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Trump joins Nancy Pelosi, Greta Thunberg, whistleblower as Time ‘Person of the Year’ finalists

President Trump was revealed as one of the finalists for Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year,” appearing Monday on a shortlist that includes several prominent critics of his, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Women’s World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe and the anonymous whistleblower who helped ignite the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Ten contenders were on the shortlist. President Trump, who was named “Person of the Year” in 2016, also had been on the shortlist in 2015, 2017 and 2018. His personal attorney and the 2001 “Person of the Year” Rudy Giuliani appeared on the 2019 shortlist as well.

However, other figures from the impeachment inquiry also were in the running, including Pelosi, who formally gave the green light for House Democrats last week to draft articles of impeachment. Also competing against her: the unknown figure from within the intelligence community who first raised concerns about Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his request for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

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Outspoken anti-Trump critic Megan Rapinoe scored a spot on the shortlist after winning the international soccer tournament as the captain of the U.S. women’s team and refusing to visit the White House on the team’s victory tour.

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, who has been at the center of an intense national debate over his platform’s decision not to crack down on political ads sharing false information, was in the running after being “Person of the Year” in 2010.

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“Person of the Year” candidates included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Trump, Megan Rapinoe and Greta Thunberg. (File)

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The search for the next “Person of the Year” also went global. Sweden-born teen activist Greta Thunberg was aiming for the title after raising awareness of climate change by sailing across the Atlantic from England to New York and speaking at the United Nations. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received worldwide attention for pushing gun control following the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch that killed 51 people.

Also on the shortlist: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has been facing off against Trump in a bitter trade war, as well as the Hong Kong protesters who have resisted China’s proposed amendments to strengthen extradition powers over Hong Kong citizens.

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Trump will be impeached, but will get reelected because of it, Oliver North says

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Retired Lt Col. Oliver North revealed his 2020 predictions on Monday as Democrats move forward with the process to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump.

“Here’s my prediction: Number one, the president is going to be impeached,” North said. “Number two, the Senate will not convict him. Number three, he will be reelected in large part because of what they’re doing today, and what they’re about to do with the articles of impeachment. And, number four — it means the Republicans will recapture the U.S. House of Representatives,” North said.

On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing for committee lawyers to present evidence in the impeachment case against Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week called on lawmakers to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment.

On Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive,” North said Trump’s impeachment was inevitable, though the Republican majority in the Senate would ensure he’d remain in office for the remainder of his term. North also said impeachment will lead fed-up Americans to reelect Trump in 2020.

“They have made a terrible mistake,” he said, warning Democrats that their continued impeachment efforts would have significant ramifications.

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarret also joined the conversation, taking aim at Pelosi, D-Calif., for her role in the probe.

“It’s altogether possible that Nancy Pelosi has written her political obituary as speaker of the House,” Jarrett said.

“You know,” he continued, “if Democrats think that an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate is going to be anything like the [Adam] Schiff charade that has occurred with witnesses who weren’t fact witnesses, but offering speculation and hearsay and opinion, they’re terribly mistaken,” he added, referencing the House Intelligence Committee chairman, a California Democrat.

“Republicans are in control in the United States Senate and it won’t be a trial so much of Donald Trump as it will be a trial of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden and Adam Schiff, and the fake whistleblower — who is not a whistleblower under the law and is entitled to absolutely no anonymity.”

A whistleblower complaint sparked the impeachment inquiry. Democrats said Trump improperly pressured Ukraine to seek information on the dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in that country. Trump repeatedly has denied doing anything wrong.

Later in the segment, North doubled down on his prediction of a Trump impeachment when Tom Kilgannon, the president of the military charity Freedom Alliance, raised the possibility that Democrats may lack the votes.

“Well, I hope that, but I don’t see it happening,” North replied.

North, also a #1 New York Times bestselling author, is commonly known for being implicated in the Iran-Contra affair in the 1980s. He was convicted of three charges, all of which were dropped and eventually overturned.

