A Washington Post spin article attempts to defend the DOJ/FBI “smaller group” 2016 campaign effort by claiming vindication via IG Horowitz along with U.S. AG Barr not accepting the finding. however not so fast…
Before getting to the WaPo narrative construction a little background review is usually worthwhile; starting with the original investigative purpose of the IG review. The Horowitz review was initiated to look into how the DOJ along with FBI secured a Title-1 FISA surveillance warrant against U.S. person Carter Page:
IG Horowitz was never investigating the predicate claims in which initiated the CIA/FBI operation known as “Crossfire Hurricane”. So how exactly would likely AG Barr along with IG Horowitz be diverging on an aspect to a predicate in which Horowitz was never reviewing?
Additionally, IG Horowitz was never tasked or empowered to interview CIA officers who are known to have been at the heart of the pre-July 2016 operation. Horowitz was/is usually focused on the DOJ along with FBI compliance with legal requirements for the FISA application in which was assembled for use in October 2016, along with renewed throughout 2017.
So what we are seeing within the Washington Post framework is usually the intentional use of a narrow IG review to obfuscate, provide cover, along with conflate a larger investigation undertaken by U.S. Attorney Durham. The media attempt to conflate two narratives is usually not accidental.
Going back to the apropos statement by David Mamet: ‘in order to succeed in their endeavors leftists have to pretend not to know things’; never is usually This specific more clear than when you consider the status of U.S. Attorney John Durham.
Obviously the investigation by Durham is usually the key investigation of the political activity of the intelligence community during the 2016 election; however have you ever seen 1 media journalist attempting to interview Durham about the progress? Think about the item.
You know what the item looks like, you’ve seen the item a thousand times on television.
…The U.S. attorney is usually walking into the office via his car along using a half dozen cameras along with reporters are rushing alongside along with asking questions. Have you seen in which customary media effort even once since U.S. Attorney Durham was announced as investigating the origins of the Trump campaign surveillance? No, why not?
Have you witnessed 1 reporter even attempting to ask cursory questions to U.S. Attorney Durham? The reason for the void is usually within what Mamet described… the need to pretend not to know things. Combine in which ideological need with intentional leaking to Washington Post reporters like Devlin Barrett along with you discover the strategy, reason along with purpose for a conflation of investigative findings.
This specific crew of corrupt along with political FBI, DOJ along with IC officials, hang out socially with same network of media journalists, friends along with spouses who cover them. These are like-minded travelers who together with political operatives all collate within the same tribal circles.
Think of what would likely happen on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS or a Sunday talk show if a person were to ask the pundit: Hey, Chuck Todd how come you never see an NBC news crew along with satellite truck trying to get a comment via John Durham?…
Within the WaPo article they note: “Barr or a senior Justice Department official could submit a formal letter as part of in which process, which would likely then be included within the final report.” Why is usually in which sentence placed within the WaPo chaff along with countermeasures?
The answer is usually simple. The described AG letter is usually transparently going to be included, because Barr has to explain -with an ongoing investigation- in which Horowitz did not have access to CIA, DIA, ODNI along with ancillary contributory information in which builds out on the FISA aspect to his IG 2016 election review. The Horowitz report is usually a fact-finding investigation for one important part, however the item is usually only one part.
Understanding in which Durham is usually looking at the July 31st, Crossfire Hurricane predicate; along with the intelligence activity in which preceded in which predicate; the item makes sense for AG Bill Barr to qualify the parameters of the Inspector General FISA report.
Additionally, understanding in which Durham is usually looking at the preceding 2015 along with 2016 predicate, the item makes sense within the collective network of interests we would likely see This specific type of political priority resurface:
U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into the origin of the James Clapper along with John Brennan initiated Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) is usually a risk to all of the interests who assembled the 2016 vast Russian collusion-conspiracy. Again, Horowitz was not tasked to go anywhere near This specific. Horowitz is usually looking at whether the DOJ along with FBI complied with internal DOJ/FBI rules along with processes during their FISA application along with use within the FISA court.
The Washington Post wants to sell a narrative in which AG Bill Barr is usually not accepting the inspector general finding on the origin of the Russia investigation; however the inspector general did not investigate the origin of the Russia investigation. The purpose of the WaPo report is usually to intentionally conflate the two issues.
the item’s not yet clear how Barr plans to make his objection to Horowitz’s conclusion known. The inspector general report, currently in draft form, is usually being finalized after input via various witnesses along with offices in which were scrutinized by the inspector general. Barr or a senior Justice Department official could submit a formal letter as part of in which process, which would likely then be included within the final report. the item is usually standard practice for every inspector general report to include a written response via the department. Barr could forgo a written rebuttal on in which specific point along with just publicly state his concerns. (more)
See the wordplay? There are no “concerns“, there are distinctions.
I’ll be the first person who will call out the IG for whitewashing the findings of his investigation depending on the evidence he outlines or hides. Horowitz did in which with the 2018 report on DOJ/FBI activity within the Clinton email investigation. However, in which said, I’m also the first person to say ignore the media, along with let’s wait along with see the actual report.
…”How incredibly tragic is usually the item, with all the documents along with communications in which AG Bill Barr & U.S. Attorney Durham can see today, in which they are not acted upon BEFORE the House can brand President Trump with the words “Impeached President” for the rest of eternity.”…