And this is the guy that provides the dossier that gives the war over the top against Carter page. He's paid for by the Democratic Party. Any personally believes is bad for Donald Trump to win. He's marketing the dossier which is a bunch of garbage to anybody and everybody tomatoes important. Is that important. Do any evidence of bias is supposed to be disclosed court and to the department lawyers. Okay so let's play this out in January twenty seventeen when they figure out the primary sub source and they talked to the Russian guy that provided still all the information what should the FBI have done at that moment to things reconsidered internally where things understood and most importantly told the lawyers at the Justice Department who they were asking to help them get advisor in their five people in that interview right correct trek. Okay are you gonNa make sure those five people are known to the higher ups. They are all part of the referral that I mentioned earlier. Okay did they have a duty to to report to their supervisors and eventually to the court sculptor information absolutely. They did not. They did not why. That's the question I can't specifically answer for you. Can you say it wasn't because of political bias on on decisions regarding those matters I I do not know their state of mind at this point. So we're talking about actions now trying to figure out what would motivate people. Do you think Komi McKay should've known. That's a challenging question. As we explain in the report there were multiple briefings up the chain including to the director and the deputy director her. We don't have a clear record of what precisely they were told. And as you know is information flows upstream. You'd be surprised if it didn't make it up the system so on this earth shattering. I'M NOT GONNA speculate. It could wipe might or might not know so Mr strikes there are a three iterations of the team. Metrics actually transitions off as on this matter in January of two thousand seventeen so it's not a might have have to go back and look precisely and he mentions that still can't verify correct so pretty clear to me up so the court should have been told they were not. How did they describe this meeting to the court in the war and application so in the second and third in the second and third renewals the last two applications? They told the court that they had interviewed steals primary source who on whom steel relied and writing and the reporting and that they found the primary source to be credible they did not tell the court or the department lawyers any of the information which would have allowed them to know that. If you found the primary source credible you couldn't have also found the steel reporting crap. Did they mislead the court that was misleading to the court and to the department to not include things January twenty seventeen. They failed to report award. Obviously sculptor Tori information and when they did report the court about the interview. They lied about it but let me at also that year later in February in in June of twenty eighteen when the department said a rule thirteen letter to the court informing them of other information. That had not been provided to the court. The department still didn't know about the primary sub source information formation and so in the department and its letter said that it's still stood behind the Pfizer applications. Very interesting they reference the primary sub source again and the fact that the FBI found that person so these the best and brightest we have well certainly the FBI the actions of the FBI agents on this. We're not so or the Andy Hicks these people. Are they representative of the department. As a whole in your view. I certainly hope so that that is not the way others are following these practices. Yeah me too okay. So let's fast forward now to June of of twenty sixteen. Mr Clients may have to see. I'm going to defer on speaking about people who we don't name in the report who's the gathered alter tell me about the guy that altered the e mail from the CIA so there was a lawyer in the office of General Counsel at the FBI who was the line attorney working with the agents and Dan counterparts that the National Security Division on the Pfizer and that individual in June of twenty seventeen As the last application was being prepared and immediately following Mr Page Carter page going to news outlets after word of the phases hit the news media and said to the news media. I was someone who worked with. US intelligence agencies not someone who works worked against them lawyers and agents went and said we've got to figure out what's the story is that what happened the lawyer the attorney for the FBI reached out to a liaison at the other government agency that was at issue asked. The question is is was Mr Page source or contact of some sort for your organization the report back in the email referenced the August Two Thousand Sixteen memorandum that that agency had provided to the FBI. That I mentioned in my opening statement the FBI did no follow up on and said what that liaisons general recollection was. That Mr Page was or is is someone who still who had a relationship with the entity. I'm with the other government agency but that the lawyer should go look at the report for confirmation the lawyer then had a conversation with the FBI agent. Who is going the to be the the person who swore out that final application FIS application the agent told Dos and is detailed in in here was concerned about what he had learned about what Page said publicly and today definitive answer as he put it as to whether either pay the agent? If Carter Page was actually telling the truth it changes one of the predicates to consider him a foreign agent that was the concern of the.
