The Real Lesson of the Inspector General's Report

You missed it. But that's all right: everyone else missed it, too. Michael Horowitz is the Department of Justice's Inspector General. He testified on June 18th before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his report concerning the Hillary Clinton national security breach investigation. The revelation came to light during questioning by Senator John Kennedy. (@7:36) Horowitz testified that “most” of the investigative decisions in that investigation were made not by the FBI but by prosecutors within the Department of Justice. One might be tempted to conclude that much of the criticism of the FBI for its decisions in the aforesaid Clinton investigation would have to be discounted or re-examined. Perhaps. But that is not the most important conclusion. For whatever reason, it is clear from the report that the structure of the FBI/DOJ's Clinton investigation was all off: the FBI was reduced to providing a set of runners (perhaps willing and even avid,...(Read Full Article)

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