Horowitz Reports on FBI/DOJ Informants, Sets Date To Release for His Major Report
Nov. 21, 2019 (EIRNS)—Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has conducted an audit of the FBI informant program and concluded that it is operating dangerously outside DOJ guidelines. He released that 60-page report on Nov. 19. FBI officials are routinely not conducting verification audits on informants on the payroll for long periods of time, nor entering critical information about their biases and activities into informant evaluations. This has an obvious impact on the criminal cases where these informants are used, as potential exculpatory information never comes into view, and, in fact, FBI employees had been discouraged from entering negative information about informants into their files for this very reason. Many have commented that these deficiencies were at play in the cases of Stefan Halper and “ex”-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, who were both used against Donald Trump.
Horowitz’s report on the operations against candidate Trump is now scheduled for release on Dec. 9th, with Horowitz to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11th.