Federal Bureau of Investigation report: Anti-Trump texts 'cast a cloud' over email probe

17 June, 2018, 00:52 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Comey broke FBI procedure in Clinton email probe says inspector general

However, ultimately after reviewing their messages and their actions, investigators concluded that Page's and Strzok's opinions did not influence their actions at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This is a play on a response that one often heard during the course of the 2016 campaign whenever an argument made about why Donald Trump should not be President. And while Comey mishandled the investigation into whether Clinton misused the email server as secretary of state, Schumer said, "it was Trump who benefited from all these mistakes".

Responding to the report Thursday, Comey tweeted that he respects the Inspector General's office and that their "conclusions are reasonable", even though he disagreed with some of them.

However, the report does criticise two senior FBI officials who later worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.

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Kaufman said he sees the anti-Trump text as another indication that some cards are stacked against the president. It also concluded that Comey's actions were not motivated by political bias. I assume that he contemplated stopping Trump by leaking damaging (whether true or false) information gleaned from that investigation to the press.

"The damage caused by these employees' actions extends far beyond the scope of the Midyear (Clinton) investigation and goes to the heart of the FBI's reputation for neutral fact finding and political independence", CNN quoted the report.

That message was just the latest of many that have raised questions about the FBI's impartiality before and after Trump's election in 2016.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in May of past year. I did a great service to the people in firing him.

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Lopetegui - who previously managed Porto - led his country to 28 points from a possible 30 as they cruised to top spot in their World Cup qualifying group.

However, the inspector general did not find political considerations affected the outcome of either agent's work.

Obama said in a 2015 interview with CBS News that he first learned of Clinton's use of the private server "at the same time everybody else learned it through news reports".

"Doesn't get any lower than that!" he said after citing Strzok's text about preventing him from becoming president.

FBI Director Christopher Wray, who Trump tapped as Comey's successor previous year, also stood by the report's final conclusion Thursday afternoon, vowed the nation's top law enforcement agency would learn from past mistakes and assured more training for agents.

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On Friday, Trump also lashed out at Comey, who was accused in the report of insubordination for the way he handled the probe into Clinton's emails.

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