Bill Barr’s DOJ has just released a report showing that the 29 FISA warrants met the appropriate standards, showing that the Russia investigation wasn’t a hoax or a witch hunt. And this can mean only one thing: there will be multiple investigations into those 29 FISA warrants.
Obamagate is just Benghazi 2.0. So expect a never ending stream of new investigations that go nowhere.
“The Department of Justice has completed its review of the 29 FISA applications that were the subject of preliminary findings by the DOJ Inspector General (OIG) in March 2020. We are pleased that our review of these applications concluded that all contained sufficient basis for probable cause and uncovered only two material errors, neither of which invalidated the authorizations granted by the FISA Court. These findings, together with the more than 40 corrective actions undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Division, should instill confidence in the FBI’s use of FISA authorities. We would like to express our appreciation to the OIG for their focus on the Department’s use of its national security authority. We remain committed to improving the FISA process to ensure that we use these tools consistent with the law and our obligations to the FISA Court. The ability to surveil and to investigate using FISA authorities remains critical to confronting current national security threats, including election interference, Chinese espionage and terrorism.”
Source: Statement of Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on the Public Release of the Department’s Findings with Respect to the 29 FISA Applications that Were the Subject of the March 2020 OIG Preliminary Report | OPA | Department of Justice
Senate Russia investigation
Why were the Benghazi investigations so large? I’d hate to think there is an ulterior motive here.
The Benghazi Report Truthers: Even The GOP Cant Get To The Bottom Of It
When in late November the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee released a report finding that there was no direct wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, it seemed like the case might finally be closed. After all, this was a panel controlled by a Republicans.
But that’s not quite what happened.
Some of the loudest torch-and-pitchfork wielding Benghazi investigation enthusiasts weren’t satisfied.
Expect more Benghazi on FOX. They are going to waste untold time and money until they find something. It’s whitewater all over again.
And this is a shame. There are dozens of actual things they could be investigating.
House Intelligence Committee’s Benghazi Report Torches Conspiracy Theories
Among its findings, the report says CIA personnel responded not just well, but heroically; that there was no “stand down” order, as some critics have claimed; there was no intimidation of witnesses by superiors; there was no intelligence failure prior to the attack; and that a “mixed group” of individuals, including some linked to al Qaeda, participated in the attack.
But perhaps the most significant conclusion is its finding that Rice’s talking points – a key focus of the Benghazi Select Committee empaneled by House Speaker John Boehner – were not part of an attempt to conceal the severity of the incident.
In other words, Benghazi was much to do about nothing. But the GOP got to get angry and toss around conspiracy theories.
Fox News Hasn’t Mentioned the GOP Report That Says There is No Benghazi Scandal
Wallace to Issa: ‘Be honest, you do not have any evidence’ linking Clinton to Benghazi
Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday confronted Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) after he was rated as having the “highest level of falsehood” for his obsession with the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.
I am still waiting on those who bought the fanciful theories that the right was selling to admit they were wrong.
Will Benghazi Facts Penetrate The Right-Wing Bubble?
An exhaustive New York Times investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, published on December 28, discredited the key elements of the right-wing campaign to politicize the attack – a desperate attempt to bring down the Obama administration and sink a possible presidential run by Hillary Clinton.
No, it will not enter the bubble. There are too many people who are convinced that the Times is a liberal media source and can not be trusted, unlike Fox which is fair and balanced. We are stuck with whitewater 2.0.