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News Analysis🔎by Jeff Carlson @TheMarketsWork

On Feb. 14, the #DOJ sent a letter saying they would not be pursuing criminal charges against former @FBI Deputy Director #McCabe for matters raised in a referral made by @JusticeOIG #Horowitz. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/mccabe-says-he…
“We write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe, arising from the referral by the Office of Inspector General,” the letter stated. politico.com/f/?id=00000170…
#McCabe’s attorneys, Michael Bromwich and David Schertler, issued an initial statement:
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News Analysis🔎US Attorney #JohnDurham, tasked to look into the origins of the @FBI’s “#CrossfireHurricane” investigation, is now “investigating @CIA resistance to sharing #Russian secrets,” according to a report in @NYTimes. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/durham-reporte…
#Durham is reportedly looking into “whether and how information from foreign governments or the C.I.A. played any role in stoking suspicions at the F.B.I. about Trump campaign links to Russia.”
It had previously been reported that #Durham was expected to seek an interview with former @CIA Director @JohnBrennan as well as former Director of National Intelligence #JamesClapper, following an expansion of his investigation. theepochtimes.com/focus-of-durha…
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The #DOJ determined that 2 of the 4 #FISA applications on @CarterWPage were “not valid,” it was revealed in a declassified order released by Presiding #FISACourt Judge James Boasberg. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/doj-determines…
The #FISACourt wrote that it received notice of “material misstatements and omissions” in the #FISA applications made on @CarterWPage, apparently with respect to the final 2 FISA renewals. fisc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/…
The #FISACourt also noted that the #DOJ had made the assessment that with regard to these 2 applications, “there was insufficient predication to establish probable cause to believe that [@CarterWPage] was acting as an agent of a foreign power.”
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#DOJ internal investigation reveals that an #FBI special agent—who interviewed @GenFlynn and was supervisor of #CrossfireHurricane—played key role in problematic #FISA application.

Article by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/fbi-agent-who-…
One of the special @FBI agents who interviewed Lt. @GenFlynn at the @WhiteHouse in Jan 2017 played a much bigger role in the #FBI’s #CrossfireHurricane counterintelligence investigation than previously assumed, the #HorowitzReport reveals. justice.gov/storage/120919…
@FBI @GenFlynn @WhiteHouse The agent was first introduced into the public in a May 11, 2018 letter from Sen. @ChuckGrassley, who was inquiring about the @FBI’s interview with @GenFlynn.

“Make Special Agent Joe Pientka available for a transcribed interview with Committee staff,” Grassley said.
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Year in Review📅20 Notable Spygate Developments of 2019

by @IvanPentchoukov (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/year-in-review…
In the saga of “#Spygate,” 2019 has shaped up to be the year the tables turned.

In the first days of January 2019, a federal judge extended the term of the #GrandJury in the #SpecialCounsel investigation by #RobertMueller.
Later that month, the @FBI raided the home of veteran Republican strategist #RogerStone in front of @CNN cameras.

The raid and indictment of Stone were symbolic of the spectacle that was the #RussiaInvestigation.
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2 top @FBI officials in spring 2016 informed AG #LorettaLynch of intelligence they received linking the #Russian gov to @CarterWPage months before an investigation into the Trump campaign was formally launched, according to the #IGReport.

(Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/comey-and-mcca…
Lynch told DOJ #IGHorowitz that in the spring of 2016, @FBI Director @Comey and Deputy Director #AndrewMcCabe pulled her aside and shared info about Page that Lynch believed they learned from a member of the intelligence community.
@FBI @Comey The timing of the encounter between #Lynch, @Comey, and #McCabe raises questions about what actions the agencies took in connection to the Trump campaign before formally opening a counterintelligence investigation—codenamed #CrossfireHurricane—on July 31, 2016.
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“There is such a range of conduct here that is inexplicable… Our final recommendation was to refer the entire chain of command,” #IGHorowitz said. (Thread👇)

News Analysis🔎by Jeff Carlson @themarketswork theepochtimes.com/horowitz-repor…
The newly released #IGReport noted the material failures of the @FBI—“not only the operational team, but also of the managers and supervisors, including senior officials, in the chain of command”—with regard to the #FISA warrant application on Trump campaign aide @CarterWPage.
#IGHorowitz’s findings were so significant that he recommended the @FBI’s “entire chain of command” outlined in his report to the #DOJ for “consideration of how to assess and address their performance failures.” justice.gov/storage/120919…
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The focus of the #IGReport was #FISAabuse the IG identified “at least 17 significant errors or omissions” in the #FISA warrant used to spy on @CarterWPage.

(Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/key-findings-o…
Although many media organizations are trying to focus on the IG’s finding that the @FBI was within its rights in opening the initial counterintelligence investigation, it should be noted that this was not the focus of the IG’s investigation.
However, Horowitz did note that he had material concerns about the @FBI’s legal ability to open an investigation into the campaign of a presidential candidate:

The #IGReport highlighted several different areas of misconduct and identified a number of errors.
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The @FBI ran 4 informants and “a few” undercover agents against Trump campaign aides @CarterWPage and @GeorgePapa19, according to #IGHorowitz.

FBI told the OIG it was snooping on Page and Papadopoulos because of their contacts with #Russia. (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/fbi-targeted-t…
But the @FBI also had one of the informants reach out to a high-level Trump campaign official who was not investigated. That official appears to have been #SamClovis.

The informant has been identified by @EpochTimes and others as Cambridge professor #StephanHalper.
@FBI All conversations Halper had with Page, Papadopoulos, and Clovis were monitored by the @FBI, the OIG said.

#IGHorowitz made the revelations in a Dec. 9 report on his review of a #FISA warrant taken out by the FBI against Page and other aspects of the related FBI investigation.
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