IG Report: Comey Broke From FBI Procedures in Clinton Probe

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    IG report smacks Comey around but says no evidence of political bias. Trump rage tweetstorm coming in 3, 2, 1...

    https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/...robe-watchdog-finds?__twitter_impression=true

    “While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the report’s conclusions, which were obtained Thursday by Bloomberg News.
     
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    The End Justifies the Means ... Happy Birthday President Trump :cool:

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    Does the report go into why he might have broken from norms? I haven’t read any of it yet.
     
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    Yeah, Comey was acting as the Justice Department, way beyond the scope of the FBI. Showing his bias, as he was suppose to pass it to the DOJ and let them determine the outcome. No wonder people don't trust the FBI.
     
  5. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is it was due to the elections. Had he kept silent and Hillary won, the same people blasting him now would have done so for NOT being transparent.

    I'll have to read the full report, but that's my guess.
     
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    Certainly a possibility. I wonder if going forward the practice of tiptoeing during election time will no longer be policy.
     
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    I believe Comey has already admitted he broke from the norm because of the Clinton/Lynch tarmac meeting and he felt queezy about it.



    Today really is going to be a great day ... for those who are interested, let's flashback to Comey's official statement on July 5th 2016 where he gives Hillary a pass and the Green Light to become the 45th President of the United States.

    https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/p...-clinton2019s-use-of-a-personal-e-mail-system

    lol, what a nut job... no reasonable prosecutor, yeah Ok
     
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    I posted in a different thread that there is a new/old memo out that shows he may have been a little less than totally forthcoming in that statement when it came to what hostile actors may have accessed.
     
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    Reading the entire document will be interesting.
    Wonder how “politicized” the findings will appear to be and how much real detail we will get?
     
  10. Rogifan, Jun 14, 2018
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    Right leaning media going hard after Strzok. Apparently they found a text message where he said “we’ll stop” Trump. But since we don’t have the actual report yet it’s hard to know full context. Obviously anyone who leaks has an agenda. I want to know what Strzok did to stop Trump cuz it didn’t work.

    EDIT: this is from the IG report:

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    IF this was your first inkling the FBI shouldn't be trusted, well I don't know what to say. Their history speaks for itself, especially the disgusting **** they've done since 9/11 entrapping muslims.

    None of this is to defend this administration, it's just important to know that every "good" agency we're supposed to root full does despotic ****.
     
  12. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Same goes for Strzoak (sp?) and the other one. Six months of waiting for an actual nothingburger from the IG.
     
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    Well, I see conservatives are trying to put the best face on this. The report wasn’t good for the FBI, but it wasn’t evidence of the far-ranging conspiracy they hoped it would be, either.

    NO COLLUSION!!!
     
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    Just imagine what would have been uncovered had the Inspector General been empowered with subpoena power like an actual prosecutor, which he does not have. The IG has limited investigative powers; for example, he cannot compel testimony or production of documents from anyone who is not currently employed by the FBI. He can't order wiretaps, or raid any offices. Apparently, lying to the FBI IG in an internal investigation is not a Federal crime like it is for us plebes to lie to the FBI.

    Especially when one considers the investigative limits, it is important to remember that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
     
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    The is another Nunes level dud and doesn't help Trump liked they hoped for
     
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    This is a text convo between 2 FBI agents just after the election. Nice to know what agents think of Trump Supporters.
     
  18. mudslag macrumors regular

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    Again this report does not help Trump in regards to the Mueller investigation in anyway. It also shows that the FBI was't siding with Clinton as others have claimed in the past. The hype some on the Right tried to play this out as turned out to be more inflated then Trump's ego.
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    Granted if this was done on work devises they should have known better but the reality is, their convo is no different then so many others in this country. Being an FBI agent doesn't mean you free of negative opinions of others.
     
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    2 people with a common illegal goal using their positions in government to achieve it.
     
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    The cart is waaay ahead of the horse in this thread. Breathe.
     
  21. mudslag macrumors regular

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    The conversation itself isn't illegal and so far nothing has been shown that they even tried to do anything.
     
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    Yes that, and if they did try anything it obviously didn't work.
     
  23. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    from page 144 ...

    the FBI Midyear Exam investigation successfully determined classified information was improperly stored and transmitted on Clinton’s email server, and classified information was compromised by unauthorized individuals, to include foreign government’s or intelligence services

    can anyone explain how Hillary was able to keep her security clearance and run for President?
     
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    If they did then by all means they should be investigated but again nothing that's come out has claimed they did anything more than text.
     
  25. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Fine. Prosecute both HRC and Trump for potential Criminal acts. See where the chips fall, with evidence and so forth...but enough with the equivocation/sleight-of hand crap.
     

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