By James Barrett
On Wednesday, talk radio leader Rush Limbaugh slammed the drive-by media for its dishonest and increasingly dangerous reporting on all things Trump, warning that the hysteria ginned up by the media was bound to “get somebody killed.”
Amid all the misleading and hypocritical reporting on the treatment of illegal immigrants, said Limbaugh, the media was deliberately “burying” more damning revelations from the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz‘s report on the FBI’s egregious mishandling of the Hillary Clinton investigation.
“This story is getting buried, by the way, which is also one of the objectives of the border story and the detaining children story,” Rush began. He then read from a Fox News report titled, “IG confirms he is reviewing whether Strzok’s anti-Trump bias impacted launch of Russia probe“:
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed Tuesday that he is investigating whether FBI official Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump bias factored into the launch of the bureau’s Russia probe.
During a joint hearing before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, Horowitz testified that his office was reviewing Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages as part of a separate probe related to the Russia investigation.
“It clearly shows a biased state of mind,” Horowitz said, referring to text messages written as the FBI probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email use was wrapping up and the Russia probe was getting underway. …
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., questioned Horowitz on whether that apparent bias influenced the initiation of the investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 campaign and potential collusion with Trump’s team.
“That’s a matter we’ve got under review and are looking at right now,” Horowitz said.
“The text messages that we have seen with Strzok, those with Lisa Page, indicate the Hillary Clinton investigation was never gonna amount to anything,” said Limbaugh. “Strzok and Page admitted this was a nothing burger, but that the Russia thing? That was real. Even though Strzok also texted at one point that he didn’t think there was gonna be anything to it. But Horowitz is admitting that Strzok’s bias against Trump is now a central investigation into just how much did his bias have to do with the actual investigation of Trump and Russia beginning. I think they’re gonna find that it was a lot of if. It is…”
Rush then cited another recent article, Andy McCarthy’s column for National Review Tuesday, which details “the overwhelming evidence of the criminal behavior of Hillary Clinton and, by extension, Barack Obama.”
“Yet the inspector general report doesn’t even comment on it. They comment on the FBI’s investigation being half-hearted and lackadaisical, and they admit that may be because of bias,” said Limbaugh. “But here you have the collection of real evidence of all of the serious violations of law, and nothing was done about it. Despite the fact that the IG report catalogs how the FBI exonerated her before they even interviewed her, exonerated her even before the investigation began. But the evidence presented in the report itself is so conclusive of criminal behavior and the IG didn’t even comment on that — and there’s one reason for it.”
That reason, said Limbaugh, was the protection of Obama: “[Y]ou cannot investigate Hillary Clinton without including and snaring Barack Obama! Barack Obama was knowingly sending classified data back and forth with Hillary over her unsecured, unofficial server. He lied about knowing that. Any investigation of her would have nailed him. The point of all this has always been to insulate Obama.”
Limbaugh then addressed another “frustrating” aspect about the IG report that the mainstream media will never address: “It took this guy 15 months, this guy Horowitz and his team. Fifteen months. Then he writes his report, and that circulates for a month. The people who are named in the report get an advance look at it, and they have a chance to fight back and try to change Horowitz’s mind on some of his conclusions. Then the thing is finally released.”
He continued: “You know what struck me? It took this guy 15 months to put together a report of things we have known for six months! In other words, the delay aspect of this report is something I don’t think enough people are talking about. This whole thing being delayed as though they just now learned all this as a result of their exhaustive investigation? They knew it too!”
Transcript via RushLimbaugh.com