For two years we listened to various Democrats, like LawFareBlog’s Benjamin Wittes, and a variety of Never Trumpers crowing about how Manafort or Flynn or Page or Papadopoulos or somebody was going to “flip” on the President. That didn’t happen for the reason that there turned out to be nothing to flip over. But now we are about to see some real, honest to gosh flipping.
Right now there is an IG (Michael Horowitz) looking into the policy decisions made by the FBI and Department of Justice in regards to the FISA warrant on Carter Page and the use of the discredited Steele Dossier. More important is that there is at least one federal prosecutor (see Attorney General Barr Launches Investigation to Determine How the Russia Investigation Started and More), John Durham, the US Attorney for Connecticut, looking into the genesis of how the Russia hoax was started. There may be two, but the US Attorney for Utah, John Huber, is being held incommunicado in an undisclosed location, so we don’t know. The difference is immense. The IG will recommend disciplinary action if he finds regulatory violations. Durham is looking to put asses in jail.