According to ex-FBI man Josh Campbell – who worked for both Comey and ex-FBI director Robert Mueller – the report was not good news for the agency.
Trump said Friday, as he has before, that the Mueller probe, too, “has been totally discredited”. “There was total bias”.
“I’m not talking about Comey”, Cortes exclaimed”. While Horowitz says Comey treated Clinton unfairly, Trump has long argued that Comey let Clinton off easy.
President Donald Trump on Friday used a 500-page internal watchdog report issued by the Justice Department to declare himself entirely absolved in Robert Mueller’s Russian Federation investigation.
The Director’s pledge comes hours after the IG report revealed new text messages between DOJ employees, with one vowing to “stop” Donald Trump from winning the presidency. Another from a bureau lawyer said “Viva le resistance”. There was no obstruction.
Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman, told reporters on Thursday that he hadn’t yet seen the inspector general’s report and “I’m not going to get ahead of any of that”.
The report added that former President Obama used a pseudonym for his username and thatnone of his sent or received emails contained classified information. Although Horowitz criticized the very public way that Comey handled the probe, the inspector general concluded that the investigation itself – and the ultimate recommendation not to charge Clinton – were sound. It also faults him for alerting Congress days before the 2016 election that the investigation was being reopened because of newly discovered emails. What about the anti-Trump text messages?
‘I would rather have brunch with trump and a bunch of his supporters like the ones from ohio that are retarded, ‘ wrote Agent 5 in an exchange identified by the Weekly Standard. “I don’t think any of us would want our enemy investigating us”. He was the lead investigator on both the Clinton and Trump/Russia investigations.
During the investigation, Clinton had maintained her use was appropriate and that other high-ranking USA officials had engaged in similar practices involving personal communication devices. Pan right from James Comey to US President Donald Trump, they shake hands (PARTIALLY COVERS PREVIOUS SOUNDBITE) US NETWORK POOL – AP CLIENTS ONLY Joint Base Andrews – 13 June, 2018 4. Right?!” Strzok responded by saying, “No.
However, the inspector general did not find political considerations affected the outcome of either agent’s work.
Strzok said he did not interpret Page’s text to mean the Federal Bureau of Investigation should treat Clinton differently because she might become president, and maintains no decision was made on that basis.
The report Trump was referring to actually found no evidence that the prosecutors handling the Hillary Clinton email probe were motivated by politics. So to the extent that this report absolves the president of wrongdoing in the sense of firing Director Comey because it was a justified action because call me erred. That was sent just weeks before he threw the race into upheaval by reopening the case over Weiner’s laptop.
Democrats said the inspector general’s report provided no grounds to undermine Mueller’s continuing investigation.