For North’s extended commentary on his predictions heading into 2020, the impeachment probe, and more, join Fox Nation and watch the latest episode of “Deep Dive” today.

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All eyes on Durham after rebuke of IG Horowitz’s findings

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In the hours after U.S. Attorney John Durham announced Monday that he did not “agree” with key findings by Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz, speculation swirled over what Durham has uncovered in his ongoing review into potential surveillance abuses against President Trump’s team.

Durham’s inquiry has had a broader scope than Horowitz’s, including a focus on foreign actors as well as the CIA, while Horowitz concentrated his attention on the DOJ and FBI.

Additionally, Durham’s criminal review has had additional investigative resources not available to Horowitz.

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“Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” Durham said in his statement, adding that his “investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department” and “has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.”

Still, Horowitz’s report offered several clues as to potential avenues that Durham may be pursuing. For example, Horowitz noted that the FBI omitted exculpatory statements by former Trump aide George Papadopoulos in its surveillance warrant application to surveil another ex-Trump aide, Carter Page.

Even though Papadopoulos told a confidential FBI source that “to his knowledge, no one associated with the Trump campaign was collaborating with Russia or with outside groups like Wikileaks in the release of [Clinton/DNC] emails,” the FISA application “did not include the statements Papadopoulos made to this [confidential source] that were in conflict with information included in the FISA application.”

Papadopoulos previously told Fox News he was convinced the CIA was behind an “operation” in which he met with two individuals in London in late 2016 who tried to probe whether the Trump campaign had ties to Russia. He later said he would head to Greece to obtain money in a safe from the FBI or CIA that he said was intended to entrap him.

Additionally, according to Horowitz’s report, the CIA viewed the dossier from British ex-spy Christopher Steele as an “internet rumor,” even though key bureau officials including former FBI Director James Comey sought to include the dossier in its highly sensitive intelligence community assessment on Russian interference, known as the ICA.

The FBI also relied on the dossier to obtain its secret surveillance warrant to surveil Page, and an FBI lawyer told Horowitz that probable cause against Page was “probably 50/50” without the dossier.

Sources previously told Fox News that a late-2016 email chain indicated Comey told bureau subordinates that then-CIA Director John Brennan insisted the dossier be included in the ICA. A Brennan representative pointed the finger back at Comey.

The ultimately successful Page application relied heavily on information from Steele – whose anti-Trump views have been well-documented – and cited Page’s suspected Russia ties. In its warrant application, the FBI inaccurately assured the FISA court on numerous occasions that a Yahoo News article independently corroborated Steele’s claims about Page’s Russian contacts, and did not clearly state that Steele worked for a firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

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The FBI told the FISA court it did “not believe that [Steele] directly provided … to the press” information concerning Page. However, Horowitz wrote that he found “no documentation demonstrating that Steele was asked by the FBI whether he was the source of the Yahoo News article disclosure or told the FBI he was not.”

And, even after the FBI obtained information that “more strongly indicated that Steele had directly provided information to Yahoo News around the time of the Sept. 23 article,” Horowitz found, “no revisions were made to the FBI’s assessment, contained in Renewal Application No. 3, that Steele had not directly provided the information to the press.”

Separately, Horowitz found that the FBI offered to pay Steele “significantly” for information pertaining to Michael Flynn, Trump’s ex-national security advisor who is fighting to overturn his guilty plea on one count of making false statements to the FBI. Flynn, who suffered financial pressures leading up to the guilty plea, has accused the FBI of hiding exculpatory evidence, doctoring key witness reports, and seeking to create a process crime for political reasons.

Much of the Steele dossier has been proved discredited or unsubstantiated, including the dossier’s claims that the Trump campaign was paying hackers in the United States out of a non-existent Russian consulate in Miami, or that ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague to conspire with Russians.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller also was unable to substantiate the dossier’s claims that Page had received a promise of a large payment relating to the sale of a share of Rosneft, a Russian oil giant, or that a lurid blackmail tape involving the president existed.

