BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found “reasonable grounds” for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 17, 2018
Journalist Paul Sperry Thursday took to social media to say that the long-awaited report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general has concluded that there is reason to believe actions in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of State were illegal.
And those suspicions have been referred to “findings of potential criminal misconduct.”
The fight is over Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. She used an unsecured private server while serving State under Obama. Then she was found out, and turned over some emails on the system, deleting others.
She misled authorities by saying she’d turned over everything, when investigators later found others, including classified material, that existed but she apparently had withheld.
Further, in the run-up to the 2016 president election, in which she was the Democrat candidate, her fan, FBI Director James Comey, stepped on the toes of prosecutors and concluded, as an investigator, that there was no case against her and there would be no charges.
He said the Wall Street Journal reported, “Those invited to review the report were told they would have to sign nondisclosure agreements in order to read it, people familiar with the matter said. They are expected to have a few days to craft a response to any criticism in the report, which will then be incorporated in the final version to be released in coming weeks.”
He noted Sperry’s conclusion that the IG’s report found “reasonable grounds” for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ’s handling of the investigation.
Further, the issues have been “referred” for possible criminal prosecution.
Sperry continued, “As the IG prepares to release his next report, Sally Yates is suddenly animated & agitated. She is tweet-storming against Trump, giving speeches bashing Trump, and spinning her role in the investigations in the New York Times. Yates appears worried about something ahead of report.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed John Huber, the top federal prosecutor in Utah, to work with IG Michael Horowitz to review the accusations of FBI misconduct.
Durden pointed out that Horowitz had been in a war with the Obama administration over the powers of his office, and “didn’t get them back until Trump took office.”
Obama had “hobbled” the OIG’s powers during the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, which allowed then-Attorney General Eric Holder to “bog down” investigations.
Horowitz then reported to Congress on his recommendations, which “laid the Obama Admin bare before Congress – illustrating among other things how the administration was wasting tens-of-billions of dollars by ignoring the recommendations made by the OIG.”
Durden reported, “Once Congress has reviewed the OIG report, the House and Senate Judiciary Committees will use it to supplement their investigations, which will result in hearings with the end goal of requesting or demanding a Special Counsel investigation. The DOJ can appoint a Special Counsel at any point, or wait for Congress to demand one. If a request for a Special Counsel is ignored, Congress can pass legislation to force an … appointment.”