(National Sentinel) Scandalous: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s long-awaited report regarding his investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case dropped this afternoon and already there have been some stunning revelations.
In no particular order, bombshells include:
— The bureau’s former No. 2 counterintelligence official, Peter Strzok, vowed to keep Donald Trump out of the White House (obviously he failed but what makes this notable is that he tried).
In back-and-forth text messages between Strzok and his paramour, then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the two wrote:
PAGE: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
STRZOK: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
‘We?’ Who is ‘we?’
What makes this particular text exchange noteworthy — other than the obvious treason (and that’s exactly what it is though none in D.C. dare call it that) — is that it was never turned over to Congress with the other text-related documents. This is the first that Congress is hearing about the text exchange, so who deleted it from the initial batches of documents turned over to various investigating congressional committees? We don’t know yet.
What’s more, the text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after “Crossfire Hurricane” was opened and 6 days before the “insurance policy” text.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., unleashed after reading the shocking text message.
He tweeted: “Lisa Page text to Peter Strzok: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Strzok reply: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.” This Peter Strzok text about “stopping” Donald Trump was hidden from Congressional investigators. We never had it. Absolutely unreal.”
Lisa Page text to Peter Strzok: “(Trump’s) not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
Strzok reply: “No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it.”
This Peter Strzok text about "stopping" Donald Trump was hidden from Congressional investigators. We never had it. Absolutely unreal.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) June 14, 2018
Meadows also tweeted out a series of very relevant questions, including one questioning why Strzok still has a job at the bureau and why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not been more forthcoming.
“I’ve initially reviewed the IG report–two questions are most pressing:
1) Why is Peter Strzok still employed?
2) Why has Rod Rosenstein repeatedly failed to promptly inform Congress of improper conduct?” he wrote
I've initially reviewed the IG report–two questions are most pressing:
1) Why is Peter Strzok still employed?
2) Why has Rod Rosenstein repeatedly failed to promptly inform Congress of improper conduct?
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) June 14, 2018
In documents that were turned over to Congress, Page’s question appears but Strzok’s response does not (via The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross):
Someone knows who deleted Strzok’s response from the released documentation. That person needs to be identified and disciplined…or charged.
— A Democrat-aligned attorney whom special counsel Robert Mueller picked to be on his staff and who also worked on the Clinton email investigation texted “Viva la Resistance!” when asked if he was rethinking his commitment to the incoming Trump administration.
The Daily Caller reported:
An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsel’s Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, including one exclaiming: “Viva le Resistance.”
The attorney’s comments are revealed in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released on Thursday.
The lawyer is not identified, but he worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and was the FBI’s lead attorney on the investigation into Russian election interference. He was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation soon after it began in May 2017 and left in late February of this year after some of his private messages were shared with the special counsel.
The inspector general’s report focuses on instant messages that the attorney exchanged with a colleague about the Clinton and Russia probes.
“I am numb,” the attorney wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after President Trump’s election.
“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” the lawyer continued, apparently referring to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe.
The attorney’s messages show that he was distressed at the FBI’s decision in October 2016 to re-open the investigation into Clinton’s emails. Democrats have claimed that decision hurt Clinton at the polls.
The FBI lawyer also suggested that he would work to resist the Trump administration.
“Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” one FBI lawyer wrote on Nov. 22, 2016.
“Hell no. Viva le resistance,” the future Mueller attorney responded.
This as-yet-unidentified lawyer was removed from Mueller’s team in February.
— The report released Thursday calls former FBI Director James Comey “insubordinate” and says his actions were “extraordinary.” Incredibly, however, the report said there is no evidence to suspect Comey was acting with political bias. That’s unreal, considering that 1) he began writing his public statement exonerating Clinton months before the investigation was concluded; 2) he allowed words and phrases to be changed so as to allow Clinton to avoid being cited for criminal behavior; and 3) he listed every violation of law that she had committed before announcing she shouldn’t be prosecuted.
— Horowitz said that five FBI officials expressed hostility toward Trump before his election as president and disclosed in his report to Congress that their actions have been referred to the bureau for possible disciplinary action.
“The president was briefed on the IG report earlier today, and it reaffirmed the president’s suspicions about Comey’s conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said of the 500-page report.
Regarding the anti-Trump bias of the agents, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said “it appears as though all or most of the 39 people who were tangentially involved had a bias toward believing they were going to work for Hillary Clinton — and as a result didn’t have the guts to take on wrongdoing.”
— Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement that John Huber, the Utah-based U.S. attorney who’s reviewing allegations of FBI bias and wrongdoing, “will provide recommendations as to whether any matter not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of Special Counsel.”
— In a separate report The Daily Caller noted:
The Department of Justice inspector general identified a number of instances where FBI employees regularly spoke with members of the media and received a number of free perks from journalists including meals and tickets to various events.
On page XII in the report, the IG says the department “identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters.”
The IG expressed “profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered our review.”
The contact between FBI agents and the media extended to receiving “improperly receiving benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events.”
— Fox News reported:
“Foreign actors” obtained access to some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails — including at least one email classified as “secret” — according to a new memo from two GOP-led House committees and an internal FBI email.
“Documents provided to the Committees show foreign actors obtained access to some of Mrs. Clinton’s emails — including at least one email classified ‘Secret,'” the memo says, adding that foreign actors also accessed the private accounts of some Clinton staffers.
The memo does not say who the foreign actors are, or what material was obtained, but it notes that secret information is defined as information that, if disclosed, could “reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the national security.”
(And the Marxist Democratic Left claims Trump is dangerous to national security!)
(And they claim that Hillary would have been better for the country!)
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