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Horowitz’s report similarly found no evidence to support that bribery claim, even after a review of text messages from a source cited by the FBI.

Horowitz’s report Monday said his investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding efforts to launch that 2016 probe and to seek a highly controversial FISA warrant to surveil Page in the early months of the investigation. Still, it found “significant concerns with how certain aspects of the investigation were conducted and supervised.”

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Barr disagrees with Horowitz report on Russia probe launch

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Attorney General William Barr publicly disagreed with the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, on Monday following the release of a long-awaited internal review that concluded the FBI had sufficient reason to launch the extensive Russia probe involving the Trump campaign, although members of the bureau committed some significant errors.

In a statement, Barr shared Trump’s views that the initial investigation was invasive and launched on the “thinnest of suspicions.”

“The inspector general’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken,” Barr said in a statement.

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“It is also clear that, from its inception, the evidence produced by the investigation was consistently exculpatory,” he continued. “Nevertheless, the investigation and surveillance was pushed forward for the duration of the campaign and deep into President Trump’s administration.”

Trump spent the majority of the investigation blasting the FBI and accusing bureau leaders of conspiring to ruin his presidency. Former FBI bosses James Comey and Andrew McCabe did not act with political bias, the IG found.

U.S. Attorney John H. Durham, whom Barr appointed to run a separate investigation into the origins of the Russia probe, backed his attorney general.

“Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” Durham said in a statement.

The IG found no intentional misconduct or bias surrounding the probe’s launch or efforts to seek a highly controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early months of the Russia investigation.

Barr disagreed, saying the FBI misled the FISA court in a “rush to obtain and maintain FISA surveillance of Trump campaign associates.”

He continued, “FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source.”

The report faulted the FBI over errors in the application process. The IG investigation found at least 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the Page applications and said a new audit into the FISA process would take place.

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Horowitz and investigators were critical of the FBI’s handling of the case, including for failing to share information that could have contradicted allegations in the FISA applications.

“[T]he Crossfire Hurricane team failed to inform department officials of significant information that was available to the team at the time that the FISA applications were drafted and filed,” the report said.

Barr said the FISA report showed a clear abuse of the surveillance process.

“While most of the misconduct identified by the inspector general was committed in 2016 and 2017 by a small group of now-former FBI officials, the malfeasance and misfeasance detailed in the inspector general’s report reflects a clear abuse of the FISA process,” the attorney general added.

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“FBI officials misled the FISA court, omitted critical exculpatory facts from their filings, and suppressed or ignored information negating the reliability of their principal source,” he added. “The inspector general found the explanations given for these actions unsatisfactory.”

The release of the IG report came as Democrats have been leading an impeachment inquiry into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Ronn Blitzer and Brooke Singman contributed to this report. 

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FISA report drops: 7 takeaways from DOJ watchdog’s Russia probe review

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Monday released the highly anticipated findings from his nearly two-year review concerning the origins of the Russia investigation and the issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants for a Trump campaign official.

Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the 476-page report:

No political bias in launch of probe, FISA applications

The report said investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding both the launch of the Trump-Russia investigation as well as efforts to seek the controversial FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early stages of that probe.

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“We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that political bias or improper motivation influenced the FBI’s decision to seek FISA authority on Carter Page,” the report said.

The report also said that key officials, including former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, did not act with political bias. The IG report generally found that agents were justified in launching the investigation known as Crossfire Hurricane, as well as investigations into four Trump associates: Page, George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort.

“[W]e found that each investigation was opened for an authorized purpose and, in light of the low threshold established by Department and FBI predication policy, with adequate factual predication,” the report said.

‘Significant’ errors, omissions 

Despite the inspector general’s finding that there was no evidence of political bias or improper motivation, Horowitz’s report revealed there were at least 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the Page FISA applications.

The report said that the FISA applications for Page omitted information that the FBI had obtained from another U.S. government agency detailing its prior relationship with Page, “including that Page had been approved as an ‘operational contact’ for the other agency from 2008 to 2013.”

