DOJ watchdog has ‘pattern’ of pulling punches with probes of the top officials

DOJ watchdog has ‘pattern’ of pulling punches with probes of the top officials
Men in black. DOJ IG Michael Horowitz testifies to the House in 2018. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[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.

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