AG Barr has draft of Horowitz report; what happens now?

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September 16, 2019

Wiretapper (to Harry Caul): “Twelve years ago, I recorded every telephone call made by the presidential nominee of a major political party. I don’t want to say which party. But everywhere he went, that’s where I was. Coast to coast, I was listening, Harry. I’m not saying I elected the President of the United States, but you can draw your own conclusions, Harry. I mean, he lost.”

---- The Conversation, 1974

………………….

 

And Trump was supposed to lose. But because Hillary did, we’re actually finding out what was going within the DOJ and FBI (and CIA and State Department and White House) when both were running for President. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses involving the FISA Court is now –- finally, after we’ve waited all summer –- in Attorney’s General William Barr’s hands. What happens next?


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Certain steps have to be taken before the full report can be released to the public. Technically, the report is still in the draft stage; it’s standard procedure that everyone mentioned in such a report gets a chance to read it and contribute comments. Some of the material may be redacted, although President Trump has said he would like the whole thing declassified. He has the power to make that happen, but he has given Barr the authority to declassify and will likely defer to him. We have to hope that Barr is proceeding with transparency as his goal, and this is what people with the inside scoop are telling us.

It’s not known how long the process will take, but, as reported by THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER, Sen. Lindsay Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has already asked Barr to go ahead and declassify nine specific sets of documents from the report. And these are critical; for example, they include material so far seen only by the senators and congressmen in the “Gang Of Eight,” such as transcripts of conversations between then-Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos and confidential informants (SPIES) such as Stefan Halper. This is the information said by Papadopoulos to be exculpatory for both himself and the Trump campaign, as he says he believed even at the time that Halper was recording their conversations and that he told Halper most emphatically that the campaign was NOT working with Russia --- that, in fact, to do so would be treasonous.

This is an example of evidence that was NOT included in the FISA applications.  If it had been, the FISA judges likely would have said to lead investigator Peter Strzok, "Why are you here?"

Graham also asked for the declassification of all filings with the FISA Court relating to Carter Page, who was the target of the FBI’s request for a warrant to conduct electronic surveillance (SPY). Those pertaining to any other Trump associates are requested as well. Additionally, Graham wants us all to be able to see the trove of all FBI and DOJ files related to British ex-SPY Christopher Steele –- whose name is on the unverifiable “dossier” used to get warrants –- and the Clinton-funded “oppo” research firm who hired him, Fusion GPS. And there’s more: he wants the release of documents relating to the defensive briefings given to both the Clinton and Trump campaigns by intelligence officials in 2016.


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I hope Graham is including 2017 as well. That year might include documents that would reflect what we’ve only recently learned: that by the time Comey & Co. visited the newly elected President in the White House, they’d already known for at least two weeks that Michael Flynn had been found innocent of any improper communication with Russians, yet they DID NOT TELL TRUMP he was cleared. (That was the meeting memorialized in notes that Comey leaked to his “friend” to leak to THE NEW YORK TIMES in the effort to have Trump investigated for obstruction in a case he knew at the time was bogus.) This omission had to have been deliberate, and I would imagine there were some internal FBI communications before that particular White House briefing to coordinate what they would and would not say.

John Solomon, speaking on FOX News’ HANNITY show, agreed that not only was there a “preponderance” of evidence showing FISA abuse to get warrants to surveil (SPY ON) Trump’s team, but that in fact the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible. According to his sources, the Justice Department is nearing the decision to go ahead and release 10 or 12 of the most important documents BEFORE the report itself comes out. This will give us an idea, perhaps weeks before we see the IG’s conclusions, of how bad it really was.

DOJ may release 'important' documents ahead of FISA abuse report

DOJ Inspector General: I'm Done Investigating Alleged Obama-Era FISA Abuses

I would imagine that by this time, Horowitz is more than ready plop his draft into Barr’s lap. He and his staff deserve a long and lovely vacation; they’ve reviewed over a million records and conducted over a hundred interviews, “including several witnesses who only recently agreed to be interviewed.” I won’t be surprised if the report contains the names of people, both inside and outside government, we’ve never even heard of. We the taxpayers funded this effort, as a necessary response to what we see as corruption at the highest levels of government and a first step towards draining the swamp. And now that it’s just about ready, we deserve to see the whole doggone thing. The same goes for the much more comprehensive Barr report when that comes out.

It better happen.