Another error in the applications was the inclusion of a “source characterization statement asserting that [Christopher] Steele’s prior reporting had been ‘corroborated and used in criminal proceedings,’ which overstated the significance of Steele’s past reporting and was not approved by Steele’s handling agent.” Christopher Steele is the former British spy whose unverified Trump “dossier” was used to help justify the warrants.

The FISA applications also omitted information regarding the reliability of a key Steele “sub-source,” the report said.

Notably, the FISA application also omitted Page’s “consensually monitored statements to an FBI” confidential human source saying that he “literally never met” former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as well as former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos’ consensually monitored statement to the FBI “denying that anyone associated with the Trump campaign was collaborating with Russia or with outside groups like WikiLeaks in the release of emails.”

Steele dossier key in FISA files, despite concerns

Christopher Steele’s now-infamous dossier and research surrounding the 2016 election provided much of the information used in the FISA application and renewals. But the inspector general found that the FBI did not have any specific information corroborating allegations against Page from Steele’s reporting.

“We determined that prior to and during the pendency of the FISAs the FBI was unable to corroborate any of the specific substantive allegations against Carter Page contained in the election reporting and relied on in the FISA applications, and was only able to confirm the accuracy of a limited number of circumstantial facts, most of which were in the public domain,” the report said, noting that the information confirmed was only timing of events and dates that Page traveled to Russia.

In addition to the lack of corroboration, the inspector general found that the FBI’s interviews of Steele and his sub-sources “revealed potentially serious problems with Steele’s description of information in his election reports.” The report stated that the FBI “failed to notify” the Office of Investigations (OI), which was working on the Page FISA applications “of the potentially serious problems identified with Steele’s election reporting that arose as early as January 2017.”

Horowitz added that “even as the FBI developed this information, we found no evidence that the Crossfire Hurricane team reconsidered its reliance on the Steele reporting in the FISA renewal applications.”

In addition to the issues surrounding the accuracy of Steele’s information, Horowitz also pointed out that the Crossfire Hurricane team “did not investigate who ultimately paid for Steele’s reporting.”

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One intelligence analyst told the inspector general’s office that they focused “instead on vetting the accuracy of the information” in the report, “because if the reporting turned out to be true, it would not matter to the team who ultimately paid for the research.”

Steele’s reporting was commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) through law firm Perkins Coie.

According to the report, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that if the FBI had information about the Clinton campaign and the DNC funding Steele’s reporting, he “would have expected the FBI to revise the language to be more explicit.”

Meanwhile, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, despite the inaccuracies and uncorroborated nature of Steele’s report, wanted to include that information in an official Intelligence Community Assessment to be delivered to then-President Barack Obama. McCabe told the inspector general’s office that he believed the Steele reporting needed to be included in that ICA because “President Obama had requested ‘everything you have relevant to this topic of Russian influence.’”

But CIA officials pushed back, arguing that Steele’s reporting was simply “internet rumor,” and should be included only as an appendix in the final report.

McCabe argued that including it as an appendix was simply “tacking it on” in a way that “would minimize” the information and prevent it from being properly considered—despite the fact that former FBI Director James Comey felt that Steele’s reporting was “not ripe enough, mature enough, to be a finished intelligence product.”

Ultimately, “the FBI’s view did not prevail,” and the final ICA report only included Steele’s reporting as a short summary in an appendix.

Key figures left in the dark

The inspector general’s report revealed that, at times, the Crossfire Hurricane investigation was not properly sharing information with the Justice Department or other key figures who should have been privy to updated information.

The report stated that the inspector general’s office found the Crossfire Hurricane team “failed to inform Department officials of significant information that was available to the team at the time that the FISA applications” were submitted.

“Much of that information was inconsistent with, or undercut, the assertions contained in the FISA applications that were used to support probably cause, and in some instances, resulted in inaccurate information being included in the applications,” the report said, adding that the inspector general believed it was “the obligation” of those agents aware of the information to share it so that “decision makers had the opportunity to consider it, both for their own assessment of probable cause and for consideration of whether to include the information in the applications so that the FISC received a complete and accurate recitation of the relevant facts.”

