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President Trump: the IG report was a “horror show”
The President, in a surprise appearance on ‘Fox & Friends’ at the White House, responding to the IG report, the allegations against the former FBI Director Comey, new China customs, its relationship with the G7 countries, the immigration, Müller-Russia-investigation, North Korea, and more.
President Trump broke his silence on the scathing inspector general’s report with a vengeance Friday, first tweeted that the FBI chief, he fired, was the “worst” in the bureau of history, then crash, “Fox & Friends” for an impromptu interview, where he tore up the “scum on top” of the Obama-era bureau, said the IG “have messed it up.”
The president’s comments came a day after the publication of the report, and that was the result of an 18 months-long investigation by DOJ inspector General Michael Horowitz. Trump said the report, was the ex-FBI Director James Comey was insubordinate, showed trump was justified in firing him.
“The IG report is a complete and total disaster for Comey, his minions, and sad, and the FBI,” Trump tweeted early Friday. “Comey is now officially go down as the worst leader by far, in the history of the FBI. I have to fire a great service for the people in it. Good Instincts. Christopher Wray brings it proud!”
The IG report is a complete and total disaster for Comey, his minions, and sad, and the FBI. Comey will now officially go down as the worst leader by far, in the history of the FBI. I have to fire a great service for the people in it. Good Instincts. Christopher Wray brings it proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018
In an interview with Fox, Steve Doocy, Trump made it clear that he as Comey, the leader of this “minions.”
“I think Comey to be the leader of this whole robber was said to cave” Trump.
“If you complete a survey, at the FBI, [I would win],” Trump Doocy said. “I mean the real FBI, not the scum at the top.”
Trump Horowitz said to find no evidence of the FBI probe, Hillary Clinton’s secret E-Mail server has been affected due to the rampant liberal bias, the general inspector “blew it.”
Horowitz’s report criticized Comey for going over the heads of his superiors, including the former attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to announce the holding of a press conference, the FBI’s decision not to press criminal charges against Clinton. This July, 2016, the press conference, Comey called the then-presidential candidate actions “extremely reckless”, rather than “gross negligence,” as written in the first discharge statement.
Critics have suggested that Trump was the firing of Comey, obstruction of justice, although the Deputy attorney General wrote a recommendation, the Comey will be dismissed. Trump allegedly of Russian officials in may of 2017, said that Comey was a “real nutjob,” and pointed to to do the firing had, with “great pressure because of Russia,” in an apparent reference to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between Moscow and the trump campaign.
Trump denied later that his decision to fire Comey was associated with the Russian probe.
FBI Agent Peter Strzok, the line of the Clinton and Russia investigations, wrote to his beloved Lisa page, in the IG report, that “we” – candidate Trump from becoming President. Not less than that!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2018
The IG report also focuses on the political prejudices within the bureau—especially in relation to FBI officials, Peter Strzok and Lisa page, the first came under scrutiny in December through a series of politically motivated, anti-Trump-text-messages they exchanged.
The inspector General released new text messages between the two—suggesting that they would stop Trump from becoming President.
“[Trump is not ever to be President, right? Right!?” Page texted Strzok in August 2016.
“No. No he is not. We will finish it,” Strzok answered.
Trump blasted Strzok early Friday in a separate tweet.
“FBI Agent Peter Strzok, the line of the Clinton and Russia investigations, texted, his beloved Lisa page, in the IG report that, “we need to end the’ candidate Trump from becoming President. Not lower than you!” Trump tweeted.
The report shows that more bureau officials, were thought of as before, the exchange of anti-Trump-messages. The inspector General referred to five of the FBI for further investigation.
The inspector general’s office uncovered numerous messages “appeared to mix political opinion with the discussion on the MYE study.”
MYE, or “half-test”, the code in which the FBI refers to the investigation of the Clinton’s private E-Mail server.
“Some of these text messages, and instant messages mixed political comments with discussions about the half-year investigation, and concerns that political bias may have influenced the investigative decisions,” the report read.
The report found that they are especially concerned about text messages between Strzok and page “may be displayed, or created the appearance that the investigative decisions were influenced by bias or improper considerations.”
Strzok and the page were engaged, both served for a short time on Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia investigation group. Strzok has been assigned according to the revelation of his anti-Trump texts. Page came out of the office in the last month.
But, while many of these texts were sworn from the public by the end of 2017 from the IG report, according to a new, in the Strzok, “stop” Trump he was President and made it clear that as many as five FBI employees exchanged politically explosive news. “The text messages and instant messages sent by these employees included statements of hostility toward then-candidate Trump and statements of support for candidate Clinton,” the report said.
“I don’t know how Peter Strzok it works,” Trump Doocy said.
The report revealed that instant messages between the unnamed agent, called “Agent 1” and “Agent 5,” about their jobs in August 2016.
“I think anyone who likes to be [in this work], an absolute f—ing idiot. If you don’t think so, ask them a further question. Who are you voting for? I guarantee you, it will be sent to Donald Drumpf,” Agent 1.
“I forgot drumpf…the answer is sad and pathetic, if you want to vote for him,” Agent 5. “Who does not answer a question. Who is not professional even for a second.”
In September, Agent 1 and 5 talked again, bashing trump supporters remained as a “back.”
“I’m trying to think, ‘would I rather’ instead of spending time with those people, the” Agent 5.
Agent 1 asked, “keep your tongue in a fan??”
Agent 5 wrote later: “I would prefer to have brunch with trump and a few of his followers from ohio, and the disabled”
The report does not, however, find clues the fact that the political opinions of FBI officials to the decisions in the Clinton investigation.
In a statement to Fox News, Strzok lawyer, Aitan Goelman Strzok defended the work of the FBI.
“After a year-long investigation, that a review of millions of messages and interviews of dozens of witnesses, the IG concluded that there is no evidence that the political views of Special Agent Strzok and others in the FBI influenced the handling of the Clinton-E-Mail investigation,” Goelman said. “As the report notes, Special Agent Strzok was particularly thorough, consistently, and aggressively, sometimes to the point of putting him in conflict with officials of the Department of Justice.”
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.