Trump attacks report on Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying in fact there was 'total bias'

Erika Holt
June 19, 2018

In the 500-page report, Comey is criticised for violating Justice Department policies by making these announcements, but it also says there is no evidence he did this out of political motivation. What you would have us believe is that somehow they waited until the president got elected, and then they would go after him.

The inspector general found otherwise.

The FBI obtained a warrant nine days before the presidential election to review those emails, found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner, and ultimately determined there was nothing in them that changed its original conclusion. "According to multiple sources who spoke to The Washington Post, in a text from August 2016 Page texted Strzok: "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right?

The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor.

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Noah also joked about the irony over Comey's private email use.

Trump later added that he had tried to stay "uninvolved" in the Justice Department, stating Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was "not happy" with the IG report. Strzok was removed from the Clinton and Trump investigations and demoted, yet remains employed by the FBI.

Meanwhile, Comey was sacked from his post previous year in May by Trump. "Our review did not find documentary or testimonial evidence directly connecting the political views these employees expressed in their text messages and instant messages to the specific investigative decisions we reviewed", the report said.

Comey has long defended his actions during the election, writing in a recently released book that he did "something I could never imagine" to protect the bureau's independence after concluding that Lynch "appeared politically compromised".

Aitan Goelman, Strzok's lawyer, said the report found no evidence that his political views had an impact on the Clinton probe. "It will go down as a dark and unsafe period in American history". "We'll stop it", he said in the email. "I did a great service to the people in firing him", Mr Trump tweeted.

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