Horowitz defends Trump-Russia report but "deeply concerned" about FBI failures
"The justice else. Just department's Inspector. General Michael Horowitz is defending his report into the Russia investigation which has caused a rift with DOJ head Attorney General William Bar Horowitz's report released on Monday found serious failures by the FBI in pursuing an investigation into people associated with the trump campaign but in in testimony. Today Horowitz also reiterated that the decision to pursue the investigation was justified further. Inflaming partisan debate bar has said he believes. The investigation investigation was quote based on a bogus narrative. He appointed his own prosecutor. John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia investigation
Justice Department inspector general testifies before Senate Judiciary committee
"Inspector general Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee today about his findings in a report on the origins of the Russian investigation involving Donald trump's twenty sixteen campaign the best news correspondent Catherine Herridge reports the justice department's internal watchdog also found problems with the FBI not consulted with the justice department before using informants because of rules put in place after nine eleven you're talking about using the most aggressive investigative tools to gather intelligence and communications of an American inside the United States these capabilities were built after nine eleven to destructive mastic terrorism and to break ups firings that's how powerful they are the chairman of the committee Republican senator Lindsey Graham's selfie I just took the law into their own hands the committee's top Democrat senator Dianne Feinstein criticized of the other one thing the findings were that the investigation was not motivated by partisan
Review of FBI's surveillance of Trump campaign aide doesn't 'vindicate anybody,' inspector general says
"The watchdog for the US department of justice testified earlier today on problems with FBI surveillance of the twenty sixteen from campaign inspector general Michael Horowitz said FBI officials misled a secret court that would be the FISA court in order to continue surveilling former trump campaign aide Carter page now even so in spite of those remarks are which said that the FBI was justified in opening a probe into whether or not the trump campaign conspired with Russia in the twenty sixteen election her words by the way also said the prosecutor chosen by Attorney General William Barr to review the same issues had failed to convince her words that the F. B. I. it lacked a valid reason to initiate a
Horowitz defends Trump-Russia report but "deeply concerned" about FBI failures
"As the house moves. Closer to impeaching president trump members of the Senate today questioned the Justice Department Inspector General about the origins of the FBI's Russia probe DOJ inspector. General Michael Horowitz report found no evidence that the FBI investigation instigation of the trump campaign was politically motivated. But he also told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that there were significant errors in the FBI investigation although we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence of intentional misconduct. We also did not receive satisfactory explanations nations for any of the errors emissions we identified. Meanwhile the House Judiciary Committee is expected to convene at seven. PM Eastern Standard time tonight to begin finalising the articles of impeachment before a photo of the full house likely next
DOJ watchdog tells Senate he has deep concerns about FBI errors in Russia probe
"The justice department's watchdog is testifying today on Capitol Hill on the Russia investigation Michael Horowitz tells the Senate Judiciary Committee is concerned so many basic and fundamental errors were made by the FBI as it investigated ties between Arnold trump's presidential campaign in Russia even as the report found political bias played no role the B. S. news correspondent Catherine Herridge tells us Horowitz noted issues with applications for warrants the eavesdrop on a former trump campaign aide the findings of the Horowitz report is that when there was evidence that undercuts the FISA application for Carter page that information did not get to the surveillance court in a timely fashion in some information like the fact that he had a relationship with the C. I. A. providing information that information never got to the court because it's a ledge the FBI lawyer altered that communication alter that email so what said in fact the Carter page was not a source for the CIA now Hollywood stills the senators his office continues to investigate potential leaks by the FBI to president trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani for the twenty sixteen
Justice Watchdog Testifies Before Congress About His Report on FBI’s Russia Probe
"As the house moves closer to impeaching president trump members of the Senate today questions the justice department inspector general about the origins of the F. B. I.'s Russia probe DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz is report found no evidence that the FBI's investigation of the trump campaign was politically motivated but he also told the Senate Judiciary Committee today that there were significant errors in the FBI's investigation although we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence of intentional misconduct we also did not receive satisfactory explanations for any of the errors or omissions we identified meanwhile the house Judiciary Committee is expected to convene at seven PM eastern standard time tonight to begin finalizing the articles of impeachment before a float of the full house likely next week Phil Ewing joins us now to discuss all of this he's election security editor for NPR infill Horowitz looked into the FBI's investigation of that twenty sixteen trump campaign and possible ties with Russia Republicans have highlighted that the FBI is serious performance failures as detailed by Horowitz what's been their line of questioning they want to drill down very closely on one specific part of the FBI investigation the surveillance that officials conducted on a one time junior foreign policy aide to truck came Carter page who was the subject of a number of renewals by the foreign intelligence surveillance court from twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen and what Horowitz discovered was as you mentioned there were many problems with air is affected a mission and practices by the FBI and the justice department in getting and then sustaining that surveillance the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham has stroll down very strongly on that as part of what's been a years long effort by him and the president in their supporters to tear down federal law enforcement the justice department the FBI in their view the problems with that case are emblematic of wider problems with the FBI and the justice department and that's been a leitmotif for some time yeah I want to ask you about Attorney General William Barr he's attacked this report several times in the past couple of days what impact hello do you believe his comments had on today's hearing well the ranking member senator Dianne Feinstein of California asked for what's the inspector general about those comments and he said that he didn't have any undue influence from the Attorney General before submitting this report but he also re stated that he believed there was an appropriate predication as he said for the F. B. I. in twenty sixteen to open the investigation into the Russian attack on the twenty sixteen election I mean there really wasn't attacked there really was skulduggery that took place which has been uncovered by investigators and has been the subject of so much focus since then if senator Gramm focused on the details here about the page story the Carter page story senator Feinstein and Democrats want to talk about the big picture that this really wasn't attack that it really was Russia and not another nation has and has become the subject of controversy more recently here in Washington and that the FBI and the justice department and other intelligence agencies were justified in responding to the information they were getting twenty sixteen and trying to figure out what was happening in that report