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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/09/2019 10:15 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/09/2019 10:16 AM
Expires: 01/01/2024 12:00 AM
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DOJ OIG Releases Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

Washington, DC...Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of a Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation. The DOJ Office of the Inspector General’s (OIG) findings are summarized in the report’s Executive Summary, available at the links below. During this review, the OIG examined more than one million documents that were in the DOJ’s and FBI’s possession and conducted over 170 interviews involving more than 100 witnesses.


The Full 476 Page Report is Above



The scope of the OIG’s review included:
 The decision to open an FBI investigation on July 31, 2016 known as “Crossfire Hurricane” and four individual cases on current and former members of the Trump campaign, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn; the early investigative steps taken; and whether the openings and early steps complied with DOJ and FBI policies (Chapter 3);

 The FBI’s relationship with Christopher Steele, whom the FBI considered to be a confidential human source (CHS); its receipt, use, and evaluation of electronic reports from Steele; and its decision to close Steele as an FBI CHS (Chapters 4- 6);

 Four FBI applications filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) in 2016 and 2017 to conduct Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) surveillance targeting Carter Page; and whether these applications complied with DOJ and FBI policies and satisfied the government’s obligations to the FISC (Chapter 5-8);

 The interactions of DOJ attorney Bruce Ohr with Steele, the FBI, Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, and the State Department; whether work Ohr’s spouse performed for Fusion GPS implicated ethical rules applicable to Ohr; and Ohr’s interactions with DOJ attorneys regarding the Manafort criminal case (Chapter 9); and

 The FBI’s use of Undercover Employees (UCEs) and CHSs other than Steele in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation; whether the FBI placed any CHSs within the Trump campaign or tasked any CHSs to report on the Trump campaign; whether the use of CHSs and UCEs complied with DOJ and FBI policies; and the attendance of a Crossfire Hurricane supervisory agent at counterintelligence briefings given to the 2016 presidential candidates and certain campaign advisors (Chapter 10).

The OIG’s analysis appears in Chapter 11 and the OIG’s conclusions and 9 recommendations to the DOJ and FBI appear in Chapter 12. The FBI’s response to the OIG’s report is included in the report as an attachment.

Today’s report is available on the DOJ OIG website, and at either of the following links:

 Read the report on the OIG’s website: https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-
examination.pdf

 Read the report on Oversight.gov: oversight.gov/reports.
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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-12-09 10:19:20   By: Anonymous
 
Everyone who works in Washington is corrupt. Left, right , career, members of the press, all of them.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-12-09 10:21:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Democrats are the worst !

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-12-09 10:44:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Trimp is a TRAITOR!
      If he is innocent he should prove it with testimony under oath. Not in a tweet

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        Another RW Conspiracy Gone
        Posted on: 2019-12-09 11:04:54   By: Anonymous
         
        Another fake conspiracy is shot down by the FBI.
        Dotard believes and lives in the conspiribubble.
        He watches Fox, he is steeped in the BS bubble Fox and the reich wing fantasy universe.
        Sad to have this illegitimate administration doing so much damage in the US and around the world.
        These people are sick, and dangerous sadly they have the Plutocracy power fueled by unlimited $ which always gets their way, while the middle class , poor get screwed.
        Elections are a fraud with voter purges (millions) and broken hacked voting machines in Black precincts. Forget Russia, the election was stolen by the GOP as in 2000, 2004, add 2016 and probably 2020.
        Even if the popular vote as in 2018 has millions more for the Dem candidate, the election will be stolen due to the schemes in the red states.
        The electoral collage must be ended to allow the majority to rule, otherwise, we have another minority Plutocratic illegitimate administration, and the damage that ensues.

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          Re: Another RW Conspiracy Gone
          Posted on: 2019-12-09 12:10:26   By: Anonymous
           
          90 per cent ads, 9 per cent BS and 1 per cent content, website sucks!

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          Re: Another RW Conspiracy Gone
          Posted on: 2019-12-10 06:14:59   By: Anonymous
           
          just another dumacrat. SHUT UP

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      Posted on: 2019-12-09 13:02:22   By: Anonymous
       
      You Trump sycophants are truly evil Pos!!! Now this is coming from the Trump administration FBI and you still try to excuse it away with the same ole nonsense. Anything you don't have a reasonable answer to all of you go to the bullsh*t playbook. "Hey lets blame Obama, bring up the missing emails or if your backs are truly against the wall...ben-dam-ghazi."

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-12-10 04:25:40   By: Anonymous
         
        Dumacrat

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-12-10 09:00:16   By: Anonymous
         
        😭😢

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-12-09 13:00:41   By: Anonymous
 
GOP- ''Opens an investigation''
Investigation finds no wrongdoing.
GOP- "I reject the findings of my investigation''

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-12-09 13:01:12   By: Anonymous
 
AWWW BOOHOO...Barr couldn't corrupt the IG and the entire justice dept. [MAGA May are getting arrested]

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-12-09 13:04:29   By: Anonymous
     
    Barr doesn't like facts ...
    "Facts are stubborn things"..
    ... Ronald Reagan

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-12-09 13:05:07   By: Anonymous
       
      Put Barr in a toilet and flush 10-15 times.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-12-09 13:07:23   By: Anonymous
 
Republican conspiracy theory in
3...2...1... IG is a deep state hack
George sorros paid for actor
Or some other unprovable conspiracy theory

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    Yep Truth Is Deep State Coup
    Posted on: 2019-12-09 13:20:09   By: Anonymous
     
    So predictable Dotard Statement-

    “They fabricated evidence and they lied to the courts. This was an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it, and they got caught,” he declared, describing it as “a very sad day” and “probably something that’s never happened in the history of our country.”

    So it's Dotard and his cult denying our law enforcement.
    Dotard against the Constitution and laws, law enforcement.

    This is why he and his cult must be removed as soon as possible.

    It's Our United States, or the Dotard Republic , based on illegalities, lies.
    It can't be both.

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      Re: Yep Truth Is Deep State Coup
      Posted on: 2019-12-10 04:28:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Just keep believing MSNBC crapola. See you dumacrats in nov.

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        Re: Yep Truth Is Deep State Coup
        Posted on: 2019-12-10 06:41:52   By: Anonymous
         
        If you vote for a TRAITOR, what does tha make you my friend?

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          Re: Yep Truth Is Deep State Coup
          Posted on: 2019-12-10 15:23:54   By: Anonymous
           
          Vote for a traitor?
          I don't think Pelosi, Nadler nor Shiff are up for re-election this cycle.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-12-09 16:04:47   By: Anonymous
 
Oh boy does this mean Hillary is gonna be our President now? Oh goody goody. My dad is gonna be so happy. He said she should be cause this Trump guy was just some rich *bleep* and Hillary was broke when her and her husband got wicked out of that white house last time.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-12-10 06:43:23   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump’s lying has never stopped. His is the worst president in history.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-12-10 06:45:17   By: Anonymous
       
      That whole thing was totally bull sh—. Republicans are so Fuc- ed. Up

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