I.G. Report Bits – Linsey Graham Is P.O.d

Linsey Graham is P.O’d at the FBI guys. He’s about 170 pages ahead of me. About 185-190 he hit a moment:

As other bits show up, feel free to post ’em, and links, and such.

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48 Responses to I.G. Report Bits – Linsey Graham Is P.O.d

  1. co2fan says:

    Lindsey is not the worst, but he is still somewhat swampy.
    He picked on the fall guy, Clinesmith, rightly so, but left the rest of the application signees off the hook. They are all culpable, Comey, Rosenstein should not be able to hide behind saying “I didn’t read it” or “I believed my staff” . Those are copouts when they knew the target was their commander in chief, and should have questioned the basis. They all were part of the conspiracy.

  2. Larry Ledwick says:

    Cross posting this from the Wood post.

    Oh boy this is nuts.

    If you search the PDF I linked above at [https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf] for the text “Comey” you get no results.
    But if you search it for the text “Corney” you get 149 results and the text highlighted is “Comey”

    Somebody fiddled with the underlying index of the document me thinks :)

    Remember Comey and his goofy pictures standing in a corn field???

    Excuse me while I fall out of my chair laughing!

  3. Larry Ledwick says:

    Same thing happens with this much older document :

    Click to access o1902.pdf

    If you search it for the word “Corney” you get 5 hits which appear to be spelled Comey and if you search for the word “Comey” you get 791 hits

  4. jim2 says:

    The image in a PDF is OCR’ed to get an “accessible” document, one that can be read by a reader app.

    This seems a bit far fetched, but it is plausible that the OCR engine read the m as a “r n”. If you put the r and n together, you kind of get an m.

    So, maybe there was no malfeasance here, but one never knows …

  5. jim2 says:

    OCR = Optical Character Recognition, if you don’t know.

  6. Larry Ledwick says:

    Shows up in two different documents – yes a PDF is basically a modified tiff image, but this looks to be intentional, as that spelling showed up in Q posts, so we will have to see if later developments indicate some hidden meaning.

  7. Larry Ledwick says:

    Have not gone through thousands of trials but after a hundred or so tests, so far orn is only indexed as om when it appears in Comey’s name, orn is always found in attorney, but never indexes to come, income, outcomes etc.

  8. Larry Ledwick says:

    Tracy Beanz comments on the report from twitter:

  9. Larry Ledwick says:

    Another interesting post that points out something a lot of folks missed.

    When high level prosecutors use certain legal “magic words” that have very specific meanings in the law that carries a good deal of weight. Generally top end lawyers are not careless about their choice of words and these probably are used in the strict legal usage.


  10. richard verney says:

    I consider that Senior Managers are in deep trouble given the contents of the facts ascertained by the IG. It is important to note that:

    1) This probably was the most sensitive FISA Application ever made by the FBI. Has the FBI ever before spied on a Political candidate, a president elect, or on a sworn in President? I bet that the answer to that is no.
    2) The FBI might have thought that HRC would win the election, and therefore what they did would never come to light, but this does not apply to the 3 renewals. At this stage (ie., post January 2017) theFBI/DOJ knew that Trump had won the election, and the risks of this matter coming to light were high. Heck, on 4th March 2017, President Trump had even tweeted that his wires had been tapped. Thus by 4th March 2017, the FBI/DOJ must have known that Trump was onto them and the risk that this matter would be investigated was near certain at that point.
    3) The FISA Applications are headed VERIFIED INFORMATION. The person signing the applications knows that their butt is on the line if the contents are not verified and/or if it contains untruths. Rod Rosenstein even says this in an interview that is on YouTube.

    In these circumstances senior managers would have wanted to have made sure that everything was done by the book, all the Is dotted and all the Ts crossed. They would have wanted to make sure that there was no mistakes whatsoever, and they would not have trusted matters to underlings, and simply taken their word. These underlings would have been grilled hard and senior managers would have wished to have seen the evidence on which everything was being made and framed. This is critical when they are signing off on the FISA Application, and where they know that the buck stops wth them. They know that they themselves are under a positive obligation to ensure that everything is correct and in order, and by the time the renewals came around they knew that Trump would, if he remained in office, investigate and get to the bootom of this. .

    This is a real CYA situation, so I do not buy ignorance by senior managers regarding errors made by underlings. Positive obligations and duties were not complied with, and it would appear that this was deliberate, not mere negligence. graham is right that by the time the renewals came around it was a conspiracy to overthrow Trump. By this stage, the FBI/DOJ gambled that the only way to get off scott free was to push ahead and overthrow Trump. They decided to go with the insurance policy, although they must have appreciated, from the Comey/Trump meeting in January when Trump did not voluntarily resign, that the insurance policy was extremely risky, and the chances of the insurance policy failing were now high. Trump had not been persuaded by the Steele Dossier and the claims of Russian Conspiracy/Collusion to resign.

    It will be interesting to see how forceably the IG will be grilled on Wednesday. That will tell us a lot about the Deep State.

  11. E.M.Smith says:

    @Richars Verney:

    My frustration is that it is always next Wednesday, or next week, or next report. Surely they have enough for ONE perp walk.

