(Tea Party PAC) – The Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his long-awaited 476-page report on FISA abuses committed by the Obama FBI and DOJ in the days before and after the pivotal 2016 election.
It confirmed much of what we already know.
These agencies were colluding to frame a presidential candidate and later president-elected with phony, politically-motivated dirt.
And, as the report confirmed, the plot went all the way up to Obama.
Former FBI Director James Comey told IG Horowitz that he had briefed then-president Barack Obama on their investigation, then the early manifestations of the Trump-Russia investigation, shortly after former FBI counterintelligence chief Peter Strzok opened a CI investigation into the Trump campaign, the notorious “Crossfire Hurricane.”
Strzok, of course, is best known for the texts he exchanged with his adulterous lover, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, in which the two discussed an “insurance policy” in the event that Hillary Clinton was not elected president.
The report also revealed that Obama’s FBI was spying on four associates of now-President Donald Trump, not two, as previously believed.
When we asked Comey about meetings with the White House concerning Crossfire Hurricane, he said that although he did not brief the White House about the investigation, he did mention to President Obama and others at a meeting in the Situation Room that the FBI was trying to determine whether any U.S. person had worked with the Russians in their efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. Comey said he thought it was important that the President know the nature of the FBI’s efforts without providing any specifics. Comey said although he did not recall exactly what he said, he may have said there were four individuals with ‘some association or connection to the Trump campaign.’ Comey stated that after he provided this information, no one at the meeting responded or followed up with any questions. Comey did not recall specifically when this meeting took place, but believed it may have been in August 2016.
Obama was also present in the infamous January 2017 Oval Office meeting just days before he would be leaving the White House, along with Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice discussed the phony Steele dossier.
The day after this meeting, Comey traveled to Trump Tower in Manhattan to brief then-president-elect Trump about the dossier as well.
Comey, we now know, lied to Trump, telling him not to worry because he was not under investigation, in spite of the fact that there were several open and ongoing investigations into the Trump campaign team and future administration.
So, all this begs the question: what did Obama know? How involved was he?
If there’s any justice in the world he will be dragged up to Capitol Hill to answer these, and many, many other questions.
Horowitz report: Comey notified Obama about Crossfire Hurricane in August 2016 at White House meeting— https://t.co/UBfE4yla7r
— Julie Kelly (@julie_kelly2) December 9, 2019