Congress has reportedly had a copy of Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s report on his FISA probe for weeks — but the American people have yet to see it.
Now, according to the Washington Examiner, former Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz says the delay is more than likely linked to criminal charges that will be filed as a result of John Durham’s investigation — charges that could affect top Obama-era officials.
People are getting frustrated
Fox News’ Sean Hannity has been touting the release of the IG report for weeks. And just as we are, he continues to get more and more frustrated that the release of the findings of the investigation is now being pushed back.
While Congress has had the report since Oct. 24, the public version of the report is not expected to be released until around Thanksgiving.
But Chaffetz thinks this may not necessarily be a bad thing.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with Horowitz delaying it,” he said. “I think it’s the fact that Durham actually is moving forward on some prosecution.”
Those crying the loudest…
When the report was first sent to Congress, some phone calls were apparently made. Some of the loudest voices of dissent were Obama officials like James Comey, James Clapper, and John Brennan.
All three of these individuals were deeply involved in the collusion case, and have been linked to the FISA warrants allowing government officials to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign team.
We now know that the infamous Christopher Steele dossier, which Comey himself debunked, was a major part of the case made to secure these warrants.
Experts believe the FISA court was seriously misled when these warrants were secured, and that exculpatory evidence was withheld to ensure the warrants would go through.
But the fact that Durham has moved this to a criminal investigation ensures us all that politicians will not be able to protect their own — because once Durham starts handing out indictments, the fate of those individuals will belong to a grand jury. And according to Chaffetz, those indictments could be “devastating.”
“I learned a long time ago from inspectors general, when the subjects of the investigation start squealing before it’s published, you know that it’s going to be devastating,” he said.