about it to Congress and the American people as they have yeah you've mentioned the committee's ranking member senator Dianne Feinstein and Democrats have focused on the conclusion that ho it's found no evidence of political bias or improper motivation let's hear what she had to say I believe strongly that it's time to move on from the false claims a political bias and those who showed great interest in the question a politically motivated investigations against president trump should show the same concern about politically motivated dated investigations requested by the president or his Attorney General is this hearing today likely to bring any clarity to the ultimate poll well you know point of this report are we just talking past each other Republicans and Democrats the answer to your first question is no among other reasons because there are pages from the horror was report that are redacted and so there are still things about the story about Carter page for example that we do not know because they're continuing to be withheld by the government the other question which senator Feinstein alluded to in those comments you played is that there's another report about the investigation still pending from the justice department Connecticut U. S. attorney John Durham has been asked to do his own look at this he's already said in an unusual statement when Horowitz's report came out that he disagrees with some of the things that are in that report so we have a whole other chapter of litigating about this to look for to whenever Durin's work is complete okay my last question with you for the few seconds that I have with you the mark of the impeachment articles begin tonight what are you watching for well that's going to be a normal process but also very contentious all legislation whether it's naming post offices are impeaching the president has to go through the same practice so Democrats wanted to be by the book but we expect minority Republicans on the committee to make it as painful and drawn out as long as possible with procedural motions and other tech attempts to delay it that's Phil Ewing election security editor for NPR thank you Phil
Watchdog: FBI made basic mistakes during Russia probe
"The justice department's watchdog is telling Congress the FBI made big mistakes while investigating ties between the trump campaign and Russia Michael Horowitz says there were basic and fundamental errors on applications to get and then ring you warrants to eavesdrop on a former trump campaign eight by three separate hand picked investigative teams on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI during a deeply partisan Senate Judiciary Committee hearing chairman Lindsey Graham seized on the errors saying the system failed people at the highest level of our government took the law in their own hands while top Democrat Dianne Feinstein highlighted or which is fighting that the probe itself was not politically motivated as president trump has long claimed it's time to move on from the false claims of political bias Sager make on the Washington
DOJ watchdog testifies about report that found FBI free of "political bias" in Russia probe
"The justice department inspector general report about the origins of the Russia investigation takes center stage on Capitol Hill this morning as the I. G. himself Michael Horowitz testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee the more than four hundred page report found many procedural errors but said there was no political bias in the investigation Attorney General William Barr tells NBC what he thinks of that probe I think our nation was turned on its head for three years I think based on a completely bogus narrative that was largely for land fanned and hyped by in a responsible practice no bars has the FBI relied on flimsy evidence in launching the investigation and might have acted in bad
FBI was justified in opening Trump campaign probe, but case plagued by ‘serious failures,’ inspector general finds
"A Justice Department inspector general's report examining examining the FBI investigation of Trump's twenty sixteen campaign rebutted conservative accusations that top FBI officials were driven by political bias to legally spy on trump advisors but it also found broad and serious performance failures requiring major changes. The four hundred thirty four page report issued Monday by Justice Department. Inspector General Michael. Horowitz concluded that the F. B. I. had an authorized purpose when it initiated its investigation known as crossfire hurricane in doing so horowitz implicitly rejected assertions by the President and fellow Republicans that the case was launched instead of political animus or that the F. B. I.. Broke its own rules on using informants as the probe went on and the FBI sought court approval to survey a former campaign aide. The report reveals that officials repeatedly emphasized damaging information that they learned about trump associates but played down exculpatory evidence that they also also found. FBI Director. Chris Wray announced he will implement dozens of corrective measures in response to Horwitz's report. Andy said that disciplinary action remains means a possibility for bureau employees conservatives and liberals alike claimed victory after the report's release with Republicans asserting that exposed serious wrongdoing. We'll Democrats said it validated. The Russia investigation. The report which was based on more than one million documents and more than one hundred seventy interviews is the most exhaustive assessment to date eight of the investigation that has roiled trump's presidency but in the minutes after the document was released it became clear that the report would not be the last word in a statement attorney. General Bill Bar disagreed with one of the Inspector General's central conclusions saying the FBI launched an investigation of a presidential campaign quote on the thinnest of suspicions that were in my view insufficient to justify the steps taken so too did Connecticut. US Attorney John. Durham whom whom bar handpicked to conduct a separate investigation similar. To what Horowitz is doing. Durham put out a highly unusual statement for someone conducting an ongoing Criminal Investigation Gatien. That said he's gathered information from sources in and outside of the US. That Horowitz didn't have Durham said he advised the Inspector General that he does not agree. With the report's key conclusion related to predication which is whether the F. B. I.. Had enough information to open the case. Now what evidence Durham has to rebut. horwitz remains unclear. Some involved in the Russia case say they're mystified by the statement. Horowitz was particularly critical of applications the FBI made to the foreign intelligence surveillance court to monitor former trump campaign advisor. Carter page asserting that those applications contained quote significant inaccuracies in omissions and that agents failed to meet the basic obligation to ensure the applications were scrupulously accurate. The inspector general found that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate handpicked teams on one of the most sensitive F. B. I.. Investigations there was briefed to the highest levels within the FBI. He concluded that there was a failure of not not only the operational team but also of the managers and supervisors including senior officials in the chain of command. Among those failures was the growing body of information mation the FBI had gathered suggesting that former British spy. Chris Steele whose reports the so-called dossier were key element justifying the surveillance of page was not not as reliable as source as officials had described the court when seeking the face of warrants. The report lays out in detail. How as the F. B. I.? Obtained additional information raising significant questions about the reliability of the steel reporting. The bureau failed to reassess. The original information didn't alert higher ups to the Justice Department and didn't notify. The judges is that had signed off on the FISA warrants as a result of those findings Horwitz has launched a broader audit of Fisa work to study how systemic those problems may be for Pfizer applications in counterintelligence and counterterrorism cases. Horwitz did not however conclude that the bureau's applications to monitor worked page should have been rejected.
