A bombshell report from the Inspector General at the Department of Justice will be sent to Congressional leaders as early as this week; possibly answering key questions over the DOJ’s botched probe into Hillary’s email server.
“The Department of Justice Inspector General has sent what is described as an ‘extremely long and thorough draft’ of the much anticipated report on the FBI and DOJ’s investigation and handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, this reporter has learned. The detailed report on the FBI’s decision making process into the Clinton investigation could lead to possible criminal referrals for some of the officials involved in the case,” writes Sara Carter.
“Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, which is expected to be released within the next three to four weeks to the public, has been turned over to current and former officials for review, as first reported in The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post,” she adds.
The report is expected to focus solely on the Clinton investigation and not on the 2016 Russia election meddling investigation, according to sources.
As for the criminal referrals, it would be similar to the outcome of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions after Horowitz’s explosive first report released in April found that he lied multiple times about authorizing a leak to The Wall Street Journal. In McCabe’s case, Horowitz referred his findings to Sessions, who fired him several days before he was set to retire. Horowitz also submitted a criminal referral on McCabe to the DOJ for possible criminal prosecution, as reported. It would be up to Washington prosecutors to determine whether or not to move forward with the referral and it elevated the possibility that McCabe would be charged with a crime. Horowitz’s report concluded that McCabe had lied to then-FBI Director James B. Comey, as well as his investigators and others regarding his authorization of the leak. McCabe lied on four occasions, three of those were under oath.
Earlier this year, the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia report revealed that the unverified dossier on alleged collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 elections was used as the bulk of evidence to gain the FISA to spy on Page. The Intelligence Committee report also revealed that the FISA court was not told that the dossier, which was assembled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele through embattled opposition research firm Fusion GPS, was paid for by the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee.