Washington is bracing for a new report that could change the face of the city forever – ensnaring some of the biggest names in Democratic politics in one of the biggest scandals the nation has ever seen.
It covers abuse of power… election interference… spying on rivals… and using high office for political gain.
Insiders expect nothing short of a bombshell when the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz drops later this month.
The report will focus on the alleged abuse of warrants granted under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the administration of President Barack Obama – warrants critics say were used to illegally spy on the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump.
Fox News reports that Horowitz has specifically honed in how and why the FBI considered former British spy Christopher Steele – author of the infamous anti-Trump dossier – to be a credible source even though he was funded in part by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Trump himself – who quite likely already has a good idea of what’s in the report – last week signaled what we might expect to see.
“I’m waiting for the report like everybody else,” he told reporters. “But I predict you will see things that you don’t even believe, the level of corruption – whether it’s [disgraced former FBI director James] Comey; whether it’s [Peter] Strzok and his lover, [Lisa] Page; whether it’s so many other people – [Andrew] McCabe; whether it’s President Obama himself. Let’s see whether or not it’s President Obama. Let’s see whether or not they put that in.”
This report could even ensnare Obama himself – who no doubt was aware of the investigation into a political campaign, which by itself is an unheard-of level of tampering with an election.
Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo reported this week that the report is “thick as a phonebook.”
She said it was originally expected out Oct. 18, but is now delayed until the end of the month.
Insiders say it’s because Deep State operatives are desperately fighting tooth and nail behind the scenes to cover up the most explosive revelations.
“Evidently, there’s an intra-agency debate and really a food fight if you will about the classification issues,” former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, now a Fox News contributor, told Sean Hannity. “Remember in the last report put out by Horowitz, there were only seven words or so that were redacted. The Democrats threw a fit that they couldn’t see the whole thing. This could have 10-20 percent of the report redacted.”
Given Bartiromo’s “phonebook” description, that could easily add up to hundreds of pages of hidden information.
One thing we do know, however, is that Horowitz is not afraid to name names.
Just this summer, he issued a report slamming Comey for violating FBI policy in how he handled – or, rather, mishandled – confidential memos, which he gave to attorneys and at least one friend to leak to the New York Times.
Horowitz ripped into Comey as setting a “dangerous example” at the bureau.
And in a 2018 report, he slammed Andrew McCabe – former deputy director of the FBI – for “lack of candor” and “misconduct” in a probe of leaks at the department, then referred him for criminal prosecution.
McCabe was famously fired in March 2018 just 26 hours before he became eligible for retirement, and is now under a federal grand jury investigation.
And if Horowitz’s history is any indication, some even bigger names could soon join him under that microscope.