Federal Bureau of Investigation official removed from probe for anti-Donald Trump remarks

Federal Bureau of Investigation official removed from probe for anti-Donald Trump remarks

The New York Times and Washington Post reported Saturday a top FBI agent was removed from Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation after evidence of anti-Trump, pro-Clinton text messages were uncovered.

Agent Peter Strzok exchanged politically-charged text messages with Lisa Page, who was also a member of Mueller's investigative team at the time; the messages expressed anti-Trump views, according to both newspapers.

The pair, engaged in a romatic relationship at the time, wrote to one another throughout the campaign season about presidential debates and other issues.

According to the Washington Post, Strzok's actions may have influenced other investigations, such as the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's illegal e-mail use.

The Justice Department's inspector general has been looking into Strzok's actions and indicated in a statement Saturday that the review is part of broader investigations announced in January of how the FBI and Justice Department handled matters associated with the 2016 presidential election.

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Clinton and her supporters say Comey's moves in October cost her the 2016 election, and Trump and his Republican allies have used it to justify Comey's firing - the event that ultimately led to Mueller being appointed as special counsel.

The decision was likely in keeping with the Justice Department's desire to insulate the investigators from claims of political bias or favoritism. The FBI declined to comment.

According to reports from the Times and Washington Post, special agent Peter Strzok was removed from the investigation after his superiors discovered he and another agent on the team exchanged text messages "disparaging" President Donald Trump and "supporting" Hillary Clinton during last year's election. At the time, Page worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. His disappointment that the FBI, one of the last agencies to lose its good standing among the American people, had succumbed to blatant partisan politics and could no longer be trusted on points of law enforcement and investigation was palpable. and heart-breaking.

"Peter Strzok, as deputy head of counterintelligence at the FBI, was a key player in the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server to do government work as secretary of state, as well as the probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election". Newsweek could not reach Strzok or Page through the Federal Bureau of Investigation press office on Saturday. In apparent reference to the case, the Justice Department inspector general's office said in a statement on Saturday that it was "reviewing allegations involving communications between certain individuals". He helped lead the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information on her private email account, and then played a major role in the investigation into links between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation. The Post reported it "has repeatedly sought comment from Strzok and Page, but got no response".

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