The mainstream media has had a lot of fun rubbing Donald Trump’s supporters in the nose with the conclusions of the Department of Justice’s Inspector General’s report on the Hillary Clinton investigation. Namely, Michael Horowitz’s written opinion that there was no evidence that any bias affected the outcome of the investigation or the duties of those involved in the FBI inquiry. But while we do not deny that accurately reflects Horowitz’s opinion, we strongly deny that the conclusion Horowitz reached was the correct one. You can’t read this full report with an eye towards the truth and come away with that conclusion.
But you can come to that conclusion if your primary interest is in protecting the reputation and integrity of the Justice Department.
The truth is that there was not, to any chronicled degree, any aspect of this investigation (or the related Trump/Russia investigation) that was NOT tainted with bias. The worst of which, of course, was outlined in the text messages sent between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, both of whom were key figures in these investigations. The anti-Trump bias dripping from these messages is startling in its ferocity, and Strzok plainly says on multiple occasions that he considers it the FBI’s sworn duty to keep the man out of the White House. This is not someone who is interested in following the facts wherever the lead.
But time after time, Horowitz ignores the facts that he himself gathered. He chronicles, in painstaking detail, the bias of the FBI agents in the Hillary Clinton “matter,” and yet does not come to the obvious and unavoidable conclusion that this bias played a part in the outcome. Yet how could it not? We grant that it’s possible that unbiased FBI agents would reach the same conclusion, but what…we’re just to take that possibility on faith? That’s how justice is now done in America? Oh yeah, they really botched this one good, but you know, probably they wouldn’t have prosecuted anyway. That’s a joke that only the mainstream media could swallow.
Here’s the problem, though. From Loretta Lynch to James Comey to President Barack Obama himself, this investigation was only ever meant to come to one conclusion: That Hillary did nothing seriously wrong and that she’s perfectly fit to become the first female President of the United States. And so what we’re really looking at here – far more than the myriad examples of individual bias on the part of the investigating agents – is systemic bias that came straight down from the very top of the Obama administration.
And we do not doubt that the very same bias colored the twin investigation – the one into Donald Trump and the Russian collusion scandal.