Perhaps one of the biggest “oh shit” moments in American history has been identified in the Horowitz DOJ IG report.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart Evans showed insight, courage and judgment by taking on the vicious and corrupt Clinton Inc. ongoing criminal enterprise.
It was believed by all in the period of time mentioned in the IG report that Hillary Clinton would be our next President.
And, woe be to anyone who had the courage to crosses our very own Madame Defarge who was a central character in Dicken’s lasting work A Tale of Two Cities:
Possessing a remorseless bloodlust, Madame Defarge embodies the chaos of the French Revolution. The initial chapters of the novel find her sitting quietly and knitting in the wine shop. However, her apparent passivity belies her relentless thirst for vengeance. With her stitches, she secretly knits a register of the names of the revolution’s intended victims. As the revolution breaks into full force, Madame Defarge reveals her true viciousness.
Taken directly from the Report:
We further determined that FBI officials at every level concurred with this judgment, from the OGC attorneys assigned to the investigation to senior CD officials, then General Counsel James Baker, then Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and then Director James Corney. FBI leadership supported relying on Steele’s reporting to seek a FISA order on Page after being advised of, and giving consideration to, concerns expressed by Stuart Evans, then NSD’s Deputy Assistant Attorney General with oversight responsibility over OI, that Steele may have been hired by someone associated with presidential candidate Clinton or the DNC, and that the foreign intelligence to be collected through the FISA order would probably not be worth the “risk” of being criticized later for collecting communications of someone (Carter Page) who was “politically sensitive.” (to be fair in 20/20 hindsight how about Carter Page simply being an innocent American-but at least Stuart Evans tried to warn all).
Since Baker, McCabe and Comey are in my professional judgment seditious conspirators the identification of their role by name is significant.
However, the DOJ IG report is only a static data point in time.
The “legs” of future dynamic legal action actually rest with three people: Attorney General Barr, US Attorney Durham and yet to be heard from Chief Justice John Roberts.
Both Attorney General Barr and US Attorney Durham have legally and with good purpose essentially said “over —it is not over until we say it is over,”
In the rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates, FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source.
The Inspector General found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory.
While most of the misconduct identified by the Inspector General was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the Inspector General’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process.
And the following is salient as well:
Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.”
The third most senior person involved in oversight, Chief Justice John Roberts has yet to be head from.
Remember by enabling legislation the Chief Justice alone owns the FISA process when it crosses over from the Executive Branch to the Judicial Branch. .
The Horowitz IG Report, even with all the attempts of fake news spin, did not ignore that the truth is the truth and a huge fraud was perpetuated on the Chief Justice’s court.
If such fraud goes unchecked in the process of allowing sanctified violations of our fourth amendment rights than the foundation of the entire FISA process is suspect.
The only person in America that can now speak out to foster confidence in the court is the Chief Justice.
The Court entertains applications made by the United States Government for approval of electronic surveillance, physical search, and certain other forms of investigative actions for foreign intelligence purposes.
Mr.Chief Justice Roberts what are you going to do?
18 U.S.C 1001(a) states:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—
(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device[ , ] a material fact;
(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or
(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both….
Before Chief Justice Roberts presides over a Senate Impeachment trial, Americans are owed an explanation of what he has and will continue to do to stop this most egregious violation of Constitutional safeguards.