Ron Johnson Releases Interim Report on FBI Text Messages – The Nooses are Tightening

HSGAC -WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a majority staff report Wednesday titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It,” along with text messages between two agents that shed light on the investigation. The report details the congressional investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s involvement with their investigation of Secretary Clinton’s private server.

The report outlines how information available to the committee at this time raises serious questions about how the FBI applied the rule of law in its investigation. The majority staff report found that:

  • The FBI did not use a grand jury to compel testimony and obtain the vast majority of evidence, choosing instead to offer immunity deals and allow fact witnesses to join key interviews.
  • There were substantial edits to former FBI Director James Comey’s public statement that served to downplay the severity of Secretary Clinton’s actions, and that the first draft of the memo was distributed for editing two months before key witnesses were interviewed.
  • Director Comey stated that he had not consulted with the Justice Department or White House, when text messages among FBI agents involved in the investigation suggest otherwise. Two key investigators discuss an “insurance policy” against the “risk” of a Trump presidency, and “OUR task.”
  • Messages discuss “unfinished business,” “an investigation leading to impeachment,”and “my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.” The messages strongly underscore the need to obtain still-missing text messages and other information regarding the FBI’s actions and investigations into the Clinton email scandal and Russian involvement in the November 2016 election.
  • Senior FBI officials—likely including Deputy Director Andrew McCabe— knew about newly discovered emails on a laptop belonging to former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner for almost a month before Director Comey notified Congress.

The full report can be found here.

The FBI text messages can be found here.

The letters Chairman Johnson has sent to various agencies and source documents can be found here.

ht/ all too much

17 Comments on Ron Johnson Releases Interim Report on FBI Text Messages – The Nooses are Tightening

  1. I be satisfied to at least hear the cell doors slam shut & locked.
    If or when that happens I might allow a bit of excitement about tightening nooses.

  2. I’m thinking that if there is even one indictment for any of the crimes involving the Uranium One deal, the email/national security breach, or the FISA abuse, there will be many indictments across all three. It would be very difficult to accuse only one person of breaking the law and not many people breaking the law. And that doesn’t include congressional members and their staff who are involved in leaking classified information to the press (Schiff and others) or others outside gov’t (Simpson, Steele, et al) who conspired to obtain access to classified information. I think this time the pimp, the john, and the prostitute are all going to be sharing the paddy wagon.

  3. Evidence of enough crimes being committed to warrant the death penalty for high treason but once a case is concluded in federal court (if any actually get there) all that will happen is a few expendable low-level employee’s will get some community service and a reduction in pay for a few months.

    The worst offenders may receive a black mark in their personal file, but a guaranteed appeal will probably negate that as well.

  4. I think Trump mentioned SOTU treason and military parades just to give the MSM something to bleat about while he goes about the slow, boring business of dismantlong the deep state. He’s really a thoughtful, compassionate guy.

  5. Can the two tiered Judicial System, built to protect the corrupt establishment, be compelled to indict, prosecute and convict?

    I have serious doubts that Equal Justice still exists or applied in the upper echelon of government.

  6. I have high hopes, yet low expectations for these investigations. I pray to be pleasantly surprised by multiple indictments against multiple players over time.

  7. I know it’s probably for the best to allow the law to take it’s tormentingly slow course to justice but I’ve always been a reactionary so can’t we have just one firing squad?

  8. I work among highly educated Hillary supporters (aka ‘teachers’). Only in the most apolitical terms, I said to a history teacher, “we are truly living in historical times.” It has been well over an hour and I still cannot wrap my brain around the response. “I don’t think this will get to impeachment, but there will be so much coming out about how the administration corrupted the DoJ and FBI, he won’t get re-elected.”

    What??????????!!?

    Thankfully, the bell was to ring shortly and we both had to get to our locations, but I literally stopped breathing as my brain tried to absorb the reality of what was said – Trump is corrupt, and is being exposed. What??????????!!?

    The recent exposure of the Deep State to the sunlight gave me hope, but is the schism created by the previous administration and the MSM so deep that we live in alternate realities?

    Can we heal?

  9. I read the full report. It is impossible to avoid the conclusion that the Clinton campaign and senior people entrenched in the FBI and Department of Justice conspired to get Hillary Clinton elected by defaming Donald J. Trump. We all know this. In order to educate the majority of the population, the MSDM has to start reporting the truth. That won’t happen until some of these seditious bastards and that ugly texting bitch get before a judge. This will take several years to accomplish. None of this will be good for the Democrat Party. The longer it takes the worse it will become for the real perpetrators: the Clintons and their closest confederates. This is just the beginning of the Great Unraveling.

  10. As Trump’s ole buddy Winston Churchill said, “This is not even the beginning of the end. It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

    ….Lady in Red

  11. @1stgenAmerican February 8, 2018 at 8:50 am

    “Can we heal?”

    Oh, sure! We’ve got great antibiotics. And some of the analgesics we’re still allowed aren’t three-quarters bad. Just amputate that gangrenous mess, chuck it in the biowaste incinerator, and get on with the healing.

  12. Yeah, whatever. Wake me when someone actually goes to jail. I’m going to start robbing banks since there is literally no law, justice, or accountability.

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