Republicans say Federal Bureau of Investigation officials' texts show anti-Trump bias on Mueller team

15 December, 2017, 09:16 | Author: Kim Reid
  • One text from FBI official Strzok is being scrutinized over the rest – here’s why

"I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy's office - that there's no way [Trump] gets elected-but I'm afraid we can't take that risk", Mr. Strzok wrote in an August 15 text. Republicans have angrily pointed out that a few people on Mueller's team made contributions to Democrats. In one text, Strzok said: "God Hillary should win 100,000,000-0". "Far too numerous special counsel prosecutors have significant records contributing to Democratic politicians - and representing partisan Democratic clients".

X The text messages sent between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, which became public on Wednesday, provide a rare and illuminating window into just how rabidly partisan putatively nonpartisan law enforcement officials can be.

"I would eliminate people with those sorts of backgrounds from the team because I think they raise suspicions that this is not a fair and independent and objective investigation and prosecution", Cornyn said. Details of the actual texts, which included referring of then-presidential candidate Trump as an "idiot" and "d*uche", were released to lawmakers Tuesday night.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein were notified in July that two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials working on Mueller's team had exchanged numerous anti-Trump texts that compromised their ability to remain impartial.

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Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano doesn't think so.

The best hope for a resolution of this national conundrum remains a credible conclusion of the painfully deliberate but legal and necessary Mueller investigation within Trump's own Justice Department.

The Department of Justice's inspector general clarified details Thursday regarding the anti-Trump texts that were exchanged between two members of the FBI's Russian Federation investigation. I just know it will be tough times. Instead, some of them are saying that the very fact that we know this guy who used to work for Mueller didn't like Donald Trump means that the investigation is hopelessly compromised. "Hillary Clinton went under investigation for the mishandling of classified information, and also her dealings through the Clinton Foundation, was essentially investigated by her own fan club". Post Opinion writer Quinta Jurecic lays out how Trump could get rid of special counsel Robert Mueller, and what would happen as a result.

Cohen finished by saying Republicans only started to complain about Mueller once he started to investigate allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

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It was enough to loose upon the world an nearly hysterical attack on an FBI agent and an FBI attorney in the presence of little evidence that either has done anything wrong-as opposed to merely ill-advised and unfortunate-and in the midst of an ongoing inspector general investigation that has not yet reached any conclusions.

Tillis is one of four senators who have been working to craft a bipartisan bill that would attempt to protect the special counsel. They tell us nothing about Mueller's investigation, since they were sent before there was any investigation. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee. He is evidently trying to protect the Mueller investigation, and to his credit, he yesterday stood up strongly for the investigation's integrity and for Mueller's personal integrity.

When asked what he would do if he were ordered to fire Mueller, Rosenstein responded that he would follow regulations and would only terminate the special counsel if he found a good cause.

The process is unlike the one that effectively removed Richard Nixon from the Oval Office after similar congressional inquiries in 1973-74, in which the Republican establishment exerted strong pressure to persuade him to resign in face of certain impeachment.

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