DOJ to release report on whether FBI illegally monitored Trump campaign
"Inspector general Michael Horowitz is office will release a long awaited report today on whether the FBI conducted illegal surveillance of a former trump campaign aide KP case Mike Bauer report the long awaited IG report will cover what president trump and his allies contend with the F. B. I. improperly spying on trump's campaign reports from folks familiar with a draft of the report say that Horowitz is expected to offer sharp criticism of the F. B. I. but may also concluded the bureau was justified in launching its to your inquiry and the trump campaigns possible ties to Russian interference in the twenty sixteen election Mike Bauer news ninety three point one K. F.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Zero long Sean Hannity show all right so the bomb shells story deep state buys a report by the report still due out on Monday that is great news and Wednesday Lindsey Graham is going to have Michael Horowitz let me let me just back or what now I've made a lot of calls last night Mike wow they really has been now we understand why bars said the Attorney General bill Barr that this will be out in may and we heard you and by the fourth of July then August September October November here it is December something was not right I was getting frustrated you are getting frustrated were all getting angry and I've been told repeatedly little shocked the conscience what they found but we already know certain things that you cannot avoid that was the premeditation meaning the FBI the DOJ warned about the dirty dossier of Christopher steel they knew that's established we know steel doesn't stand behind his own dossier that is established his interrogatory they also offer to pay a money by the way to verify it need didn't and then we've got Hillary pay for it so then we find out it's a non verifiable document Bruso well worn them Kathleen Cadillac warned of there were there were other warnings so they use that anyway newness and the Grassley Graham memos bulk of information is used a lot of it from the that CA that would mean I remember the infamous words of endearment Cape no dossier no FISA warrant no he didn't mean them now are you saying course he's covering for himself but he said it so you got the inspector general I'm told yeah the facts are all there it'll feel lay it out now the fact that he and the Attorney General have a disagreement surrounding the origins of the Russia pro old or the fact that maybe he doesn't make conclusions in his report is irrelevant because all of these facts established matter in the sense from the legal sense will be devastating because we do have a criminal investigation the origins of the Russian witch hunt that was always the prosecutor John dorms realm that was not what Horowitz was originally tasked to do so what does it matter but now we know dorms investigation goes into Horowitz's work and beyond and then remember the statements of the Attorney General so where are my own this yeah I'm told by people that know the facts are going to be laid out and that that information now will be used by the prosecutor dorm and it's very clear with the Attorney General stands on all of this which is yeah there's corruption at the highest levels and this is the worst the scene let not your hearts be troubled because I'm not and Capital One you can open a new savings account in about five minutes and earn five times the national average five minutes that's less time than you spend arguing about how to pronounce get fully gift for Jeff hard G. less time than you spend trying to stick to your paleo.
Barr disputes key inspector general finding about FBIâ€™s Russia investigation
"Justice department inspector general Michael Horowitz is scheduled to release a report next week on possible FBI misconduct in the surveillance of the twenty sixteen trump presidential campaign at the OJ spokeswoman says the report will conclude that these surveillance was legal but reports say Attorney General William Barr disagrees with the key finding by Horowitz of the F. B. I. had sufficient basis to investigate members of the trump campaign public and senator Lindsey Graham says don't believe it he says there's an effort in the news media to down play the findings and bar has confidence in Horowitz disclosing abuse of the DOJ
"michael horowitz" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Your mac number eight six six ninety right you to just give you tease about we're gonna be talking about the CNN story that came out last night there it is exclusive from CNN former FBI lawyer under investigation after allegedly altering document in twenty sixteen Russia probe a former FBI lawyers now under criminal investigation after allegedly altering the document relating to the twenty sixteen surveillance of trump campaign adviser several people brief with the matter told CNN the possibility of a substantial change to an investigative document is likely to fuel accusations from president Donald Trump and his allies that the F. B. I. committed wrongdoing no blank sure locked in its investigation of connections between Russian election meddling and the trump it campaign the findings expected to be part of the justice department inspector general Michael Horowitz is review of the FBI's effort to obtain warrants under the foreign intelligence surveillance act on Carter page a former campaign former trump campaign aide of horror which were released a report in a month and it is unknown how significant a role the altar document played in the FBI investigation I'm page and whether the FISA warrant would have been approved without the document but still that's huge yeah yeah that's that's pretty a massive band and the fact that CNN is is on a on a story and asking a question here about all of that tells you that there is going to be some credibility god given to Attorney General Barr and and Durham and that whole of us and we'll have more like how fox wrote it yeah this yeah okay for travel.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on 600 WREC
