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Horowitz delivers devastating report. Sets the table for Barr & Durham (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 400.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Horowitz report and the immediate reactions from US Attorney General Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham who found, “clear abuse” in the IG probe into the FBI’s handling of the FISA process.


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Via Zerohedge…

Following the highly anticipated release of the DOJ Inspector General’s so-called FISA report, Attorney General Bill Barr and his hand-picked US Attorney, John Durham, have issued statements disagreeing with the IG’s conclusions.

The report found that while the FBI made serious errors investigating the Trump campaign, and relied heavily on the discredited Steele dossier, that the agency was ultimately justified in launching a counterintelligence operation, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane.

“The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken,” Barr said in a statement released shortly after the FISA report.

“It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory,” he continued. “Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration.”

Barr added that the FISA report reveals a “clear abuse” of the surveillance court.

“In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source.”

“The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory. While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.”

Durham, meanwhile, said “Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff,” Durham also said. “However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.”

Full Durham statement:

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff.  However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department.  Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.  Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”

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John Ellis
John Ellis
December 11, 2019

New York City allows the more educated 50% of society to hoard all the land, wealth, healthcare, 98% of guns and to be all killer-cops and military officers. Thereby, turning the laboring-class into the 50% working poor who refuse to vote.
And so, for Michael Bloomberg to get elected, he had no choice but to do stop-and-frisk.

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 11, 2019

Free healthcare for all is an organic right. And the best way to gain majority support is to not use taxes to pay for addiction related healthcare. Unless the addicted person is poor, they should pay for the harm done to their health. And as smoking, alcohol, drugs and bad diet cause 90% of illness, such a system would reduce healthcare costs 50%.

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 11, 2019

NEW SOCIALISM Not a deadly force government, but a free of all force charity. Not wealth flowing up by force or down by force, but wealth flowing freely by generosity. For true socialism is caring compassion, giving charity and a grateful heart born of humility. For true socialism must be managed and orchestrated by the innovative genus-class, administrated, coordinated and supervised by the intelligent middle-class and by dangerous hard manual labor brought into reality by the slow and careful thinking laboring-class. For socialism by force, it is a contradiction in terms, an extortion called equality, an illogical hypocrisy and a… Read more »

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 11, 2019

By dangerous hard manual labor has all of society’s wealth been brought into reality, by the sweat and strain of the slow and careful thinking laboring-class.
And so, why have we turned them into the 50% working-poor?

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
Reply to  John Ellis
December 11, 2019

Mr Ellis did you actually watch the video? I see four comments from you but no indication of any interest whatsoever in the extremely interesting and important discussion going on here.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
December 11, 2019

As my comments establish that my interest and understanding of this topic is second to none, as your sarcasm destroys all credibility, what could you possibly do for an encore? Discussion killer that you be.

PigintheMiddle
PigintheMiddle
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
December 11, 2019

You made his day = someene read what he wrote! No one else did though.

John Ellis
John Ellis
Reply to  PigintheMiddle
December 11, 2019

If not you nor anyone else ever reads what I write,
how could they develop a desire to never read my writings?
And if your logic has no logic, how can your complaint be valid?

John Ellis
John Ellis
December 11, 2019

ROOT CAUSE
To enlighten you as to the root cause for why the American voters are so self-absorbed as to allow office holders to sell all their decision making powers to the highest bidder, I offer the following four comments.

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