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In response to Horowitz’s testimony split along party lines
The inspector-General is defending his report on Clinton-E-Mail-investigation; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill.
A group of eight house Republicans has the justice Department inspector General Michael Horowitz, asked to enter the names of FBI employees mentioned in the last week of the report about the Hillary Clinton E-Mail investigation, some of which were to be shown as the anti-trump.
The letter said the lawmakers were “grateful” for Horowitz’s work in the preparation of the report, but added that she requested the names were “in the interest of justice and transparency.”
“As a representative of the American people, Congress deserves to know exactly who contributed to, the abuse of power in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI,” the letter reads. “These people must be held accountable, and only through transparency will ensure that the action.”
FBI-EMPLOYEES OF TRUMP VOTERS BEAT AS ” UNEDUCATED, LAZY, POS,’ IG REPORT FINDS
The letter is signed by Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz.; Dave Brat, R-Va.; Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.; Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; Jody Hice, R-Ga., Jim Jordan, R-Ohio) and Ralph Norman, R-S. C.
Horowitz’s report, released on Thursday, concluded that there is no evidence that the investigators ” political beliefs not to pursue a role in the decision to Clinton for improper handling of classified information in the year 2016. However, the report also showed new anti-Trump-messages between top FBI agent Peter Strzok and the FBI’s lawyer, Lisa page-including a missive from Strzok in August 2016: “we will stop,” Trump from becoming President.
The lawmakers ” letter explicitly a man is referred to, identified as “FBI-attorney 2” in the report, who texted “viva le resistance” to a colleague in November 2016. He also asked for information on FBI employees, the gifts of a news Reporter — sports tickets, golf outings and dinner — accepted “in [a] manner that seems to be, in exchange for leaking confidential information to the media.”