Trump Dismisses IG Report’s Bias Conclusion as ‘Ridiculous’


What's more, Trump is completely ignoring the entire reason the Justice Department inspector general wrote this report: to look at whether the FBI mishandled the Clinton email investigation, not the Russian Federation probe.

In a television appearance Thursday night, Giuliani also called for the jailing of an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Peter Strzok, by the end of next week.

Kaufman said he sees the anti-Trump text as another indication that some cards are stacked against the president.

As the report states, it "did not find documentary or testimonial evidence directly connecting the political views these employees expressed in their text messages and instant messages to the investigative decisions we reviewed". I assume that he contemplated stopping Trump by leaking damaging (whether true or false) information gleaned from that investigation to the press.

Writing in the New York Times, Mr Comey said: "I do not agree with all of the inspector general's conclusions, but I respect the work of his office and salute its professionalism". It also said some FBI agents showed anti-Trump bias, but that bias did not affect the investigation.

Comey told investigators he used his laptop and personal email when he needed "to word process an unclassified [document] that was going to be disseminated broadly", like a speech or an email to the whole organization, according to the report.

The [inspector general] 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.

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Trump, who had praised the relaunch of the probe on the even of the election, past year cited Comey's handling of the investigation when he abruptly dismissed him as FBI director.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in May of past year.

The long-awaited report reviewed one of the most controversial chapters of the 2016 election battle between the Republican Trump and his Democratic rival Clinton. The report says the attorney left that investigation in late February 2018, shortly after the inspector general provided Mueller with some of the instant messages they had discovered.

Both sides of the partisan divide found something to trumpet in the report.

"Doesn't get any lower than that!" he said after citing Strzok's text about preventing him from becoming president.

But he was removed from the post in July 2017 after thousands of emails and text messages became public, including one in which he promised "we'll stop him" if Trump won.