Comey claims Horowitz report “vindicates” him but in reality the report exposes his FBI and leadership as toxic and unlawful
by JD Heyes, Natural News:
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his long-awaited report on abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court by the FBI, and it contained very damning information.
As NewsTarget reported, Horowitz found “clear abuse” of the FISA application process used by the FBI to obtain surveillance warrants to spy on a member of the 2016 Trump campaign as well as “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the application process — by seasoned federal agents, mind you — in the effort to place 2016 Trump campaign adviser Carter Page under surveillance.
by Pam Martens and Russ Martens, Wall St On Parade:
It’s becoming clear that the reason so many Americans have their pockets picked by Wall Street scam artists year after year is that mainstream media simply won’t put the dangers of dealing with the mega Wall Street banks on their front pages. Yesterday’s Senate Banking hearing is yet one more example of mainstream media failing the interests of the American people.
At yesterday’s hearing, Senator after Senator probed the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, on what were clearly intentional failings to hold Wall Street accountable. The scathing rebukes of the SEC came from both Republican and Democrats on the Senate panel. But you will find no reports about that hearing on the front pages of newspapers today — or in any section of leading newspapers.
Brutal Reality Check Ahead As MSM Attempts To Whitewash Their Three-Plus Years Of Fake News And Deliberate Lies To The Public Fails With IG Report Release
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:
While the long-awaited 476 page DOJ Inspector General report (embedded here) documented a long laundry list of failures and “mistakes’ on the part of former high level FBI officials during the 2016 presidential campaign season, what it highlighted even more glaringly was the outright incompetence and deliberate pushing of “fake news” by the mainstream media for three-plus years.
There is no shortage of partisan analysis regarding the IG report to be found around the Internet, and readers are always encouraged to read the entire list of FBI failures and wrong-doing for themselves, but it is worth mentioning that both the U.S. Attorney, John Durham, that has been tasked with the criminal investigation into the “origins” of the Russia investigation, and Attorney General Bill Barr, both immediately came out publicly to take issue with the IG’s conclusions that the investigation into the Trump campaign was predicated properly.
BOMBSHELL: Horowitz Admits FISA Warrants to Spy on Carter Page Based “Entirely” on Information From Phony Steele Dossier (VIDEO)
by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit:
Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified Wednesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee led by Chairman Lindsey Graham.
Horowitz confirmed what Congressman Nunes stated in his FISA memo that he released nearly 2 years ago — the FISA warrants used to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page was based “ENTIRELY” on information from the phony, Hillary-funded Steele dossier.
‘It’s illegal surveillance. It’s not court-authorized surveillance’
During Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz admitted the FBI engaged in “illegal surveillance” of the 2016 Trump campaign.
by Ray McGovern, Consortium News:
Barr took unusually strong public issue with Horowitz’s conclusion that there was adequate reason to mount an FBI investigation of the Trump campaign and suspected ties to Russia.
Attorney General William Barr on Monday disparaged the long-awaited findings of the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz into FBI conduct in the investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Barr, in effect, accused Horowitz of whitewashing a litany of proven misfeasance and malfeasance that created the “predicate,” or legal justification, for investigating candidate-and-then-president Donald Trump on suspicion of being in cahoots with the Russians.
by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:
The Washington Post has published clear, undeniable evidence that US government officials have been lying to the public about the war in Afghanistan, a shocking revelation for anyone who has done no research whatsoever into the history of US interventionism.
In all seriousness it was a very good and newsworthy publication, and those who did the heavy lifting bringing the Afghanistan Papers into public awareness deserve full credit. The frank comments of US military officials plainly stating that from the very beginning this was an unwinnable conflict, initiated in a region nobody understood, without anyone being able to so much as articulate what victory would even look like, make up an extremely important piece of information that is in conflict with everything the public has been told about this war by their government.
by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:
But greed is a bottomless pit
And our freedom’s a joke
We’re just taking a piss
And the whole world must watch the sad comic display
If you’re still free start running away
Cause we’re coming for you!
– Conor Oberst, “Land Locked Blues”
It’s hard to believe 2020 is just around the corner. If the last ten years have taught us anything, it’s the extent to which a vicious and corrupt oligarchy will go to further extend and entrench their economic and societal interests. Although the myriad desperate actions undertaken by the ruling class this past decade have managed to sustain the current paradigm a bit longer, it has not come without cost and major long-term consequence. Gigantic imbalances across multiple areas have been created and worsened, and the resolution of these in the years ahead (2020-2025) will shape the future for decades to come. I want to discuss three of them today, the financial system imbalance, the trust imbalance and the geopolitical imbalance.