IG Report Totally Destroys James Comey And All Of His Minions
President Trump said the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General report that detailed misconduct of how the FBI managed its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server “totally destroys” former FBI Director James Comey and FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
“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. It will go down as a dark and dangerous period in American History!”
The tweet comes after Michael Horowitz’s report determined that former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” and “affirmatively concealed” his intentions regarding the investigation into Clinton’s emails.
But the report ultimately determined that, though at times improper behavior was exhibited from the FBI, the actions did not alter the results of the investigation.
“[W]e did not find documentary of testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions discussed below, or that the justifications offered for these decisions were pretextual,” Horowitz wrote.
Additionally, it was revealed last year that Strzok and Page had an affair and exchanged text messages critical of Trump. Strzok was removed from the Mueller investigation last year, and Page resigned from her post last month.
Newly reported text messages detailed in the report show that Page expressed concerns that Trump would be elected president. But Strzok shut down her fears by saying “we’ll stop it.”
Horowitz said in a letter to Congress prior to the report’s release that the texts between Strzok and Page negatively impacted the FBI’s standing by signaling there was bias within the agency, but Horowitz ultimately determined that the scandal didn’t impact Mueller’s probe.
Mueller is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin.