While we published the long-awaited DOJ Inspector General report for readers to go through while highlighting how liberal media outlets were attempting to preemptively spin the report with a misleading narrative, to get it to our readers as fast as possible, we offered it without specific portions highlighted.
Below are just a few highlights after digging through the report.
SOME QUICK POINTS BEFORE DISCUSSING TREASON.....
Some quick points before focusing on one general theme noted from direct quotes by individual FBI agents which show they were actively "attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government," which is part of the very definition of treason.
Point one: As stated in the 568 page report, this review covered items mandated in the initial January 12, 2017 initiation of review, including media leaks and actions taken by the FBI/DOJ in regards to the Hillary Clinton investigation, as well as whether participants should have been recused from certain investigative matters, but as seen on page 4 of the IG report just released, " As we describe in Chapter Twelve of our report, most of the text messages raising such questions pertained to the Russia investigation, which was not a part of this review."
Point Two: As we highlighted when we embedded the report on Thursday, June 14, 2018, the media is desperately trying to get their audience to focus on one line out of all the 568 pages, that being "we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed'."
As Wall Street Journal's Kimberly Strassell succinctly points out, all that "means he didn't catch anyone doing anything so dumb as writing down that they took a specific step to aid a candidate. But he in fact finds bias everywhere. The examples are shocking and concerning, and he devotes entire sections to them. And he very specifically says in the summary that they "cast a cloud" on the entire "investigation's credibility." That's pretty damning."
Point Three: While I note legitimate concerns about the press conference FBI Director Christopher Wray held to discuss this issue, the actions he is taking, specifically accepting all the IG's recommendations, and referring five members of the FBI highlighted in the report, to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), is exactly the procedure the FBI should be taking.
The Office of Professional Responsibility, reporting directly to the Attorney General, is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct involving Department attorneys that relate to the exercise of their authority to investigate, litigate or provide legal advice, as well as allegations of misconduct by law enforcement personnel when related to allegations of attorney misconduct within the jurisdiction of OPR. (Source)
There is an incredible and completely understandable frustration in having everything laid out by the IG report, with massive amounts of bias spotlighted in the report (deliberately so by the IG), but no immediate actions taken (like handcuffing people right now!), but to criticize former FBI director James Comey for bypassing procedure time and time again as shown in the IG report, yet demand the FBI bypass procedure to hold these people accountable right this second without following the IG's recommendations to refer these FBI employees to the OPR, would be hypocritical of us.
DID FBI CORRUPTION EXTEND TO TREASONOUS ACTIONS?
Given the fact that the actions on the part of FBI and DOJ members in regards to the Russia investigation were not part of this review, items within the review did reference text messages and other evidence obtained by the IG from after the presidential election, which indicates strongly that members high in the hierarchy were setting up the President-Elect for impeachment, before any investigations had been completed into Russia.
For example, on Page 429, the IG provides a number of texts by FBI Peter Strzok, who played key a role in the Clinton investigation and a lead role in the Russia investigation, and who was originally part of special counsel Robert Mueller's team (removed after the texts messages were revealed) and FBI special counsel Lisa Page. One of those texts were dated after the 2016 presidential election, where Page stated on November 13, 2016 "I bought all the president’s men. Figure I needed to brush up on watergate."
The 202 footnote from that same page, highlights anther reference to All the President's Men, dated March 14, 2017, which said "Among the text messages forensically recovered by the OIG in May 2018 was another exchange about “All the President’s Men.” On March 14, 2017, Page texted, “Finally two pages away from finishing atpm. Did you know the president resigns in the end?! ” Strzok replied, “What?!?! God, that we should be so lucky.”
The IG also highlights Strzok's reference to an "insurance policy, made before the election, in the event that Trump won the election, but more importantly highlights something Strzok said in May 2017, where he said "“For me, and this case, I personally have a sense of unfinished business. I unleashed it with MYE. Now I need to fix it and finish it." (Reference to MYE was Mid Year Exam, which was the name of the Clinton criminal investigation)
Another thing highlighted by the IG in a footnote on page 434, which is indicative of a lead investigator, one discussing joining Mueller's team, after previously stating he was hesitating to do so "because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there," prejudged an open investigation.
