We waited two years for this? Inspector General Horowitz’s coverup—a clumsy “limited hangout” with a rehash of info previously made public—is consistent with my darkest suspicions. DC has long acted unconstitutionally and, thereby, illegitimately. And DC has long been corrupt beyond Crassus’s fever dreams.
Bad enough. Now DC is revealing itself as a criminal enterprise. It’s aware of itself as such, and not particularly bothered that we know it. And why would they, they’re convinced they have us surrounded and enough of us believe it.
Several analysts have looked at the Horowitz report and drawn their conclusions. Here are comments from websites big ‘n small.
Joseph Klein at Front Page Mag says:
In analyzing the highly anticipated OIG report’s conclusions, it is clear that either Mr. Horowitz himself decided to pull his punches or that the final version, which had been reviewed by upper echelons in both the FBI and Justice Department before its public release, emerged in a disappointingly watered-down form…
The long-awaited inspector general report on the FBI’s and Justice Department’s handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation is as disappointing as the rigged outcome of the e-mail investigation itself
Brandon Weichert at American Greatness says:
Upper leadership of those bureaucracies assumed life would continue as usual once their preferred candidate won the presidency. But Hillary Clinton lost. Now institutions that had been corrupted with partisanship found they could not continue to operate in the vacuum of accountability as they had under President Obama. The inspector general’s report is maybe best understood less as an exercise in truth finding and more a matter of managing public perceptions.
Conrad Black at American Greatness says:
Somebody serious, meaning no one now in sight in the Justice Department, is going to have to come to grips with the role of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in all this. The country needs the truth… The old Washington sleaze factory is talking to itself. We are between the lightning and the thunder and the country cannot tolerate this level of sanctimonious, institutionalized corruption any longer.
An editorial at Investor’s Business Daily says:
From Obama on down, no one ever wanted or intended to do what should have been done: Prosecute Clinton for gross negligence in her handling of highly classified material. The entire investigation was just for show.
John Galt says:
This is the ultimate CYA for Hillary Clinton, an excuse for Comey, and McCabe being sold down the river as the “fall guy” while numerous other former Obama officials escape implication or insinuations of guilt.
Yeah, you will make more money betting on growing your own crickets over thinking that anything damning would come out about Lynch, Comey, or Obama in this report.
George Ure at Urban Survival says:
When an operating room is infected you scrub ‘er down. Or, do you train and indoctrinate festering bacteria to death? Clorox and permanganate…that’s what’s required. OIG report is 3-grade softball…political oatmeal carefully scripted to be non-offensive and keep the swamp creatures in play…
What should he have done? Laid it out – no redactions, no softening, gone harder and deeper. This is cancer we’re talking, not a common cold. Let everyone sue – after the fact – and sort it all out in open court. While that’s the American Way, it’s not the Way of the Swamp.
Former I.G. investigator Ed Timperlake says, at American Thinker:
How could such a pack of “not faithful,” bravery not known, and total “lack of integrity” incredibly self-absorbed individuals who saw themselves as above the Constitution rise to the top of such an august institution? Something is seriously wrong with the internal culture of the FBI and DOJ that would allow such people…
It is time to now be cruelly focused and take no prisoners with those “POS,” because they played such nasty games in betraying their oath of office and took full advantage of our trust and confidence.
Mike at Cold Fury puts it this way:
The IG report was a whitewash, which is the only result one could expect when a Mordor on the Potomac bureaucracy as profoundly and irretrievably corrupt as the FBI/DOJ is allowed to “investigate” itself…
It’s either going to fizzle out eventually with a shrug and a “meh,” followed by a very loud silence, or it’s going to lead to an upheaval so violent—yes, perhaps literally—that it will shake the very foundations of our metastasized , malignant cancer of a national government.
Don Surber says:
This calls for a Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization prosecution because these boys and girls turned a federal agency into their private protection racket. We know this was going on for years because there is a casual, business-as-usual air to the way they conducted their crimes…
In fact, many, many people must be tried for their crimes and shown no mercy at sentencing so that the message is clear: the FBI is not above the law
You’ll find James Kunstler’s scathing opinion in “Stuff you may want to think about”, below.
On the FBI’s credit side, it’s claimed “whistle blower” agents informed Congress of the Weiner laptop and of the spies within the Trump campaign, some have volunteered to be subpoenaed so they can testify at length, and there are stories of “rebellions” from within the ranks that forced Comey’s second statement about Hillary Clinton’s crimes.
Said differently, except for some holdouts, arguably deluded and certainly betrayed, the FBI is a rogue agency acting as if it’s above the law. Which for the FBI is pretty much the same as being above the law. Who’s going to stop ’em, the Justice Department?
Alex Pappas at Fox News claims:
“… more bombshells could be looming from the same team of investigators,” and, “U.S. Attorney John Huber is investigating claims of FBI and DOJ misconduct related to these actions, noting that Huber would be “conducting his work from outside the Washington D.C. area and “in cooperation” with Horowitz.”
Fat chance. These are “internal investigations”. Inspector General Horowitz is a fixer and U.S. Attorney Huber is an Obama crony. We’ve been had. And we’ll be had again. None of ’em will pay for their crimes. No one important in DC pays for their crimes. It’s a rule. Look for promotions, early retirements with full benefits, book deals and television contracts.