Category: Michael Horowitz

Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, While Protecting Their Handlers

Since being named special counsel in October 2020, John Durham has investigated or indicted several unscrupulous anti-Trump informants. But he has spared the FBI agents who handled them, raising suspicions he’s letting investigators off the hook in his waning investigation of misconduct in the Russiagate probe. In recent court filings, Durham has portrayed the G-men…


DOJ Internal Misconduct Shrouded in Veil of Secrecy

Commentary Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz was busy last week, releasing three separate reports on Monday alone. Each detailed misconduct by a different assistant U.S. attorney: One finds a federal lawyer trying to use his position to avoid a drunk driving charge; another finds a government attorney getting drunk and physically belligerent at a meeting with foreign…


EpochTV Review: OIG’s Horowitz Tangled Web

Commentary In this episode of Truth Over News, “IG Who Reviewed Clinton Emails, FBI Investigations, and FISA Warrants Concealed Information From Durham” delves into the Durham investigation, the FBI Crossfire Hurricane investigation, and the report released on Carter Page. The video begins with the new filings released by special counsel John Durham, which reveal that the…


Durham’s Second Filing Exposes Lack of IG Cooperation, Growing Rift | Truth Over News

Late last week, special counsel John Durham filed new court documents confirming our previous reporting that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz concealed crucial information from Durham in connection with two separate investigations: the ongoing prosecution of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann and the criminal leak investigation of former FBI general counsel James Baker. The filing…


Special Counsel Team Gives Update on Evidence Not Offered by DOJ Inspector General’s Office

Special Counsel John Durham’s team said in a court filing Friday offered additional context on a previous filing that described how the team learned of evidence in the possession of the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) that was seemingly withheld from investigators. The evidence, which includes two cellphones used by former FBI lawyer…


Durham Court Filing Reveals DOJ Inspector General Horowitz Withheld Key Evidence From Special Counsel

News analysis A new court filing by special counsel John Durham reveals that Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz concealed crucial information from Durham in connection with the ongoing prosecution of Michael Sussmann, a former attorney to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.  The filing also reveals that Horowitz failed to disclose that his…


FBI Officials Had Sex With Prostitutes While Overseas on Assignment: Watchdog

Four FBI officials had sex with prostitutes while on assignment overseas, the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) found. The investigation also pointed to a fifth official solicited prostitutes but not having sex with them, the watchdog said in a summary (pdf) of the probe released Tuesday. The four officials who engaged with…


DOJ Inspector General Says Justice Department Must Address Concerns About Politicization

The Department of Justice (DOJ) must address deepening concerns that it’s not insulated from political influence, the agency’s watchdog said in a new report. The DOJ failed to follow policies and procedures designed to protect it from accusations that it’s politicized or partially applying the law in a number of cases, including while investigating Donald…


DOJ Inspector General Says Department Must Address Concerns About Politicization

The Department of Justice (DOJ) must address deepening concerns that it’s not insulated from political influence, the agency’s watchdog said in a new report. The DOJ failed to follow policies and procedures designed to protect it from accusations that it’s politicized or partially applying the law in a number of cases, including while investigating Donald…


Inspector General Audit Finds ‘Widespread’ Problems With FBI’s FISA Applications

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Thursday issued a report (pdf) on the FBI’s applications to surveil American citizens, finding “widespread” failure that “raises serious questions.” The inspector general (IG) reviewed about 7,000 applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants—the same used to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in 2016—and found…