Christmas might still be more than a month off, but former FBI Director James Comey might find himself on the naughty list already.
And he could end up with something a whole lot worse than a stocking full of coal.
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Comey – who has admitted to violating federal policy and leaking to the media – could find himself facing serious time as the result of a major investigation that’s reportedly about to drop.
Sara Carter, an investigative journalist and regular guest on Fox News, reports that the long-awaited report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz could be released in the next week or so.
Her sources have described the report as “damning” – and she expects it to be released before Thanksgiving.
And that could lead to a very unhappy holiday for some longtime D.C. insiders, because this report is expected to name names.
More importantly, it’s going to make two criminal referrals, Carter reported – with sources telling her that Comey is expected to be one of them.
And that’s not all.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity had a guest make a bombshell announcement also related to the report.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-A.Z. told the Fox News host that other prominent names who played a role in the dead-end Russia probe and the machinations against President Donald Trump could also find themselves on the wrong end of the law. Biggs even hinted that the Republicans may have a whistleblower of their own.
He specifically said former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – the man who kicked off the special counsel investigation into Trump – may be found “culpable.”
“I’m concerned for people like McCabe, Comey, even Rod Rosenstein… Sally Yates — anybody who signed off on one of those FISA warrant applications,” Biggs told Hannity. “I believe they’re culpable in some way.”
The abuse of those warrants – and the manipulation of sources and evidence to acquire them – in order to investigate Trump’s 2016 campaign is at the heart of the Horowitz investigation.
Never before has the power of the U.S. Justice Department been abused to monitor a political campaign from a rival party – and while the practice may have ended when Trump took control over the White House, the repercussions continue to reverberate to this day.
It led to special counsel Robert Mueller’s ultimate nothing-burger of an investigation, which cast a dark cloud over the first two and a half years of the Trump presidency.
And in many ways, it’s led directly to the impeachment proceedings now underway in the House of Representatives.
At least one prominent Republican suggested that the release of the report this month could change those hearings completely… or even end them.
“If it’s strong and comes out soon, the IG report will do some real damage to the Democrats’ impeachment charade,” an unnamed House Republican source told Carter. “It would show that Resistance bureaucrats really are conspiring to take down Trump,”
That source also noted that it would be a major blow to House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, D-Calif., because it would expose the abuse of the FISA warrants, something he insists never happened.
“It will mean that, as Intel Committee Chairman, he’s ignoring severe abuses for purely political purposes,” the GOP source said.
The reason the report has taken so long is that the inspector general has been getting new information, including some very recently from the type of source Democrats will find very familiar.
“He kept getting whistleblower information at the last minute,” Biggs told Hannity.
Democrats have been insisting that whistleblowers need to be protected and respected. How fast will that change once that tables are turned?
— Walter W. Murray is a reporter for The Horn News. He is an outspoken conservative and a survival expert, and is the author of “America’s Final Warning.”