Republicans have been attacking FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page in order to prove there is an anti-Trump bias in the agency. Trump even went as far as to accuse Strzok of “treason.” Republicans believe that there is a bias against their president in the agency after texts between the two were revealed, but the messages also show that the two criticized other politicians, too. It wasn’t just Trump. Well, now CNN obtained emails showing that Strzok played a key role in a controversial FBI decision that upended Hillary Clinton’s campaign just days before the 2016 election. Remember former FBI director James Comey’s announcement just before the election about the bureau investigating newly discovered Clinton emails?
As it happens, Strzok supported reopening the Hillary Clinton email investigation just days before the election and he even co-wrote a draft that formed the basis of the letter Comey sent to Congress, according to the report.
The letter drafted by Strzok played a key role in swinging momentum back to Trump in the closing days of the campaign. Political analyst Nate Silver wrote that the was a decisive factor in the outcome.
“Hillary Clinton would probably be president if FBI Director James Comey had not sent a letter to Congress on Oct. 28. The letter, which said the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” into the private email server that Clinton used as secretary of state, upended the news cycle and soon halved Clinton’s lead in the polls, imperiling her position in the Electoral College.”
The text cited by Silver was actually written by Strzok. In other words, if Strzok was part of an FBI conspiracy to deliver the election to Clinton, he did a very poor job.
After special counsel Robert Mueller found out about the texts, he immediately removed Strzok from the probe. The agent, though, was also deeply involved in the Clinton investigation and sought to pursue it “aggressively,” according to a source.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) completely embarrassed himself by claiming that he had an informant who confirmed that there is a “secret society” to undermine Trump within the FBI and DOJ.
“What this is all about is further evidence of corruption — more than bias — but corruption of the highest levels of the FBI… There is so much smoke here,” he said.
The Wisconsin Republican’s source turned out to be the texts. The ‘secret society’ message was meant as a joke. Later, Johnson walked his comment back.
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