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A SAFE HOLIDAY ALISON? ALISON? >>> THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S >>> THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT’S INTERNAL WATCH DOG SET TO INTERNAL WATCH DOG SET TO RELEASE A LONG-AWAITED REPORT RELEASE A LONG-AWAITED REPORT LOOKING AT THE FBI’S CONDUCT

LOOKING AT THE FBI’S CONDUCT THE DOJ IS WONDERING WHY THEY THE DOJ IS WONDERING WHY THEY AREN’T LOOKING INTO THE MAN AREN’T LOOKING INTO THE MAN OVERSEEING IT, WILLIAM BARR OVERSEEING IT, WILLIAM BARR JULIA AINSLEY JOINS US FROM JULIA AINSLEY JOINS US FROM WASHINGTON, DC

WASHINGTON, DC THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, AN OBAMA THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, AN OBAMA APPOINTEE, WITH A PRETTY GOOD APPOINTEE, WITH A PRETTY GOOD REPUTATION REPUTATION WHERE ARE DEMOCRATS CONCERNED WHERE ARE DEMOCRATS CONCERNED ABOUT HIM? ABOUT HIM? >> Reporter: ON THE FACE AND >> Reporter: ON THE FACE AND FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED UNDER DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN UNDER DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATIONS FROM THE JUSTICE ADMINISTRATIONS FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, THEY SAY MICHAEL DEPARTMENT, THEY SAY MICHAEL HOROWITZ IS RESPECTED, HOROWITZ IS RESPECTED, STRAIGHT-SHOOTER AND DOESN’T STRAIGHT-SHOOTER AND DOESN’T APPEAR TO HAVE A BIAS

APPEAR TO HAVE A BIAS WHEN YOU DO AN ANALYSIS, SO HAVE WHEN YOU DO AN ANALYSIS, SO HAVE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS, IT LOOKS DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS, IT LOOKS LIKE THE NUMBER OF INVESTIGATORS LIKE THE NUMBER OF INVESTIGATORS THAT HE HAS TAKEN ON THAT FAVOR THAT HE HAS TAKEN ON THAT FAVOR REPUBLICANS’ POINTS RATHER THAN REPUBLICANS’ POINTS RATHER THAN DEMOCRATIC POINTS IS UNBALANCED DEMOCRATIC POINTS IS UNBALANCED FOR EXAMPLE, HE WAS LOOKING INTO FOR EXAMPLE, HE WAS LOOKING INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE MUELLER THE ORIGINS OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, VERY HIGH INVESTIGATION, VERY HIGH PROFILE PROFILE

HE LOOKS AT FORMER FBI DIRECTOR HE LOOKS AT FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY, FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY, FORMER FBI DIRECTOR ANDREW McCABE ANDREW McCABE ALL PEOPLE WHO REPUBLICANS ALL PEOPLE WHO REPUBLICANS THOUGHT HAD BEEN BIASED AND BEEN THOUGHT HAD BEEN BIASED AND BEEN AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT THINGS HE HAS NOT LOOKED AT, THE THINGS HE HAS NOT LOOKED AT, THE DECISION BY JEFF SESSIONS TO DECISION BY JEFF SESSIONS TO RECUSE HIMSELF FOR THE MUELLER RECUSE HIMSELF FOR THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, WHETHER OR NOT INVESTIGATION, WHETHER OR NOT THE CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE CURRENT ATTORNEY GENERAL, WILLIAM BARR, WAS PUSHED TO OPEN WILLIAM BARR, WAS PUSHED TO OPEN UP A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO UP A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE ORIGINS OF THE RUSSIA PROBE THE ORIGINS OF THE RUSSIA PROBE AND THE APPOINTMENT OF MATT AND THE APPOINTMENT OF MATT WHITAKER, WHEN YOU CAN REMEMBER WHITAKER, WHEN YOU CAN REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS MADE ACTING ATTORNEY WHEN HE WAS MADE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL WITHOUT SENATE GENERAL WITHOUT SENATE CONFIRMATION, WITHOUT GOING CONFIRMATION, WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE NORMAL RANKING THROUGH THE NORMAL RANKING PROCESS YOU NORMALLY WOULD, THAT PROCESS YOU NORMALLY WOULD, THAT ISN’T SOMETHING THE INSPECTOR ISN’T SOMETHING THE INSPECTOR GENERAL TOOK ON

GENERAL TOOK ON NOW, IN THEIR DEFENSE, BECAUSE NOW, IN THEIR DEFENSE, BECAUSE WE DID GO TO THE INSPECTOR WE DID GO TO THE INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE AND HAVE A GENERAL’S OFFICE AND HAVE A LENGTHY DISCUSSION WITH THEM LENGTHY DISCUSSION WITH THEM THEY SAID THAT A LOT OF THESE THEY SAID THAT A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE OUTSIDE OF THEIR PER THINGS ARE OUTSIDE OF THEIR PER VIEW VIEW

