Trump says Federal Bureau of Investigation was 'plotting against' me

Clay Curtis
June 16, 2018

Still, Miller said he was not surprised by the inspector general's conclusion that Comey's actions weren't motivated by political bias. "There was total bias", he declared Friday. I think what happened here is that I used instant message and chat like it was my home, ' said Agent 1.

"On the U.S. -North Korea summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump said "what a fraud" in reference to CNN coverage of the meeting between the U.S. president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un". Strzok worked for Comey during the Clinton email probe before joining the Russian Federation special counsel investigation, and Page used to serve as an FBI lawyer on Robert Mueller's team.

"Several FBI employees Who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages", IG report says.

During the unexpected briefing, the Republican president blamed the Democrats for the separation of families at the US border and said, "I hate to see separation of parents and children", but that the "Democrats forced that law upon our nation". Mueller's probe includes a look into whether Trump himself tried to obstruct justice by firing Comey.

He says of the report: "That was the most biased set of circumstances I've ever seen in my life".

That was largely because it was revealed that the former First Lady and then-Secretary of State had used her own private (and non-secure) email account to conduct official government business - something that Trump's camp continued to hammer home as evidence of her alleged unprofessionalism, and which she believes cost her the election. Comey is isolated: he will never be accepted by the Right, who largely back President Trump's decision to fire him, nor by the Left, who will never forgive him for helping to sink Clinton's campaign. In an impromptu press conference on the White House lawn, the president told reporters "the Mueller investigation has been totally discredited". "The end result was wrong".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump was briefed on the report, which she said "reaffirmed the president's suspicions about Comey's conduct and the political bias among some of the members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". This investigation is specifically related to the Clinton email investigation.

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The IG found the FBI director erred when he announced in July 2016 that Clinton had been "extremely careless" with classified material but would not be charged with any crime, and again months later when Comey told Congress just days before the election that the investigation into Clinton's emails had been reopened.

Since Horowitz's report criticizes Comey, Trump's claim is superficially plausible.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlate notified ranking member Rep.

There was no evidence that the investigation into Clinton's email server was influenced by political calculations.

What did the report say?

The history of special counsel investigations, which have routinely become open-ended political hare-hunts, only provides further reason to think that law-enforcement will continue to be corrupted by this semi-political role.

"The inspector general's team went through the FBI's work with a microscope and found no evidence that bias or improper motivation affected the investigation", he said.

Trump then said he has taken pains not to get involved with the Justice Department the way he is with other departments like the State Department, but he said he may have to do something in the future.

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