Horowitz was nominated by President Obama in July 2011 to be Inspector General of the DOJ. Before this he was at Harvard where he was groomed by the likes of individuals like former corrupt US Representative Barney Frank. Prior to working in private practice, Mr. Horowitz worked in DOJ from 1991 to 2002. In the early 1990s, he worked for former fired FBI Director Comey while the two of them were in the Southern District of NY. As Obama’s AG, he declined to look into AG Lynch when she met with Bill Clinton on a tarmac in 2016 and then a week later when Hillary was given a pass by crooked FBI Director Comey. Many Obama era crimes and corrupt actions such as delaying emails and documents to Congress or Judicial Watch were not investigated, however there are signs he is now looking into deep state criminality and working with the AG Barr and US Attorney John Durham. Hopefully we find he’s a good guy whose hands were tied by Obama.
Via Paul Sperry at Real Clear Investigations:
Lynch had an FBI security detail, and Clinton had a Secret Service detail. Typically, both insist on doing what’s called “advance work,” where they evaluate the security of locations in advance of such meetings, looking for threats, escape routes, critical entry points, weaknesses in security, as well as fire risks and other dangers. But to hear Lynch and Clinton recount the episode, neither of their security teams had advance knowledge of the meeting or were able to prepare for it. It was, they maintained, 100% spontaneous.
Despite the dubious chance-encounter story, Horowitz never checked it out with either security team. Were they really left in the dark? Or was the meeting, in fact, prearranged?
“The OIG considered but decided not to interview the head of Lynch’s FBI security detail,” Horowitz wrote in his report. He also neglected to quiz Clinton’s protective detail. Why? Because requiring them to testify “could impair the protective relationship.”
The two protective details were potentially valuable witnesses for another reason: They may have overheard the conversation on the plane. But Horowitz never bothered to ask them about that.
“We believed it was unlikely that the head of the security detail would have been in a position to be able to overhear the conversation between Lynch and former President Clinton,” Horowitz wrote.
Recall, Judicial Watch obtained emails through a FOIA lawsuit showing the FBI scrambling to cover up the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting. The emails showed that the FBI was more concerned about who leaked the Clinton-Lynch meeting to a local reporter.
When crooked Rod Rosenstein was in front of Congress he kept referring to the IG’s pending report into the DOJ and Rosenstein acted as if he knew that IG Horowitz was going to give him and the DOJ a pass. In January 2018, Horowitz announced that he located the text messages after the FBI said they were lost –
In a letter to congressional leaders, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office “succeeded in using forensic tools” to recover messages between senior FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page during a key five-month period ending the day special counsel Robert Mueller III was appointed to investigate possible coordination between the Kremlin and Trump’s campaign. The missing messages have sparked a political firestorm in recent days, as GOP leaders and the president have questioned how the FBI failed to retain them.
It was IG Horowitz that notified Mueller, who then removed Strzok from his team, after his text messages were selected in an investigation carried out by the IG. In the attempted coup against Trump that involved the phony Trump dossier, Horowitz found that all four FISA warrants were based on false information supplied to the FISA court and were illegal.