"On Sean Hannity show. Eight hundred nine point one Sean Greg Jarrett with us as well as David shown. So we're gonna now. I is there a possibility? That the inspector general report becomes the, the straw that breaks. The camel's back, David. Yeah. There's a chance of that Michael Horowitz is an honest guy, if nothing else I've had him as a special prosecutor and a corruption case in New York. He was hard hitting. He slammed the agents when they were crooked, I think he's been held back a little bit. And the report that he issued earlier now any certainly has longstanding relationships with some of these people. But yes, there's a possibility that he could really pull the curtain back on the misconduct here. Unbelievable. Right. I think there have been several key individuals who've come to Michael Horowitz and spill the beans. And I, I'm hearing the same thing, Sean that you're hearing that this report by Horowitz will be devastating. And I think it will lead to legal action by the department of Justice against people. But how could it not just think about this for a minute, if they use the dirty political dossier that was unverified as the means of spying on an opposition party candidate in an election year? Right. And, and they will warn multiple times by multiple people that she paid for it. Still hated Trump. It's not verify but did it anyway. Isn't that premeditated fraud on a court? It is. And as I in my book, the Russia hoax at six different felony six of them, but, you know, here's what they're excuses going to be all the people who signed off, on it from, you know, Sally Yates James coming assigned three of them, rod Rosenstein, they're gonna say, well, we relied on the work that was done putting the FIS application together, we relied on all these other people, and they didn't properly communicate all of this stuff that we should have told the court's gonna blame. Rod Rosenstein, said your career law enforcement official. Yeah. But he's also made some other comments suggesting that he didn't actually read the document. He didn't dig into the work that they, they relied on other people's accounts of the dossier. Well, it shouldn't work, but in the end, you know, that's their only may culpa does the we go back to Hillary. She get in trouble. Well for for pain for pain. A foreign national for information is a violation of the federal campaign election act because felony is the hundred sixty eight thousand dollars. She paid for that dossier makes it a thing of value, and in agreeance cases, it can be a crime, because it was willfully gets away with the emails. She gets away with the obstruction but she might not get away with the dossier. What about the uranium one deal are Denault? All right. Thank you both. When we come back. Senator cotton of Arkansas, much.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on Bill O'Reilly's Free Podcast
"We all know if you follow the news, and I'm sure you do watching me that the inspector general of the Justice department has investigated the FBI to see if the legally spied on the Trump campaign, Michael Horowitz, new months ago, the answer to that question with your holding it now, I can't tell you when has gonna come out. I thought attorney general bar last week implied. It would be out this week. But now that we investigate that a little bit much. Sure, it's going to be out this week. I do know that our which knows what he's gonna tell the world. But here's the real important thing about this story. The Justice department is part of the swamp. Yes, they have new. People new head of the FBI new attorney general bar, but do they really want to destroy the premier investigative agency in the country, the FBI we want to do that. And the answer is no they don't they may have to now Horowitz has got to issue an honest report, but they're trying to figure out how to do. This in meantime, the Democratic Party is trying to destroy bar, the attorney general and Donald Trump even more. So that when the bad news about the FBI spying on the Trump campaign using a bogus warrant comes out. And that's what they're gonna say is, no doubt. They'll say, okay. That Trump and bar are discredited. So most of the American people are not gonna believe this in black lab black. That's what's happening here. Okay. It's frustrating for those of us one know the truth, I can handle the truth as Jack Nicholson, if you pose that question to me, I would say, Jack, I can handle truth. Tell me what happened. I'm an American citizen. I wanna know if my government is corrupt I'll handle it. And I don't care if the corruption is on the Republican side or the Democrats side, I wanna know the dissuade protects itself, and that's why this hold up which is very frustrating thing. I take break. They don't get back with Brett Thomas one of our guests right back recently. I had a great conversation with the CEO of the Hartford gold group Sanford man, he's a true entrepreneur..
