Justice report provides ammo for both Trump, critics

17 June, 2018, 23:15 | Author: Gerard Cortez
  • Comey was subject to a hash inspector general report that came out Thursday

The president's tweet came after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz unveiled a highly anticipated report faulting Comey for "insubordinate behavior" during the FBI probe into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways on the IG's scathing report on the FBI Is the Department of Justice inspector general truly impartial?

Goelman said that Strzok was not willing to use his official position to affect Trump's chances of being elected and that "his political conviction that a Trump presidency would be disastrous for American national security is not based on his bias, it was based on information that was available to him, and his perspective on American national security".

The IG report cited repeated examples of intense partisan political bias among key FBI executives on the email investigation but concluded that "We did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions".

"Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns".

The contents of Weiner's laptop became the subject of widespread speculation during the FBI's 2016 probe into Clinton's private email server and alleged mishandling of classified data.

"It reaffirmed the president's suspicions about Comey's conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI", Sanders said in a press briefing Thursday.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in May of previous year. "The IG report yesterday went a long way to show that, and I think that the Mueller investigation has been totally discredited", he said.

Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said he was "deeply troubled" by these missives, including one text exchange in which a senior Federal Bureau of Investigation official asks: Trump's "not ever going to become president, right?"

Why did then-FBI Director James Comey feel he needed to take the Clinton email matter into his own hands and cut out his own bosses, the leaders of the Justice Department?

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To be clear, there is no doubt about the Russian active measures campaign that targeted the 2016 presidential election.

In one August 2016 text message, Strzok - as he was leading the Clinton probe and the FBI investigation of Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election - said he and his team would "stop" Trump from becoming president if necessary.

The FBI leadership waited almost a month after receiving initial information about the laptop to reopen the investigation and notifying Congress about it, the IG report shows.

Both Strzok and Page acknowledged that some of their texts could be read as showing bias against Trump, but both insisted bias played no part in their work.

“But my emails, ” she said, reacting in a three-word tweet.

"Peter Strzok should not have a job anywhere near our Justice Department", said North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican who is close to Trump, after a briefing on the report.

THE FACTS: Trump was referring to Mueller's team.

FBI Director Chris Wray told reporters the FBI accepted the reports findings and was making changes, including requiring further training for FBI employees and re-emphasizing the importance of objectivity.


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