Bombshell looming Re: Inspector General's report?
Much of this essay relies upon an article published by Zero Hedge on May 17. The Zero Hedge article is based upon the reporting of Paul Sperry who writes for the Wall Street Journal. I really like Zero Hedge because they seem to be on top of news in real time.
Like everything else involving our government, regardless of who is in charge of Congress or who is President, I have become very jaded about any news that might portend of justice coming. With this caveat in mind, I am somewhat optimistic as a result of recent leaks regarding the soon to be released Department of Justice Inspector General's report. This report is in regard to the FBI and DoJ's handling of the Clinton investigation concerning her transferring of SAP information and other sensitive data to her personal server. Clinton's actions were clearly in violation of State Department rules. However, Comey unilaterally "cleared her" in his testimony before Congress.
Let's start with a brief background on Michael Horowitz who is Inspector General for the Department of Justice. Michael Horowitz has a law degree from Harvard, previously served from 1991 to 2002 in the Department of Justice as an Assistant US Attorney for the southern district of New York, and was appointed as Inspector General for the DoJ by President Obama in 2012. None of this is particularly heartening for those who would want to believe him as a person who would weed out wrong doing in the Obama Administration's FBI and DoJ.
However, Zero Hedge has pointed out in their article published on May 17, that Horowitz publicly bucked the Obama Administration which had placed severe restrictions on the power of the Inspectors General.
In short - Horowitz went to war with the Obama Administration to restore the OIG's powers - and didn't get them back until Trump took office.
Horowitz was appointed head of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in April, 2012 - after the Obama administration hobbled the OIG's investigative powers in 2011 during the "Fast and Furious" scandal. The changes forced the various Inspectors General for all government agencies to request information while conducting investigations, as opposed to the authority to demand it. This allowed Holder (and other agency heads) to bog down OIG requests in bureaucratic red tape, and in some cases, deny them outright.
Could it be that Inspector General Horowitz is a rare bird in Washington DC? A man with a conscience to do the right thing? We shall see.
And what is the news that Paul Sperry is leaking?
BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found "reasonable grounds" for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ's handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 17, 2018
The recent activity on Sperry's Twitter account is also very interesting. For example, look at these two tweets.
Why? B/c he sat at the same table as Putin at a Dec 15 event in Moscow.
Guess what? JILL STEIN SAT AT THE SAME TABLE https://t.co/HmIBq77Wcd
— Georgia Peach™ (@Real_PeachyKeen) May 17, 2018
DEVELOPING: A major new front is opening in the political espionage scandal. In summer 2016, Brennan with his FBI liaison Strzok, along with help from Kerry @ State, were trying to set Russian espionage traps for minor players in the Trump campaign through cultivated intel assets
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 11, 2018
Jamarl Thomas covered this news today on his You Tube channel. I like his logical thinking about what he reports. This video is only about 12 minutes long and he expresses the same concerns I have about this news. But we both are cautiously optimistic that we will finally see some justice come out of this.
Where this will go is anyone's guess. We already know that the FBI's number 2 man, Andrew McCabe could be charged with a number of offenses. The Office of the Inspector General released a stand alone report on McCabe in February. This report became grounds for McCabe's firing. Many of the high ranking officials in the FBI have been fired, with the exception of Peter Strzok who is still cooperating. I believe that Strzok is a key person in all of this.
We live in very interesting times.