Trump falsely claims exoneration from report

Trump falsely claims exoneration from report

Trump falsely claims exoneration from report

"It was a den of thieves", he said.

"The IG Report totally destroys James Comey and all of his minions including the great lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who started the disgraceful Witch Hunt against so many innocent people", Trump said Saturday. In one text four days before the election, Page told Strzok that the "American presidential election, and thus, the state of the world, actually hangs in the balance". But the report concluded that those private anti-Trump comments didn't taint the probe.

"There was no collusion".

Trump said he did not have plans to suspend the Mueller investigation, and he repeated his contention that the inquiry was being conducted by people with conflicts of interest.

The president has given other justifications for the firing, including that he did it in order to relieve pressure from the FBI's inquiry into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation.

The president's lawyers want to paint the dismissal as something he was both authorized to do under the Constitution and correct to do based on Comey's performance.

Comey, whom Trump fired shortly after taking office, bore the brunt of the report's criticism and likely gave comfort to Clinton supporters who believe Comey's actions may have torpedoed her chance of becoming president.

Comey was criticized in the report for his decision, despite the discouragement of the Justice Department, to reveal to Congress that the FBI was reopening the investigation into Clinton's private server after the discovery of new emails.

On the inspector general report that found no political bias in the FBIs final conclusions, he said, “The end result was wrong.

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"If you look at the fruit of the poisoned tree, you can't have that kind of bias in somebody wanting to make sure the president gets defeated leading an investigation", Meadows said. "And if you read the report, you'll see that".

Still, investigators said they did not find "documentary or testimonial evidence" that the bias affected the probe.

Horowitz's revelations are an ironic footnote to the Clinton investigation, which began with the revelation that the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee had used a personal email address to conduct official correspondence while secretary of state.

"[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? No he's not. We'll stop it".

Trump's legal team has repeatedly cast doubt on whether the president would sit for an interview with Mueller. His lawyer also issued a statement saying there was no evidence that Strzok's political views affected his actions.

Trump wielded it as a blunt instrument Friday, bludgeoning the integrity of the Justice Department.

There was some degree of humor in the Dept. of Justice's Inspector General's report.

. "That's not really a surprising conclusion for anyone who knows how DOJ is supposed to work".

Giuliani on Fox News Friday morning went so far as to suggest that both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should say "enough is enough" and should "turn to investigate the corrupt investigators and clean up the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Horowitz also suggested that Strzok's bias might have played a role in the FBI's not acting expeditiously in the fall of 2016 to follow up on a new lead related to the Clinton email case.

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