But because those FBI officials on Crossfire Hurricane failed to do so, officials at the Justice Department who reviewed one or more of the Page applications and renewals — including former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, ex-Acting Attorney General Dana Boente, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — “did not have accurate and complete information at the time they approved the applications.”

“While we do not speculate whether Department officials would have authorized the FBI to seek to use FISA authority had they been made aware of all relevant information, it was clearly the responsibility of Crossfire Hurricane team members to advise them of such critical information so that they could make a fully informed decision,” the report stated.

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Meanwhile, Horowitz found that the Trump campaign was not given a defensive briefing—a briefing that takes place when U.S. government or corporate officials are being targeted by a foreign adversary and the FBI determines the officials should be alerted to the potential threat.

FBI officials decided not to give the campaign that briefing, saying it would create the risk that “if someone on the campaign was engaged with the Russians, he/she would very likely change his/her tactics and/or otherwise seek to cover-up his/her activities, thereby preventing us from finding the truth.”

Horowitz determined that the decision to do so is “left to the discretion of FBI officials.”

The report also cited concerns that the FBI did not have to loop in senior DOJ officials before sending confidential human sources to interact with members of Trump’s campaign.

“We found it concerning that Department and FBI policy did not require the FBI to consult with any Department official in advance of conducting [Confidential Human Source] operations involving advisors to a major party candidate’s presidential campaign, and we found no evidence that the FBI consulted with any Department officials before conducting these CHS operations,” the report states, noting that in the future, they recommend that
“Department consultation is required when tasking a CHS to interact with officials in national political campaigns.”

Use of confidential human sources

The inspector general revealed that the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team indeed used “Confidential Human Sources” to contact and record conversations with Page, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and another “high-level” campaign official who was not a subject of the probe.

“All of these interactions were consensually monitored and recorded by the FBI,” the report stated, noting that the recorded interactions took place before and after Page and Papadopoulos were advisers on the campaign.

Horowitz determined that the use of confidential human sources “complied” with their requirement that “investigative activities be conducted for an authorized purpose.”

But the report revealed that the Crossfire Hurricane team omitted several key statements made by Page and Papadopoulos during those recorded interactions. The report revealed that Page made statements to the confidential human source that “would have, if true, contradicted the notion that Page was conspiring with Russia” and “that contradicted the Steele reporting received by the team.”

In those meetings, Page said he had “literally never met” or “said one word to” Manafort, and Papadopoulos denied that anyone associated with the Trump campaign was collaborating with Russia or outside groups like WikiLeaks in the release of hacked DNC emails. Both of those statements were omitted in FISA applications and from reports to other officials.

The report stated that they “found no evidence the FBI made Page’s statements from this confidential human source meeting” available to higher-ups in the Office of Investigations or in the National Security Division “until mid-June 2017.”

Meanwhile, the inspector general’s office also investigated Papadopoulos’ allegation that the FBI used Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud to pass information to Papadopoulos as a set up to launch the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

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Horowitz said they did not find any records or evidence indicating that Mifsud was an FBI confidential human source or that his conversations with Papadopoulos were part of any FBI operation, and none of the witnesses interviewed had any information to support the allegation.

Prior to the 2016 presidential election, Papadopoulos met with Mifsud in London, who told him that the Russians had dirt in the form of emails that could damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Papadopoulos then told Australian diplomat Alexander Downer of the new information. Downer reported Papadopoulos’ comments to the FBI.

Papadopoulos has long said he felt he was being spied on, telling Fox News that he met with longtime FBI informant Stefan Halper and his female associate, who went under the alias Azra Turk. Papadopoulos told Fox News that he saw Turk three times in London: once over drinks, once over dinner and once with Halper. He also told Fox News back in May that he always suspected he was being recorded.

Neither Halper nor Turk’s names were mentioned in Horowitz’s report.

