20 Questions for IG Michael Horowitz

June 18, 2018

A while back, when everyone was caught up in the debate over whether President Trump should sit down for questioning from Robert Mueller, I suggested a list of questions that Mueller should be asked by Trump.  Now that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz is about to sit for questioning by congressional committees, I thought I’d be similarly helpful with a list for Congress to use.  Devin Nunes surely doesn’t need my help on this, but, just for fun, here goes...

 

1.  Soon after Peter Strzok was named head of the FBI’s Trump/Russia probe, he texted Lisa Page that Trump won’t be President and that “we will stop it.”  Did you infer that he meant they’d stop Trump from getting elected, or did you think he might have meant something else, such as, “We will stop meeting for five-hour lunches”?

 



2.  When some of the Strzok-Page texts were made public, Strzok was demoted and now works in Human Resources.  He also maintains his security clearance.  If his appearance of bias was so detrimental to the FBI that he had to be removed from his job, do you see any irony in the fact that he’s now in Human Resources?  And what about the “appearance” of his continued security clearance?

 

3.  How did you even get those Strzok-Page texts when the FBI told Congress they were not obtainable?  Did you hire a family of Pakistani IT professionals to hack them?

 

4.  According to the report, Hillary’s classified emails were obtained by foreign governments and intelligence entities.   How many consecutive life sentences would be given to a submariner whose personal pictures on board his sub were similarly compromised?

 

5.  Peter Strzok was in charge of the FBI’s investigation of Trump “collusion” for its first nine months. If bias is not to affect the eventual determination by the special counsel --- or the public's perception of that determination--- shouldn’t the work of the team led by Strzok be tossed out?

 

6.  You say that there is no evidence in your report that anyone’s bias affected the conclusions reached by the FBI.  Question:  Have you read the report?

 

7.  How did Peter Strzok get the job of lead investigator in the Hillary email case?  Was Hillary herself not available to run it?

 

8.  Will Strzok finally be fired from the FBI by Christopher Wray, or will he be kept on and offered the exciting new anti-bias “training”?

 

9.  When “Agent 1” texted “Agent 5” the message “I’m with her,” did you infer that he was talking about Hillary Clinton, or did you think he might have been talking about some other female presidential candidate, such as Carly Fiorina, Geraldine Ferraro or Roseanne Barr?

 

10.  Why was no recording or transcript made of Hillary’s FBI interview?  Given the large budget for the FBI, couldn’t they have laid in a supply of pens and paper or found just one recording device?  Will there be “training” for office supply managers?

 

11.  Why was Hillary never asked about Bill’s meeting with Loretta Lynch on the tarmac five days before her interview?  Were investigators simply hesitant to ask her about ANY private meeting Bill had with ANY woman?

 

12.  If Comey was acting entirely on his own in being “insubordinate” and deciding not to charge Hillary, why was his statement to that effect passed around for editing and tweaking by numerous other FBI officials before she was interviewed?  Do you see this as collusion against Trump or simply a commendable display of teamwork?

 

13.  As you know, the DOJ and FBI have refused to give Congress key documents related to the FISA applications and spying on Trump campaign associates, even though they’ve been under subpoena for many months.  We know you're looking into that now, so have they given you access to those documents?

 


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14.  If so, have you read them?

 

15.  Um, what do they say?

 

16.  Please, can you print us a copy?

 

17.  If you saw Strzok’s “we’ll stop it” text a month ago, why did you keep it from Congress all this time?  Were you concerned we might somehow conclude Strzok WAS trying to stop it, before we could see from your report that he really wasn’t?

 

18.  You worked hard on this report, and it is very long.  But its conclusion is so preposterous that even Trey Gowdy has come back to life.  Have you thought about entering one of the healing professions?

 

19.  Since you have condemned James Comey for “insubordination,” and we know he has lied and leaked to the media, do you think he’s a good star witness in Mueller’s case against Donald Trump, or in any case against anyone at any time?

 

20.  You wrote, “We found no evidence that the conclusions by the prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations; rather, we determined that they were based on the prosecutors’ assessment of the facts, the law, and past department practice.”  May we at least conclude from that sentence that the prosecutors might want to plead insanity, as they can't tell right from wrong?

 

21.  (Bonus question)  When you wrote that sentence, were you high?

                                    

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  • Amelia Little

    07/29/2018 12:11 PM

    Perhaps the writer of the conclusions of the IG report were written by the person(s) who wrote the part about hilary just being "careless" with her emails? And, perhaps the person(s) had written the conclusions well beforehand--and then tweaked some of the more serious charges like they did ol' hilary? A fifth grader could read the report and certainly not come to the soft-let's-be-nice conclusion we got.

  • Kathy Leana

    06/19/2018 07:39 PM

    One person can make a difference--and you are! Please keep up the good work!

