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Strzok role in Clinton, Russia-probes in the focus
Republican lawmakers press FBI espionage chief, Bill Priestap on his former number-two role in the Clinton-E-Mail, and Russia, investigations; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.
FBI agent Peter Strzok texted a colleague bureau official in August 2016, “we will stop,” Donald Trump from becoming President, the Department of justice inspector General allegedly shows in his much-anticipated report on the Hillary Clinton E-Mail case.
The Washington Post reported that General-inspector Michael Horowitz’s report contains a August 2016-text-message exchange between the Strzok and then-FBI lawyer, Lisa page about Trump’s chance to be President.
“[The trombone] not to ever become President, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.
“No. No he is not. We will finish it,” Strzok answered.
Horowitz review months revealed other anti-Trump texts between the two officers, who were in a relationship. The “stop” trump text goes further, and is likely to fuel claims from the White house that the office worked against him.
Republican lawmakers pounced on the new text.
“In Louisiana, we call this tendency, which we call the target,” sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said on Fox News’ “outnumbered Overtime” on Thursday.
House oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., said in a statement the report shows “alarming and destructive levels of the animus displayed by top officials at the FBI.”
“Peter Strzok manifest bias tend to animus casts a pall on this investigation…His bias influenced his decision and he rejected the role of the cessation of the trump campaign, or the end of a trump presidency,” Gowdy said. “This is not the FBI, I know.”
But Bloomberg News, which also reported the new Strzok message, said Horowitz, the report says that the investigators “found documentary or testimonial evidence [in the Clinton case] that improper considerations, including political bias, which are directly affected by certain investigative measures, which we checked.”
STAGE DESIGN FOR THE BOMB IG REPORT ON THE CLINTON E-MAIL CASE
For more than a year, Horowitz, the review of FBI and DOJ actions in connection with his investigation of Clinton was the use of a private E-Mail server, while she was foreign Minister.
The report is not expected to address the DOJ and FBI actions, and the trump card-Russia-investigation, or relitigate the Clinton case. But it will mark the final settlement of the E-Mail probe date — among other things-whether “certain underlying investigative decisions based on improper considerations.”
The report will later be published Thursday. To see the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the arrival was at the White house, where he was expected to brief Trump on his results.
The inspector general review months discovered a treasure trove of anti-Trump texts from Strzok, as we know, Trump called an “idiot” and wrote about an “insurance” against a trump presidency.
Strzok has been assigned to the FBI human resources division. The page has since left the office.
A Congress source said, Fox News, the page of text about trump “was not ever to be President,” produced for the Congress, but Strzok, the answer is that “we don’t stop it” was.
According to the Associated Press, the justice Department watchdog, also disorders of the former FBI Director, James Comey for the break with established Protocol in his dealings with the Clinton E-Mail investigation, but it says that its decisions prior to the year of 2016, the elections were not driven by political interest, according to a person familiar with the results.
The report of the inspector general also criticized Comey not his superiors in the judicial hold of the Ministry, including former state attorney General Loretta Lynch, informs his dealings with the investigation, said the person, who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the report is not yet public.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.