IG Report: ’17 Significant FISA Abuse Errors,’ Barr Says Doesn’t Go Far Enough

The Inspector General’s highly anticipated report came out today identifying at least 17 “significant” errors in the Carter Page FISA applications. However, the IG doesn’t go far enough, says Attorney General Bill Barr as the report claims “no political bias” by the FBI. But that’s not all. Bill Barr and his investigator John Durham stated today they also disagree with major points in Horowitz’s report, and the mainstream media is totally covering it up. Don’t miss this.

President Donald Trump, Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Attorney General Bill Barr (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshots)

For those who have been spinning the Inspector General’s report as something that will shatter the FBI, here’s the truth. The Inspector General’s office is part of the swamp. Michael Horowitz was appointed by Barack Obama, and although he isn’t involved in the deep state coup, his report was never going to tell the whole truth.

The swamp covers for the swamp, and that’s what this report ultimately does — as painful as that is to say. But there’s also good news. 

“Specifically, the report concluded that investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding efforts to seek a highly controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early months of the Russia investigation — but faulted the FBI over numerous ‘omissions’ and ‘inaccuracies’ in the application process,” Fox News reports.

That’s bull crap. The IG states Lisa Page and Peter Strzok weren’t the only ones making the decision to start the Crossfire Hurricane, and then wants you to believe those like disgraced former FBI Director James Comey don’t have “political bias” against candidate Donald Trump, so starting the investigation is valid.

More on that later. First, the IG probe identified at least 17 “significant” errors in the Page applications and said they would launch a new audit into the FISA process.

Horowitz’s team questioned why the FBI considered Christopher Steele a credible source and why the bureau seemed to use news reports to bolster Steele’s credibility.

The report made clear that FBI policy requires that “agents must ensure that all factual statements in FISA applications are ‘scrupulously accurate,'” yet in the application process for the Page warrant, members of the investigative team “failed” to meet that standard and committed “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in every application.

Case agents were not the only ones considered at fault, however, as the report concludes that there was “a failure not just by those who prepared the FISA applications, but also by the managers and supervisors in the Crossfire Hurricane chain of command, including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed.”

IG report claims no political bias. 

“At the same time, the report said key officials including former FBI bosses James Comey and Andrew McCabe did not act with political bias and extended a similar finding to the overall surveillance efforts targeting Page,” Fox News adds.

“We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI’s decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page,” the report said.

There are a whole lot of Americans who are saying, “Are you kidding me? James Comey doesn’t have a political bias against Trump?” Yep. That’s exactly what Horowitz is selling.

Horowitz’s other big problem is he claims that the impetus to start the investigation was also not based on political bias against Trump and that the FBI had good cause pointing to George Pappadolpolous. 

Remember, Pappadolpolous was set up by this Professor Josef Mifsud, who strangely engaged the Trump campaign aide prompting him to say: “I think the Russians have dirt on Hillary Clinton.” That claim is why the FBI says they started Crossfire Hurricane.

Mifsud later disappeared after he retracted his claims against Pappdolpolous. Most probably the Maltese Professor was running for his life. Horowitz’s report claims Mifsud is not an FBI operative, so it wasn’t a set up with Pappadolpolous, and therefore starting CrossFire Hurricane was valid.

This is where Bill Barr and John Durham do not concur with IG Horowitz.

Barr disagrees with Horowitz’s supposed conclusion that the FBI had sufficient information to justify launching its Trump-Russia investigation, according to the Washington Post, and Barr isn’t persuaded by Horowitz’s findings and believes agencies outside of the DOJ, such as the CIA, might be able to reveal details that could change Horowitz’s mind.

Today, the Attorney General said: “The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.” 

Barr isn’t buying what Horowitz is selling. And just last week, the leftist media also were backtracking on Joseph Mifsud — he is no longer being reported as a “Russian agent.” And if Mifsud isn’t a Russian agent, then anything he did with Pappdolpolous has no merit at all.

“For three years the Washington Post, New York Times and CNN have claimed Mifsud was a Russian intelligence asset,” Conservative Treehouse reports. “If Mifsud is not a Russian asset then the primary evidence sold by the FBI and their complicit media -to justify the FBI origination- was all a bunch of horse-pucky.”

So, the question is not was Mifsud an FBI or CIA operative — the question is was he a Russian asset and Horowitz fails to answer that main question.

If Comey was covering up that Mifsud was not a Russian asset, which is what most conservative analysts believe, that would make this entire Crossfire Hurricane investigation invalid and all the deep state heads will start to roll.

President Trump also has something up his sleeve that he has been waiting for the right time to drop as a major bomb. He can release all the classified documents surrounding Crossfire Hurricane, and that will blow up everything. We can only surmise the president is waiting to use that as his “October surprise” in the upcoming 2020 election.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.