ONE THEY THINK ROBERT MUELLER, ONE THEY THINK ROBERT MUELLER, IT WAS HIS JOB TO LOOK INTO WHY IT WAS HIS JOB TO LOOK INTO WHY JEFF SESSIONS RECUSED HIMSELF JEFF SESSIONS RECUSED HIMSELF AND THAT IT IS DIFFICULT FOR AND THAT IT IS DIFFICULT FOR THEM UNDER THEIR CURRENT THEM UNDER THEIR CURRENT JURISDICTION TO LOOK INTO JURISDICTION TO LOOK INTO PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT BY AN PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT BY AN ATTORNEY AT THE JUSTICE ATTORNEY AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT WHICH IS SOMETHING I THINK A LOT WHICH IS SOMETHING I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW, THAT THEY OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW, THAT THEY ARE LIMITED IN THEIR ABILITIES

ARE LIMITED IN THEIR ABILITIES BUT REALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS BUT REALLY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS ON ITS FACE, AND ESSENTIALLY AS ON ITS FACE, AND ESSENTIALLY AS THIS INVESTIGATION, THIS ONE WE THIS INVESTIGATION, THIS ONE WE HAVE COMING UP ON DECEMBER 9th HAVE COMING UP ON DECEMBER 9th IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE IMPORTANT IMPORTANT YOU JUST LAID OUT HOW IT’S YOU JUST LAID OUT HOW IT’S IMPORTANT IN THE MICHAEL FLYNN IMPORTANT IN THE MICHAEL FLYNN SENTENCING AND NOT TO MENTION SENTENCING AND NOT TO MENTION HOW EVERYONE IS GOING TO GRAB HOW EVERYONE IS GOING TO GRAB ONTO THIS REPORT TO SEE WHETHER ONTO THIS REPORT TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT IT LEGITIMIZES OR OR NOT IT LEGITIMIZES OR DELEGITIMIZES THE OUTCOME OF THE DELEGITIMIZES THE OUTCOME OF THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, NOW MUELLER INVESTIGATION, NOW EVERYONE REALLY WANTS TO LOOK AT EVERYONE REALLY WANTS TO LOOK AT MICHAEL HOROWITZ AND HIS RECORD MICHAEL HOROWITZ AND HIS RECORD

THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND JUST THIS IS WHAT WE FOUND JUST THROUGH OUR ANALYSIS THROUGH OUR ANALYSIS >> FOR OUR VIEWERS, A LOT OF >> FOR OUR VIEWERS, A LOT OF THESE REPORTS, THESE THESE REPORTS, THESE INVESTIGATIONS CAN BE CONFUSING INVESTIGATIONS CAN BE CONFUSING THAT REPORT IS COMING OUT, WHAT THAT REPORT IS COMING OUT, WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE BE LOOKING FOR SHOULD PEOPLE BE LOOKING FOR HERE? HERE? WHAT MIGHT YOU IMPP TO SEE IN WHAT MIGHT YOU IMPP TO SEE IN THIS? THIS? >> WE WANT TO LOOK AT WHAT >> WE WANT TO LOOK AT WHAT BECAME THE MUELLER PROBE, BECAME THE MUELLER PROBE, STARTED AS AN INVESTIGATION INTO STARTED AS AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE 2016 ELECTION INTERFERENCE, THE 2016 ELECTION INTERFERENCE, HOW THAT BEGAN IN THE FIRST HOW THAT BEGAN IN THE FIRST PLACE

PLACE WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DISPEL WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO DISPEL CONSPIRACY THEORIES OR TO MAYBE CONSPIRACY THEORIES OR TO MAYBE LOOK AT SOME AREAS THAT COULD LOOK AT SOME AREAS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN IMPROVED AS YIKQUICKLY HAVE BEEN IMPROVED AS YIKQUICKLY POSSIBLE POSSIBLE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY PROPELS THAT INVESTIGATION WAS PROPELS THAT INVESTIGATION WAS THE OPENING OF FISA WARRANTS ON THE OPENING OF FISA WARRANTS ON CARTER PAGE CARTER PAGE

