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Republican lawmakers lift tire FBI’s texts as evidence of bias
GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee, press Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the political biases exhibited in the texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa page; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said in July that two FBI officials on Müller-Russia-had replaced the probe, a series of anti-Trump-text-messages during the 2016 campaign, according to a statement from the Ministry of justice of the watchdog.
DOJ inspector General Michael Horowitz, the data showed, a day after Fox News received more than 375 of the messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa page. The messages that were published before the Rosenstein, a Wednesday appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
Strzok, a former deputy assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI, was fired by Müller and re-assigned to the FBI’s human resources division were detected after the replacement with the page. Page was short on Müller’s team, but in the meantime, back to the FBI.
Anti-Trump texts of the interface of an FBI agent
In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Horowitz said his office asked for text messages of the government-issued cell phones of several FBI employees involved in the Hillary Clinton E-Mail inquiry.
Strzok played a Central role in the E-Mail probe, the amendment to former FBI Director James Comey early draft of the language about Clinton’s actions “grossly negligent” to “extremely reckless” and the execution of the FBI interview of Clinton on the 4. Weekend of July in the year 2016.
According to Horowitz, “politically-oriented” text messages between Strzok and page, the first search were in his office. This led to the watchdog request of all messages between the two until the end of last November. These messages were prepared by the FBI on 20. July of this year, and Miller and Rosenstein have been informed that a week later, on 27. July.
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On the following day, Horowitz ‘ office, additional messages between the Strzok and page between December 2016 and July 28 applied for. These messages were received. Aug. 10.
In all, more than 10,000 messages between page and Strzok were, turned to the Ministry of justice watchdog. They contain discussions of how to “protect the country from this threat,” the President Trump.
One of the most important messages, from Aug. 15, 2016, came out of Strzok.
“I want to believe, the path you threw the test in Andy’s office, that there is no way [Trump] is selected — but I’m afraid we can’t the risk,” said Strzok, apparently with reference to then-Deputy FBI Director, Andrew McCabe. “It is like insurance in the unlikely event that you die before you are 40.”
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The context of the message was unclear.
Other exchange, from 2. April of this year, appears to show the efforts of the Strzok and side to hide some of their conversations about Clinton at the height of the E-Mail investigation.
“So you see, you say that we wrote the text on this phone, if we are talking about Hillary, because they are not followed,” – page. “They were just vent to, [because] you feel bad that you’re gone so much but that can’t be helped.”
Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.