'Crooked Hillary' and 'Slippery Comey': Horowitz About to Drop a Bomb – Analyst
The Horowitz report may explain the motivation behind Hillary Clinton and her associates relying so heavily on secret private servers, Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel told Sputnik, adding that the report is likely to trigger US voters’ interest in the upcoming 2018 mid-term elections and 2020 presidential race.
On June 14 Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is releasing a much-anticipated report examining the former FBI Director James Comey’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server. It has taken more than a year for Horowitz to review the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) activities related to Clinton’s mishandling of confidential information during her tenure as a secretary of state.
According to Ortel, the potential disclosures could become especially toxic for former senior officials in the Obama administration and deal a blow to the Democratic Party ahead of the 2018 congressional vote.
He pointed out that most observers have not bothered to examine evidence provided by the “FBI Vault” (an online service available to any internet user anywhere).
“This evidence shows, conclusively, that the FBI did indeed open a formal investigation into possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and associates on July 10, 2015, well before the Democratic primaries began,” Ortel highlighted.
The investigative journalist noted that many observers also have failed to examine evidence at the FBI Vault concerning an earlier, unsuccessful investigation into the Clinton Foundation for possible “public corruption” from 2001 through 2005.
According to the Wall Street analyst, “if Horowitz does a fair job, his report will have to address likely motivations for Team Clinton to rely so heavily on secret private servers and alias email accounts operated on unsecure devices. And, it should explain how much of the ‘missing’ emails have been found and examined.”
Exposures May Translate Into Multiple Criminal Referrals
Ortel believes that the upcoming report could reveal blatant errors by FBI and DOJ officials and subsequent attempts to cover them up.
The investigative journalist does not rule out that the revelations could translate into trials and real prison terms for the culprits.
Horowitz Report and 2018/2020 Elections
When asked how the upcoming report could affect the balance of power in Washington, the Wall Street analyst opined that “in almost any reasonable case, the contents of the Horowitz Report are likely to fan voter interest in the November 2018 and 2020 elections.”
The investigative journalist presumed that the report might “accentuate public concerns that the US, especially since the advent of unregulated globalism from 1988 forward has evolved a ‘justice system’ where politically connected elites profit from their connections financially and escape tough treatment for breaking laws, whereas the rest of the voters have no such privileges.”
Michael Horowitz, a DOJ internal watchdog kicked off an investigation into Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton probe in January 2017. According to The Atlantic, both Democrats and Republicans welcomed the watchdog’s decision, given their mixed attitude toward the former FBI chief’s flip-flops on the Clinton email case.
For his part, Donald Trump also signaled his interest in the upcoming exposure: “What is taking so long with the Inspector General’s Report on Crooked Hillary and Slippery James Comey. Numerous delays. Hope Report is not being changed and made weaker! There are so many horrible things to tell, the public has the right to know. Transparency!” he tweeted on June 5, 2018.
The views and opinions expressed by Charles Ortel and Ekaterina Blinova are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik.
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