The OIG Report Drops Tomorrow On Trump's Birthday; Here's What To Expect

The highly anticipated OIG report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog will hit tomorrow at 3pm EST, on President Trump's 72nd birthday. The 400-500 page document, prepared by Inspector General Michael Horowitz, will specifically address the DOJ/FBI's conduct surrounding the Hillary Clinton email investigation. It will not cover any of the FISA abuse / surveillance on the Trump campaign - for which a separate OIG investigation was launched in late March

Here's what to look for: 

Hillary Clinton's exoneration letter

In December, Congressional investigators discovered that edits made to former FBI Director James Comey's statement exonerating Hillary Clinton for transmitting classified info over an unsecured, private email server went far beyond what was previously known. 

While Comey's original draft criminalized Clinton's behavior by using the term "gross negligence" and other language supportive of criminal charges, the FBI's top brass passed the draft around and neutered it. Instead of "grossly negligent," Clinton's conduct was reclassified as "extremely careless" - a term which carries no legal significance. 

According to an Attorney briefed on the matter, "extremely careless" is in fact a defense to "gross negligence": "What my client did was 'careless', maybe even 'extremely careless,' but it was not 'gross negligence' your honor." The FBI would have no option but to recommend prosecution if the phrase "gross negligence" had been left in.

18 U.S. Code § 793 "Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information" specifically uses the phrase "gross negligence." Had Comey used the phrase, he would have essentially declared that Hillary had broken the law. 

Involved in the edits were Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, E.W. "Bill" Priestap, Jonathan Moffa and DOJ Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson.

Immunity agreements

The FBI granted immunity in June 2016 to top Obama advisor Cheryl Mills and aide Heather Samuelson - who helped decide which Clinton emails were destroyed before turning over the remaining 30,000 records to the State Department. Of note, the FBI agreed to destroy evidence on devices owned by Mills and Samuelson which were turned over in the investigation. 

The FBI also granted immunity to the guy who wiped Hillary's server with "BleachBit", Paul Combetta.

For those who "do not recall" the specific timeline leading up to Combetta wiping Hillary's server, here is a breif recap: 

December 2014 / January 2015 – “Undisclosed Clinton staff member” instructs Combetta to remove archives of Clinton emails from PRN server but he forgets.

March 4, 2015 – Hillary receives subpoena from House Select Committee on Benghazi instructing her to preserve and deliver all emails from her personal servers.

March 25, 2015 – Combetta has a conference call with “President Clinton’s Staff.”

March 25 – 31, 2015 – Combetta has “oh shit” moment and realizes he forgot to wipe Hillary’s email archive from the PRN server back in Decemberwhich he promptly does using BleachBit.

February 18, 2016 - Combetta meets with FBI and denies knowing about the existense of the subpoena from the House Select Committee on Benghazi at the time he wiped Hillary's server. 

May 3, 2016 - Combetta has follow-up meeting with the FBI and admits that he "was aware of the existence of the preservation request and the fact that it meant he should not disturb Clinton's e-mail data on the PRN server."

McCabe's conflicts of interest

While an earlier IG report which led to former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's firing focused on McCabe leaking self-serving information to the press and then lying about it (four times), this portion of the IG report will focus on "[a]llegations that the FBI Deputy Director should have been recused from participating in certain investigative matters," after his, Jill McCabe, accepted $675,000 from "groups aligned with Clinton and McAuliffe" during her unsuccessful Senate bid - which constituted nearly 40% of the campaign's total funds. 

In addition to discussing whether McCabe should have recused from the investigation, Horowitz’s report will likely discuss the FBI’s ethics office decision that recusal was not required, and the FBI’s creation of “talking points” to counter complaints about McCabe’s participation in the Clinton probe. -The Federalist

Comey's higher loyalties

The report will also focus on Comey's conduct during the investigation - as IG Horowitz outlined "Allegations that Department or FBI policies or procedures were not followed in connection with, or in actions leading up to or related to, the FBI Director’s public announcement on July 5, 2016, and the Director’s letters to Congress on October 28 and November 6, 2016, and that certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations."

Also under investigation will be the FBI's decision to reopen the Clinton email investigation on October 28, 2016 after additional emails were found on the laptop of Clinton's top aide, Anthony Weiner - who is currently in prison for sex crimes involving a minor. After a very fast reviewComey told Congress on November 6, 2016 that the FBI's assessment that Clinton should not be charged had not changed. 