"michael horowitz" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"Doc washburn news radio one zero two point nine karn all right inspector general michael horowitz the guy who came out last week with report on how the fbi and the justice department botched the investigation they hillary clinton's email situation he was in front of the house oversight committee today in washington and united states representative trae galley has a very pointed questions i don't know if anybody else talk radio is going to do this for you but i'm going to do this for you because i feel it is my responsibility to share with us this with you and it went something like this just a few minutes ago here on newsradio one or two point nine k r n thank you mr inspector general there's a text exchange between fbi lawyer lisa page fbi agent peter straub from august the eighth of two thousand sixteen and that text exchange lisa page wrote trump's not ever going to become president right or the question more then right with a question mark and an exclamation point in case anybody reading it may have missed the appointed for emphasis peter struck responded no always not we all stop it do i have that text exchange right you do now lisa page was an fbi lawyer who worked on the clinton email investigation that's correct does she also work on the russian investigation.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Find out that yes the fbi referred me to the justice department inspector general who confirmed yesterday that he is doing an investigation and we'll do a report on it so so we've got komi we also we do there were five people in the fbi who were also referred for some kind of of punishment for some kind of investigation the yesterday the frustration you can see from members of congress trying to get some kind of acknowledgement of by is why was especially christopher ray so reluctant and actually defined would not admit that there is any kind of bias that could have possibly infected this investigation when it was very clearly there was absolutely clearly there in by the way michael horowitz the inspector general who had i think relieved a lot of democrats when he wrote that there was no i believe documentary or testimonial evidence of bias in the specific decision not to charge hillary clinton which which democrats then decided to just turn into a a blanket exoneration of no no bias even michael horowitz said look it was a lot of bias there was clearly biased in in the the fbi and he he had actually referred or what was going to pursue five fbi people for investigation of whether this bias affected their work that being peter struck and lisa page and three anonymous people don't as fbi agent one fbi agent five and fbi attorney to fbi attorney to being the one who said viva la resistance in his about the president so i you know i think that yesterday kind of put an end to this idea that there wasn't any bias in the fbi even democrats seem to be vocally recognizing that especially in the case of peter struck which me and mary just mentioned christopher ryan i guess this is a two part question one why didn't why anybody didn't really confront the fbi director and why y peter structural still has a job at the at the fbi additionally he seemed to really go out of his way to minimize all of this and make it seem like it was a small group it was a small group but it was a powerful group struck point that senator hatch may yesterday did you get that impression from yesterday.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on WSB-AM
"In terms of our southern border we have more for national moving south across that border then we do moving north we have been a net exporter over the past several years what's happening there right now is not a national crisis i get it where sovereign nation we have a right to control our borders but we should do it within our ideals so we do not have a problem with our southern border well i think we have a serious problem with that southern border fact the number of people attempting to come across it illegally and coming in and fraudulently applying for political asylum and other things is up above where it was when donald trump became president went down for a while with enforcement but as the lawyers and has the human smugglers the coyotes they call them figured out how to educate these folks they come in and they ask for political asylum clinical signs are important principle and as michael hayden said we should do it accord with our principles absolutely alexander so's niche in the great soviet there the gulag archipelago was a prisoner in those camps we brought him here as a political asylum and historically maybe five thousand or a few more people would come to the united states under this program right now everybody coming across the border who doesn't get released into the interior then ask for political asylum in the waiting list is up now over three hundred thousand people it's being abused it's gotta be reformed and that's what this legislation is all about and yes we are a nation of immigrants we want to have people come to this country who are needed in this country and that's why we're also moving toward a merit based system here we got to have respect for the rule of law and it can't come here illegally you can't abuse the system why by the way if they don't get the wall now i really sense the president was shut down the government if he doesn't get in september so this would be one way to avoid that conflicts in the fall so i wanna go back to general report i don't know how much you're able to read your staff able to read but are you going to add the judiciary you have a shot and michael horowitz in chris wray at ten o'clock of the judiciary committee and the oversight gummer form committee cheered by tray gouty we'll be holding joint hearing and we will have inspector general horowitz as our only witness and we're going to dig into the myriad questions that members have following his report which by the way i think is a very thorough report and in in almost all respects an excellent report and it does point to the special treatment that hillary clinton received by the fbi in that investigation and when you contrast that with how some of the same people who are involved in that best gatien transferred over to the socalled trump russia investigation and how the bias there with a spur page texan so on you see contrast that is unconscionable and can never happen again and so in the twenty twenty elections we've got to have a different by the fbi if anybody alleges crime is apart of anybody who's running for president united states or any other for that matter peter struck the reds he wants to testify he said forget the cepeda oncoming would you ask him well i i would ask him why on earth people important to be a lead investigator in both the hillary clinton better and donald trump matter when he expressed so much bias you know things like we will stop it we have an insurance policy no one should vote for donald trump for president and states that kind of person should not be engaged in either one of those investigations because they have extreme bias that is not fitting for such important investigations as chairman carded that they're racist let alone what they said about the president we have unidentified people in there on those text messages michael horowitz knows their names why don't we we're gonna find out committed to getting to the.