Report: IG has found possible violations of law in FBI/DOJ handling of Clinton investigation

For the moment, this is just coming from one former reporter so I’d call this unconfirmed but intriguing. Paul Sperry is the former D.C. bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily. He is also the author of a recent piece for Real Clear Investigations which stated that John Brennan selected Peter Strzok to help write the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) and that Brennan had been dishonest about using the Steele Dossier in shaping the ICA. Today, Sperry published a couple of fairly explosive claims on Twitter which apparently come from the forthcoming DOJ Inspector General’s report:

The Huber mentioned above is U.S. Attorney John W. Huber. Back in March, there was some pressure on AG Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to look into some decisions around the 2016 election. Sessions declined to appoint a new special counsel but announced that Huber would evaluate “certain issues” and that he would do so “in cooperation with the Inspector General.” So based on what we do know, i.e. Huber is working with IG Horowitz and the Horowitz report is expected soon, something like this could be breaking about now.

Sperry didn’t stop there. He also posted this:

Again, this seems pretty specific but we probably won’t know for certain if it’s accurate until the IG report is released. When will that be? It was supposed to happen this month but yesterday several outlets reported that a draft of the report was complete, meaning it will probably not be released until next month after those mentioned in the report have a chance to review it. From the Washington Post:

The Justice Department inspector general has completed a draft of its report criticizing law enforcement’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, and current and former officials will begin reviewing the findings this week and lobbying for changes before the report probably becomes public next month, people familiar with the matter said.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz notified lawmakers in a Wednesday letter that the draft report was complete and being made available to the agencies and individuals it examined in the probe.

The report is expected to blast former FBI director James B. Comey for various steps he took in the investigation, particularly his announcing in July — without telling his Justice Department bosses what he was about to say — that the FBI was recommending that Clinton not be charged, and for revealing to Congress just weeks before the presidential election that the bureau had resumed its work, people familiar with the matter said…

So getting back to that top tweet, the obvious question is this: Who at the FBI/DOJ is most likely to have violated the law (assuming this is true)? I don’t have any inside information so I’m going to have to go with Andrew McCabe. He was already rebuked pretty harshly by the Office of Professional Responsibility which said he lied under oath to FBI agents. That’s a prosecutable crime by someone connected to the Clinton investigation. It’ll be interesting to see if that’s the extent of it or if there’s more. Sperry clearly seems to believe there’s a lot more to come:

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