  • Kris Cloyd

    06/19/2018 09:27 AM

    Was Peter Strzok giving a job in Human Resources so he could approve the hiring of other people like himself to work for the agency?

  • Charles Newman

    06/19/2018 09:20 AM

    Amazing correlation between Comey's Hillary Exoneration and the IG report. Both present damning evidence against the principle actor(s), then proceed to exonerate.

  • Theresa Carver

    06/19/2018 06:45 AM

    When are these treasonous going to jail, or do we still hang them?

  • Alan Doud

    06/19/2018 03:43 AM

    How is it that this farce is still going on? Mueller is doing nothing more than milking money at tax payers expense. He was hired for one job and has extended that into a self made police force to go after others. Has the democrats told this collusion lie so long that they are even believing it or do they think if they tell it long enough everyone will believe it? Why isn't Mueller and his colleagues in jail for there obvious collusion, meaning this collusion lie? Or hung for this treasonous coup?

  • Sue Persson

    06/19/2018 01:20 AM

    #22
    Did you wipe it - - I mean like with a rag???

  • Linda Radosevich

    06/18/2018 11:58 PM

    I love it! Governor Huckabee, thanks for making a mind-numbing report hilarious!

  • Ron Mullins

    06/18/2018 11:43 PM

    To get through this unbelievable swamp we're going to have to have a sense of humor....Nice going....

  • kathleen f pendlebury

    06/18/2018 10:27 PM

    I find it amazingly incredible that the author of this 'report' apparently thinks that the American People are so utterly stupid that they can not see through this (yet another) lame cover-up. Come on, heads NEED to roll - we are fed up with the corruption, bias and fake investigations!

  • David Stafford

    06/18/2018 09:40 PM

    Mr. Horowitz, do you think the American people, especially Trump supporters, are all complete idiots, misguided, injured at birth or brain dead and incapable of rational thought? Also, is your membership in Deep State paid up, or is this IG report a payment to same?

  • Bob Gideell

    06/18/2018 05:55 PM

    Mr. Inspector, did you meet with President Clinton on an aircraft prior to completing the report?
    Did you receive death threats from anyone with an Arkansas accent (no offense, Governor)?
    Have you inspected the Bible, sir, and did you come to the conclusion that none of us has sinned?

  • Shirley Hudgens

    06/18/2018 05:33 PM

    That was great questions, Thank You , and for your humor.

  • Paulette W. Taylor

    06/18/2018 04:59 PM

    for Michael Horowitz:
    Is it normal practice to allow anyone being investigated to have access to a report such as this before releasing it to the public?

  • Firewagon

    06/18/2018 04:34 PM

    Recent reply to a post I made concerning getting just one of the "prime leaders" of The Clinton Crime Family fitted for their orange jumpsuit: "She is too connected to ever be prosecuted!" Your questions 2 & 4 are VERY relevant. The numb nut FBI whack still has a job & his security clearance, and, as far as I can tell, The Criminal Clinton and several of her staffers still have their clearances! This from Comey: "...could not prove Clinton intended to break the law...." Just like our vaunted SCOTUS, in adding "home" to WHERE We The Serfs could "keep and bear arms," in finding a "Right of individual people," Comey has added "intent" when NONE is required for the laws Clinton broke! A very SIGNIFICANT finding by this milky-toast IG report was declaring that the Clinton email server had been hacked by at least one or more foreign countries! I have LONG maintained that those guys, "went for a walk one night and decided to kill some Americans," POSITIVELY knew how lightly guarded (security personnel reduced from 30 to just 6!), and RIPE for the taking, was an American Ambassador in Benghazi. Forget the now pardoned Sailor for comparison, consider my story: Operation Eagle Claw, on 24 Apr 1980, was the botched attempt to rescue the Iranian hostages that ended in a conflagration in the desert (C-130 & helo fireball). My security clearance was close to that of our incompetent, former (thank God), SecState. You had to have access to a code in order to gain admittance to our offices - locked 24/7! We did the Marine Corps' part of the planning for that operation. There were 8 US servicemen killed & 4 injured and 1 Iranian civilian killed, helicopters abandoned, worse than Benghazi, but barely. I had the responsibility for ensuring ALL classified material was secured and the safe locked at 'end of day.' I recall, on at least two occasions, on I95 heading home, having that cold chill feeling, something like the feeling you might have realizing you have LOST your wallet, only worse; going back to "discount double check" that ABSOLUTELY nothing was left adrift! THE CLINTON COMPARISON: I absolutely KNOW that my family would still be digging under Leavenworth, in their attempt to find out what they had done with me, IF just one "sand flea" (terrorist/soldier) had been present at that conflagration in the desert, AND any piece of classified document had been found, "in the clear," in my LOCKED offices, with just the name of the operation, let alone the staging rendezvous. More likely, being as "tolerant"(NOT) as the Marine Corps is, I would have been facing a firing squad! The FACT these people are still walking around, let alone maintaining ANY security clearance, is FUBAR!! In my Marine vernacular, that F was never referred to as FOULED....except, perhaps, for some of us Southern boys, in mixed company! Forgive the length, Gov, but talk about National Security, was there ANY during that entire 8 year Obananation?? As far as Clinton and all her minions, some already given "immunity," and these FBI seditionists, as my replier to that post indicated, Too Connected, or knows too well where ALL the bodies are hidden, is the WHY only FALL GUYS will fall....