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Wpa mandate for chris crock always appreciate you being here on wb and i always liked filling in well we spent a good part of the last hour talking about one of the biggest news stories of the day that of course is illegal immigration there was another couple of things that happened on capitol hill one of them is of course inspector general michael horowitz and fbi director christopher wray both were on capitol hill facing a grilling from the senate of course all of this on the heels of the bombshell report regarding the fbi and their bias now i could go on and on about this because of the fact that inspector general horowitz it's almost like he he spent five hundred sixty seven pages laying out exactly in painstaking detail the bias within the fbi but on the last page on page five hundred sixty eight he alternately comes to the conclusion that the investigation into hillary clinton and her misuse of classified intelligence was not biased now my own feeling on this is i really don't understand i was watching some of this today and it was like i was watching two people michael horowitz and christopher ray who are absolutely completely clueless and they don't know how they sound because i would say to michael horowitz well you know what if you take a whole bunch of f b i investigators all the ingredients that went into that investigation are biased so therefore you have an investigation that clearly is biased and you came out with what i would say was very much of a biased investigation and a bias decision and ultimately then folks within the hillary clinton inner circle including hillary herself essentially faced absolutely no consequences for misuse of classified information and so to me anyway the decision by horowitz in the inspector general to essentially point out the bias this but then say that the investigation itself was not biased essentially proves the point that the swamp is deeper and thicker than ever now one of the things that i saw was as i was watching all this is that horwitz actually said you remember peter struck right and we all know peter struck this is a guy who was one of the lead investigators in the hillary investigation we know that this is a guy who literally said in text messages i will and we will stop donald trump from being president and inspector general horowitz says yeah we we know about that but we didn't look at every decision of peter struck no and i thought how could you not look at every single decision that that guy made because he is the personification he and lisa page of bias nece there within the fbi now here's what michael horowitz had to say about the inspector general report his inspector general report no rule policier practices.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Government watchdog report coming out later today well describe fired fbi director james comey as subordinate and the hilary clinton email investigation it also kim says former attorney general loretta lynch of weak leadership wow there you go the thursday is i g for the handling of the hilary clinton email investigation during the campaign and we're already hearing some of what the report will reveal while we will not learn about the fis abused the russia backstory we'll we'll get the true story perhaps of combing mccabe struck page and their story and more here's a guy that is was all over this investigation has lines into the i g the inspector general michael horowitz and is is really looking forward to the five hundred page released as much as anyone former congressman jason j fits what's going to happen today when i i know you can't get through five hundred pages in nine seconds but you'll want to what do you think it will reveal well they'll put out an executive summary i think people read that they'll get a sense of where this is going but you know from what i understand it's even larger than the fast and furious report that michael horowitz spearheaded which was some four hundred seventy one pages so there's a lot of material there the idea spent more than eighteen months horowitz was unanimously confirmed by the united states senate i think he's coming with great deal credibility and remember the inspector general has already made a criminal referral in the case of mr mccabe but i think we're gonna find that the senior echelon there at the department of justice specifically the fbi deviated from their normal protocols and in the handling of the hillary clinton case nothing about it was normal they dealt with it totally different than everything else and i think that's what drives american nuts the duplicity and the how clinton's are treated differently than everybody else but it started with loretta lynch and it continued with james komi who said loretta lynch is acting bizarre i don't know if i can actually go back to war because he's not looking for a report that looks at all angles of this so i'll go rogue on my own so you don't like to olympia was doing so you do some things on your own so you split the.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Of the workplace and we somehow are are having fun through with all the justice department's internal watchdog is included james comey authority at times during his tenure as director this now this is something why didn't we know this already frankie fibrosis we knew all this and now all of a sudden in the draft report inspector general michael horowitz also rebuked former attorney general loretta lynch for her handling of the federal investigation the hillary clinton's personal email server and you and i are going and and but i guess it's good that it's coming to the forefront here right well it's different to suspect something and then have the inspector general michael horowitz actually be prepared to issue it in a report right so again we haven't seen this is just based on leaks that that are coming out of the justice department and or the white house but you know michael horowitz strikes me as a pretty nonpartisan guy he began his service in during the obama administration so so we'll see we'll see what this says an i don't know what the next steps are whether or not there could potentially be reprecussions for either komi orleans for their behavior here but you know i think you're right i mean i think it's a confirmation of what many of us suspected that both komi and lynch were out of control as two of the top law enforcement officers in the country the president goes onto the plane on the tarmac president clinton goes on may if that did you see how that the up not only in appropriate probably illegal but they let that go and i am not mc i'm so sick of these they're not letting it go video this is what the inspector general report is up to up until now i i would think even the democrats would be concerned about it up till now over concerned about his via sco called.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on WTMA
"Of health is because he knew he'd be rewarded later on you know in the kingdom of god or something like that but instead he got the job as va secretary i'm not sure that's a big reward the way things have been going over there but but we shall see lucky him mister secretary admiral and the secretary also this is the biggest story of the day in reality fbi's handling of dossier and trump case under scrutiny that understates it now with inspector general gop want special counsel and this is the big news the justice department announcing the inspector general michael horowitz to put the and with michael horowitz the inspector general the department of justice announced yesterday we made us aware yesterday that he is in fact investigating the possible corruption at the fbi the department of justice the cia and the whitehouse having to do the right to the oval office door having to do with the corrupt obama administration starting with john brennan going to loretta lynch going to james komi loretta lynch of course the attorney general at the time under barack obama followed by james comey who was the head of the fbi at the time and the leaks to harry reid who is one of the most corrupt of all and i was looking at these pictures and then it goes to dennis mcdonough in the white house just outside the president's door in what is now shaping up to be something of a deep state conspiracy inside the obama administration to undo trump's prospects of winning the election against hillary diane rodham clinton the liar and a pantsuit has she fallen down in the last twenty four hours of gotten any reports of her falling and injuring herself where's she last time we heard about her she was in in the empire where she was maligning the american people slandering her home country while overseas that used to be frowned upon but no more the democrats have broken down that that glass ceiling is gone i guess and and.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on Money Radio 1200AM