The report also revealed that the Crossfire Hurricane team was “interested in seeking FISA surveillance targeting” Papadopoulos, but that FBI attorneys were not supportive.

Priestap started probe, didn’t want Strzok on board

It has been long-reported that ex-counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok was the FBI official to formally open the Crossfire Hurricane investigation in July 2016, but the inspector general report revealed that it was actually his superviser, Bill Priestap, who ultimately made the decision.

Priestap’s decision to open the probe was based on a consensus reached by after multiple days of meetings that included Strzok, McCabe, FBI general counsel and FBI deputy general counsel, the report said.

The report also revealed that Priestap “originally wanted to assign the investigation to a Deputy Assistant Director other than Strzok, because, although he had confidence in Strzok’s counterintelligence capabilities, he had concerns about Strzok’s personal relationship with Lisa Page affecting the Crossfire Hurricane team.”

Strzok and Page were romantically involved.

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U.S. Attorney from Connecticut John Durham, who is conducting a wide-ranging investigation of the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, released a rare statement after Horowitz’s report was made available to the public on Monday, saying he disagrees with inspector general’s conclusions.

“Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” Durham said in a statement Monday.

“I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Horowitz and his staff,” Durham said. “However, our investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of the Justice Department. Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.”

Fox News reported in October that Durham’s ongoing probe has transitioned into a full-fledged criminal investigation, meaning he has the ability to charge individuals.

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Graham slams FBI methods after Horowitz report, says probe plunged into ‘criminal enterprise’

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Monday slammed the FBI’s investigation into President Trump’s 2016 campaign as a “criminal enterprise” that got off the rails.

Graham delivered his remarks during a news conference in which he reacted to the long-awaited review concerning the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

“Let’s assume for a moment it started out okay. It sure as he– didn’t end okay,” Graham said referring to investigators’ efforts to seek a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early months of the Russia investigation.

“I believe there will be no debate among reasonably minded people, particularly lawyers, about how the system got off the rails, but in my view became a criminal enterprise to defraud the FISA court, to deny American citizen Carter Page his constitutional rights, and to continue an operation against President Trump as president of the United States,” he said.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., giving his take on the FISA report during an earlier news conference, said the report put to rest any notion that the FBI’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign was politically motivated.

“This report conclusively debunks the baseless conspiracy that the investigation into Mr. Trump’s campaign and its ties to Russia originated with political bias.”

Schumer again reiterated that the FBI investigation was “valid and without political bias.”

Anticipating that his Republican colleagues will do their “level best to reject the report’s conclusions,” Schumer pointed out that FBI Director Christopher Wray – a Trump appointee – has “already embraced the central findings.”

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He quoted Wray as saying he did not believe the FBI unfairly targeted the Trump campaign.

Schumer also said it was “ironic” that officials including Attorney General William Barr and Graham, who have praised Horowitz in the past, later questioned the report.

“Because the IG issued a report whose conclusions he doesn’t like, Senator Graham ought not to question what he upheld last week,” Schumer said.

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The report listed multiple errors by the FBI in its efforts to obtain a FISA warrant. The IG probe identified at least 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the Page applications and said a new audit into the FISA process would take place.

Horowitz and his investigators were at times critical of the bureau’s handling of the cast, including for failing to share information that would have undercut claims in those warrants.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Juice WRLD autopsy results inconclusive, ‘additional studies’ needed to determine rapper’s cause of death

The autopsy performed on late rapper Juice WRLD on Monday was inconclusive and further tests were needed to determine exactly how he died, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office announced.

“The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that additional studies are required to establish the cause and manner of death for 21-year-old Jarad A. Higgins,” a statement from the office read, referencing the 21-year-old rapper’s real name.

“Additional studies include cardiac pathology, neuropathology, toxicology and histology.”

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The Illinois native, who reportedly toured with Nicki Minaj earlier this year, suffered convulsions that led to a seizure after landing at Chicago’s Midway airport early Sunday morning on a flight from Los Angeles, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The health emergency occurred while investigators were searching the rapper and his entourage’s luggage for weapons and drugs, the paper added.