THAT’S THE ABILITY FOR THE FBI THAT’S THE ABILITY FOR THE FBI TO TRACK THE COMMUNICATION OF TO TRACK THE COMMUNICATION OF CARTER PAGE, ESPECIALLY AS HE CARTER PAGE, ESPECIALLY AS HE MIGHT HAVE SPOKEN WITH PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE SPOKEN WITH PEOPLE OVERSEAS OVERSEAS IF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS IF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS THERE IS ANYTHING — ANY KIND OF THERE IS ANYTHING — ANY KIND OF MALFEASANCE AROUND THAT, THAT IS MALFEASANCE AROUND THAT, THAT IS ENOUGH TO GRAB ATTENTION AND ENOUGH TO GRAB ATTENTION AND COULD ALSO BE ENOUGH THAT WHEN COULD ALSO BE ENOUGH THAT WHEN WE FINALLY SEE SOMETHING COMING WE FINALLY SEE SOMETHING COMING OUT OF THE CRIMINAL OUT OF THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, THAT COULD REALLY INVESTIGATION, THAT COULD REALLY IMPLICATE SOME PEOPLE WHO WOULD IMPLICATE SOME PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE HEART OF THAT HAVE BEEN AT THE HEART OF THAT SO FAR IT DOESN’T SEEM ANY OF SO FAR IT DOESN’T SEEM ANY OF THOSE WARRANTS WERE MANIPULATED THOSE WARRANTS WERE MANIPULATED OR THAT THEY WERE DONE UNDER A OR THAT THEY WERE DONE UNDER A BIASED CANOPY

BIASED CANOPY OF COURSE, THERE WAS SOME PROOF OF COURSE, THERE WAS SOME PROOF OF BIAS AT THE FBI, IF YOU LOOK OF BIAS AT THE FBI, IF YOU LOOK AT THE TEXT MESSAGES, THE AT THE TEXT MESSAGES, THE INFAMOUS TEBLGS MESSAGES, BUT INFAMOUS TEBLGS MESSAGES, BUT THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE AT THE THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE AT THE FBI THAT HAD PROBLEM WITH TRUMP, FBI THAT HAD PROBLEM WITH TRUMP, BECOMING PRESIDENT BECOMING PRESIDENT PEOPLE I HAVE SPOKEN TO WHO WERE PEOPLE I HAVE SPOKEN TO WHO WERE THERE FROM THE EARLY DAYS SAY THERE FROM THE EARLY DAYS SAY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE THEIR PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE THEIR POLITICAL OPINIONS BUTLY AND POLITICAL OPINIONS BUTLY AND LARGE THE MEN AND WOMEN AT THE LARGE THE MEN AND WOMEN AT THE FBI DON’T LET THEIR POLITICAL FBI DON’T LET THEIR POLITICAL OPINIONS COME INTO THEIR OPINIONS COME INTO THEIR DAY-TO-DAY WORK DAY-TO-DAY WORK

>> YOU MENTIONED THE FLYNN >> YOU MENTIONED THE FLYNN SENTENCING, AS WE WERE TALKING SENTENCING, AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER ABOUT EARLIER WE SAW HIM IN COURT ABOUT A YEAR WE SAW HIM IN COURT ABOUT A YEAR OR SO AGO OR SO AGO THEY’RE WAITING FOR THIS REPORT THEY’RE WAITING FOR THIS REPORT AS WELL? AS WELL? >> THAT’S RIGHT

>> THAT’S RIGHT IT’S CRAZY HOW MUCH THIS HAS IT’S CRAZY HOW MUCH THIS HAS BEEN DELAYED BEEN DELAYED WE EXPECTED HIM TO BE SENTENCED WE EXPECTED HIM TO BE SENTENCED AND HAVE THAT BE THE END OF AND HAVE THAT BE THE END OF HEARING ABOUT THE MICHAEL FLYNN HEARING ABOUT THE MICHAEL FLYNN SAGA SAGA

THE JUDGE KEPT DELAYING IT THE JUDGE KEPT DELAYING IT NOW IT SEEMS THE DEFENSE AND NOW IT SEEMS THE DEFENSE AND PROSECUTION HAVE ASKED FOR A PROSECUTION HAVE ASKED FOR A DELAY DELAY ESPECIALLY IN THE DEFENSE’S ESPECIALLY IN THE DEFENSE’S CASE, THEY WANT TO SEE THIS CASE, THEY WANT TO SEE THIS INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT

INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT MAYBE THEY THINK IT WILL SOMEHOW MAYBE THEY THINK IT WILL SOMEHOW HELP MICHAEL FLYNN’S CASE IF HELP MICHAEL FLYNN’S CASE IF THEY CAN SHOW ANYTHING THAT THEY CAN SHOW ANYTHING THAT DELEGITIMIZES THE CASE THAT LED DELEGITIMIZES THE CASE THAT LED TO HIS CONVICTION, THAT MIGHT TO HIS CONVICTION, THAT MIGHT HELP HIM IN THE EYES OF THE

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