April 7, 2020

100 thoughts on “Watch live: Michael Horowitz testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee

  1. Funny how this news anchor after hearing all of this is still slamming Trump over him using the word "scrum". I would use it too if somebody was investigating me and didn't find any evidence several times and continued to probe. This is like a law enforcement officer saying someone is guilty of a crime and making that person guilty even if he had not have done it. What word should he have used? Piece of Shi#?

  2. — > According to the testimony of Glenn Simpson, Steele acted on his own to turn the dossier over to the FBI. No Democrat used the dossier in their campaign. No Democrat turned the dossier over to the FBI. Actually, Republicans are the ones with their fingerprints all over the dossier:. Republican Never Trumpers led by Marco Rubio initiated the dossier and Lyndsey Graham helped to ensure that it was turned in to the FBI.
    Google: Lindsey Graham urged McCain to give Trump-Russia dossier to FBI (axios)
    McCain dispatched a trusted aide across the Atlantic to get dirty dossier from ex-spy after former British diplomat told him about blackmail tapes (dailymail)

    And, the mistake was not made by an FBI agent but by a lower-level line attorney working between the FBI and the NSA. Maybe he /or she didn't think Carter Page was reliable as a source. Maybe the lawyer meant, they didn't recruit Carter page as an informant.
    .
    —-> What Graham and Republicans don't acknowledge is their own opposition to Trump before he was elected.
    …"The Never Trump movement, also called the @, anti-Trump, Stop Trump, or Dump Trump movement, began as an effort on the part of a group of Republicans and other prominent conservatives (known as Never Trump Republicans) to prevent Republican front-runner and now President of the United States Donald Trump from obtaining the Republican Party presidential nomination and following his nomination the presidency for the 2016 United States presidential election. Trump remained unsupported by 20 percent of Republican members of Congress in the general election"
    Google: Never Trump Republicans

  3. What I think I will do us read the report. Maybe we should all get the info from the report because clearly people hear what they want to hear

  4. It’s funny we can say Barr is undermining the integrity of the intelligence community (as if there is any), and in the next breath say several mistakes were made. Yea I agree with Gaham at this point “you hate trump entirely too much”🎙

  5. It’s funny you have to continually remind attorneys that a lack of evidence doesn’t mean something didn’t happen.

  6. Anton's mind-set is a degenerative disease trying to infect a fact-based discussion the other ones were having. He was tainting the whole discussion with his trash. On job-sites with hard-working honest people, his kind single themselves out quick as gossip starters of low integrity and character.

  7. This corrupt Democrat FBI is so sad. I thought the conspiracy theorists were lunatics. Actually the reality is worse than the theory…

  8. For the democratic analyst, Trump probably didn’t blame the rank and file agents, he instead is holding the leadership of the agencies responsible like strzok, comey, and McCabe along with Lisa page. Get what you’re hearing straight before you go off half cocked.

  9. —> Was Flynn already under a FISA before the Intelligence briefing due to his failure to register with FARA? Wasn't it reasonable to be concerned about Flynn seeing as how the reason Flynn was forced to retire is because he shared top secret information without authorization—twice.
       Google: Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show
    (washingtonpost)

  10. Is this Mollie chick lying to us? Time to stop lying CBS. If you listen to the answers from Horowitz when questioned by Cruz and Graham and other republicans, he very carefully contradicts his own conclusions on the report. Yes, the Trump campaign was (spied) on. He admitted that "confidential human sources" (spies), were used to make contact with Trump campaign members and record their conversations. And once the improperly obtained FISA warrants were issued, it allowed the FBI to (spy) on all of their communications for as far back as they can find data and everybody that they communicated with. That directly contradicts Horowitz conclusion statements. Ask all the haters if they feel ok with all their statements calling Trump a liar for stating he was spied on. So far Lindsay thinks that the start of the counterintelligence against the POTUS and his team was properly predicated. Wait till you hear from John Durham on that little lie. Lindsay won't be saying that anymore. The "criminal enterprise" remark by POTUS will be fully explained. The most disgusting revelation will be that it was always political and was only handed over to the FBI. Stay tuned.

  11. —-> Maybe what the lawyer meant by "not a source" was that they didn't recruit Carter page as an CHS. According to IG Horowitz, the FBI did not place any confidential human sources into the Trump campaign…. indicating "not a source". Since Carter Page wasn't actually an FBI source, could his statements to the media really be considered exculpatory?

    —-> Thanks to Republicans forcing the full disclosure of the FISA, it was reported, in the media, that Carter Page had been caught up in a sting operation against Russian spies, who were dporte, in the past. His tenure as a "source" with the FBI was probably during
    that time.

  12. The BIG question is, why are Comey and Rosenstein and Wray still lying about this? And why is Lindsey Graham only now admitting he received the dossier from his crooked Trump hating buddy John Mccain. I wonder if he is the one who took it to the FBI to give it more credibility?

