It’s been months. We’ve heard timetables offered over and over again. When will it drop? When will the report of alleged FISA abuse during the Obama administration drop? It was supposed to be sometime during the summer. Now, we’re way into fall and there was still no word. Every journalist and blogger was hoping that it wouldn’t drop during Thanksgiving. That would be cruel and unusual punishment. Instead, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said that the report would drop on a Monday. December 9th is the date this long-awaited report will be available to the public. As Katie wrote in a prior post, December 11 is when Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, an Obama appointee, will come before Congress to testify about the contents of the report (via Fox News):
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News Wednesday that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report on allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant abuse during the 2016 election will be released on Dec. 9.
During an appearance on "Hannity" Wednesday, host Sean Hannity noted Horowitz will be coming before Graham's committee on Dec. 11 to testify on the matter and went on to ask Graham not to allow a Friday night document "dump" that could muffle the coverage of the news.
In response, Graham smiled and nodded.
"It'll be December 9th -- you'll get the report," the South Carolina lawmaker said.
The report will surely dive into the allegations that the FBI was spying on Trump officials. The Trump dossier, which was compiled by ex-MI6 spook Christopher Steele, was used as credible evidence to secure a FISA warrant on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, despite no one appearing to verify the document. There are glaring errors in the dossier that could have been cleaned up with a simple Google search. This document, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrats, was a piece of biased political opposition research. Even the State Department knew this document was biased; Steele told them.
This dossier is also alleged to be the “insurance policy” disgraced ex-FBI Agent Peter Strzok was referring to in texts with his mistress, bureau lawyer Lisa Page, when he met with ex-deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe who refused to answer questions from Congress concerning whether this document was verified. I wonder why? Strzok was fired for the tens of thousands of anti-Trump texts he sent to Page, which damaged the credibility and professionalism of the bureau. He was a top counterintelligence agent who was a key person in two of the agency’s most sensitive investigations: the review of Hillary Clinton’s email server and the probe into Russian collusion that was eventually taken over by ex-Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation when he learned about these texts, one of which has Strzok assuring Page that they will stop Trump. Yes, anti-Trump deep state, spying, and viva la resistance should be pervasive themes in this report.
The DOJ of a sitting administration was allegedly spying on the presidential campaign of a rival party. That’s pretty nasty, huh?
Christmas came early, folks. And you know there’s going to be a lot of dirt against Democrats. They’re scrambling. The Trump impeachment nonsense will be wiped off the news cycle. Grab the popcorn, the eggnog, and the mug to grab all the liberal tears of frustration.
Inbox: @LindseyGrahamSC announces DOJ IG Horowitz report on FISA process/abuse for its Russia/2016 probe will be released Dec. 9 and Horowitz will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Dec. 11. pic.twitter.com/kxs0l9cSLB— Susan Crabtree (@susancrabtree) November 21, 2019