November 11, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – It appears [in the sense of being a cardboard cutout designed to present a false impression] that the “patience” of one of DC’s most powerful, albeit low-profile players, Senator Charles Grassley [R-IA], is being sorely tested by the “extended rollout” of the forever anticipated IG report into the FISA abuse that provided the FBI with a pretext to spy on the Trump campaign and then the Trump Presidency.
In a little noted October 21 Twitter posting, Grassley quipped that “all of the delays and excuses why the Horowitz IG FISA report isn’t public yet after several months of anticipation of its issues leads me to the suspicion it’s going to be ‘deep six’ by the Deep Sate.” [emphasis ours - ED]
Aside from the obvious merit of Grassley’s concern, perhaps the most important aspect of the Tweet is that he alone among Senate leaders [such as they are] is unafraid to recognize the existence of the - DEEP STATE, certainly the most controversial term in the DC Swamp.
But as the months have dragged on with zero progress on springing Horowitz’ findings from the clutches of the FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray, Grassley, just hours ago, posted a related Tweet.
“If FISA Inspector General Horowitz report doesn’t come out next week when they said it would then I will be very disappointed & left to wonder WHAT THE GAME IS? Is someone at FBI or DOJ tying IGs hands??”
As suggested in the lede paragraph, we are having NONE of the word-game shenanigans that Grassley and his brethren are playing.
There have been countless “investigations” by DOJ and the Intelligence Community over matters relating to the 2016 election and despite the existence of overwhelming evidence of a collective guilt so vast it defies description, not only has no one gone to jail, no one even appears to be the target of grand jury proceeding outside of former Asst. Atty. Gen for the Criminal Division McCabe.
For example, IG Hororowitz’ 2018 report, all 600 pages, was a ridiculous exercise in bureaucratese, the purpose of which was to grant broad exoneration to the entirety of the DOJ. It’s easy, if they were involved in the plot, they walk.
These sham investigations are riddled with clear examples constituting violations of the law that are then dismissed under grotesque interpretations of statutes that are actually quite clear…witness former FBI Director Comey:
“Upon completing our investigation, pursuant to Section 4(d) of the Inspector General Act of 1978, the OIG provided a copy of its factual findings to the Department for a prosecutorial decision regarding Comey's conduct. See 5 U.S.C.A. App. 3 § 4(d) (2016). After reviexwing the matter, the Department declined prosecution [see, OIG Reports , master location of all IG reporting here ]
Here is where the DOJ blubber meets the road, Comey leaked 302s memorializing his spying on President Trump and was “less than candid,” meaning he lied under oath, but of course DOJ declines to prosecute.
Some advance the theory that Comey still faces legal jeopardy as the “investigation” progresses, but it’s our guess that he and his fellow conspirators will walk; DC protects its own, provided they are certified members of the Deep State.
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