Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was at the center of the Obama administration’s “spygate” scandal.
As the head of the Justice Department, Lynch supervised the FBI’s Russia investigation.
And now Loretta Lynch is about to get some bad news that will turn her life upside down.
Former FBI officials like disgraced director James Comey and his lackey former general counsel James Baker, made the media rounds in advance of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on FBI FISA abuses during the 2016 election.
They are clearly nervous about what Horowitz will find and are trying to spin the story in their favor before the report comes out in order to shape the news coverage.
But Baker’s appearance on CNN betrayed his unease.
He said he expected the Inspector General to find the FBI made mistakes.
Former FBI General Counsel James Baker conceded that the Department of Justice inspector general will find that the bureau made “mistakes” during its counter investigation into now-debunked collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
“The inspector general is looking at everything we did,” Baker told CNN, per the Washington Examiner. “If the IG usually finds mistakes that we made, so I expect him to find mistakes this time.”
The former FBI official’s remarks come as Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to complete his review of alleged surveillance abuses committed by the Justice Department and FBI related to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court applications regarding former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. Attorney General William Barr has stated the probe could wrap up by May or June. Meanwhile, Barr has assigned U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John Durham to look into the origins of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign, the New York Times reported Monday.
If the FBI made any mistakes, they ultimately fall in the lap of Loretta Lynch.
As Attorney General, Lynch allowed the FBI to target the Trump campaign with a politically motivated spying operation in order to disrupt Trump’s chances of winning the 2016 election.
Many Americans believe it is high time for Congress to haul Lynch in for questioning.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.