Why Is the SPLC Persecuting Traditional Catholics? by Jesse B. RussellDecember 10, 2019
Preparing the Chair, by Michael VorisDecember 10, 2019
Don’t believe the Left’s spin on the IG report.
By George Neumayr, American Spectator, December 10, 2019
The biggest bombshell on Monday burst not in Washington, D.C., but in Connecticut, where John Durham, its U.S. attorney, rebutted Michael Horowitz’s finding that the FBI had adequate grounds to begin an investigation of the Trump campaign. No, it didn’t, said Durham:
I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff. However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened.
Translation: Durham has collected much more information than Horowitz, and it points toward the conclusion that the investigation was bogus from the start.
Naturally, the media is portraying Horowitz’s timid conclusion as a refutation of Trump while ignoring the import of Durham’s objection. Reporters have also scoffed at Attorney General Bill Barr’s comments buttressing Durham’s position. How outrageous, they harrumphed, that Barr would “undercut” a subordinate.
But it is not even clear if Horowitz really believes that Obama’s FBI had good reason to open an investigation on the Trump campaign. If you read his report closely, he in effect says that the FBI met the threshold for opening up the investigation, but that’s only because it is exceedingly low. That’s not much of an endorsement of the solidity of Crossfire Hurricane, the name the FBI gave the investigation. ….