Comey deviated from Federal Bureau of Investigation norms in Clinton email probe

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"The IG report basically tells you that both prongs of the Mueller investigation are either corrupt or answered".

FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who headed the Clinton & Russia investigations, texted to his lover Lisa Page, in the IG Report, that "we'll stop" candidate Trump from becoming President.

Trump has been eager for the report in hopes that it would vindicate his decision to fire Comey and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

It arose from a review he launched about a week before President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. Page was less well-known and has left the agency since the text messages were revealed. It also faulted him for alerting Congress days before the 2016 election that the investigation was being reopened because of newly discovered emails.

In December 2017, it was revealed that at least five of the emails stored on Weiner's laptop were marked "confidential" and involved delicate talks with Middle Eastern leaders and Abedin.

In a highly anticipated report released Thursday, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said those messages sullied the FBI's reputation and "cast a cloud" over its investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton's emails, even if they did not affect the investigation itself.

Clinton has repeatedly claimed that the announcement contributed to her loss to Trump.

The report lambastes Strzok and a now-retired Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer, Lisa Page, for text exchanges that it says were "deeply troubling" and created the appearance "that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations". He said Strzok did not do the one thing that might have actually helped Clinton and hurt Trump: leak word of the investigation of the Trump campaign.


For months, the Strzok-Page story has drawn a great deal of political interest, primarily because their dislike of Trump and influence within the DOJ have raised questions over the integrity of the department's investigations.

In response, FBI Director Christopher Wray said the FBI will review the inspector generals' findings and will take any appropriate action to hold people accountable.

Strzok, replied, "No. No he won't".

Strzok responded: "No. No he won't".

He also tweeted wishing peace and prosperity in the coming year. Rudy Giuliani, the president's attorney, has suggested that a presidential interview with Mueller may not happen in the aftermath of the IG report, which he contends shows the investigation has been tainted and biased against the president.

But it said, “We found no evidence that the conclusions by the prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations; rather, we determined that they were based on the prosecutors assessment of the facts, the law and past department practice.”.

Trump sought to further discredit the probe Friday, saying the "problem with the Mueller investigation is everybody's got massive conflicts".

Meaning what? As recently as May 2017, when Mueller was appointed, a senior FBI investigator with privileged access to the Russian Federation investigation - one with an apparently personal ax to grind against Trump - wasn't sure whether there was any collusion between the campaign and the attacks. "The IG report yesterday went a long way to show that".

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