The WaPo tells us that Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department inspector general, concluded the FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between Candidate Stupid’s 2016 Goat Rodeo campaign and Russia.
Horowitz says that the FBI had “authorized purpose” when it opened the probe. Effectively the report proves that all the GOP talking points are wrong: 1) the probe was motivated by political bias, and B) that FBI agents had illegally spied on The Russian Usurper’s campaign.
YAY! We were right again!
Republicans have apologized and say they will endeavor to be better in the future.
Hahaha, I jest!
Republicans and their worthless stooges in the media instead are squirting ink and trying to change the story’s focus to the report’s finding of low-level FBI misconduct. Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) gives us a prime example: Watchdog report rips FBI handling of Russia probe. ( and in tiny print, below the headline so it will not get picked up in RSS feeds: “but found its decision to open an investigation into Trump’s campaign was appropriate.”
Strategic hire AG Bill ‘Low’ Barr, denied the main conclusion, as is his habit. Barr said that “The inspector general’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken.”
Barr has assigned US Attorney John H. Durham to conduct his own investigation into the Russia investigation, thus proving that one needs a third BENGHAZI!!1! in every GOP fishing trip.
Shocking absolutely no one, Trump lied about what the report says. Does anyone believe that Prznint Literate read a 400+ page report that probably has no drawings?
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) December 9, 2019
Survey Says: NO!
Anyway, the report tells us that the First Shady, Ivanka Princess of Purses, (prepare yourselves for a shock, Gentle Readers) had met and (HUBBA-HUBBA!) maybe had a little romance with
James Bond, er, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele way before he wrote the infamous Russian Pee-Hooker dossier, and that alone is worth its weight in golden showers.