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I don’t want to delve too deeply into the story of the FBI employee who reportedly altered a document as part of getting a FISA warrant to spy on a Trump campaign worker because so far, this is all news of the “advance leak” variety from Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, and I’d like to wait and see what that actually says for myself. Too many people have deep vested interests in spinning it before we actually get to see it.
But just so you know what all the chatter is about, here’s the current story…
And this is allegedly the identity of the FBI employee who altered the document…
This story notes that while the media “are describing Kevin Clinesmith as a low-level lawyer, the inspector general has described Clinesmith as the primary lawyer in Bob Mueller's Russia investigation in 2017.”
This is why I want to reserve judgement until I actually see the IG’s report. Right now, there’s too much spin, including a report that the IG will pull a typically unbelievable DC whitewash and claim that while a few low-level staffers made some mistakes, the investigation of Trump’s campaign was launched properly, that innocent people were “appropriately” targeted, and there’s no evidence of deliberate wrongdoing or partisanship by FBI leaders.
That’s from a CNN report, and it’s definitely what CNN wants us to think (note that it’s filled with their favorite buzzwords like “no evidence” and “discredited conspiracy theory”), so I’ll take it with a grain of salt for now. But if those are kind of reeking mule muffins this report contains, then it will just be another infuriating, dishonest insult to our intelligence. Most Americans will rightly see it as nothing but further confirmation of Washington’s double standard that’s been staring us in the face since 2016, when Hillary Clinton was allowed to skate for things that would’ve sent anyone else to prison for decades, while Trump and all his staffers have been put through a relentless investigative ordeal for three straight years, some facing bankruptcy and prison time over minor “process crimes.”
For now, I’m willing to wait-and-see. But if the IG report does turn out to be yet another one of those CYA documents in which “mistakes were made” (but by nobody specifically), and nobody had any ulterior motives (despite mountains of evidence to the contrary), then they might as well just toss it in the shredder. If that's the case, then I’ll wait for the Durham investigation, which I hope will lead to some serious and well-deserved indictments.
The House impeachment hearings may not be over yet, and the final day might be the most interesting of them all, not that that’s a high bar to clear.
It appears that in his chainsawing of the standard rules of House procedure, impeachment proceedings and due process, Adam Schiff overlooked a rule and forgot to specifically rescind it. It’s Minority Witness Rule (Clause 2(j)(1) of Rule XI), which states that the “Minority is entitled to one additional day of related hearings at which to call their own witnesses if a majority of the Minority Members make their demand before the committee’s hearing is gaveled closed.”
Republican Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy has fired off a letter to Adam Schiff, demanding the Republicans’ right under that rule to at least one more day of hearings at which they can call any witnesses they want. So at long last, these hearings might get good.
This is an appropriate end to this week for Schiff, since the events of this week should have taught him that whether you’re trying to impeach a President or just destroy all the standard rules of proper House procedure, you’d better make sure you do a really thorough job or it will come back and bite you in the end.
After a week of bad court decisions, here’s one worth celebrating: a judge has ruled that Covington Catholic school student Nicholas Sandmann’s defamation lawsuits against CNN, the Washington Post and NBCUniverisal may all proceed.
After a week of watching allegedly mature adults act like pathetic children in Congress, this is the perfect palate cleanser. Meet a Huck’s Hero who’s raised over $50,000 to help thousands of homeless veterans…and he’s only eight years old. Could we possibly elect him to Congress