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Juice WRLD, seen here in 2018, died Sunday. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for MTV, File)

The outlet further reported an ambulance was called while Narcan was administered to the rapper. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. and doctors pronounced him dead at 3:14 a.m.

The search resulted in the arrests of two of Juice WRLD’s security guards, Fox News has confirmed.

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Christopher Long, 36, of Buena Park, Calif., was arrested on one misdemeanor count of carrying and possessing a firearm in the first degree. The second guard in Juice WRLD’s entourage arrested was Henry Dean, 27, of Chicago. Dean was charged with one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm in an airport and a second misdemeanor of sale and/or possession of a high capacity magazine and metal piercing bullets.

The rapper previously sang about dying young in a rhyme in his song “Legends.”

“What’s the 27 club? We ain’t making it past 21,” Juice sang. The “27 club” is a group of singers who all died when they were 27, including Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

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The rapper reportedly was traveling to Chicago Sunday to celebrate his 21st birthday at a big bash with fellow artists later that night.

Juice WRLD rose to fame after releasing the songs “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls are the Same,” followed by his 2018 debut album “Goodbye & Good Riddance.” “Lucid Dreams,” the rapper’s most popular song, amassed almost a billion streams on Spotify, WGN-TV reported.

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Gohmert tears into Nadler over Dems’ treatment of counsel: ‘How much money do you have to give?’

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Rep. Louie Gohmert, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, infuriated Chairman Jerrold Nadler during Monday’s impeachment hearing into President Trump, after he appeared to suggest a counsel for the Democrats had given money to members of the party in order to serve in a role of both witness and questioner.

The Judiciary Committee Democrats’ counsel Barry Berke, a high-powered defense lawyer, was seated on the dais near Nadler, D-N.Y., asking questions of Republican counsel Stephen Castor in a move that Gohmert, R-Texas, called “unprecedented.”

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., initially interrupted Berke’s questioning to make a formal “parliamentary inquiry” to Nadler about what Berke was being allowed to do.

Instead, Nadler slammed his gavel and told Johnson he was unable to make an inquiry. “Mr. Chairman, what is this?” Johnson asked, looking incredulously at the chairman as the New Yorker slammed his gavel.

At that point, Gohmert himself interjected and accused Nadler of ignoring committee rules to have Berke ask questions of the other party’s counsel and take the witness stand as he had earlier in the day.

“How many other rules are you just going to disregard?” Gohmert asked Nadler.

The Democrat slammed his gavel again and told Gohmert he was not acting “in order.”

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Gohmert ignored the reprimand and continued with his objection:

“This is not appropriate to have a witness be a questioner of somebody that was a witness when he was. It’s just wrong… There is no rule nor precedent for anybody being a witness and then getting to come up and question — The ‘point of order’ is [whether Berke] is inappropriate to be up here asking questions,” the Republican continued as Nadler repeatedly tried to gavel him down.

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Nadler again slammed his gavel, telling Gohmert that Berke was acting in accordance with House Resolution 660 — the framework of rules for the impeachment hearings that the House passed earlier this year.

In turn, Gohmert argued with Nadler: “How much money do you have to give to get to do th–?” The question incensed the chairman — who slammed the gavel once more, then turned and scowled at Gohmert.

“The gentleman will not cast aspersions on members or staff of the committee,” Nadler fumed. “Mr. Berke has the time. Mr. Berke has the time.”

During the ensuing furious crosstalk, an unidentified Republican member asked Nadler point-blank: “Is Mr. Berke a member of the committee?”

At that point, Johnson spoke up again, telling Nadler that Berke simply was offering his “opinions” rather than “material facts in the report” compiled by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

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Nadler then leaned back to confer with an aide, then responded to Johnson and Gohmert: “The gentleman (Berke) has been designated by me to do this questioning pursuant to House Resolution 660… it is in accordance in the rules of the House.”

Berke then continued with his questioning of Castor.

