We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
“We are deeply concerned that so many basic and fundamental errors were made by three separate, hand-picked investigative teams; on one of the most sensitive FBI investigations; after the matter had been briefed to the highest levels within the FBI; even though the information sought through use of FISA authority related so closely to an ongoing presidential campaign; and even though those involved with the investigation knew that their actions were likely to be subjected to close scrutiny. We believe this circumstance reflects a failure not just by those who prepared the FISA applications, but also by the managers and supervisors in the [investigation’s] chain of command, including FBI senior officials who were briefed as the investigation progressed.”
Cruz: "A lawyer at the FBI creates fraudulent evidence, alters an email that is in turn used as the basis for a sworn statement for the court that the court then relies on. Am I staying that accurately?"
Remember that Prosecutors and IGs have very different charters. A prosecutor has the charge to enforce the law; an IG's charge is to protect the integrity of the organization. So when presented with a set of facts, an IG is likely to assign anything short of a videotaped conversation with a guy in a black hat saying "See here, boys, this is how we're going to get him" as being attributable to negligence, while a prosecutor will be willing to assign ulterior motives.
The whole point of the Comey-Clinton scandal was that Comey crossed that line, acting to preserve integrity at the expense of enforcing statutes.
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