“I think the report of Horowitz, the [inspector general], and the Justice Department will confirm that Comey acted improperly with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation,” Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani recently told New York radio host John Catsimatidis.

“Comey, really, has a chance of being prosecuted as a result of [this report], but we’ll see,” Giuliani said.

Criminal prosecution?

While the IG has already issued a criminal referral for Andrew McCabe based on the earlier report, tomorrow's release will similarly shed light on others who may receive (or have already received) criminal referrals. 

Anyone within the senior ranks of the FBI who was involved with the Clinton email investigation is at risk - including James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bill Priestap, Jonathan Moffa, Peter Kadzik and DOJ Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson. 

A tipoff?

The OIG investigation will also cover "[a]llegations that the Department’s Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs improperly disclosed non-public information to the Clinton campaign and/or should have been recused from participating in certain matters."

In particular, the report will look at former Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik's role in the investigation and whether he "tipped off Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Podesta about two issues: an upcoming hearing where a Justice Department official would be asked about the Clinton emails, and the timing of the release of some Clinton emails"

Notably, Kadzik "previously worked for Podesta as an attorney."

That weird FBI twitter account

The OIG will also look at "[a]llegations that decisions regarding the timing of the FBI’s release of certain Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents on October 30 and November 1, 2016, and the use of a Twitter account to publicize same, were influenced by improper considerations."

This is related to a series of tweets issued by the largely dormant @FBIRecordsVault account which began one day after Comey reopened the Clinton email investigation. On October 30 at 4 a.m., the account released a series of documents - including information on the Clinton Foundation, and President Clinton's controversial pardon of Marc Rich, along with several other notable files.

Two days before the Clinton Foundation tweet, the @FBIRecordsVault account tweeted records of Donald Trump's father, Fred Trump, which referred to him as a philanthropist.

At the time, the FBI said that the timing reflected “standard procedure for FOIA” in which records that requested three or more times are released publicly and processed on a “first in, first out” basis. 

We're gonna need a bigger popcorn box...

Comments

lester1 Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:06 Permalink

Rod Rosenstein should be fired immediately after this report comes out. 

 

There's no excuse for a government employee like Rosenstein to be illegally stonewalling Congress's request for documents.  Rosenstein is covering up the fact that it was Obama who ordered FBI informants to spy on the Trump campaign!

 

Chris2 powow Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:18 Permalink

Trump is going to have a very good year, and very important New Moon conjunct his natal Sun in Gemini.

Also progressed Sun is quintile natal Sun, smooth sailing.

Solar return has Jupiter conjunct the Ascendant in his natal 3rd house, the Gemini house.

He is going to win by communicating his agenda.

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JimmyJones brushhog Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:44 Permalink

I expect the report to be heavily redacted, I expect it to be "for national security reasons" I expect it to be un-redacted about a week or 2 later, I expect when comparisons of the redacted to the less redacted ones is done we will again see the mass abuse of the use of "for National security" reason and I expect this Muller's sudo investigation to come to a close. I hope for indictments and arrest of ex-heads of the Intel agencies for treason. I hope for Clinton to be in chains and many others. I want the people involved with the  Iranian deal (never signed) to also face criminal charges as it looks like it was a drug money laundering operation. Watch this for some info on that https://youtu.be/Rri-Ngj8QoE

Preistap rolled without a doubt, Page got caught red handed conspiring to commit a crime by having the FISA judge just happen to be at a cocktail party. She rolled, she is a woman and it's in their natural to save themselves.

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ravolla IridiumRebel Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:40 Permalink

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SAD BUT TRUE!!  I (we?) have wasted my (our) youth (or at least the last seven years) with at least one hand in my pants and the other hand SPAMMING ZH.  Yes, indeed.  DOZENS and DOZENS (maybe hundreds) of log-on's banned -- 
>>  "I made $7500 last week on the Internet sucking cock!": that's me.
>>  Biblicism: that's me.
>>  All the porn at Celebrity-leaks: that's me.
>>  Daily Westerner: that's me.

>>  "In the news....SPAMMER broomsticked by furious readers" -- registered in Nigeria) :: that's me TOO!! 

