FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reportedly exchanged text message saying ‘we’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president
FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page reportedly exchanged a text message saying “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming president.
Strzok and Page previously worked on the Russia investigation, and their names made headlines last year when it emerged they expressed anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton views in messages to one another.
While a highly anticipated report from inspector general Michael Horowitz will criticize the officials’ conduct, he reportedly concluded there is no evidence that they acted improperly or tried to influence the outcome of the investigation.
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Two FBI officials who previously worked with the special counsel Robert Mueller once exchanged a text that said, “We’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming president, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.
The text was disclosed in a highly anticipated report the Justice Department inspector general is set to release on Thursday. The report centers around the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business while she was secretary of state.
The officials who exchanged the text, FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, have become lightning rods in the tug-of-war between Republicans and Democrats over the legitimacy of the Russia investigation.
Overseen by Mueller, the probe is examining whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.
Strzok’s and Page’s names first made headlines last year, when it emerged that they exchanged several text messages that demonstrated pro-Clinton and anti-Trump political views. Thousands of their text messages have since been released to the public.
Trump and his Republican allies seized on the text messages, saying they showed that officials at the FBI were biased against Trump and on a politically motivated “witch hunt.”
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Source:: Business Insider