[Ed. – My, wouldn’t that be unusual. Curiously enough, the pattern has covered only Democrat appointees and dogsbodies (e.g., Strzok-level civil service).]
The Justice Department watchdog’s past high-profile probes of FBI cases involving Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and others show a pattern of kid-glove treatment and pulling punches for some powerful people, Paul Sperry reports for RealClearInvestigations.
That suggests Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s soon-to-be-released report on FBI surveillance abuses could disappoint those hoping for a thorough, tough and fair check on government wrongdoing from a man routinely portrayed within the Washington Beltway as a “straight shooter.”
Sperry found that:
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Horowitz let ex-FBI Director Comey slide in an apparent lie. Horowitz’s old colleague Comey claimed, despite records strongly suggesting otherwise, that he was not told for weeks about an obvious hot potato: the discovery of new emails in the Hillary Clinton investigation. …
Horowitz took Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch’s word for it on the infamous Phoenix tarmac meeting. He didn’t interview members of the ex-President and Attorney General’s security details about what the powerful pair discussed just before Lynch’s DoJ was to rule on Hillary’s emails.
Horowitz took Andrew McCabe at his word too. …