Sunday, December 1, 2019

So Just How Revealing Will The Horowitz Report Be?

That is of course the question on everyone's lips. Is going to be an attempt to try and minimize the the involment of the Obama administration in trying to derail the candidacy and Presidency of Donald Trump. Or it going to point fingers at more than just some allegedly "low level" staff lawyers and raise serious questions if not accusations of malfeasance at the FBI and DOJ?

It must be kept in mind that Horowitz as an IG for the Justice Dept. is not authorized to do anything but make referrals for prosecution and those would be confined to officials within the Justice Dept. This does not mean he has not unearthed information on Obama officials outside his limited purview. Neither is there any limitation on what he can or does share with other authorities who do have the power to further investigate, impanal a grand jury and present indictments both I side and outside of the Justice Dept. I.e. John Durham.

It should also be noted that both the Horowitz and Durham investigations have been pretty much leak free up to this point. With the completed Horowitz report now in circulation internally there are bound to be leaks. The one leak we have seen is being passed of by the media as the aforementioned "low level" staff lawyer. No one with even a reasonable amount of scepticism is buying it. I would suspect that if there is seriously damaging information in the report AG Barr is keeping a tight ship and wants everything properly presented in the manner prescribed by law and then let things in the investigatory realm and the public reaction arena proceed as they will.

Horowitz is of course only the first shoe to drop. Durham will be the game maker or breaker. And how the reports play against the backdrop of the impeachment frenzy no one can really tell.

No matter what anybody who thought the 2016 election season was momentous had better hold their breath because 2020 is going to be utter chaos.

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