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The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from Michael Horowitz, the inspector general for the Justice Department, in a hearing on Wednesday. Horowitz will testify about his 434-page report on the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and any possible ties to the Trump campaign. For live updates:


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  1. Great cross-examination by Senator Blumenthall. No entrapment, no "spies" placed in the Trump campaign by the FBI, no interference in the 2016 election, no attempt to overthrown the presidency, no grotesque abuse of power..
    … Senator Blumenthal: "I didn't find any conclusion that the FBI meddled or interfered in the 2016 election to effect the outcome."
    … IG Horowitz: "We did not reach that conclusion." @ 4: 50: 00 to 4: 50: 18

    … Senator Blumenthal: "President Trump has said, repeatedly, that the FBI tried to "overthrow the presidency", Did you fine any evidence that the FIB tried to overthrown the presidency?"
    … IG Horowitz: "No. What we found, again, was laid out in this report
    … Senator Blumenthal: Well is there any evidence that you found that the FBI tried to overthrow the presidency?
    … IG Horowitz: "No. We found the issues we identified here."
    … Senator Blumenthal: "The answer is No."
    … Senator Blumenthal: "Did you find that the FBI tried to entrap anyone?"
    … IG Horowitz: "As a legal matter, since we didn't see any cases come out of these, I think the answer is no."
    … Senator Bluementhal: "The answer is no.
    … IG Horowitz: "Yeah"
    … Senator Blumenthal, "There was no entrapment. Did you find that the FBI tapped the phones at Trump Tower?"
    … IG Horowitz: "No. The only surveillance is what is laid out here.
    … Senator Blumenthal, "Did you find that the FBI planted informants in the Trump campaign?"
    … IG Horowitz: No.
    … Senator Blumenthal: Did you find any evidence that the FBI tried, specifically, to entrap any of the individuals who were the focus of their investigation: namely, Manafort, Flynn, Papadopolous, or Page?"
    … IG Horowitz: Entrapment is a legal term when you're moving forward on a criminal case, we didn't see that in this case."
    … Senator Blumenthal: "There's no evidence here of entrapment."
    … IG Horowitz: "Correct."
      … Senator Blumenthal: "There's no evidence here (in the report) of entrapment."
    … IG Horowitz: "Correct."
    … Senator Blumenthal, "There's no evidence here of entrapment but the President has claimed that there was entrapment, that his phones were trapped, that Carter Page may have been used as a spy (@ 4: 53: 45) Did you find evidence that the FBI put spies in the Trump campaign?
    … IG Horowitz: I'm going to speak to the terminology used in the department we oversee which is confidential human sources. And, we did not find evidence that the FBI sought to place confidential human sources inside the Trump campaign or plant them inside the campaign."

    … Senator Blumenthal: "Did you find in this report that your findings showed a grotesque abuse of power (by the FBI)? @ 5: 00 :26
    … IG Horowitz: "We did not say that in the report."
    … Senator Blumenthal: "And would you agree with that characterization?
    … IG Horowitz: "Ahhh, we did not reach a conclusion like that so, I wouldn't agree with that."
    @ 5: 00:34

  2. I now know that when people say I or someone else is a conspiracy theorist, that I/we are needing to raise the pole because the reality of our life is much higher stakes than we are imaging! In fact conspiracy theorist really couldn’t go far enough to make this stuff up. The reality of this corruption just couldn’t be topped by the best writers imagination. Steven King couldn’t top the reality of what was happening in our capital while we were feeling secure and believing corruption was just in our local communities. Certainly explains why there has been no action to stop the corruption in our localities. I’m sure we have all see families disrupted and children’s lives altered because of local corruption. With what is coming out at the very TOP of our countries government that stopping local corruption is not even possible. May be time we start at the top and make sure there is some accountability for our top officials. In fact we need some checks and balances in all areas of our government!

  3. CBS you are on my no watch no listen list for life due to your mocking bird BS attacking the best president we have had in my life. So tired of your fake manipulations to reality calling it "news".

  4. IF THEY USED ONE HOUR TO REVIEW EACH DOCUMENT AND EXAMINED ONE MILLION DOCUMENTS IT WOULD TAKE THEM THIRTEEN THOUSAND SIXTY NINE MONTHS. DO YOU BELIEVE THIS CRAP?

  5. Just because you have justification to open an investigation doesn't mean its all fine and dandy to abuse your powers and do whatever you want to keep the investigation alive.

  6. Come on Antwon. Way to quote Trump on the "few bad people" line. but this guy clearly couldn't get passed being a democrat to being honest about the situation.

  7. I applaud CBSN; at how good they are at sophistry against a clear abuse of power by the FBI and State Dept. while pretending that Trump is the one that abused his power.

    They've been investigating Trump since before he was a clear candidate. With the full force of the government-and I'm sure, upwards of 50 million dollars(of your money)-the two articles are what they have?
    Just in time to smear hime just before another possible election?

  8. So upsetting that these Democrats are more interested in the statement that he found no bias than in the fact that we have liars and thieves in our justice department.

  9. Was it intentional… was it incompetence? Maybe it was: "I don't want to loose my cushy job so I will do anything you say boss…. like I will hear no evil, say no evil, see no evil."

  10. If Trump's attorney gets investigated (for offering to trade favors with Ukraine for an investigation of Biden) would OUR investigators THEN look into Biden's activities with Ukraine?

  11. I will say I had my reservations about watching this, but it sounds like some MSM may be seeing the light, and disclosing facts, not conjecture, opinion, or presumptions.

  12. So Molly Hooper insists that the investigation started when information came to light from Australia, about Papadopoulos' contact with Russians came to light. Papadopoulos was set up and stitched up. The USA intelligence community interference in the election started earlier. Who can trust the main stream media to get anything right? Let's wait for Durham.

  13. CBSN is not reporting the depth of what was revealed in the senate during this testimony. A real news station would report the historic findings. I’m furious at our main news resources, they are sticking their heads in the sand.

  14. If "that's not what prompted" the investigation, she says. If that were true, the FBI would not have "omitted" CIA emails 17 X's in VA, DC, & NY on 4 fisas

  15. These announcers have to read dot understand report before actually commenting on what report. Said on bias. They would acyually be useful if they did this

  16. You guys are clearly deleting comments on this video. 600k views and the top comment has 39 likes and there’s literally only about 8 comments with over 4 likes… I’ll probably get thanos’d too. Thanks for the fascism.

  17. When Cruz mentions Hillary Horwitz goes to his Hillary folder and tries to look at really quickly when I'm asked this what am I supposed to answer

  18. Think of flipping a coin, one that had a pro -trump and a anti-Trump side, Let's call it SCALES OR FEDS. FEDS, U lose, SCALES, U WIN. Here are some of the probabilities involved in consecutive flips going either for or against you. Flip once, it's a 50% chance you lose(or win). Flip 6 times (remember HRC's Nevada primary was won this way) your chance of winning(or losing) all of them in a row is 0.0156% . To have the flip go against you 17 times is a 0.00076% chance. Now, Horowitz called out 17 Major issues, but referenced there were many, said around 50 such issues, but less important.
    The chance of 50 flips going against you is 1 in a Quadrillion!!.That's 50 considering Horowitz was not authorized to talk to ANYONE outside of FBI. Just thinking about Mueller, add another 19 because he was unable to find ONE gop leaning member on the team. if you take the number to 69 it's a chance so remote it rivals major cosmic questions

  19. —- > The purpose of a counter-intelligence investigation is NOT to protect the President, any individual person or group, or conspiratorial actors who invite foreign interference in our elections. It is to protect the Constitution and national security. What's the purpose in briefing a potential criminal, a person (Michael Flynn) who is already the subject of an FBI investigation?.

    …. Trump didn't fire his National Security Advisor after finding out from the FBI that he could be compromised and lied to them … until after the media exposed it. It's ridiculous to brand someone as biased because they don't want a president who solicits help from a foreign adversaries.. Republicans are so disingenuous. They won't even pass legislation that requires back up paper ballots in elections.

    —- > The ones to be remembered: Former mi6 agent Christopher Steele gave the dossier to the FBI and to his own government. Former British diplomat, Sir Andrew Wood, gave the dossier to John McCain. Lyndsey Graham advised McCain to give it to the FBI. McCain gave it to the FBI and the McCain Institute.
    …. Steele informed Mother Jones News about the existence of a dossier in September. 2016 The In January 2017, McCain Institute gave the Steele dossier to Buzzfeed who was the first to publish it.

    —- > it was not in U.S. interests to fire one of our top intelligence agents for more than 20 years. Strzok was the senior person in the U.S. government in charge of investigating foreign governments mounting intelligence operations against the United States on U.S. soil.
    … "Reports say pressure to fire Strzok came from Trump. The OPR (Office of Personal Responsibliity) was over ruled by Boutisch, the deputy director."
    Peter Strzok’s Lawyer: Firing Was ‘Political’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9AC7CXe8so
    .

  20. WHOA WHOA WHOA their first guest was wrong. the Steele dossier was quote “We determined the Crossfire Hurricane team’s receipt of the Steele election

    reporting on Sept. 19, 2016 played a central and essential role in the FBI and Department’s decision to seek the FISA order".
    you can find it on pages 80, 94, 95, AND 102
    Why are they trying to spin it to say it wasn't the main reason to open the investigation? MSM is at it again.
    This report should scare every American.

  21. And NOTHING will happen to a single one of the crooked corrupt liars. They will collect their BIG salaries on the backs of honest Americans. Americans need stop fighting each other and revolt against the corrupt government.

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