The complete IG report just officially dropped.
Among the first bombshells from the IG report was an incredible text from FBI official Peter Strzok to another FBI official and his fan, Lisa Page.
“(Trump’s) not ever going to become presidentright? Right?!”
“No. No he’s not.
And Strzok was the man who opened the Russia collusion evaluation, on what seems to be no evidence showing any kind of collusion at all.
And while the Page query text was formerly turned , Strzok’s response, for some reason, was left out.
Among the text messages seems to show that Strzok promised he would help prevent Donald Trump from becoming president. But the message is missing from a heap of thousands of texts that have already been given to Congress.
A Justice Department spokesperson was unable to state why the message, which was sent on Aug. 9, 2016, was missing from the prior document productions.
The inspector general recovered the message together with thousands of others as part of its investigation into the FBI’s handling of this Hillary Clinton email investigation.
They had this bombshell information, but they neglected to turn it over and can’t really explain why it didn’t get turned over.
They had the initial part, Page’s query to Strzok, which they had flipped over, but didn’t flip over the incriminating answer from Strzok.
And critical timing too:
Inspector General Michael Horowitz said that this revealed a”willingness to take official action” to affect the presidential elections, according to the IG report.
Strzok’s text”is not only indicative of a biased state of mind however, more seriously, suggests a willingness to take official action to influence the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects,” the report stated.
The report also discovered that the FBI sat on the Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s notebook after they were found for no good reason.
Was that to delay an effect to Clinton?
And then there was this bombshell:
FBI cautioned Russia evaluation over Clinton emails, possibly due to political bias
The FBI prioritized exploring the Trump effort’s ties to Russia over the discovered mails on Weiner’s laptop, possibly as a result of political prejudice, according to the report. Anti-Trump representative Peter Strzok was intimately involved with this choice.
Noting Strzok’s”openness” to use the FBI to prevent Trump, the report stated,”we didn’t have assurance that Strzok’s choice to prioritize the Russia investigation over after up about the Midyear-related fact-finding lead found on the Weiner laptop was free from bias.”
Horowitz’s team of investigators”failed to recognize a consistent or persuasive explanation for the FBI’s failure to behave for almost a month after learning of potential [Clinton investigation-related] emails on the Weiner laptop,” the report said.
The report also determined that Comey had been insubordinate and regularly disregarded appropriate procedures in both his choice not to prosecute Clinton that wasn’t his decision to make and to notify Congress concerning the new emails, James Comey”participated in ad hoc decision-making according to his own personal views, even though it meant rejecting longstanding Department policy or practice.”
And since just a little unwanted hypocrisy, Comey also improperly used a private email for government business, according to the report.