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MEET my current imaginary friends.  We all live in one SPAMMER's HEAD (and as ACTION FIGURES on his kitchen counter) but as for me, I have gone off the reservation.  These other "personalities" are pretty troubled.

ll951983  <<< NEWBIE  sucks cock on the Internet!
Wadalt
Leakanthrophy
PrivetHedge
bobcatz
Jumanji1959
Annunaki
Powow
  <<<  NEWBIE
Cheoll   <<<  NEWBIE

Mr Hankey  [R.I.P]   <<<  total utter WHACK JOB  -- joined "The Fallen"
gzcekkyret     <<<  NEWBIE

You know SPAMMERS never die on ZH -- here's just a sampling of the banned log-on's ("The Fallen Spammers") ---

 beepbop, pier, lloll, loebster, ergatz, armada, Mtnrunnr, Anonymous, luky luke, Cjgipper, winged, moimeme, macki mack, tchubby, sincerely_yours, HillaryOdor, winged, lexxus, kavlar, lhomme, letsit, tazs, techies-r-us, stizazz, lock-stock, beauticelli, Mano-A-Mano, mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, evoila, rp2016, alt right dude, altright-girl, alt-right girl, Blufin, Schlomo Scheklestein, BraveForce, Mr Hankey, sandraloopz0, enf83

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ravolla ll951983 Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:38 Permalink

HELLO SPAM-LOVERS!!!   BIG UP from the SPAMMER BUNKHOUSE here in the Methfilled Valley Trailer Park in Methfilled Valley, PA.  Good to see my men Wadalt and   bobcatz and  cheoll and  Leakanthrophy and PrivetHedge  and our newbies  ll951983  and  gzcekkyret  out from under the couch sucking their own dicks and back on the threads SPAMMING like a Grease Fire!!!! 

Biblicism     AND    TodaysFox ("I made $7000 sucking cock on the Internet")  IT's ALL THE SAME SPAMMER!

THIS is an important week here in the SPAMMER's BUNKHOUSE (the leaking moldy single-wide in the trailer park).  This week I (we?) are celebrating SEVEN YEARS here on ZH, obsessively SPAMMING every thread we can with off-topic comments.  You see, there are dozens of "personalities" living in this one single sad SPAMMER's sick little mind, which he calls "Spammer's Bunkhouse."  How sick is that? 

Each of "us" (these innumerable fake log-on's) is represented by an ACTION FIGURE that Master Spammer ("DARWIN" is his name -- can you believe that?)  lines up on his kitchen counter and TALKS TO!!  WHACK JOB!!!

 

SAD BUT TRUE!!  I (we?) have wasted my (our) youth (or at least the last seven years) with at least one hand in my pants and the other hand SPAMMING ZH.  Yes, indeed.  DOZENS and DOZENS (maybe hundreds) of log-on's banned -- 
>>  "I made $7500 last week on the Internet sucking cock!": that's me.
>>  Biblicism: that's me.
>>  All the porn at Celebrity-leaks: that's me.
>>  Daily Westerner: that's me.

>>  "In the news....SPAMMER broomsticked by furious readers" -- registered in Nigeria) :: that's me TOO!! 

That's our life (all of us living in Master Spammer's Mind): mopping the floor at the Porn Cinema at 2am, working the French Frier at SONIC (demoted from the drive-thru window 'cuz my ZIT-covered face scared the customers), sucking cock on the Internet, and spamming ZH with an enormous Excel spreadsheet of the log-on's of dozens of "digital friends" who upvote one another and virtually suck my little micro penis..

MEET my current imaginary friends.  We all live in one SPAMMER's HEAD (and as ACTION FIGURES on his kitchen counter) but as for me, I have gone off the reservation.  These other "personalities" are pretty troubled.

ll951983  <<< NEWBIE  sucks cock on the Internet!
Wadalt
Leakanthrophy
PrivetHedge
bobcatz
Jumanji1959
Annunaki
Powow
  <<<  NEWBIE
Cheoll   <<<  NEWBIE

Mr Hankey  [R.I.P]   <<<  total utter WHACK JOB  -- joined "The Fallen"
gzcekkyret     <<<  NEWBIE