IG Horowitz Nears End of Probe into Alleged FISA Abuse, Gives Draft Report to Barr

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  • John F. Chiero

    09/16/2019 01:00 PM

    Mike u r a Christian and a scholar and u must realize that our Holy Lord is in control! We have been praying for Him to heal our land and part of those prayers to heal our land is to bring equal justice and vindication back to our land! Something hugeis on the horizon and He is in total control!

  • Keith Flagg

    09/16/2019 12:53 PM

    Dear Governor:

    Dear Mike has TBN Taken You off the Sunday lineup? What's up with That?

  • Eric H Read

    09/16/2019 12:44 PM

    When all of this is released, I wonder what Jerry Nadler and his ilk will do with their "Impeachment" inquiry? All of these people need to be put on trial and never be allowed to serve in office again.

  • M Nevin

    09/16/2019 12:29 PM

    I want to see everything released to the public

  • Ruby Howell

    09/16/2019 12:25 PM

    So glad that those that "spied" on Presdient Trump & his administration are being investigated. All corruption needs to be uncovered & cleared up as to the guilty parties.

  • jeanne Isdale

    09/16/2019 12:18 PM

    I’m thoroughly disgusted that people in our government has dropped to these despicable lows
    in following their own self interests. We demand justice and accountability!

  • Wanda Magdalen

    09/16/2019 12:12 PM

    All I can say is that it’s about time that we all get to finally see and hear the truth of all this mess! Praise the Lord for you Governor for keeping us up to date! God Bless you and your family! ??????

  • Faye Patterson

    09/16/2019 12:01 PM

    I agree with you Gov Huckabee. We deserve and expect to see the whole report. We paid enough for it and Justice should be served to those who in the name of expediency committed fraud and treason to attempt to destroy a sitting President and candidate for said Office United States. It is past time for prosecution and sentencing of all parties involved.

  • William

    09/16/2019 11:40 AM

    Why has nobody been sent to jail for lying to the FISA judge and saying the paperwork was verified

  • Amelia Biggs

    09/16/2019 11:40 AM

    It would be great to start putting this behind us, but ONLY after ALL of the guilty parties were convicted & in prison! No President in history has been treated like President Trump! It is time to clean the swamp & give President Trump a fair shot at reelection in 2020!

  • Billy & Gaye

    09/16/2019 11:33 AM

    Yes sir it better happen! The people are watching. Many of my friends are saying, and I agree, we need public hangings. This type of deceit needs to be stopped! Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the heart of the sons of men is fully set to do evil. AB

  • Margaret Hamm

    09/16/2019 11:30 AM

    I like most truth seekers am tired of waiting for all of this to be dragged out a little at a time, certain names redacted. We have a right to know who in the White House were and are, no doubt, selling us out. It is also my opinion, along with many others, that they are just dragging their feet to run the clock out so they can't be charged. Why are people like Obama, Hillary, and Soros, still having passports to travel the world to talk bad about the president and this country? Do they still have clearance, and if so, why? Did you hear on the news that Hillary, from Italy, is saying, I found my emails. They are not only doing this country a lot of harm, but also rubbing it in our faces as well. I am on some groups that discuss all of this and there are people about to rebel, and many are saying they are not going to vote for president Trump if some people don't start going to jail, or if he helps push the red flag law.

  • walter Hinds

    09/16/2019 11:20 AM

    Until many are in prison there will never be any TRUST in our GOVERNMENT.

  • Patricia Ford de la Tejera

    09/16/2019 11:14 AM

    I am praying the Rosary for the unborn. And that Rand Paul's bill to end abortion will pass Congress and be signed by the president. Read the messages from heaven at [email protected] explaining the apocolypse for this past week.

  • Rafael A Salaz

    09/16/2019 11:09 AM

    Some in the Republican Party are disloyal and two faced . These people need to be removed . All thy do is muddy up the waters and are taking up space and doing nothing. The Democrat Party should have never allowed foreign people to serve and push their country’s ideas and way of thinking here in the United States. It’s all sounds good to be fair , But they can’t be trusted . The Republican Party needs to get their head out of the sand and stop allowing the Democrats to run all the show . Trump won the presidency fair and square and he is the President . There has to be a high authority , to put a stop to their wasting money and time with useless investigations and accusations .

  • Carbine Williams

    09/16/2019 11:05 AM

    It's far past time to finally charge all of those involved in this attempted coup.If not then the rule of law means nothing and justice is an illegitimate creature of the Liberal Left.

