Comey, 'Top' of FBI 'Scum'

Comey, 'Top' of FBI 'Scum'

Comey, 'Top' of FBI 'Scum'

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday a Justice Department inspector general's report that concluded there was no bias in how the FBI handled its investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails was wrong, saying there was "total bias". But, in texts released Thursday, Page asks Strzok whether Trump might actually win the White House. The report included politically charged texts by two Federal Bureau of Investigation employees.

After leading the email investigation, Strzok became a top official on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump or his associates colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

These texts imply a "willingness to take official action to impact a presidential candidate's electoral prospects", the report said.

Wray said during a news conference Thursday that he takes the report "very seriously and we accept its findings and recommendations".

The Justice Department has also issued a stinging rebuke to the FBI for its handling of the email investigation.

"When you read the report, it's nearly like Comey, he goes point after point about how guilty Hillary is, and then he said, 'But we're not going to do anything about it.' The IG report was a horror show, I thought that one line of conclusion was ridiculous", Trump said.

Comey told "CBS This Morning" on May 4, 2018, he faced an impossible choice after new Clinton emails were discovered on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner.

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"FBI analysts and Prosecutor 2 told us that former President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her account", the report noted. He said the texts between the agent and lawyer might not have been good, but the IG's office deemed there to be no evidence that these exchanges or anything other political considerations had any effect in the Clinton investigation's outcome.

"I have never accused him of being a partisan".

Trump referenced that comment in his tweet Friday and adds: "Doesn't get any lower than that!"

None of this minimizes the fact that an FBI agent who was involved in key 2016 investigations privately expressed his anti-Trump feelings in a way that strongly suggested he was going to use his power at the FBI to influence Trump's election chances. "It's like, we'll stop him with the power of the vote?"

Former FBI Director James Comey during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017.

That probe includes a look at whether Trump himself tried to obstruct justice by firing Comey.

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