President Donald Trump with former President Barack Obama (Photo: Twitter)
Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh says that while DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz found no evidence of political bias in the Obama administration's effort to obtain warrants to spy on the Trump campaign, there's more to the story.
Horowitz didn't prove that there was no bias, he only concluded that he found no evidence for it.
Further, his report confirms the counter-intelligence probe against the Trump campaign was based mostly was based on made-up allegations from the Steele dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Significantly, Limbaugh said, the report shows Obama was at the center of the "coup attempt."
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He noted FBI Director James Comey "acknowledged that he told Obama some of this."
Further, U.S. Attorney John Durham, who has an open criminal investigation into the origins of the probe of Trump, publicly said Monday he disagreed Horowitz' conclusions that the basis for opening the probe was justified and there was no evidence of political bias.
"Durham has kind of shown some cards and the cards that he has shown has people worried. I'm telling you, there are media people and people like Comey and others in Washington – despite their public appearances – who are quaking over what is going to be found.
Limbaugh said the significance of Comey admitting that he told Obama about the Trump probe is he and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe "and others are gonna be able to say: 'Hey, Obama was in charge! Obama told us! Obama ... Obama knew,"
"Because I guarantee you when it gets down to the nitty-gritty, we still have time for people to flip, and there's gonna be some serious questions people asking themselves. 'Do I want to go to jail to protect so-and-so? Do I want to go to jail? Do I want to spend the rest of my life in jail to protect X?' So Comey admitting that he told Obama is already laying down a potential defense that it was simply following orders. They were all simply following orders, that Obama knew what was going on."
Limbaugh noted the IG report "destroys" the Steele dossier.
"They lied, the FBI, when applying for FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. If you don't know anything else (and if you don't want to get caught up in the complications of it), in order to spy on a political campaign, you have to get a warrant. And you don't go to a standard, ordinary district court judge. You have to go to the FISA court, secret court. You have to go there. What happens there is secret and private. Nobody knows about it, by law."
He noted the Steele dossier was "all they ever had" to get a warrant to spy on Carter Page, and the court rejected it.
The second time, "when six of Steele's dossier memos arrived in the inboxes of the FBI's Trump-Russia investigative team," they got permission.
"The IG report says the FBI immediately sought to obtain warrants to spy on Carter Page, i.e., the Trump campaign, after they received elements of the Steele dossier," he said.
The problem is that the FBI "knew" the dossier was bogus, "that Hillary Clinton had paid for it, and they did not tell the FISA court," he said.
"This is all in the report, folks."
He said the bottom line is that Durham's repudiation of Horowitz's conclusion "has people freaking out in Washington."