DoJ OIG Initiates Investigation of DoJ 2016 Election Activities

DoJ Press Release
January 12, 2018

DOJ OIG Announces Initiation of Review

Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today that, in response
to requests from numerous Chairmen and Ranking Members of Congressional oversight committees,
various organizations, and members of the public, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will initiate a review of allegations regarding certain actions by the Department of Justice (Department) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in advance of the 2016 election. Cognizant of the scope of the OIG’s jurisdiction under Section 8E of the Inspector General Act, the review will examine the following issues:

• Allegations that Department or FBI policies or procedures were not followed in connection
with, or in actions leading up to or related to, the FBI Director’s public announcement on
July 5, 2016, and the Director’s letters to Congress on October 28 and November 6, 2016,
and that certain underlying investigative decisions were based on improper considerations;
• Allegations that the FBI Deputy Director should have been recused from participating in
certain investigative matters;
• Allegations that the Department’s Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs
improperly disclosed non-public information to the Clinton campaign and/or should have
been recused from participating in certain matters;
• Allegations that Department and FBI employees improperly disclosed non-public
information; and
• Allegations that decisions regarding the timing of the FBI’s release of certain Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) documents on October 30 and November 1, 2016, and the use of a
Twitter account to publicize same, were influenced by improper considerations.

The review will not substitute the OIG’s judgment for the judgments made by the FBI or the
Department regarding the substantive merits of investigative or prosecutive decisions. Finally, if
circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of
the review.



FINALLY! For a while now we have heard this might be happening but here is the proof it is finally happening.  FISA information was unsealed and delivered to Nunes on Friday. Word is they are to release information by the end of this week.  However, this letter goes a long way to saying that we are going to finally have someone checking into the real issues.


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10 Responses to DoJ OIG Initiates Investigation of DoJ 2016 Election Activities

  1. I.R. Wayright says:

    The fan is warming up.
    Guess what is about to hit it.

  2. SafeSpace says:

    I believe Horowitz is a Trump appointee, and if so, something other than a whitewash may occur here.

  3. Hardnox says:

    This is good news but only if indictments occur. I have zero faith in these investigations.

    • Whitetop says:

      I agree with you HN. We have had so many congressional investigations that brought no indictments. Plenty of evidence being brought to surface but nothing done about it. Yet millions still being spent on the Mueller inquest.

  4. Uriel says:

    I tend to say it is good news. Unlike Mueller these guys usually find all the closets about some search request from them. Much of what has been known has shown up before in their spotlight even though it has been suppressed

  5. vonmesser says:

    Let’s see what happens and if there are any results.

    • Wise Owl says:

      Indeed, vonMesser. I read something to the effect that the IG is usually pretty impotent in such matters. I hope that is wrong and that the investigation is thoroughly conducted and any wrong-doing, prosecuted.

  6. Jackie says:

    Actually, this investigation announcement was initiated January 2017! And it does not show who requested this investigation nor when request was made! Facts matter!