The second in a series of highly anticipated DOJ Inspector General's reports has not been released yet, but we now know a number of things about the finished product because those that have seen it, despite having to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDA) are leaking like mad, and the Mockingbird Media is already, preemptively, attempting to control what the narrative will be when it is released.
The second report is said to focus on the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private unsecured email server when she was Secretary of State for the Obama administration, and the statement by former FBI Director James Comey when he exonerated Clinton, as well as the two subsequent letters by Comey, one telling Congress additional emails had been found and were being investigated, and the final statement days before the 2016 presidential election exonerating Clinton once again.
MEDIA MESSAGE: DON'T FOCUS ON CONTENT, FOCUS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP 'WEAPONIZING' IT
In mid-May the Wall Street Journal reported the second phase release date was close as the IG had finished his investigation, and the subjects within the report had been notified, would have to sign a NDA, then could preview the report and be given a few days to craft a response to the IG's conclusions, which would be added to the final product.
Let The Leaks Begin: The first of the leaks about the upcoming report were handed to the propaganda arm of the deep state, Washington Post, where we find out that this next report is nearly 500 pages "criticizing the Justice Department and FBI for their handling of the Clinton email investigation."
Interestingly, the piece states that their sources are unnamed because "They, like others in this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak frankly about matters they are not authorized to discuss publicly." In other words, leakers.
I call it interesting because all these leaks are occurring while one of the IG's tasks named in the January 2017 announcement, is quite literally to investigate "Allegations that Department and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public information."
It is in the fourth paragraph of the Wapo piece (Archive link) where we see exactly how the media plans to handle the fall-out from the release of the report:
Those who know Horowitz say his findings will be as nonpartisan as they are thorough. But his work is almost certain to be weaponized by President Trump against federal law enforcement, and some question whether it will quell the tension gripping Washington.
See they want people to think that President Trump is attacking all "federal law enforcement," rather than just the members that we often refer to as the "deep state," that actively conspired, lied, and manipulated information, and are the subjects of the IG's investigation into allegations of misconduct.
While the report is "exhaustive" to use their words, and will cover issues, including some that have been exposed publicly over the course of the the last year, if president Trump reacts Horowitz's findings, he is "weaponizing" them and that is what the media wants the public to focus on.
They even use the example of McCabe, after the first IG report was released informing the public that the former FBI deputy director had lied, under oath, about disclosures to the press, the President took to Twitter and said "DOJ just issued the McCabe report - which is a total disaster. He LIED! LIED! LIED! McCabe was totally controlled by Comey - McCabe is Comey!! No collusion, all made up by this den of thieves and lowlifes!"
Evidently that is the narrative they plan to run with, ignore the information in the report and focus on how the president is attacking federal law enforcement if he dares to talk about the findings because he is weaponizing them.
Allegations that Department or FBI policies or procedures were not followed in connection with, or in actions leading up to or related to, the FBI Director’s public announcement on July 5, 2016, and the Director’s letters to Congress on October 28 and November 6, 2016, and that certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations;
So when the IG addresses the circumstances surrounding the initial July 5, 2016 statement made by for FBI director Comey, in which he exonerated Hillary Clinton, and reveals that the original terminology calling her "grossly negligent, which opened her up for criminal charges, was changed to "extremely careless," in order to exonerate her of charges, those of us, including the President, will be "weaponizing" the report by writing about it.
If the IG report includes what is already publicly known, that FBI agent Peter Strzok, who we now know from his and former FBI special counsel Lisa Page's texts, had extreme anti-Trump pro-Clinton biases, was behind that change of terminology, and the president tweets about it or talks about it, then the media is going to say (they are already saying it!) he is "weaponizing" it to attack all federal law enforcement.
Remember Strzok played a key role in both the Clinton investigation and initiating the Russia probe. Strzok was originally on special counsel Robert Mueller's team, until the text messages were revealed. Strzok is also still employed by the FBI after having been reassigned. Page recently resigned.
While we have not seen the report as it has not been released yet, we fully expect it to at least address the fact that Comey's initial July 5, 2016 statement exonerating Clinton was drafted months in advance, before Clinton herself was even interviewed. When that was first revealed to the public, President Trump said at the time "Wow, looks like James Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton long before the investigation was over...and so much more. A rigged system!"
That right there ladies and gentlemen is why the media is already attempting to spin a report that has not even been released yet. They have spent more than a year attempting to downplay the misconduct of senior level federal law enforcement members, former and current. They have attempted to justify and excuse how politicized those same agencies were under the Obama regime, while portraying anyone that called them on it, conspiracy theorists playing partisan politics.
The IG report is about to expose exactly how "rigged" the system was.
When it does, expect us in the Independent Media to weaponize the hell out it against the deep state.
MEDIA/DEEP STATE IN DAMAGE CONTROL MODE
The Last Refuge highlights something else to keep in mind, which is how former Obama officials have been brought into the U.S. Mockingbird Media, in preparation to manipulate the minds of their audience as part of a damage control operation.
Many people have noted the bizarre number of former Obama Administration DOJ, FBI and Intelligence Community officials who have gone to work within the U.S. media apparatus in order to protect their interests.
Former CIA Director John Brennan now working for NBC; former DNI James Clapper now working for CNN; former FBI Chief Legal Counsel James Baker now working for Lawfare blog; former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Josh Campbell now working for CNN; former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes now working for MSNBC…. the list goes on. All motives transparently political.
Notably absent, the hiring of any actual journalists.
All of these pre-positioned forces are defensive in nature. All of their collective narrative constructs stem from a self-preservation instinct. The U.S. media has imploded onto itself and devolved into an Kafkaesque assembly of political narrative engineers churning out fake news 24/7.
What we are now witnessing is something far beyond Pravda and Baghdad Bob. What we now see is an even more severe distortion of media; an alternate reality created as if the Stasi and Tokyo Rose joined forces to take control of U.S. broadcasts.
It will be the job of Independent Media to "weaponize" the truth and get it out there, because as the partial list shown above shows, the Mockingbird Media will doing everything in their power to distract, spin and excuse the IG's findings, by some of the very people that are right now engulfed in some of these scandals.
When this report comes out there is going to be an all-out information war, and in war the truth can, will, and should be weaponized against the deep state.
Sean Hannity explains how the deep state is fracturing below.
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