  • James Hoppe

    09/16/2019 11:04 AM

    Accountability is LONG OVERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michael Flynn should be repaid...from DNC money...
    for all of the losses he suffered with his family!!!! And...hopefully...MANY will see some jail time
    and LOSE ALL PENSIONS for life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron Raggio

    09/16/2019 11:01 AM

    Sir, I have been a registered republican all my life, I generally vote conservative, I’ve voted for our president in the last election, I am disturbed by the apathetic RNC and government, in not doing more to bring the deep state to task for all their crimes. It seems as though there are two forms of justice in our country. It is just too apparent that all that is really happening is the mess is currently just fodder for the talking heads, no justice for the people.

  • Melana L MacLeod

    09/16/2019 10:50 AM

    "...what happens now?" NOTHING! Nothing will happen, nothing has happened! Comey is still walking around strutting like a peacock in mating season, "impeachment" is being tossed around like this mornings flapjacks and I'm tired of being called a deplorable, ignorant, racist. The Democrats will walk away from this entire thing without so much as a scuff on their loafers. I'm totally disgusted with our government, they just cannot be trusted to tell the truth in anything nor can they be trusted to dole out "justice" where it's due.

  • Lewis Rowan Floyd

    09/16/2019 10:50 AM

    I sincerely hope Barr will move forward with prosecution where appropriate, and where not appropriate - let everyone know what type of people these were that are trying to over throw an elected government.

  • grace bryson

    09/16/2019 10:40 AM

    what happens now? Same as always. Barr and his corrupt doj walks hand in hand w/ corrupt fbi wray to protect the swamp and proves there are only consequences for the right even if there is no truth to any rumor. I AM DISGUSTED W/ TRUMP FOR CONTINING TO HIRE DC ELITES FROM THE SWAMP SO DEEP STATE PROGRESSES

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    09/16/2019 10:36 AM

    So far, most commentators have focused on the fact Comey, Roenstein, and McCabe mislead the FISA court. Note, however, the FISA court judges would have to have been pretty dumb not to ask more questions, given the frivolous nature of the supposed evidence. One suspects that like many other courts, Obama had packed the FISA court with judges who would do what he wanted regardless of the law. After the investigation of the DOJ is over, there needs to be an investigation of the justices on the FISA court who aided and abetted the attempted coup against Trump.

  • Carolyn Hoover

    09/16/2019 10:30 AM

    How could so many people go to jail during Watergate, which was minor compared to this, and no one has been charged with anything after this blatant miscarriage of justice?????

  • Rocco W DeCarlo

    09/16/2019 10:29 AM

    Governor, upon your suggestion in one of your commentaries, I purchased and read "Ball of Collusion", it was without a doubt an excellent read and put everything in perspective--the swamp was out to get the President from the very beginning and for Obama to say his was a scandal free presidency is laughable if it was not so scary.

  • John Henry Jones

    09/16/2019 10:29 AM

    And everyone of those named should be prosecuted to the fullest content of the laws of this country!

AG Barr has draft of Horowitz report; what happens now?

Less than 3 minute read

September 16, 2019

Wiretapper (to Harry Caul): “Twelve years ago, I recorded every telephone call made by the presidential nominee of a major political party. I don’t want to say which party. But everywhere he went, that’s where I was. Coast to coast, I was listening, Harry. I’m not saying I elected the President of the United States, but you can draw your own conclusions, Harry. I mean, he lost.”

---- The Conversation, 1974

………………….

 

And Trump was supposed to lose. But because Hillary did, we’re actually finding out what was going within the DOJ and FBI (and CIA and State Department and White House) when both were running for President. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses involving the FISA Court is now –- finally, after we’ve waited all summer –- in Attorney’s General William Barr’s hands. What happens next?


Commentary continues below advertisement


Certain steps have to be taken before the full report can be released to the public. Technically, the report is still in the draft stage; it’s standard procedure that everyone mentioned in such a report gets a chance to read it and contribute comments. Some of the material may be redacted, although President Trump has said he would like the whole thing declassified. He has the power to make that happen, but he has given Barr the authority to declassify and will likely defer to him. We have to hope that Barr is proceeding with transparency as his goal, and this is what people with the inside scoop are telling us.

It’s not known how long the process will take, but, as reported by THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER, Sen. Lindsay Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has already asked Barr to go ahead and declassify nine specific sets of documents from the report. And these are critical; for example, they include material so far seen only by the senators and congressmen in the “Gang Of Eight,” such as transcripts of conversations between then-Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos and confidential informants (SPIES) such as Stefan Halper. This is the information said by Papadopoulos to be exculpatory for both himself and the Trump campaign, as he says he believed even at the time that Halper was recording their conversations and that he told Halper most emphatically that the campaign was NOT working with Russia --- that, in fact, to do so would be treasonous.