  13. Lindsey is a dreamer, if he thinks the dems will cooperate to help make sure this never happens again. They don't even agree that there was anything wrong the investigation.

  14. The President is right, they are whatever he called them. How would you feel people going after your family for no good reason day after day finding dirt, lying on you for three years and still going?

  15. You see Dems will NEVER admit their evil deeds. As he said going after someone and family and his administration are no good people.

  16. You can go ahead and cut out the first 15 minutes of this video with the commentator's political partisanship. You media people don't want people to watch the testimony. You want people to watch your biased synopsis so you can paraphrase what is said and keep the public in the dark. This is why the people dont trust the media.

  17. Horowitz knew Papadopoulos was setup and not at all a legitimate predicate for the "witch hunt". Horowitz is displaying a "lack of candor" (lying). "We found no documentary and testimonial evidence showing any political bias was used to improperly target Trump ". Again, "lack of candor". He admitted when questioned by Kennedy what that means is, no text message or email he saw that clearly stated that they were out to get Trump. And no one came forward to admit that bias, or, to whistle blow on anybody. But nobody asked him if he was able to even access all the text messages and emails from the individuals involved. And his conclusion was not a really a conclusion, just a report of what he found. He said he didn't want to speculate on the fact that the "serious errors" were all against the subjects. "Lack of candor" again and again, not thinking he is a worthy recipient of praise for this slippery explanation of this contradictory conclusion.

  18. It really is mind numbing to see the Rupublican narrative, they actually think they are doing good and yet are supporting crimes against humanity and lawlessness.

  19. When did the Democrats start supporting law enforcement agencies that manufacture evidence? Withholding exculpatory evidence to maintain a case that can not otherwise be maintained is a violation of civil rights.

  20. How do they determine bias? The opposition party (DNC) paid for the dossier. The Steele dossier was used to extend the FISA warrant, even though it was found false. The head of the FBI and acting AG signed off on the warrant renewal. This is BS and I believe the IG is protecting the DNC.

  21. Horowitz: Here’s 17 examples of fraudulent FISA processes used against a political campaign

    Also Horowitz: this is because of incompetence not criminal political bias

  22. Gang Of Putin (GOP) are crybabies because they don't have 100% infiltration of the FBI. All this talk about #DeepState seems more and more like projection. The GOP actually wants to create a DeepState that works for them.We are witnessing the rebirth of the Confederate States. Watch and see!

  23. TIMING IS EVERYTHING. NOW we see why Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff ( Peter Strzok and Lisa Page PROXY) chose this TIME to have impeachment hearings in the HOUSE JUDICIARY. DISTRACT from THIS SENATE JUDICIARY hearing on Michael Horowitz's IG Report on the origin of Russia Gate/ Cross Fire Hurricane. The irony is THIS IS THE REASON THERE'S AN IMPEACHMENT HEARING GOING ON RIGHT NOW IN THE FIRST PLACE. THE ORIGIN IS IN THE IG REPORT. So far, this is mainly about FBI "failure of leadership". In the mean time John Durham has impaneled a Grand Jury and with AG, William Barr connecting him with international intelligence agencies, I can only Hope their TIMING of a public statement/indictments into the Obama Administration is as PRECISE as this impeachment hearing. Right before the 2020 elections. Divine Providence has the people who came up with, pushed, used and abused the Golden Shower dossier, currently pissing themselves (c:

  24. In the words of Senator John Kennedy 6:03:18 "The absence of evidence isn't the evidence of absence." Have that same energy when convicting Trump in the Senate.

  25. will all these people be charged with lying to congress, will all these people have 22 FBI agents with machine guns storm their homes at 6 am. will all these people go broke loose their homes and go broke trying to defend themselves.

  26. Someone please give Ms Hirono a dictionary. Surveillance is secret information collecting. You're concerned about semantics, you fool.
    spy

    /spī/

    Learn to pronounce

    verb

    gerund or present participle: spying

    work for a government or other organization by secretly collecting information about enemies or competitors.

  27. What a colossal waste of taxpayer time and money Demoncrats get to f..king work enough of this BS 3 years wasted on NOTHING

  28. "Remember these last words, "If the congress can do this to POTUS, they can surely do this to you and me, and they are!" Welcome to the United States of the KGB."

  29. This is far worse than Watergate and the media spent three years protecting the perpetrators. I'm surprised CBS is airing it, perhaps there is a vapor of hope they will start being journalists again who expose corruption no matter where it comes from. I however have no hope for either our journalists nor our government. Corrupt to the core.

  30. It’s was like a big tornado and earthquake struck democrats when Trump won the election. Lol!⚡️🌪 Big depression to those who tried to pull trump down.

  31. The media at it again, covering up the lies. Somehow this blind allegiance to “intelligence” agencies is absurd. Same agencies that have lied spied interfered with Martin Luther King, and always create proxy wars in other countries, including leading us to the war in Iraq and other failed regime changes. They MUST DEFINITELY spied on the Trump campaign, and this obviously favored the Clinton Campaign. That is the true abuse of power. But a majority of lunatics in this country take what the media tells them as “reality”. Sad!

