Michael Horowitz, the OIG of the US Department of Justice, announced on Monday that he would investigate whether any former or current DOJ member sought to “alter the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election,” and the leftist media immediately read that as a punishment against President Donald J. Trump, somehow.
Granted, the US system of Government and court systems do not usually go out of their way to investigate the truth or come up with an unbiased and apolitical finding. However, it is still important to note that the leftist media is misreading the report or “reporting” on their own flawed findings and agendas.
Horowitz’s announcement says nothing about Trump or what the investigation angle will be, yet the left knows it must be that Trump did something bad! That it was Trump who tried to “overthrow the election” without allowing Trump to speak about his findings. It is all very frustrating.
Read the full press release and see if it matches how the left is covering the announcement. Do you believe they are telling you the truth?
Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General Announces Initiation of Investigation
“Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today that:
The DOJ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is initiating an investigation into whether any former or current DOJ official engaged in an improper attempt to have DOJ seek to alter the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election. The investigation will encompass all relevant allegations that may arise within the scope of the OIG’s jurisdiction. The OIG has jurisdiction to investigate allegations concerning the conduct of former and current DOJ employees. The OIG’s jurisdiction does not extend to allegations against other government officials.
The OIG is making this statement, consistent with DOJ policy, to reassure the public that an appropriate agency is investigating the allegations. Consistent with OIG policy, we will not comment further on the investigation until it is completed. When our investigation is concluded, we will proceed with our usual process for releasing our findings publicly in accordance with relevant laws and DOJ and OIG policies”.
The way I read that, no one is off the hook.
The leftist mainstream media like CNN-enable Democrat Grassroots Marketing Platforms, like Court House News to get the message out to many community organizers, like Grant Stern that the messaging that Horowitz would, “of course” make findings against President Donald J. Trump, who they claim was attempting to “subvert” the election results that favored Democrat Joe Biden.
But none of that comes from Horowitz’s announcements; it comes from the left’s media machine.
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— Courthouse News (@CourthouseNews) January 25, 2021
Stern, a Community Organizer for Occupy Democrats, has a large network of activists who can push his talking points and is a long time political opponent of Conservatives, seen here used the OIG announcement to push his political party’s messaging and PR while promoting an article by far-left radical Washington Post:
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced that if you thought he was busy while T**** was in office, you ain't seen nothin' yet. https://t.co/skPIc6XeCO
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) January 25, 2021
New York Times reporter was pushing an agenda as well and posted:
“DOJ IG Michael Horowitz has opened an investigation into efforts by Trump and DOJ officials to undo the election results, following @SenatorDurbin‘s announcement Saturday that Senate Judiciary has initiated its own oversight inquiry.”
Citing Leftist Media Sources, CNN reported on the OIG announcement and said:
“The Justice Department’s internal watchdog will investigate whether any department official sought to have the department overturn President Joe Biden’s election win.
The fact is that we will need to follow the reports before we have findings of who, if anyone in the DOJ, made any attempts to change the outcome of the election.