    There is a race condition between the Coup Plotters pushing impeachment and Justice. Right now, Justice is losing the race. So is that deliberate by the folks in the DOJ. Or just due process? One perp going down hard would answer that question.

    @Larry L:

    The search buggery is amusing…

    So now we wait next for Bar?. …

    Free Hamburgers Tomorrow!

  12. E.M.Smith says:

    So news reporting 2 articles of Impissedment being advanced to a committee vote this week.

    Abuse of power.
    (For wanting to assure our money isn’t sent to a corrupt government)

    Obstruction of Congress
    ( for not participating in an extra judicial lynching show trial)

    This is just so wrong.

    Guess I’m going to be volunteering at the RNC for the next election. Never done that before.

  13. Another Ian says:

    A couple of outsider views

    “Don’t they seem nice!. Imagine Christmas at their place.”


    “The Horowitz Headstone”


  14. Another Ian says:

    “I watched the impeachment inquiry in a total disbelief. We have an anonymous “whistleblower” who reported what other people told her/him (technically, a “hearsay”). Mr. Schiff carefully pruned witnesses for defense – I think he only allowed one witness. Rules of evidence were not followed. All this would be inadmissible in a small claims court. An American small claims court has jurisdiction for financial claims up to $10,000 (less in many states). Now we know how the Democratic House values the will of American voters: much, much less than ten thousand dollars. I peg it at one dollar – maybe.”


  15. Another Ian says:

    “A Complete Debunking of the Democrats’ Articles of Impeachment
    by Joel B. Pollak”


  16. Another Ian says:

    Would you believe?

    “Lisa Page sues the FBI over her text messages with lover Peter Strzok”


  17. Another Ian says:

    Plus particularly “Jeff of FNQ” comments on that Page item

  18. Another Ian says:

    Hmmm! Would this reveal the redacted bits?

  19. jim2 says:

    I think that probably the report was redacted, then printed to ensure there was no meta data left. Then, copied into an accessible PDF. Speculation, but I would do something like that to ensure there were no traces of the redacted material left.

  20. David A says:

    A normally reliable poster at CTH gave this information in the IG report…
    “Horowitz gave PDJT, Barr and Durham the following in the IG REPORT; (Summary)
    1. 51 Violations of the Wood Procedures.
    2. 9 False Statements.
    3. 9 Inaccurate Statements
    4. 33 Statements without Verification or Evidence to Support.
    5. 4 Informants Targeted at the Trump Campaign
    6. 17 Lies and Misrepresentation to the FISA COURT.

    What are the odds that every error, every procedure not followed, every lie – both in the report and the FISA application, would be to the detriment of the POTUS?

    Yet we have a summary statement of no bias, just like HRC had no illegal intentions.

  21. jim2 says:

    Carter Page was illegally spied upon. This is a serious breach of trust by the FBI. Heads need to roll and some need to be frog marched to prison.

  22. E.M.Smith says:

    I’m with Jim2.

    Until someone takes a big hit, this will be ratified behaviour and we will get more of it.

    To stop it, folks who did it AND approved it need to take big losses. The Dims (Schiff) want a surveillance police State and being neutral in the face of that will not stop it. They must suffer s huge take down to preserve privacy rights and liberty. Hopefully the 2020 vote will also bring “clarity”.

    The IG report amounts to “Sure they ran a spying and smear program using the FBI, but despite lots of cutting corners and lying, they did it close enough to the rules to get a pass.”

    The Pass needs to be removed.

  23. jim2 says:

    I imagine Trump is having a great day today. :) These hearings, as opposed to the “impeachment” ones, have real beef. Illegal activities, spying on an innocent American citizen, lying to the FISA judge … this is great. I shudder to think what would happen if Shillery were elected in 2016.

  24. Another Ian says:


    Firefox gives a “pox” (fingerprinter) warning on that 737 site

  25. Larry Ledwick says:

    That is one of my local TV stations, (safe) and latest version of FireFox on win 7 has no complaints for me, and neither my home or work antivirus complain about it.

  26. Larry Ledwick says:

    Ted Cruise commentary

  27. Larry Ledwick says:

    Interesting side note on the IG report – he found so many errors he has initiated a general audit of the FISA process in the FBI.


  28. jim2 says:

    If power can be abused, it will be.

  29. Kneel says:

    The IG report amounts to “Sure they ran a spying and smear program using the FBI, but despite lots of cutting corners and lying, they did it close enough to the rules to get a pass.”

    To be fair, I think it more closely resembles “Here’s a list of procedures they failed to comply with. As far as we can see, had they actually followed these procedures, there would have been no issues. We won’t ascribe motives as to why procedure wasn’t followed. We didn’t investigate any facts outside of procedures, so there may be other reasons for either side. As they didn’t follow those procedures, we will now hand this off the another department that handles indictments and prosecutions, and they’ll take a wider view in deciding the merits of an indictment for these actions.”

