The DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, has completed his year-long investigation into the Department of Justice/FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case, and advance word says his final report will be a bombshell the likes of which could blow a hole in the Obama administration. A draft copy of the report has been sent to the federal law enforcement agencies as well as Congress, so it may not be long before details of Horowitz’s findings leak to the public. But even if they don’t, observers expect that the final report will be released by the end of May.
And at that time, according to some insiders, senior officials at Obama’s DOJ/FBI could be staring down the barrel of criminal referrals.
“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,” reported Paul Sperry on Twitter. “Comey/Yates targeted Gen. Flynn in C.I. investigation a yr BEFORE he communicated w Russian ambassador in Dec 2016 as a transition official–and the trigger was Flynn sitting at same table w Putin at Dec 2015 Moscow event, even tho Green Party’s Jill Stein also at table.”
So these two tweets let us know that while the focus of Horowitz’s report will be on the DOJ/FBI’s handling of the Clinton “matter” (to use Loretta Lynch’s preferred terminology), it will be wide and extraordinary in its scope. This may actually be the report that brings this whole house of cards tumbling to the ground. It’s no wonder we have stories in the New York Times confirming that the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign. The deep state is trying to get out in front of this thing, soften the blow, and limit the fallout of what promises to be an earth-shattering explosion.
While the current draft circulating on Capitol Hill does not contain any criminal referrals, reporter Sara Carter said that her source described it as “extremely long and thorough,” so we can probably expect a few choice details to leak in the coming days. The Office of the Inspector General has probably been careful to avoid tipping his hand when it comes to prosecutable offenses, but it’s possible that we can glean hints from the leaks…assuming there are any.
In any event, we have to imagine that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jim Comey, Loretta Lynch, Andrew McCabe, and many others will be sleeping fitfully over the next few days. The truth is getting ready to come out.