204 Strzok expressed similar sentiments in an email to Page using his FBI UNET (unclassified) account. On May 22, 2017, at a time when Page was working for the Special Counsel but Strzok had not yet joined the Special Counsel investigation, Page forwarded Strzok a Washington Post article entitled, “Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence.” Strzok responded saying, “Yup. Assuming you/team will do it via Mueller?” When Page confirmed this, Strzok responded, “God I suddenly want on this. You know why.” Page replied that she would leave the Special Counsel investigation and “happily” return to her work at the FBI if Strzok really wanted to join the investigation. Strzok responded, “I’m torn. I think – know – I’m more replaceable than you are in this. I’m the best for it, but there are others who can do OK. You are different and more unique. This is yours. Plus, leaving a S[pecial] C[ounsel] (having been an SC) resulting in an impeachment as an attorney is VERY different than leaving as an investigator....”
On page 435, the IG writes that Strzok denied having prejudged the Russia investigation.
On page 448, someone referred to as FBI Attorney 2, on November 22, 2016, communicated with FBI Attorney 1, and actually used the term "Viva le resistance." The term "Resistance" is common among Clinton supporters and Democratic operatives determined to "resist." anything President Trump does.
Next up and perhaps the most damning is the details, including graphics, provided by the IG in this report showing that members of media provided gifts (bribes) to FBI employees in exchange for unauthorized disclosures.
Via page 459 of the PDF of the IG report:
Second, although FBI policy strictly limits the employees who are authorized to speak to the media, we found that this policy appeared to be widely ignored during the period we reviewed.221 We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. The large number of FBI employees who were in contact with journalists during this time period impacted our ability to identify the sources of leaks. For example, during the periods we reviewed, we identified dozens of FBI employees that had contact with members of the media. Attached to this report as Attachments G and H are link charts that reflects the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016.
In addition to the significant number of communications between FBI employees and journalists, we identified social interactions between FBI employees and journalists that were, at a minimum, inconsistent with FBI policy and Department ethics rules. For example, we identified instances where FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events. We will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded, consistent with the Inspector General (IG) Act, other applicable federal statutes, and OIG policy.
Accepting bribes from reporters to divulge unauthorized information to the media, sounds pretty treasonous.
On page 563 and 565 of the report the IG provided charts showing the number and frequency of contact between reporters are an unprecedented level of FBI members, at some of the highest levels of the organization.
Note that we are not even including information that has been uncovered and reported on over the last year, which highlights the actions of agents to frame President Trump, if it is not included in this IG report, because those items are expected to be in a separate report from the IG review of FBI/DOJ/Intel Community actions in regards to the Russia investigation, which wasn't part of this review.
The extreme bias that has been documented over the course of the last year, between Strzok and Page, is not the only bias the IG noted within his report, as they also reference FBI agents dubbed "Agent 5" and "Agent 1," the other "amorous FBI staffers."
Via page 442 of the IG report PDF:
In a December 6, 2016 exchange, Agent 5 complained to Agent 1 about being required to be on call on the day of the presidential inauguration. In the middle of expressing displeasure about this, Agent 5 sent a message to Agent 1 that stated, “f*ck trump.” On February 9, 2017, in the context of an FBI employee receiving a presidential award for public service, Agent 5 messaged, “...I think now that trump is the president, i’d refuse it. it would be an insult to even be considered for it.”
That is an active FBI agent speaking about the President-Elect of the United States of America, stating "f*ck Trump."
On page 446, we see that extreme bias by Strzok, Page, Agent 1 and Agent 5, also manifested in other agents, not just against President Trump, but against Trump supporters, where an FBI agent not associated with the Clinton investigation, (MYE) was texting with another FBI employee dubbed FBI Attorney 2, who was part of the Clinton investigation, the day after the 2016 presidential election.
That FBI employee said Trump supporters were "poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn’t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm."
While the liberal media is busy screeching "no political bias," the IG report extensively detailed incredible amounts of bias, from multiple high level FBI employees, some of which indicates intelligence community members actively working against a President-Elect and then the President after inauguration.
If the IG is highlighting this type of activity in a report about the FBI/DOJ actions in regards to the Clinton investigation before the election, just imagine the type of details will be part of the Russia investigation review.
This is by no means an exhaustive look into the IG report, and readers are always encouraged to highlight the things they find important in the comment section.
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