The actual interview starts at minute 2:45
; at minute 11:30
Ray begins to draw a sharp contrast between House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R, California, and his Senate counterpart Richard Burr, R, Virginia. Burr is joined at the hip with the CIA — so clearly compromised that he recently greased the skids to get known torturer Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director.
Nunes is just the opposite; he is clearly determined to exercise his committee’s Constitutional responsibility to investigate, and to report his findings about who really did interfere in the 2016 election. Nunes has broken the meek mold of virtually all predecessor Intelligence Committee chairmen and violated Establishment etiquette, saying publicly — and forcefully — that if senior officials at Justice, the FBI, the CIA, and elsewhere have committed crimes, “You’re darn right the we’re going to put them on trial.”
See the last minute or so of:
As for DOJ IG Michael Horowitz, he appears to have done a commendable job so far, with the caveat that he is very dependent on his associates — many of whom have a lot to hide — for evidence relating to their own abuses.
And Horowitz is, after all, a lawyer. So no one should be surprised at a lawyerly parsing of words. His report says: “We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence … that political bias directly affected the specific investigative decisions.” Any lawyer will tell you that this just means that no one has admitted to that in formal testimony and that Horowitz, so far, can find no piece of paper or digital text in which, for example, Strzok depicts exactly how he planned to carry out his brag to his mistress that “We’ll stop” Trump from becoming president.
Finally, the IG report uses the term “Midyear Examination” or simply “Midyear” (and, in the process, pins the blame on the FBI and DOJ for continuing to insist on euphemisms for what amounted to an Inspector Clouseau-type investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deliberate use of insecure computers that resulted in the compromise of classified information — some of it extremely sensitive; NSA is keeping mum about the worst). Sadly, U.S. “Justice” people are still resorting to euphemisms to refer to Mrs. Clinton’s playing fast and loose with laws to protect secret information, which all government officials promise to take seriously.
More word games: Recall that a year ago, after being fired by President Trump, James Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Obama-appointed Attorney General Loretta Lynch had directed him, at the height of the 2016 campaign, not to call the probe into Clinton’s use of a private server an “investigation.” Comey testified: “At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a ‘matter,’ which confused me and concerned me.” Comey added, “and that gave me a queasy feeling.”
And not only you, Jim. Did you ever think of looking into what your boys and girls were up to?