  32. They doctored the email because they are law corrupted.Electronics has an honoset on a one side sending to a second in receiving line. There are many things that can intercept to stain the honest sendings.

  33. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

    3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

  34. It I had to line up all the Democrats before kicking them off a cliff into a lake of fire, I would have Sheldon Whitehouse towards the end. I like him.

  35. They just say because the guy making the decision on opening the investigation didn't message anything biased that it was not bias but all the guys crafting and manipulating the evidence that lead him to take that decision had tons of bias and hate proven by their messages, so it's completely BS to say that there was no bias.

  36. Simple question: if those agents were indeed conspiring against Trump, how would their conduct be any different?
    If it wouldn't be any different then they are criminals.

  37. It is very bad for the FBI and the Democratic Party that pushed the IG investigation of the Trump Campaign's collusion with the Russians.

  38. By the time the report came up for renewal they no longer needed the Steele doscier, they had significant evidence that suggested they were on the right path

  39. Call me an anti-semite, but how is it that so many Jews are involved one way or another in the impeachment game? Schuler, Rosenstein, Weinstein, Nadler, Schiff, Tapper, Maddow, Wallace, and, of course, Horowitz. Interesting that Horowitz does not recommend any indictments of the deep state gang.

  40. Horowitz didn't give the Dems the answers they wanted…another Mueller Report. Horowitz was limited in scope of his investigation. How many times did he refer to Dist Atty Durham coming with his report?

  41. So the FBI lied and falsified in order to get approval to spy on the opposing party, and then withheld facts that would have stopped the phone taps and spying? Wow…..pretty Nixonesque, except Watergate was a bunch of burgler-bumblers without the FBI resources.

    This is far more disturbing.

    Not surprised the IG is underplaying the results as Errors, and that the higher ups are claiming ignorance in order to throw the lower level FBI troops under the bus. This high level investigation was not a few rogue low level agents acting independently. We Americans are not stupid enough to believe that.

    Comey and his cadre need to be nervous, especially if it is found that Joseph Mifsud was connected to English or Western intelligence prior to the Papadopoulos meeting.

    This FISA court process was in place since 1978. If it has been this loosely run by each majority party for this long, that is quite frightening.

    These were not errors (ie accidental), these were falsifications and omissions(ie criminal intent).

    Fun to listen to CBS "shocked" and then spinning this during the break. Antwon clearly would love to have a candlelight dinner with Trumpy?? Easy to feel the love…. listening and watching him crank out the hate.

  42. now wait a minute folks, when george w was in office, my phone was crackling a lot and the phone company said they had to check inside. they cut my phone lines that lead to my garage that I had installed when I bought my house, and then they showed me a bad line that they said was in my basement, but it had fresh house paint on it from outside my house. that president's cabinet was responsible for messing with me, probably, because they must have thought I was muslim, because they left a recording on my phone of a waterboarding! that was the republicans then, too.

  43. It would be nice to have honesty in our political leaders, we don't want foreign influence in our elections only trump wants foreign assets to interfere and his puppeteer!

  44. if you people are innocent well that's great. but that has been proven to have some russian interference involved so, as you were preaching?which are you, the pot or the kettle?

  45. Lindsey, you can't tell me all of you republicans that were running for that presidential seat didn't feel the same way about trump.

  46. They. Spun a wheel, and it landed on TRUMP 2020. Seventeen times in a row ! Filthy liar. Horowitz ! CIA agent lied on by dem filthy lawyer !

  47. Greatest danger to a free system and civil liberties is a dictator who tries to control the entire state. Checks and balances works best to preserve a democracy. FBI should be biased against criminal behaviour and focus on uncovering the facts, let them do their job. The findings should be challenged not hidden. Maybe a president is not qualified for the job if he or she retains a huge legal team, and continues to tie things up in the courts in order to preserve secrets.

  48. The FBI stands with Killer Clinton. Clinton probably had Seth Rich killed and the FBI probably killed him for Killer Clinton. They’re dirty crooks.

  49. I can't wait until the child trafficking evidence against the DS is released. The MSM will have their work cut out for them.

  50. …and now CBS is complicit in the coup against the President CBS lied about the dossier and the Russia hoax for over 2 years and covered up for Epstein for years as well Despicable enemies of the people!

  51. Oh this is precious. Ted Cruz flapping his gums about abuse of power, while defending the orange blowtard who insinuated that Cruz's father had a part in the assassination of JFK.

  52. Did anybody catch that BS Kamala Harris was running? What a crock! Her narrative is from the lame stream media who hype all things fake news! She's a liar! No wonder she's a presidential drop out. Honest democrats don't support liars.

    Also, I was surprised that fake news CBS brought up some points in favor of the truthful narrative that Trump was spied on. Cudos to Molly Hooper for trying to keep the narrative on point.

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