This is an example of evidence that was NOT included in the FISA applications.  If it had been, the FISA judges likely would have said to lead investigator Peter Strzok, "Why are you here?"

Graham also asked for the declassification of all filings with the FISA Court relating to Carter Page, who was the target of the FBI’s request for a warrant to conduct electronic surveillance (SPY). Those pertaining to any other Trump associates are requested as well. Additionally, Graham wants us all to be able to see the trove of all FBI and DOJ files related to British ex-SPY Christopher Steele –- whose name is on the unverifiable “dossier” used to get warrants –- and the Clinton-funded “oppo” research firm who hired him, Fusion GPS. And there’s more: he wants the release of documents relating to the defensive briefings given to both the Clinton and Trump campaigns by intelligence officials in 2016.


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I hope Graham is including 2017 as well. That year might include documents that would reflect what we’ve only recently learned: that by the time Comey & Co. visited the newly elected President in the White House, they’d already known for at least two weeks that Michael Flynn had been found innocent of any improper communication with Russians, yet they DID NOT TELL TRUMP he was cleared. (That was the meeting memorialized in notes that Comey leaked to his “friend” to leak to THE NEW YORK TIMES in the effort to have Trump investigated for obstruction in a case he knew at the time was bogus.) This omission had to have been deliberate, and I would imagine there were some internal FBI communications before that particular White House briefing to coordinate what they would and would not say.

John Solomon, speaking on FOX News’ HANNITY show, agreed that not only was there a “preponderance” of evidence showing FISA abuse to get warrants to surveil (SPY ON) Trump’s team, but that in fact the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible. According to his sources, the Justice Department is nearing the decision to go ahead and release 10 or 12 of the most important documents BEFORE the report itself comes out. This will give us an idea, perhaps weeks before we see the IG’s conclusions, of how bad it really was.

DOJ may release 'important' documents ahead of FISA abuse report

DOJ Inspector General: I'm Done Investigating Alleged Obama-Era FISA Abuses

I would imagine that by this time, Horowitz is more than ready plop his draft into Barr’s lap. He and his staff deserve a long and lovely vacation; they’ve reviewed over a million records and conducted over a hundred interviews, “including several witnesses who only recently agreed to be interviewed.” I won’t be surprised if the report contains the names of people, both inside and outside government, we’ve never even heard of. We the taxpayers funded this effort, as a necessary response to what we see as corruption at the highest levels of government and a first step towards draining the swamp. And now that it’s just about ready, we deserve to see the whole doggone thing. The same goes for the much more comprehensive Barr report when that comes out.

It better happen.

IG Horowitz Nears End of Probe into Alleged FISA Abuse, Gives Draft Report to Barr

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Comments 26-50 of 52

  • John F. Chiero

    09/16/2019 01:00 PM

    Mike u r a Christian and a scholar and u must realize that our Holy Lord is in control! We have been praying for Him to heal our land and part of those prayers to heal our land is to bring equal justice and vindication back to our land! Something hugeis on the horizon and He is in total control!

  • Keith Flagg

    09/16/2019 12:53 PM

    Dear Governor:

    Dear Mike has TBN Taken You off the Sunday lineup? What's up with That?

  • Eric H Read

    09/16/2019 12:44 PM

    When all of this is released, I wonder what Jerry Nadler and his ilk will do with their "Impeachment" inquiry? All of these people need to be put on trial and never be allowed to serve in office again.

  • M Nevin

    09/16/2019 12:29 PM

    I want to see everything released to the public

  • Ruby Howell

    09/16/2019 12:25 PM

    So glad that those that "spied" on Presdient Trump & his administration are being investigated. All corruption needs to be uncovered & cleared up as to the guilty parties.

  • jeanne Isdale

    09/16/2019 12:18 PM

    I’m thoroughly disgusted that people in our government has dropped to these despicable lows
    in following their own self interests. We demand justice and accountability!

  • Wanda Magdalen

    09/16/2019 12:12 PM

    All I can say is that it’s about time that we all get to finally see and hear the truth of all this mess! Praise the Lord for you Governor for keeping us up to date! God Bless you and your family! ??????

