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BREAKING: Inspector General Completes Report – Sends Draft to DOJ – Unconfirmed Reports that Hillary and Several Members of the Obama Era DOJ/FBI Have been Referred for Prosecution

Inspector General for the Department of Justice Michael Horowitz has completed his report on the activities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice on their handling of the widespread spying and wiretapping into Donald Trump’s campaign and the “kid glove” treatment the FBI gave the Hillary Clinton unencrypted rogue email server investigation.

In just one part of his investigation that has released has seen the firing of former FBI Deputy Direct Andrew McCabe and has led to a criminal referral to the Trump nominated and confirmed Washington DC US District Attorney Jessie Liu. and the corrupt practices of his boss, former FBI Director James Comey, come out into full view of the public.

The rest of the report has already had its fair share of leaks within the last few days, with the newest revelations including the widespread surveillance of the Trump campaign by the FBI.

After more than a year of investigation into the matters, Horowitz has sent the final drafts to Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department and relevant agencies.

“Additionally, consistent with our usual process, we have asked the Department and FBI to provide us with any comments they wish us to consider regarding the report’s accuracy and completeness,” Horowitz wrote in his letter to lawmakers on Wednesday.

Horowitz’s investigation has looked at a variety of allegations, including whether it was improper for former FBI Director James Comey to make a public announcement about not recommending prosecution over the Clinton email arrangement.

Horowitz’s review has already put top FBI official Andrew McCabe in legal jeopardy. The Justice Department’s internal watchdog sent a criminal referral for McCabe in April to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington.

That was in response to Horowitz’s finding that McCabe leaked information to the press about the investigation and later lied about it to Comey and federal investigators, prompting Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him in March.

Horowitz wrote in his letter to Congress that he is “making relevant portions of the draft report available for review and comment” by those interviewed in the probe and those whose conduct is addressed in the report.

He said they will allow the DOJ and FBI to submit a formal written letter to be attached to the final report before releasing it.

“We will update you on the specific timing for the report’s release, and I will be prepared to provide a briefing and testify publicly about our findings and conclusions as soon as the report is released,” Horowitz said.

A portion of the report on McCabe had already been released to Congress.

In November, Horowitz said his team has interviewed dozens of people and had reviewed about 1.2 million records in the course of its investigation. He said his team was looking at whether “certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations.”

The review also looked at whether the Justice Department’s assistant attorney general for legislative affairs “improperly disclosed non-public information to the Clinton campaign” and should have been recused. That’s in reference to official Peter Kadzik, who had been an attorney in the past for Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Horowitz has said the review is looking at whether any DOJ or FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public information.

Unconfirmed reports that the Inspector General is Referring to Jeff Sessions’ appointed investigator U.S. Attorney John Huber for Prosecution

Paul Sperry, who is a writer at Real Clear Politics tweeted earlier, “IG Horowitz has found ‘reasonable grounds’ for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution.”

He also made it clear that according to his sourcing, former FBI Director James Comey and Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates targeted General Mike Flynn a year before he communicated with the Russian ambassador in December of 2016. The alleged “trigger” for this investigation was that Flynn was sitting at the same table with Russian President Vladimir Putin along with Jill Stein.

 

Michael Horowitz has been a thorn in Democrats’ Sides for years

A New York Post report highlighted the plight of the inspector generals during the Obama administration. It has progressed to a point that the two thirds of the inspector generals had sent a letter to Congress decrying the Obama administration stonewalling.

“It’s transparently clear: President Obama loathes and fears independent watchdogs,” the report read. The open letter stated that they needed Congress’ help in holding the administration accountable to the 1978 Inspector General Act.

The report also highlighted exactly where some of the more egregious curtailments were occurring, “‘serious limitations on access to records that have recently impeded the work’ of IGs at the Peace Corps, the EPA and the Department of Justice, and jeopardized their ‘ability to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.'”

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