During a House oversight subcommittee hearing earlier, IG Horowitz told @Jim_Jordan that he still hasn't been been contacted to provide testimony on either weeks-old Comey report by either Dem chair of the House Oversight or Judiciary committee.
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) September 18, 2019
FoxNews.com reports that
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz — who’s been conducting high-profile probes related to the FBI and DOJ’s actions in the Russia election meddling investigation – told lawmakers Wednesday his investigators will “assess” new Republican allegations of “inconsistencies” in former FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony.
Horowitz made the comments during an appearance before a House Oversight Committee hearing with other inspectors general.
“We would assess it,” Horowitz said, under questioning from Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.
Meadows told Horowitz that he and Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan plan to make a referral to him about inconsistencies in what Comey has said about opening up an obstruction case against President Trump.
“I’m finding just a number of irregularities,” Meadows said. “So would it be appropriate if ranking member Jordan and I were to refer those inconsistencies to the IG and if we did that with the IG look at those inconsistencies?”
Horowitz replied: “It’s certainly appropriate for us to get a referral about a then-employee of the department.”
Meadows told Horowitz he believes Comey gave conflicting information when his closed-door testimony in December 2018 is compared against what’s in Horowitz’s latest report. That report, released last month, found that Comey violated bureau policies by drafting, leaking and retaining memos documenting private discussions with Trump.
Meadows said Comey told lawmakers he denied initiating an obstruction-of-justice investigation because of comments the president made to him. But the inspector general’s report on Comey said the former FBI director purposely leaked his memos of those conversations with Trump to spark a special counsel investigation of alleged obstruction.
“So two of those can’t be true,” Meadows said. He added, “So we’ll be referring those inconsistencies to you today, Mr. Horowitz.”
Special Counsel Robert Mueller opted against drawing a conclusion on whether the president obstructed investigators’ work in the Russia probe.
Wednesday’s hearing was billed as a forum to “examine the community of inspectors general, their resources and ongoing work.” Many lawmakers focused questions on Horowitz’s reviews related to the FBI and Justice Department.
Horowitz was asked to elaborate on his report saying Comey set a “dangerous example” though his memo leaks.
“Our concern was empowering FBI directors or frankly any FBI employee or other law enforcement official with the authority to decide that they’re not going to follow established norms and procedures because in their view they’ve made a judgment that the individuals they’re dealing with can’t be trusted,” he said.
Last week, Horowitz told lawmakers his team is nearly finished with a hotly anticipated review of alleged surveillance abuses by the DOJ and FBI during the Russia investigation, saying that a draft was sent to Attorney General Bill Barr, and that the report is being finalized ahead of a public release.
Horowitz and his investigators have probed how the infamous and salacious anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was used to secure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant for former Trump aide Carter Page in October 2016, as well as three FISA renewals. Horowitz’s team has questioned why the FBI considered Steele a credible source, and why the bureau seemed to use news reports to bolster Steele’s credibility.
In his letter Friday, Horowitz indicated that once the Justice Department and the FBI send back a marked document relating to classified material, his team will “proceed with our usual process for preparing final draft public and classified reports, and ensuring that appropriate reviews occur for accuracy and comment purposes.”
Meanwhile, a key FBI player during the time frame under scrutiny, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, is facing the prospect of federal charges after Horowitz faulted him in a separate inquiry over statements he made during a Hillary Clinton-related investigation. The review found that McCabe “lacked candor” when talking with investigators, but the former FBI official has denied wrongdoing.
It is way past time for Former FBI Director James Comey to pay for his duplicitous nature.
Here are the facts:
Former President Barack Hussein Obama hired him.
Comey is a Professional Bureaucrat. He is a Political Weasel.
Comey followed Robert Mueller as Director of the FBI.
He remained loyal to King Barack The First after President Trump decided to keep him on as FBI Director.
That is why he took notes in meetings with Trump and did not document his meetings with anyone in the Previous Administration, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama.
Back on September 20, 2016. Breitbart.com reported the following about Comey…
A review of FBI Director James Comey’s professional history and relationships shows that the Obama cabinet leader — now under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton — is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His personal and professional relationships — all undisclosed as he announced the Bureau would not prosecute Clinton — reinforce bipartisan concerns that he may have politicized the criminal probe.
These concerns focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.
When President Obama nominated Comey to become FBI director in 2013, Comey promised the United States Senate that he would recuse himself on all cases involving former employers.
But Comey earned $6 million in one year alone from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin became a Clinton Foundation donor that very year.
Comey served as deputy attorney general under John Ashcroft for two years of the Bush administration. When he left the Bush administration, he went directly to Lockheed Martin and became vice president, acting as a general counsel.
How much money did James Comey make from Lockheed Martin in his last year with the company, which he left in 2010? More than $6 million in compensation.
Lockheed Martin is a Clinton Foundation donor. The company admitted to becoming a Clinton Global Initiative member in 2010.
According to records, Lockheed Martin is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, which paid Bill Clinton $250,000 to deliver a speech in 2010.
In 2010, Lockheed Martin won 17 approvals for private contracts from the Hillary Clinton State Department.
In 2013, Comey became a board member, a director, and a Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee member of the London bank HSBC Holdings.
“Mr. Comey’s appointment will be for an initial three-year term which, subject to re-election by shareholders, will expire at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting,” according to HSBC company records.
HSBC Holdings and its various philanthropic branches routinely partner with the Clinton Foundation. For instance, HSBC Holdings has partnered with Deutsche Bank through the Clinton Foundation to “retrofit 1,500 to 2,500 housing units, primarily in the low- to moderate-income sector” in “New York City.”
“Retrofitting” refers to a Green initiative to conserve energy in commercial housing units. Clinton Foundation records show that the Foundation projected “$1 billion in financing” for this Green initiative to conserve people’s energy in low-income housing units.
The raw, unmitigated corruption involving Hillary Clinton and her Foundation is breath-taking in its size and scope and should have been targeted a long time ago by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
But, Comey’s corruption did not end there.
Please allow me to review…
Former President Barack Hussein Obama and members of his Administration, including Former FBI Director James Comey, weaponized the FBI and DOJ for the purposes of not only spying on , but also sabotaging the Candidacy and Presidency of Donald J. Trump.
These Deep State Operatives, loyal to the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party, protected both President Barack Hussein Obama and Former Candidate Hillary Clinton, while using both the Bureaucratic and Electronic Tools at their disposal to somehow attempt to keep Trump from Becoming President.
Having failed at that, they invented the fictitious Russian Collusion Narrative as both a distraction and an impediment, in order to prevent President Trump from fulfilling his Campaign Promise to “Make America Great Again”.
This “Secret Society” within the FBI, ensconced in their Swamp of Bureaucracy, considered themselves, as the rest of the Liberal Elite do, to be smarter than everybody else, “untouchable”, and above the laws of the nation which they had sworn to uphold and its citizens whom they had sworn to serve.
So, is it very apparent that Comey has been a duplicitous, corrupt Political Weasel for a very long time.
…including the time he spent working for President Donald J. Trump.
So, for him to continue to this very day to hit all of the Liberal “news” and “talk” shows presenting himself as a clean upright “lawman” and servant of the American people is the height of hypocrisy….a condition that seems to run rampant among Washington Bureaucrats.
Inspector General Horowitz needs to further investigate Comey’s inconsistencies…not just in his testimony but in his “service” both during and after the Obama Administration.
It’s wasn’t stellar.
It was abysmal.
Until He Comes,