  • Faye Patterson

    09/16/2019 12:01 PM

    I agree with you Gov Huckabee. We deserve and expect to see the whole report. We paid enough for it and Justice should be served to those who in the name of expediency committed fraud and treason to attempt to destroy a sitting President and candidate for said Office United States. It is past time for prosecution and sentencing of all parties involved.

  • William

    09/16/2019 11:40 AM

    Why has nobody been sent to jail for lying to the FISA judge and saying the paperwork was verified

  • Amelia Biggs

    09/16/2019 11:40 AM

    It would be great to start putting this behind us, but ONLY after ALL of the guilty parties were convicted & in prison! No President in history has been treated like President Trump! It is time to clean the swamp & give President Trump a fair shot at reelection in 2020!

  • Billy & Gaye

    09/16/2019 11:33 AM

    Yes sir it better happen! The people are watching. Many of my friends are saying, and I agree, we need public hangings. This type of deceit needs to be stopped! Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the heart of the sons of men is fully set to do evil. AB

  • Margaret Hamm

    09/16/2019 11:30 AM

    I like most truth seekers am tired of waiting for all of this to be dragged out a little at a time, certain names redacted. We have a right to know who in the White House were and are, no doubt, selling us out. It is also my opinion, along with many others, that they are just dragging their feet to run the clock out so they can't be charged. Why are people like Obama, Hillary, and Soros, still having passports to travel the world to talk bad about the president and this country? Do they still have clearance, and if so, why? Did you hear on the news that Hillary, from Italy, is saying, I found my emails. They are not only doing this country a lot of harm, but also rubbing it in our faces as well. I am on some groups that discuss all of this and there are people about to rebel, and many are saying they are not going to vote for president Trump if some people don't start going to jail, or if he helps push the red flag law.

  • walter Hinds

    09/16/2019 11:20 AM

    Until many are in prison there will never be any TRUST in our GOVERNMENT.

  • Patricia Ford de la Tejera

    09/16/2019 11:14 AM

    I am praying the Rosary for the unborn. And that Rand Paul's bill to end abortion will pass Congress and be signed by the president. Read the messages from heaven at [email protected] explaining the apocolypse for this past week.

  • Rafael A Salaz

    09/16/2019 11:09 AM

    Some in the Republican Party are disloyal and two faced . These people need to be removed . All thy do is muddy up the waters and are taking up space and doing nothing. The Democrat Party should have never allowed foreign people to serve and push their country’s ideas and way of thinking here in the United States. It’s all sounds good to be fair , But they can’t be trusted . The Republican Party needs to get their head out of the sand and stop allowing the Democrats to run all the show . Trump won the presidency fair and square and he is the President . There has to be a high authority , to put a stop to their wasting money and time with useless investigations and accusations .

  • Carbine Williams

    09/16/2019 11:05 AM

    It's far past time to finally charge all of those involved in this attempted coup.If not then the rule of law means nothing and justice is an illegitimate creature of the Liberal Left.

  • James Hoppe

    09/16/2019 11:04 AM

    Accountability is LONG OVERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michael Flynn should be repaid...from DNC money...
    for all of the losses he suffered with his family!!!! And...hopefully...MANY will see some jail time
    and LOSE ALL PENSIONS for life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron Raggio

    09/16/2019 11:01 AM

    Sir, I have been a registered republican all my life, I generally vote conservative, I’ve voted for our president in the last election, I am disturbed by the apathetic RNC and government, in not doing more to bring the deep state to task for all their crimes. It seems as though there are two forms of justice in our country. It is just too apparent that all that is really happening is the mess is currently just fodder for the talking heads, no justice for the people.

  • Melana L MacLeod

    09/16/2019 10:50 AM

    "...what happens now?" NOTHING! Nothing will happen, nothing has happened! Comey is still walking around strutting like a peacock in mating season, "impeachment" is being tossed around like this mornings flapjacks and I'm tired of being called a deplorable, ignorant, racist. The Democrats will walk away from this entire thing without so much as a scuff on their loafers. I'm totally disgusted with our government, they just cannot be trusted to tell the truth in anything nor can they be trusted to dole out "justice" where it's due.

  • Lewis Rowan Floyd

    09/16/2019 10:50 AM

    I sincerely hope Barr will move forward with prosecution where appropriate, and where not appropriate - let everyone know what type of people these were that are trying to over throw an elected government.

