FBI Agent, Lawyer Disparaged Trump and Supported Clinton — Then Appointed By Mueller Team To Investigate Trump, Russia Ties — Raises specter of bias in the investigation

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a fundraising event for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Boston. (AP)

Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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Peter Strzok, a senior FBI agent, said Clinton “just has to win” in a text sent to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the Times reported.
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The messages showed concern from Strzok and Page that a Trump presidency could politicize the FBI, the report said, citing texts turned over to Congress and obtained by the newspaper.
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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is investigating the texts in a probe into FBI’s handling of its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server for official correspondence when she was Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama, the report added.
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Strzok was removed from working on the Russia probe after media reports earlier this month suggested he had exchanged text messages that disparaged Trump and supported Clinton.
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Strzok was involved in both the Clinton email and Russia investigations.
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Republicans, including Trump, have in recent weeks ramped up their attacks on the FBI and questioned its integrity.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees are investigating possible links between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Russia denies meddling in the 2016 US elections.
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The FBI, the Democratic National Committee and the White House did not respond to a request for comment outside regular business hours.
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Reuters was unable to contact Peter Strzok and Lisa Page for comment.
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One Response to “FBI Agent, Lawyer Disparaged Trump and Supported Clinton — Then Appointed By Mueller Team To Investigate Trump, Russia Ties — Raises specter of bias in the investigation”

  1. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Impeaches all the work and efforts of Mueller and his entire team.
    Looks like Mueller will be going home for his shinebox.

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