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Inspector general report investigating the allegations of misconduct by the FBI and DOJ; Catherine Herridge has the details.
Justice Department inspector General Michael Horowitz on Thursday released its long-awaited report on its review of the FBI and DOJ, Hillary Clinton, investigation during the 2016 presidential elections, then-FBI Director James Comey “undue” with his public statements on the investigation.
For more than a year, Horowitz, the review of other actions in connection with his investigation of Clinton was the use of a private E-Mail server, while she was foreign Minister.
Horowitz’s study looked at a variety of allegations, including the question of whether it was inadmissible for Comey, a public announcement, not to recommend prosecution of the Clinton-E-Mail consultation.
“We have found that it was exceptional and undue to hide for Comey and his intentions of his superior, the attorney General and Deputy attorney General, to prevent the for the approved purpose that you told him to make the statement, and instruct his subordinates in the FBI, to do the same,” says Horowitz of the report.
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Newly discovered texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and the FBI’s lawyer, Lisa page, also play an important role in the results.
“In particular, we were concerned about text messages exchanged by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok and Lisa page, Special Counsel, Deputy Director, that, potentially, specified, or created the appearance that the investigative decisions were influenced by bias or improper considerations,” the report says.
According to the report, Strzok page written in August 2016, “we will stop,” Donald Trump for 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.
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.”
Other 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.
Strzok Robert Mueller were assigned to counsel is a special probe, but since it was assigned. Page resigned later.
The final report could have an impact on some in the DOJ and FBI.
In an interview with The Hill’s new web-show “Rising” on Wednesday, attorney General Jeff Sessions, said the possibility of “termination” on the table for the accused of serious misconduct. Some of the key figures, but have already been fired or left the government.
The publication of the actual report was delayed for weeks as the department and the FBI examined to identify a draft copy of, have carefully read the information that you want protected from disclosure.
A related criticism has already put the former top FBI official Andrew McCabe in legal difficulties. The Ministry of justice’s internal watchdog sent a criminal referral for McCabe in April to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington. This was in response to Horowitz’s determination that McCabe passes a lie leaked information to the press and later, over to Comey, and Federal investigators, prompting sessions to fire him in March. The Washington Post reported that Comey has asked the U.S. attorney’s office as part of a McCabe-examination.
In November, Horowitz interviewed dozens of people, said his team had reviewed thousands of records in the course of the investigation. He said his team was on the search, whether “certain underlying investigative decisions based on improper considerations.”
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Bill Mears contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.