  • grace bryson

    09/16/2019 10:40 AM

    what happens now? Same as always. Barr and his corrupt doj walks hand in hand w/ corrupt fbi wray to protect the swamp and proves there are only consequences for the right even if there is no truth to any rumor. I AM DISGUSTED W/ TRUMP FOR CONTINING TO HIRE DC ELITES FROM THE SWAMP SO DEEP STATE PROGRESSES

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    09/16/2019 10:36 AM

    So far, most commentators have focused on the fact Comey, Roenstein, and McCabe mislead the FISA court. Note, however, the FISA court judges would have to have been pretty dumb not to ask more questions, given the frivolous nature of the supposed evidence. One suspects that like many other courts, Obama had packed the FISA court with judges who would do what he wanted regardless of the law. After the investigation of the DOJ is over, there needs to be an investigation of the justices on the FISA court who aided and abetted the attempted coup against Trump.

  • Carolyn Hoover

    09/16/2019 10:30 AM

    How could so many people go to jail during Watergate, which was minor compared to this, and no one has been charged with anything after this blatant miscarriage of justice?????

  • Rocco W DeCarlo

    09/16/2019 10:29 AM

    Governor, upon your suggestion in one of your commentaries, I purchased and read "Ball of Collusion", it was without a doubt an excellent read and put everything in perspective--the swamp was out to get the President from the very beginning and for Obama to say his was a scandal free presidency is laughable if it was not so scary.

  • John Henry Jones

    09/16/2019 10:29 AM

    And everyone of those named should be prosecuted to the fullest content of the laws of this country!

AG Barr has draft of Horowitz report; what happens now?

Less than 3 minute read

September 16, 2019

Wiretapper (to Harry Caul): “Twelve years ago, I recorded every telephone call made by the presidential nominee of a major political party. I don’t want to say which party. But everywhere he went, that’s where I was. Coast to coast, I was listening, Harry. I’m not saying I elected the President of the United States, but you can draw your own conclusions, Harry. I mean, he lost.”

---- The Conversation, 1974

………………….

 

And Trump was supposed to lose. But because Hillary did, we’re actually finding out what was going within the DOJ and FBI (and CIA and State Department and White House) when both were running for President. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on alleged FBI surveillance abuses involving the FISA Court is now –- finally, after we’ve waited all summer –- in Attorney’s General William Barr’s hands. What happens next?


Commentary continues below advertisement


Certain steps have to be taken before the full report can be released to the public. Technically, the report is still in the draft stage; it’s standard procedure that everyone mentioned in such a report gets a chance to read it and contribute comments. Some of the material may be redacted, although President Trump has said he would like the whole thing declassified. He has the power to make that happen, but he has given Barr the authority to declassify and will likely defer to him. We have to hope that Barr is proceeding with transparency as his goal, and this is what people with the inside scoop are telling us.

It’s not known how long the process will take, but, as reported by THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER, Sen. Lindsay Graham, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has already asked Barr to go ahead and declassify nine specific sets of documents from the report. And these are critical; for example, they include material so far seen only by the senators and congressmen in the “Gang Of Eight,” such as transcripts of conversations between then-Trump campaign associate George Papadopoulos and confidential informants (SPIES) such as Stefan Halper. This is the information said by Papadopoulos to be exculpatory for both himself and the Trump campaign, as he says he believed even at the time that Halper was recording their conversations and that he told Halper most emphatically that the campaign was NOT working with Russia --- that, in fact, to do so would be treasonous.

This is an example of evidence that was NOT included in the FISA applications.  If it had been, the FISA judges likely would have said to lead investigator Peter Strzok, "Why are you here?"

Graham also asked for the declassification of all filings with the FISA Court relating to Carter Page, who was the target of the FBI’s request for a warrant to conduct electronic surveillance (SPY). Those pertaining to any other Trump associates are requested as well. Additionally, Graham wants us all to be able to see the trove of all FBI and DOJ files related to British ex-SPY Christopher Steele –- whose name is on the unverifiable “dossier” used to get warrants –- and the Clinton-funded “oppo” research firm who hired him, Fusion GPS. And there’s more: he wants the release of documents relating to the defensive briefings given to both the Clinton and Trump campaigns by intelligence officials in 2016.


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I hope Graham is including 2017 as well. That year might include documents that would reflect what we’ve only recently learned: that by the time Comey & Co. visited the newly elected President in the White House, they’d already known for at least two weeks that Michael Flynn had been found innocent of any improper communication with Russians, yet they DID NOT TELL TRUMP he was cleared. (That was the meeting memorialized in notes that Comey leaked to his “friend” to leak to THE NEW YORK TIMES in the effort to have Trump investigated for obstruction in a case he knew at the time was bogus.) This omission had to have been deliberate, and I would imagine there were some internal FBI communications before that particular White House briefing to coordinate what they would and would not say.