"The truth is that michael horowitz is the nonpartisan inspector general was appointed to that position by president obama and was confirmed by a democrat and democrat controlled senate and the investigation on the inspector general of the fbi handling of some of the clintons and all were demanded by democrats so this was all begun by goes people who had been put in their positions by democrats by president obama and the investigation was started by the democrats long before trump came on the picture on the scene so for mccabe to now then this as mom has caused it another example of his lighting behavior because he knows who appointed michael horowitz he also knows this is another thing that really blows my mind the person who oversees the fbi office of professional responsibility which is the internal ethics investigative body in the fbi and it's nonpartisan but person who put the woman in charge of that his robert muller oh my goodness here we have robert muller is the very person who plays to the person in charge of the office of professional responsibility within the fbi and attorney general sessions he's not act on area this until the own fbi ethics office and the independence democrat appointed inspector general had both red come up with the verdict that mccain should be fired because he had lied in various situations now they used the phrase lack of candor which goes to my point of trying to obfuscate the real cars and deny responsibility and pretend the blame lies elsewhere lack of candor for lay people mean perjury if we were having done some things lack of candor is a euphemism for lying or perjury when it's under oath when it's underway lv offered through the inspector general and the office of professional responsibility opr both have said that the number to ban the fbi and mr me they're going to come out with before it's all over that these are basically crooked cops that's what they're saying bring it right down he's not a victim he's a crooked cop that's the end of the story in my opinion.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Two change for me was the knowledge said that they're two dozen witnesses have michael harwich the inspector general would not have access to so if your options or doj investigated selves they can't do that because of conflict of interest let the inspector general do it now i'm a big fan of mike horowitz but he has no jurisdiction over witnesses that if you the left the department or never work there so when i counted up 24 witnesses that he would not be able to access where he to investigate it only one conclusion that special counsel and he doesn't believe in his own body because he says we leak klay crazy and we don't have subpoena power and i think that this has a lot more to do with that then it does about the ability of the justice tip parliament because remember i said i worked at the justice department of their the imf us ig michael horowitz who is mentioning it's not he doesn't have subpoena power over people who used to work at the justice department but he can so call them up and if if they don't agree to come in than you can use a us attorney from one of the offices to compel them to come in there is a process by which the ig could do that i think this has a lot more to do with the loss of credibility from both sides of from a partisanship standpoint on the hill doing these investigation and right now the focus on fires accord well yes except for one of the congressman from florida and that gates was on earlier saying that this has to go back to hillary's emails and like that's not with the seconds that's not what trey goutierre saying he's saying is supposed to be about fifa abused her allegations of fis abuse and so it can get you could get to a point where you get a second special counsel at that's just on fis abuse and it doesn't answer a question about hillary clinton's emails are we going to get a.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Resources that would require that he would need in order to do this extensive investigation but sean look i think that people will be brought to justice there is ongoing investigations right now even within the department of justice there are federal prosecutors looking into a lot of these issues besides you know inspector general michael horowitz so there will be evidence coming out and remember horowitz' report is due very soon probably within the next few weeks and when that report comes out he can refer for criminal prosecution march what is a fourteen months when we finally get it i think it'll be this march i think it'll be this month on the latest would be probably the first week of april that's what i've been told about march was their target date so i think they're going to try to get it out by the target date and one final fight here because i think this is really important if he does make a criminal referral then we're gonna see what action the department of justice t sender attorney general jeff sessions if he refuses himself from that if nothing moves forward then i think we need to be really worried and but if they decide to move forward with some type of prosecution none of 8 of any of these players then we maybe be able to say okay then maybe they are going to do their job but right now we just don't know eight hundred is our number now when we come back we'll check in i was pretty ticked off a what cone did with his uh you know high profile removal over trade when he knew donald trump's position on trade for a long time we'll talk about the economy opportunities and what gary cohn actually did to the president well it's just like everybody else in dc just looking out for number one this wcbm checks brought to you by jiffy lou in the perry hall area belair road southbound remained shut down near honey go boulevard through the investigation into brief clean up from the earlier snowplow accident on northbound on route one through honey go boulevard the right lane is now allowing traffic to get through downtown annapolis flooding issues had compromised.
"michael horowitz" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Is a criminal act under the federal code so it appears any fair reading of the testimony and emails recently made available because of the work of the ig michael horowitz is out in april may june july the fbi james colmey had decided to close his eyes the hundreds or thousands of serious felonies committed by hillary clinton because the highest echelons of the fbi and the department of injustice wanted her to become the president and they knew that if they made public truthful information about hillary clinton's conduct as the secretary of state that she would not win the presidency and it may throw the election does some one that they hate it not being donald j trump so they can cocked a scheme involving colmey involving loretta lynch involving at robert stroke a peter stroke involving lisa page and maybe the worst character of all deputy director andrew mccabe the objects of with the object of which would be to make sure that their preferred candidate for the presidency did not lose and then secondly if are favoured candidate didn't lose that is trump won they want wanna quote in insurance policy so what they did through a spouse of a high ranking fbi agent was join gps fusion to gather parts of the discredited dossier to be used by the two.