Contributor Post Created with Sketch. DOJ’s Inspector General Finds “FBI Did Not Comply” with Guidelines for Confidential Human Sources

 

Michael Horowitz, the inspector general for the Department of Justice, released an audit report today on the FBI’s management of confidential human sources (CHS). Horowitz, who was nominated for his position by President Obama, found that the FBI violated guidelines established by the Attorney General to oversee the use of CHS and failed to adequate vet the reliability of individual source. Horowitz cited as an example that the FBI had used one CHS who turned out to be a child sex offender. Watch Horowitz’s video summary below, read the press release here and the audit report here. Let us know in the comments what you think, especially if you find anything interesting in the report.

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  1. Max Ledoux Admin
    Max Ledoux

    I assume this is part of the cover up of the attempted coup against Donald Trump. This is to say, “it was a department-wide problem and no single individual or group of individuals is to blame or should be held accountable.”

    Specifically, the FBI continued to use Christopher Steele as a confidential human source to obtain a FISA warrant against an American citizen, even though they knew Steele was not reliable because he was being paid by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and had included information in the “Dossier” that could easily be verified as false.

     

    • #1
    • November 19, 2019, at 8:27 AM PST
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  2. Columbo Member

    No matter … AG Barr and Prosecutor Durham are on the case …

    The Brennan Dossier …

    • #2
    • November 19, 2019, at 8:55 AM PST
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  3. WI Con Member
    WI Con Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Wow, I’ve been subjected to bureaucratic butt covering narratives in the private sector but that is some serious, third person underwhelming crap there. How long did we wait for this? Did Wrey, Comey, McCabe, Mueller and Rosenstein write this weak tea?

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    • November 19, 2019, at 9:34 AM PST
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  4. Jeffery Shepherd Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    I assume this is part of the cover up of the attempted coup against Donald Trump. This is to say, “it was a department-wide problem and no single individual or group of individuals is to blame or should be held accountable.”

    Specifically, the FBI continued to use Christopher Steele as a confidential human source to obtain a FISA warrant against an American citizen, even though they knew Steele was not reliable because he was being paid by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and had included information in the “Dossier” that could easily be verified as false.

     

    That’s the way I read it. FBI: If we only had “guidelines” we would have done our job perfectly.

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    • November 19, 2019, at 10:33 AM PST
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  5. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Jeffery Shepherd (View Comment):

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    I assume this is part of the cover up of the attempted coup against Donald Trump. This is to say, “it was a department-wide problem and no single individual or group of individuals is to blame or should be held accountable.”

    Specifically, the FBI continued to use Christopher Steele as a confidential human source to obtain a FISA warrant against an American citizen, even though they knew Steele was not reliable because he was being paid by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and had included information in the “Dossier” that could easily be verified as false.

     

    That’s the way I read it. FBI: If we only had “guidelines” we would have done our job perfectly.

    That was the same outrageous line run by DOJ when they were forced by a federal judge to investigate themselves after the outrageous, and politically successful false prosecution of Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens. No one lost their law license, no one was fired, no one was prosecuted because it was all DOJ family business.

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    • November 19, 2019, at 11:20 AM PST
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  6. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    Inspector Generals exist to protect their organization. There is an enormous baked in bias against any finding that would hurt the reputation and power of the organization’s established culture.

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    • November 19, 2019, at 11:24 AM PST
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  7. WillowSpring Member
    WillowSpring Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    “it was a department-wide problem and no single individual or group of individuals is to blame or should be held accountable.”

    i.e. It is still a department-wide problem.

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    • November 19, 2019, at 12:16 PM PST
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