Rolling Stone Writer: Let’s Face It, the IG Report Is Damning for the FBI, Adam Schiff, and Much of the Media

For the donkeys in the high allergenic peanut gallery- the writer is a liberal and so is Rolling Stone magazine.

TownHall| I don’t agree with Matt Taibbi terribly often, but I’ve admired his ability to set aside his ideological proclivities and deep dislike for President Trump as he issues scathing indictments of the media’s hysterical hive-mind, groupthink on the Russia saga.  His devastating contribution to this genre of commentary in late March made some waves, and now he’s followed up with a brutal piece in Rolling Stone on the DOJ Inspector General report. Specifically, he argues, IG Michael Horowitz uncovered numerous examples of serious omissions and misconduct in the FBI’s handling of the Russia/Trump investigation — particularly as it pertains to obtaining FISA warrants for domestic surveillance and its disproportionate reliance on the fatally flawed Steele dossier (see below).  Let’s start with the FISA issue:

Horowitz describes at great length an FBI whose “serious” procedural problems and omissions of “significant information” in pursuit of surveillance authority all fell in the direction of expanding the unprecedented investigation of a presidential candidate (later, a president)…Officials on the “Crossfire Hurricane” Trump-Russia investigators went to extraordinary, almost comical lengths to seek surveillance authority of figures like Trump aide Carter Page…Likewise, the use of reports by ex-spy/campaign researcher Christopher Steele in pursuit of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) authority had far-reaching ramifications. Not only did obtaining a FISA warrant allow authorities a window into other Trump figures with whom Page communicated, they led to a slew of leaked “bombshell” news stories that advanced many public misconceptions, including that a court had ruled there was “probable cause” that a Trump figure was an “agent of a foreign power.” There are too many to list in one column, but the Horowitz report show years of breathless headlines were wrong. 

As Byron York has also documented in detail, the credibility of that infamous dossier — which, despite nonstop assurances from Democrats and the media to the contrary, was “essential” and “central” to the probe, according to the IG — has been reduced to a pile of rubble: more

13 Comments on Rolling Stone Writer: Let’s Face It, the IG Report Is Damning for the FBI, Adam Schiff, and Much of the Media

  1. When my President is elected, xhe will punish ALL of you for forcing my government to take such steps to preserve the rule of law in my nation.

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  2. If there is one thing I can admit, the Dims are unwavering in the idiotic idealogical pursuit of the Road Runner, no matter how many Acme rockets blow up in their face, times the anvil falls on their head, the cliff breaks off under the weight of the piano, the Trump Train continues to run them over when the Road Runner heads down the painted on tunnel and they stupidly follow.
    All this is courtesy of my misspent youth in front of the idiot box, I was taught perseverance.
    That’s all folks.

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  3. Left wing journalists Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, and Michael Tracy have been consistent in their conviction that what’s being done to Trump is a threat to everyone civil liberties. And their thanks for from their normal reading base has been to be smeared as “tools of Putin”. I think they’re beginning to realize that the US left consists largely of a base of fucking morons and psychopaths.

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  4. Gee Wally, looks like the stink of rotten democRATz might be getting bad enough for some to take notice of!

    Yeah Beave, but remember these are the same people who gave us democRAT-run Shitholes, so to them that stench is the smell of power!

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  5. Why are we so pleased and full of admiration for the single instance in which some maggot (not that this guy’s a maggot – just maggot, in general) doesn’t lie?

    This is all part of “defining deviancy down” in that old dead drunk Moynihan’s memorable phrase. We’ve become so immured in lies that we’re surprised when someone writes a fact!

    izlamo delenda est …

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  6. For a brief period of time I subscribed to Rolling Stone. I realized I am capable of making mistakes. I no longer subscribe to any magazine. I can see all the slime I need on the internet.

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  7. Once upon a time you dressed so fine, threw the bums a dime, in you prime. Didnt you?…….Never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you……Now you dont talk so loud, now you dont seem so proud…….

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  8. In related news preening ass clown Eric Swallowswell gave his moronic infantile impeachment malarkey input while facing the camera in violation of House rules…

    No repercussions will be forthcoming as Chairman Nadler was asleep and drooling on his chest waders…

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