Mollie’s Blistering Analysis

The Justice Department inspector general report about the FBI reveals a shocking anti-Trump, pro-Hillary bias endemic to the agency's related investigations.
The Justice Department inspector general report about the FBI reveals a shocking anti-Trump, pro-Hillary bias endemic to the agency’s related investigations.

On Thursday, the Justice Department’s inspector general released a long-anticipated report on the FBI’s handling of the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server that handled classified information. Here are some quick takeaways from the report.

1. Learn How To Interpret An IG Report

The best way to understand an inspector general (IG) report is less as a fiercely independent investigation that seeks justice and more like what you’d expect from a company’s human resources department. Employees frequently think that a company’s human resources department exists to serve employees. There’s some truth in that, but it’s more true that the human resources department exists to serve the corporation.

At the end of the day, the HR department wants what’s best for the company. The FBI’s IG Michael Horowitz has a good reputation for good reason. But his report is in support of the FBI and its policies and procedures. As such, the findings will be focused on helping the FBI improve its adherence to those policies and procedures. Those who expected demands for justice in the face of widespread evidence of political bias and poor judgment by immature agents and executives were people unfamiliar with the purpose of IG reports.

The IG is also a government bureaucrat producing government products that are supposed to be calm and boring. In the previous report that led to Andrew McCabe’s firing as deputy director of the FBI and referral for criminal prosecution, his serial lying under oath was dryly phrased as “lack of candor.” In this report detailing widespread problems riddled throughout the Clinton email probe, the language is similarly downplayed. Yet Horowitz fills the report with details of poor decision-making, extreme political bias, and problematic patterns of behavior.

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See Also:

(1) President breaks his silence on damning IG report, calls it ‘total disaster’ for fired FBI Director James Comey

(2) The IG Report Shows That The Fix Was In From Start Of The Clinton Email Investigation

(3) After IG Report, Gowdy Blasts FBI: I am Angered and Extremely Disappointed

(4) Shell-Shocked FBI Employees On Trump’s 2016 Win: Trump Voters Are ‘Poor, Lazy Pieces of S**t’

(5) FBI Agent Joked Clinton Associate Who Lied Would Never Be Charged

(6) FBI IG Report: A Slap On The Wrist

(7) DOJ IG Claims FBI Software Failed to Recover Explosive Strzok Text

(8) ‘Foreign actors’ accessed Hillary Clinton emails, documents show

(9) In Wake of Inspector General Report, it’s Time to Clean House at the DOJ

(10) Justice Department Watchdog Rips ‘Insubordinate’ Comey Over Hillary Investigation


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