    With the impeachment, Trump showed the Dems the platform and handed them the rope. They tied one end to the beam, tied a noose in the other end, slipped it around their neck, then stepped off the platform. Other than die-hard Dems, the rest of us are waiting for Wyle E. Coyote, Super Genius, to realise that there is nothing under his feet, and for gravity to reassert itself.
    I realise this is quite serious for you lot, but from half a world away, it’s more than a little amusing, just like the Road Runners nemesis’ antics are – you know how it’s going to end, but the efforts to avoid the obvious are quite comical, no matter how often you see them or how ridiculous they are.

  30. Larry Ledwick says:

    Carter Page is preparing to file a multi-million dollar law suit based on the information revealed in the last couple days.

  31. p.g.sharrow says:

    There is a hint that this use of government assets to spying on all opposition candidates by the Obama/Clinton partisans was wide spread and used to stifle anyone that would oppose them.
    This will get ugly as Durham and Barr begin their work of rooting out the Deep State. This F.B.I. stunt is just the tip of the iceberg of what really has happened over the last 30 years.

  32. Larry Ledwick says:

    People need to remind the public that the FBI abused its power for decades under Hoover and I strongly suspect that it never ended after he died. It likely continued after a short hiatus as the new leadership consolidated their position. The Left complained about it when they were targeting the left and folks like Martin Luther King, but once they put the Clintons in the White house it appears that they just took over the racket for their own ends, and have spent the last 30 years using it along with dirty Intelligence operatives to become an organized crime racket in government.

    With a little luck we will have folks coming out of the wood work detailing a long and sordid history of this sort of abuse, and this is just a case of they got so comfortable with it that they were not afraid to be very open that they were abusive players with an agenda and had been slowly turning the FBI into an American KGB.

  33. p.g.sharrow says:

    The “Net that Covers the World” is a wondrous thing. A Light Saber that shines it’s light into every hidden place and will, in time, cut every knot. The GEBs can not control it and anyone can use it for good or ill.
    They think We can not hide from them, but, They can not hide from US either. Censorship will not work, They can not stifle us without blinding themselves, we are legion…pg .

  34. Larry Ledwick says:

    Memo to the media and the Democrats – Don’t poke the Barr
    ( or should that be – Katie Barr the door)

  35. Larry Ledwick says:

    As more and more of this information comes out it is starting to get embarrassing for Democrats who still have ethics and a conscience. Let the stampede begin for Democrats for Trump.


  36. E.M.Smith says:

    @Larry L:

    Yeah, I saw that Barr interview. He was pretty clear on the criminality. I gives hope… but I’m still waiting for that first Perp Walk…

    Per the “Defection”: LOL! Couldn’t happen to a better party ;-) Maybe a few more of the 31 would like to switch ;-) How many need to swap to make it a Republican House? 8-‘)

  37. Larry Ledwick says:

    Hmm current house is:

    116th (2019-2021) 435 members 235 Democrat 199 Republican
    (https://history.house.gov/Institution/Party-Divisions/Party-Divisions/ – get a certificate error on this one)

    So a difference of 36 so you only need 18 swaps to tie it up.

  38. Larry Ledwick says:

    It will get very very ugly if they find documentation of spying on Chief Justice Roberts about the time Obama care got blessed by the Supreme Court.

    There were lots of rumors that someone got to him and pressured him to crawl through a knot hole of legalize to declare the mandate a tax.

  39. E.M.Smith says:

    The spying thing does explain a lot of folks suddenly being tamed, once in office…

  40. Larry Ledwick says:

    Boom! Well this is going to be fun!
    Rudy Giuliani has proof Hunter Biden was involved in money Laundering.

  41. Larry Ledwick says:

    Not clear what Fox affiliate did this interview but very interesting comments from Attorney Sidney Powell counsel for General Flynn.

  42. Power Grab says:

    Re: “The spying thing does explain a lot of folks suddenly being tamed, once in office…”

    But it isn’t working with POTUS.

    Those 2 impeachment charges (obstruction of Congress and abuse of power) are merely symptoms of the fact that POTUS refuses to serve as the lapdog of Congress. I can see where that would threaten their graft pipeline. The situation with Hunter Biden is probably only one case of graft and money laundering out of many.

    The way I see it, Congress is doing exactly that (obstructing themselves from doing the real “business of the people”, and abusing their power by pursuing this charade). They are the guilty parties.

    Somebody find the job description for POTUS. Does it even include an item to “serve as lapdog of Congress”?

  43. Larry Ledwick says:

    Seems everyone who wants to impeach the President is working for a Ukrainian oligarch, or has some sweet heart deal in Ukraine now days.


  44. E.M.Smith says:

    Why are The House Democrats impeaching? Could it be perhaps that the money flows lead to their wallets and they want to stay out of jail for their corruption?

    Sure starting to look that way…

  45. E.M.Smith says:

    @Larry L:

    Sounded like Levin to my ear:

  46. Power Grab says:

    One more thing: Congress ought to have their pay docked. Non-performance of duty ought to have a penalty, don’t you think?

    No doubt they’re raking in multiple times the amount of their official salary through money laundering and graft.

    If only there were a way to grade the media on their sorry performance. Not watching/reading/subscribing doesn’t seem effective enough. Pointman has the Prat award. Hmmmm….

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