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1) Considering the number of lawyers involved, this decision by Horowitz makes sense.

Nothing is unusual.
2) The principal review phase under IG Horowitz generally lasts two weeks, ten business days. Each principal only is allowed to see the segments that pertain to their specifics. Each principal may provide feedback to how the report outlines their activity.
3) The IG may, or may not (not required), include comments from the principal in the final report. If principal comment is included the IG will generally present rebuttal evidence.
4) In all draft reviews the principals are required to sign non-disclosure agreements; this prevents specific leaks. Nothing about this is extraordinary.
5) However, in this example it appears Horowitz is trying to speed up the release by not waiting for the legions of lawyers to submit written responses for consideration.
6) Instead, Horowitz is recording any commentary and will transcribe into the final report if he feels it warrants inclusion.
7) Again, other than oral comments (to be transcribed), as opposed to written responses from the lawyers, nothing about this is unusual. This is the standard process.
8) There is likely to be a flood of spin from the PR teams behind each principal outlined in the report. Lawyers for James Comey and Andrew McCabe will be using every angle of Lawfare imaginable to attempt to shape their clients image within the report.
9) Lawyers, legal teams, and DC-based PR consultants for: Sally Yates, John Carlin, Mary McCord, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Hillary Clinton, James Baker, Michael Kortan, Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Chris Steele, Glen Simpson, cont...
10) ...Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, John Brennan, James Clapper and many more will all be working at courtroom rates to control any report damage for their clients.
11) The Obama administration will be working in the background, while Fusion-GPS takes in fees and pays their primary journalists and narrative engineers premium rates for column inches that protect their client interests.
12) This is one big confab of interests all positioning to control any negative impressions and highlight their magnanimous patriotic activity.
13) The timing is as we suspected, ten business days for principal review ending next Friday November 21st (week prior to Thanksgiving).

This gives the IG a few days to tidy up added comments, pass the rebuttals through final IG referencer check, & then release a public report.
14) Likely that release would be the week after Thanksgiving, though it could possibly be released as early as Thanksgiving week.
15) The executive summary is almost guaranteed to have been written already.

If there's a watering-down, or a cover-up to protect the institutions, it will be evident in the "executive summary".

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