John Solomon, speaking on FOX News’ HANNITY show, agreed that not only was there a “preponderance” of evidence showing FISA abuse to get warrants to surveil (SPY ON) Trump’s team, but that in fact the evidence is overwhelming and incontrovertible. According to his sources, the Justice Department is nearing the decision to go ahead and release 10 or 12 of the most important documents BEFORE the report itself comes out. This will give us an idea, perhaps weeks before we see the IG’s conclusions, of how bad it really was.

DOJ may release 'important' documents ahead of FISA abuse report

DOJ Inspector General: I'm Done Investigating Alleged Obama-Era FISA Abuses

I would imagine that by this time, Horowitz is more than ready plop his draft into Barr’s lap. He and his staff deserve a long and lovely vacation; they’ve reviewed over a million records and conducted over a hundred interviews, “including several witnesses who only recently agreed to be interviewed.” I won’t be surprised if the report contains the names of people, both inside and outside government, we’ve never even heard of. We the taxpayers funded this effort, as a necessary response to what we see as corruption at the highest levels of government and a first step towards draining the swamp. And now that it’s just about ready, we deserve to see the whole doggone thing. The same goes for the much more comprehensive Barr report when that comes out.

It better happen.

IG Horowitz Nears End of Probe into Alleged FISA Abuse, Gives Draft Report to Barr

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  • John F. Chiero

    09/16/2019 01:00 PM

    Mike u r a Christian and a scholar and u must realize that our Holy Lord is in control! We have been praying for Him to heal our land and part of those prayers to heal our land is to bring equal justice and vindication back to our land! Something hugeis on the horizon and He is in total control!

  • Keith Flagg

    09/16/2019 12:53 PM

    Dear Governor:

    Dear Mike has TBN Taken You off the Sunday lineup? What's up with That?

  • Eric H Read

    09/16/2019 12:44 PM

    When all of this is released, I wonder what Jerry Nadler and his ilk will do with their "Impeachment" inquiry? All of these people need to be put on trial and never be allowed to serve in office again.

  • M Nevin

    09/16/2019 12:29 PM

    I want to see everything released to the public

  • Ruby Howell

    09/16/2019 12:25 PM

    So glad that those that "spied" on Presdient Trump & his administration are being investigated. All corruption needs to be uncovered & cleared up as to the guilty parties.

  • jeanne Isdale

    09/16/2019 12:18 PM

    I’m thoroughly disgusted that people in our government has dropped to these despicable lows
    in following their own self interests. We demand justice and accountability!

  • Wanda Magdalen

    09/16/2019 12:12 PM

    All I can say is that it’s about time that we all get to finally see and hear the truth of all this mess! Praise the Lord for you Governor for keeping us up to date! God Bless you and your family! ??????

  • Faye Patterson

    09/16/2019 12:01 PM

    I agree with you Gov Huckabee. We deserve and expect to see the whole report. We paid enough for it and Justice should be served to those who in the name of expediency committed fraud and treason to attempt to destroy a sitting President and candidate for said Office United States. It is past time for prosecution and sentencing of all parties involved.

  • William

    09/16/2019 11:40 AM

    Why has nobody been sent to jail for lying to the FISA judge and saying the paperwork was verified

  • Amelia Biggs

    09/16/2019 11:40 AM

    It would be great to start putting this behind us, but ONLY after ALL of the guilty parties were convicted & in prison! No President in history has been treated like President Trump! It is time to clean the swamp & give President Trump a fair shot at reelection in 2020!

  • Billy & Gaye

    09/16/2019 11:33 AM

    Yes sir it better happen! The people are watching. Many of my friends are saying, and I agree, we need public hangings. This type of deceit needs to be stopped! Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, the heart of the sons of men is fully set to do evil. AB

  • Margaret Hamm

    09/16/2019 11:30 AM

    I like most truth seekers am tired of waiting for all of this to be dragged out a little at a time, certain names redacted. We have a right to know who in the White House were and are, no doubt, selling us out. It is also my opinion, along with many others, that they are just dragging their feet to run the clock out so they can't be charged. Why are people like Obama, Hillary, and Soros, still having passports to travel the world to talk bad about the president and this country? Do they still have clearance, and if so, why? Did you hear on the news that Hillary, from Italy, is saying, I found my emails. They are not only doing this country a lot of harm, but also rubbing it in our faces as well. I am on some groups that discuss all of this and there are people about to rebel, and many are saying they are not going to vote for president Trump if some people don't start going to jail, or if he helps push the red flag law.

  • walter Hinds

    09/16/2019 11:20 AM

    Until many are in prison there will never be any TRUST in our GOVERNMENT.

  • Patricia Ford de la Tejera

    09/16/2019 11:14 AM

    I am praying the Rosary for the unborn. And that Rand Paul's bill to end abortion will pass Congress and be signed by the president. Read the messages from heaven at [email protected] explaining the apocolypse for this past week.

  • Rafael A Salaz

    09/16/2019 11:09 AM

    Some in the Republican Party are disloyal and two faced . These people need to be removed . All thy do is muddy up the waters and are taking up space and doing nothing. The Democrat Party should have never allowed foreign people to serve and push their country’s ideas and way of thinking here in the United States. It’s all sounds good to be fair , But they can’t be trusted . The Republican Party needs to get their head out of the sand and stop allowing the Democrats to run all the show . Trump won the presidency fair and square and he is the President . There has to be a high authority , to put a stop to their wasting money and time with useless investigations and accusations .

  • Carbine Williams

    09/16/2019 11:05 AM

    It's far past time to finally charge all of those involved in this attempted coup.If not then the rule of law means nothing and justice is an illegitimate creature of the Liberal Left.

  • James Hoppe

    09/16/2019 11:04 AM

    Accountability is LONG OVERDUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Michael Flynn should be repaid...from DNC money...
    for all of the losses he suffered with his family!!!! And...hopefully...MANY will see some jail time
    and LOSE ALL PENSIONS for life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron Raggio

    09/16/2019 11:01 AM

    Sir, I have been a registered republican all my life, I generally vote conservative, I’ve voted for our president in the last election, I am disturbed by the apathetic RNC and government, in not doing more to bring the deep state to task for all their crimes. It seems as though there are two forms of justice in our country. It is just too apparent that all that is really happening is the mess is currently just fodder for the talking heads, no justice for the people.

  • Melana L MacLeod

    09/16/2019 10:50 AM

    "...what happens now?" NOTHING! Nothing will happen, nothing has happened! Comey is still walking around strutting like a peacock in mating season, "impeachment" is being tossed around like this mornings flapjacks and I'm tired of being called a deplorable, ignorant, racist. The Democrats will walk away from this entire thing without so much as a scuff on their loafers. I'm totally disgusted with our government, they just cannot be trusted to tell the truth in anything nor can they be trusted to dole out "justice" where it's due.

  • Lewis Rowan Floyd

    09/16/2019 10:50 AM

    I sincerely hope Barr will move forward with prosecution where appropriate, and where not appropriate - let everyone know what type of people these were that are trying to over throw an elected government.

  • grace bryson

    09/16/2019 10:40 AM

    what happens now? Same as always. Barr and his corrupt doj walks hand in hand w/ corrupt fbi wray to protect the swamp and proves there are only consequences for the right even if there is no truth to any rumor. I AM DISGUSTED W/ TRUMP FOR CONTINING TO HIRE DC ELITES FROM THE SWAMP SO DEEP STATE PROGRESSES

  • Lawrence E. Foster

    09/16/2019 10:36 AM

    So far, most commentators have focused on the fact Comey, Roenstein, and McCabe mislead the FISA court. Note, however, the FISA court judges would have to have been pretty dumb not to ask more questions, given the frivolous nature of the supposed evidence. One suspects that like many other courts, Obama had packed the FISA court with judges who would do what he wanted regardless of the law. After the investigation of the DOJ is over, there needs to be an investigation of the justices on the FISA court who aided and abetted the attempted coup against Trump.

  • Carolyn Hoover

    09/16/2019 10:30 AM

    How could so many people go to jail during Watergate, which was minor compared to this, and no one has been charged with anything after this blatant miscarriage of justice?????

  • Rocco W DeCarlo

    09/16/2019 10:29 AM

    Governor, upon your suggestion in one of your commentaries, I purchased and read "Ball of Collusion", it was without a doubt an excellent read and put everything in perspective--the swamp was out to get the President from the very beginning and for Obama to say his was a scandal free presidency is laughable if it was not so scary.

  • John Henry Jones

    09/16/2019 10:29 AM

    And everyone of those named should be prosecuted to the fullest content of the laws of this country!