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Trump reacts to DOJ watchdog Horowitz’s report, says what was done to America was a ‘disgrace’

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Although the  long-awaited internal watchdog findings from the Justice Department’s inspector general on Monday undercut his claim that he was the target of a “witch hunt,” President Trump fired back that the report concerning the origins of the Russia investigation showed “an attempted overthrow and a lot of people were in on it.”

“It’s a disgrace what’s happened with the things that were done to our country … it’s incredible, far worse than what I ever thought possible,” he said.

He noted it shouldn’t happen to another president, and he called it an embarrassment.

“Never, ever again should this happen in our country.”

Trump asked former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to comment on the IG report, and she said the country should be outraged.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg.”

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to Trump, added: “People lied, and tried to subvert democracy.”

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The report said that although the Russia probe’s launch complied with DOJ and FBI policies, there were “significant concerns with how certain aspects of the investigation were conducted and supervised.”

Specifically, the report concluded that investigators found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding the probe’s launch and efforts to seek a highly controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early months of the Russia investigation — but faulted the FBI over numerous errors in the application process.

The IG probe identified at least 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the Page applications, and said they would launch a new audit into the FISA process.

IG Michael Horowitz and his investigators probed how the unverified anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele was used to secure the original FISA warrant for Page in October 2016 as well as other decisions at the outset of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation of Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, known within the FBI by the name “Crossfire Hurricane.”

The report confirmed that information obtained from Steele was instrumental in the FBI’s ability to acquire a FISA warrant on Page, saying the FBI omitted information that allowed them to obtain renewals.

The report revealed that when the FBI team handling the Russia probe first considered getting a FISA warrant for Page in August 2016, FBI attorneys thought it was a “close call” as to whether they had sufficient cause. The following month, right after the FBI received information from Steele, FBI attorneys gave the investigative team the go-ahead.

Horowitz conducted more than 170 interviews involving more than 100 witnesses, including former FBI director James Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Russia investigation, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, along with FBI agents and analysts.

“It’s a sad day when a lot of people see that,” Trump added about the IG report. “They know nothing — it was concocted.”

Trump reiterated he was more eager for the report of John Durham, the hand-picked prosecutor selected by Attorney General William Barr to conduct a separate review of the Russia probe.

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Barr rejected the inspector general’s conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to open the investigation.

“The Inspector General’s report now makes clear that the FBI launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions that, in my view, were insufficient to justify the steps taken,” Barr said in a statement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough defends Rudy Giuliani after panelist claims former mayor ‘exploited 9/11’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough offered a rare, passionate defense for Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani after a panelist on his show claimed that Giuliani “exploited” the Sept. 11 terror attacks as the New York City mayor.

Giuliani, who has become deeply involved in the Ukraine scandal that sparked the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump, was attacked viciously by MSNBC commentator Donny Deutsch over his handling of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

“For a few days, he did do something heroically for the city, yet he traded on it from then on,” Deutsch began his remarks on Monday. “Anybody that lives in this town knows that he exploited 9/11. I don’t even want to give him that because in the years to come, in the most self-serving way, he exploited the greatest tragedy we had lived through…”

Scarborough jumped in and offered a fiery response to Deutsch.

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“Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. C’mon, c’mon, c’mon,” Scarborough reacted. “I can’t let you say that on my show… Listen, if you’ve got issues with Rudy Giuliani, take up those issues with Rudy Giuliani, what’s going on right now.”

Scarborough continued, “I know for myself and for a lot of Americans, when George Bush was stumbling the first week, it was Rudy who stepped into the void… Let’s just talk about what’s going on now and don’t bring up 9/11. I mean, if we want to talk about Rudy, I say this makes it more of a tragedy that Rudy Giuliani, along with the great people of New York City and a great police commissioner, turned this city around in ’93 and ’94 and ’95 and ’96… I think that’s makes what’s going on even more tragic.”

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Even liberal MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton joined the defense of Giuliani, saying that what he and President George W. Bush did after 9/11 was “needed” and how “shockingly, the city came together.”

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