Tuesday, May 19, 2020
"When Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his report on the origins of the Russia investigation, he revealed that it was Priestap who made the ultimate decision to launch the probe, which was known within the FBI as “Crossfire Hurricane.”"
Posted by RCM at 9:43 PM
Bill Priestap's "testimony contains extensive indications of wrongdoing, including that the FBI and DoJ targeted Trump and did so with information it made no effort to verify. It paints a portrait of the Obama-era bureau as one that was unconcerned with political interference in investigations and was willing to enlist the help of close foreign allies to bring down its target. And, perhaps presaging a defense to Barr’s claim that American officials had spied on the Trump campaign, it showcases the euphemisms that can be used to disguise “spying.”"
Posted by RCM at 9:32 PM