  • Jean McCarthy

    06/18/2018 04:25 PM

    other questions:
    who is the "we" Peter Strzok is referring to - where others involved - is this a conspiracy?
    what did Obama know/approve?

  • rodney burke

    06/18/2018 04:18 PM

    horowitz has VERY little creds if any after this stunning conclusion. There should have been a ton of referrals and he wan't man enough to issue one. Mueller after what we know about Boston and all his OThER nefarious deeds while FBI director has zero creds. He should be in jail NOT running a witch hunt. It's been awhile apparently, since there was a credible FBI director. i vote for the top two layers of the FBI be removed to jail and start from the next layer. Rosenstein and his ilk also need a cell prior to trial for various crimes which should be so obvious it isn't funny!

  • Firewagon

    06/18/2018 04:03 PM

    Recent reply to a post I made concerning getting just one of the "prime leaders" of The Clinton Crime Family fitted for their orange jumpsuit: "She is too connected to ever be prosecuted!" Your questions 2 & 4 are VERY relevant. The numb nut FBI whack still has a job & his security clearance, and, as far as I can tell, The Criminal Clinton and several of her staffers still have their clearances! This from Comey: "...could not prove Clinton intended to break the law...." Just like our vaunted SCOTUS, in adding "home" to WHERE We The Serfs could "keep and bear arms," in finding a "Right of individual people," Comey has added "intent" when NONE is required for the laws Clinton broke! A very SIGNIFICANT finding by this milky-toast IG report was declaring that the Clinton email server had been hacked by at least one or more foreign countries! I have LONG maintained that those guys, "went for a walk one night and decided to kill some Americans," POSITIVELY knew how lightly guarded (security personnel reduced from 30 to just 6!), and RIPE for the taking, was an American Ambassador in Benghazi. Forget the now pardoned Sailor for comparison, consider my story: Operation Eagle Claw, on 24 Apr 1980, was the botched attempt to rescue the Iranian hostages that ended in a conflagration in the desert (C-130 & helo fireball). My security clearance was close to that of our incompetent, former (thank God), SecState. You had to have access to a code in order to gain admittance to our offices - locked 24/7! We did the Marine Corps' part of the planning for that operation. There were 8 US servicemen killed & 4 injured and 1 Iranian civilian killed, helicopters abandoned, worse than Benghazi, but barely. I had the responsibility for ensuring ALL classified material was secured and the safe locked at 'end of day.' I recall, on at least two occasions, on I95 heading home, having that cold chill feeling, something like the feeling you might have realizing you have LOST your wallet, only worse; going back to "discount double check" that ABSOLUTELY nothing was left adrift! THE CLINTON COMPARISON: I absolutely KNOW that my family would still be digging under Leavenworth, in their attempt to find out what they had done with me, IF just one "sand flea" (terrorist/soldier) had been present at that conflagration in the desert, AND any piece of classified document had been found, "in the clear," in my LOCKED offices, with just the name of the operation, let alone the staging rendezvous. More likely, being as "tolerant"(NOT) as the Marine Corps is, I would have been facing a firing squad! The FACT these people are still walking around, let alone maintaining ANY security clearance, is FUBAR!! In my Marine vernacular, that F was never referred to as FOULED....except, perhaps, for some of us Southern boys, in mixed company! Forgive the length, Gov, but talk about National Security, was there ANY during that entire 8 year Obananation?? As far as Clinton and all her minions, some already given "immunity," and these FBI seditionists, as my replier to that post indicated, Too Connected, or knows too well where ALL the bodies are hidden, is the WHY only FALL GUYS will fall....

  • jack macdonald

    06/18/2018 03:46 PM

    Good list Mike. It's become a little tedious to me that we keep calling people like Comey and Horowitz straight arrow, upright, objective, people. I have more sense in my big toe that these clowns. jack

  • Camille Patterson

    06/18/2018 03:36 PM

    We the people can see the treason plain as day. If we do not get justice, ergo: indictments, prosecutions, and sentences if found guilty by a jury of their peers, meaning the American people, then the gov't has lost all authority over everyone. Why should anyone obey any laws? Might I suggest a 'million man march' on DC to demand justice by patriots that are sick to death of the corruption, blatant bias, lies, treason, attempted coup, abrogation of oaths of office from almost everyone, sexual harassment payouts on our dollars, and all the other dark & evil things that go on in the gov't? Signed: a seething American, patriot, veteran, conservative Christian.