What is in Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz’s report, Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane
Investigation. All of us at least need to read the Executive Summary. Why? Horowitz’s report is not a scrumptious baked potato with butter. It is a hot potato, one that burns the hands of whoever is holding it. With his report, Horowitz got rid of that potato. Now it is our problem.
Horowitz’s report clearly suggests that powerful people within our government abused their power. Because of his limited investigative powers, and perhaps because he was justifiably afraid, Horowitz did not pursue those leads. Instead, he just published his findings and left the problem of going after those powerful people to others. Fortunately, Attorney General William P. Barr and his handpicked prosecutor, U.S. Attorney John H. Durham, have picked up that hot potato, and they are pursuing those powerful people (see here and here).
What should we do? We should compare what is in Horowitz’s report with what is being said about it in the news media. We need to know who is telling us the truth. We need to decide whether we are going to support our president, attorney general, and the man they have chosen to prosecute a very special case. Without our support, those powerful unscrupulous people will succeed in taking them down.
This is not just a game. It is about the future of our republic. You don’t think so? Then compare FBI Director Christopher Wray’s boilerplate BS with what Barr and Durham wrote (see here). Horowitz findings point to willful corruption at the highest levels, not just the need for training and procedural changes.