You know SPAMMERS never die on ZH -- here's just a sampling of the banned log-on's ("The Fallen Spammers") ---

 beepbop, pier, lloll, loebster, ergatz, armada, Mtnrunnr, Anonymous, luky luke, Cjgipper, winged, moimeme, macki mack, tchubby, sincerely_yours, HillaryOdor, winged, lexxus, kavlar, lhomme, letsit, tazs, techies-r-us, stizazz, lock-stock, beauticelli, Mano-A-Mano, mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, evoila, rp2016, alt right dude, altright-girl, alt-right girl, Blufin, Schlomo Scheklestein, BraveForce, Mr Hankey, sandraloopz0, enf83

In reply to by ll951983

TGF Texas IridiumRebel Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:56 Permalink

This is all leading to an investigation of Sessions, who more and more people are saying was the "insurance policy" referred to by Storzk text to his horse faced lover.

This is going to take years of investigating by congress as DIJ/FBW are going to continue stonewalling, and POTOs can't fire him do to Senate RINO's telling him they won't confirm another DIJ head, if he does, meaning HOTROD would be the head of the DIJ.

If anyone can figure out what is in Sessions control file, this entire shit show would end right now!! 4chan???

In reply to by IridiumRebel

Chupacabra-322 JimmyJones Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:39 Permalink

@ Jimmy,

No one in the Criminal government is following the law as everyone can see, new horror stories everyday and every second of the day emerge.  The American government system is criminal, an organized crime syndicate of liars, thieves and murders. The lowest trailer park trash most people would try to avoid. That's the quality of the people working in the US government.

The Social Climate only reflects that Evil.  

 

Whatever Trust, Loyalty & Respect you thought the American People had for you has been completely Squandered.

 

And, you Sick, Twisted, Treasonous, Seditious, Murdering Fucks have absolutely NO ONE to Blame but yourselves.

 

The time to Eliminate & Defund these Criminal Treasonous Seditious Intelligence Agencies which have morphed into Crime Syndicate’s has arrived. 

 

FUCK THIS SHIT!!!

 

Until I see the Clintons rotting in jail along with the Bush family & the Obama's, Until I witness 3/4 of congress & the senate being purged & prosecuted, Until I witness the complete dismantle of the FED, Until I witness ALL military bases around the globe being closed & folks coming back home, Until I witness the MIC's budget cut down to 1/4 only for national protection, Until I witness the purge of all the CIA/FBI cartel, Until I witness manufacturing being restored in the Country, Until I witness the USA cutting all special interests & lobbying on behalf of Israel/Zionists & SA, Until I Witness the break of Wall Street & the Banks monopoly on the Economy & PM, Until I witness the full restoration of the rule of Law.........................  Until then, to me.  

 

It’s absolute, complete, open, in your Faces Tyrannical Lawlessness.

In reply to by JimmyJones

DjangoCat JimmyJones Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:03 Permalink

Happy Birthday Mr. President.  You did not have to do this.  I am your age and know that it gets harder to keep up the energy.  Moar naps.

I have said it before:

"How is it we get all these spammers?

I will quote a well respected troll here (me)

""So, I got me my adblocker and it works pretty good.  Recommended.

Now I need the spam blocker, weed out anybody putting up these short named url links.  I don't want to take out the trolls because they are just too much fun.  Its the bots that need to go.

Any ideas?""

PS

Q quoting the Declaration of Independence "We hold these truths to be self evident..." after two missiles intercepted.  THIS IS WAR. 

THIS IS NOT A GAME.

Wakey wakey guys and gals, the inevitable is upon us.

WWG1WGA"

and I will  say it again.

In reply to by JimmyJones

Indo_Expat DjangoCat Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:43 Permalink

Trump's age? What a howl, you mindless little millennial spasm. Do you actually hallucinate that adults believe your illegible, 6th grade fantasies and bogus bullshit? What adult would willingly humiliate themselves in a public forum by barfing out your teenage trash?

HA HA! Go back to school and learn how to read and write English and then get a fucking job you worthless, useless piece of psychotic shit.

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bshirley1968 brushhog Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:00 Permalink

Every week the Kabuki theater has a new Act.  I can remember when "Release the Memo" was going to tell all and all the bad guys were going to prison and Trump would put on a big white hat and all would be right in the world.

Well, that came and went.....what changed?.........crickets........that's right nothing!  The only thing that ever changes are the costumes....cause the players are all the same.

