Federal Bureau of Investigation removed agent from Russian Federation probe for anti-Trump messages

Dec 04, 2017, 00:48
Federal Bureau of Investigation removed agent from Russian Federation probe for anti-Trump messages

Days later, then-FBI Director James Comey announced that he would not be recommending charges against Clinton for mishandling classified information on her private email server. "Otherwise, there was no reason for Bob Mueller to give Mike Flynn this kind of deal", Schiff said, adding, "Whether that will ultimately lead to the president, I simply don't know".

The inquiry into Mr. Strzok is being conducted by the Justice Department's inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, who is leading a broad examination of how the F.B.I. handled the Clinton email investigation.

Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Justice Department's Russian Federation collusion investigation, removed an FBI agent from the case over possible anti-Trump tweets, Fox News confirmed Saturday.

"There needs to be an investigation of the investigation", Huckabee said Sunday on Fox News.

The Justice Department 's Office of the Inspector General said in a statement Saturday that it has been "reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals, and will report its findings regarding those allegations promptly upon completion of the review of them".

If the reporting is accurate, Strzok and Page made an unconscionable and inexcusable mistake.

The department has already provided members of House leadership and the Intelligence Committee with "several hundred pages of classified documents" and multiple briefings - including whether any Federal Bureau of Investigation payments were made related to the dossier, and has cleared witnesses including McCabe and Strzok to testify, she said. Mueller has been looking into Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election since May.

(CNN) - Yesterday, CNN reported that over the summer special counsel Robert Mueller had removed an FBI agent from the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. He will likely have the backing of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), who has also complained about the FBI's apparent refusal to turn over information to the committee, especially on the degree to which it relied on the discredited "Russia dossier" that was paid for by Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. "This attempted 11th-hour accommodation is neither credible nor believable, and in fact is yet another example of the DOJ's disingenuousness and obstruction".

Such contempt action has been under consideration by Nunes and other Intelligence Committee Republicans for several weeks.

The Times reported "Strzok and a colleague reacted to news events, like presidential debates, in ways that could appear critical of Mr. Trump".

The committee's infighting has stepped up since October, coinciding with Democratic complaints that Nunes has returned to a more active capacity for Republicans in the committee's Russian Federation investigation.

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