Every time we turn around there is a new villain out to get Trump.....but then there is documentation to prove they were out to get Trump.....and the documentation shows they broke the law trying to get Trump.....then there are Congressional subpoenas.....Congressional hearings......George Soros is funding something....to get Trump.....all the people that work for Trump....are hired by Trump.....are out to get Trump or obstruct him from doing his job for the American people.....Trump can't fire them.....So Trump tweets out to the American people as if we can solve his problems for him.  And on and on and on it goes.......BUT NOTHING CHANGES.

Brexit?  Yeah I remember that.  The British people should be happy they let them vote....cause that is all they are going to get......NOTHING CHANGES. 

In reply to by brushhog

DjangoCat bshirley1968 Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:14 Permalink

Patience Pilgrim.  The only way to get the people at the top is to take out the minions first.  Build the evidence base until We the People can no longer ignore it.

Make no mistake.  ((They)) are going down.  I will do whatever I can to make this happen.  Instead of whining and complaining, B, I suggest you gird yourself for the coming battle.  Popular support is what will throw them down.  The midterms are key.

WWG1WGA

PS Remember the failed Turkish coup.  The people came out into the streets.  The tanks were stopped in their tracks.  The coup was defeated.  Unarmed people en masse defeated the best that NATO could throw at them.

In reply to by bshirley1968

Winston Churchill brushhog Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:05 Permalink

If you can sort out the problems over Northern Ireland and Gibraltar go ahead.

May relies on the DUP for her majority.A Geordian knot is easier to unravel than getting the Orangemen to

agree to anything to do with the Eire border.Calling the snap election on bad polling caused it.

It will be a hard exit at two years, another 9 months until then.

In reply to by brushhog

Nameshavebeenc… brushhog Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:14 Permalink

Here's what's happening tomorrow(Q drop late this eve):

POTUS in possession of (and reviewing):
1. Original IG unredacted report
2. Modified IG unredacted report [RR version]
3. Modified IG redacted report [RR version]
4. IG summary notes re: obstruction(s) to obtain select info (classified)
[#3 released tomorrow]
[SEC: FBI/DOJ handling of HRC email investigation]
[[RR]]
Who has the sole ability to DECLAS it all?
Did you witness the stage being set today?
Nunes/Grassley/Freedom C. push for docs.
[[RR]] central figure within docs (personally involved).
KNOWN CONFLICT.
Immediate impeachment / resignation / termination / recusal IF EVER BROUGHT TO LIGHT.
Be loud.
Be heard.
Fight for TRUTH.
Q

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SWRichmond Buckaroo Banzai Wed, 06/13/2018 - 21:18 Permalink

 

Immunity deals are vacated if the person granted immunity is later found to have lied, or found to have willfully omitted relevant information in their affidavits.

Well God only knows if what was written on the 302's has any resemblance to any reality at all.  Frankly at this point I am not sure if that increases or decreases their chances of being shown to have lied in order to get immunity.

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Indo_Expat any_mouse Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:34 Permalink

At lease one of them needs to be granted immunity to bag the rest and once immunised they have no choice but to squawk or go to prison until they do. That would be the end of Comey and Killary along with the other FBI/CIA/NSA traitors including the entire Obama administration, Brennan, Clapper and the rest. It may have happened or be in the process already. At least one has to talk and walk to get the rest and in the end the trade-off will be more than worth it if brings the whole gang of seditionist coup-plotters down.

They all need to hang, every last one of them and you can bet they are already eyeballing no-extradition countries if indeed  they haven't set up camp already in preparation for flight when the shit hits the fan.

In reply to by any_mouse

Indo_Expat NidStyles Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:18 Permalink

The same country you and your fellow anon coward shitbags here are whining about not being able to escape there, mindless LGBT millennial fruitcake. Guess you missed those posts eh? Or just selectively passed over and ignored them because they were barfed out by your fellow butt-buddies here? What do you have to say to them?

HA HA!

In reply to by NidStyles

Indo_Expat Oliver Klozoff Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:18 Permalink

Oh yeah, just a terrible fucking time kicking back on the beach here while you moulder in your urban shithole in the gulag with a jackboot on your neck. Good luck with your retirement, bloviating moron.

HA HA! Here's to ya shitbag, and you and your plight will be the very last thing I am thinking about floating over the corals in one of the most spectacular places on the planet next week on Kalimantan.

In reply to by Oliver Klozoff