The bias was against Trump, a Republican, but it shouldn't matter what party holds the presidency.
But on Friday, after tweeting that he did a great service to the nation by firing Comey, Trump marched out to the White House North Lawn to talk with Fox & Friends for more than half an hour, claiming the report totally exonerated him, then pointing to accomplishments he said hes achieved and complaining about not getting proper credit. "What he did was criminal". "What he did was so bad in terms of our Constitution, in terms of the well-being of our country".
Trump continued: "Should he be locked up?"
The FBI looked into the discovery and could not corroborate it, plus Comey told investigators he knew from the first moment that the discovery wasn't true. It was a den of thieves, he said.
But the report made clear it was only speaking to the Clinton investigation. His lawyer also issued a statement saying there was no evidence that Strzok's political views affected his actions. The report represents the culmination of an 18-month review into one of the most consequential FBI investigations in recent history. Comey said had he known earlier about the laptops import it might have affected his decision to notify Congress.
The two lovers were pulled away from Mueller's team when previous text messages came out and revealed their support for Clinton's presidential campaign and contempt for Trump.
His report about the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server is the Ulysses of government reports - a universe in microcosm, a bottomless trove, an opus that will be studied for generations. or at least until the next big flap blows up on TV.
"But my emails", she said, reacting in a three-word tweet.
Translation: Yes, as a fellow opponent of Trump, I want to get onto this investigation to bring him down.
The FBI leadership waited almost a month after receiving initial information about the laptop to reopen the investigation and notifying Congress about it, the IG report shows. That report specifically criticized former FBI Director James Comey, FBI official Peter Strzok, Obama era-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as well as other officials.
"I have the greatest supporters in the world, by the way they're the smartest, they're the hardest working, they pay taxes".
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FBI Director Chris Wray told reporters the FBI accepted the reports findings and was making changes, including requiring further training for FBI employees and re-emphasizing the importance of objectivity.
Comey's firing on May 9 of past year was the first in a series of steps that led to the appointment of an independent special counsel. The inquiry, which Trump regularly calls "phony" and a "witch hunt", has ensnared some of Trump's former aides and has been a dark cloud over his administration.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz said such statements from Strzok and others helped create a "cloud" over the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Horowitz said he could not discount that political bias played a role in at least one of Strzok's missteps during the Clinton case.
"Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok's decision to prioritize the Russian Federation investigation over following up on the [Hillary Clinton]-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias", the report concludes on page 329.
Both Strzok and Page worked on the Clinton probe.
Strzok, replied, "No. No he won't".
THE FACTS: At no point did the Justice Department inspector general's 500-page report address whether Trump or his associates cooperated with Russia's efforts to sway the 2016 presidential election. Giuliani also predicted that Strzok would be in jail in the coming days. The report did not examine or make any conclusions about the continuing special counsel investigation.
The report does find that Comey's actions were not politically motivated to help either candidate.
"The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI", Trump wrote on Twitter.
Meaning what? Not only did the Russians influence the conduct of American officials with a questionable document - the use of forgeries is a long-standing aspect of active measures - but also the American officials involved here knew the material nearly certainly wasn't real.
China says its tariffs will follow the same timeline as the new US ones, with the first wave hitting July 6, targeting 545 USA goods worth about $34 billion, including soybeans, whiskey, orange juice, electric cars, salmon and cigars. "There was no collusion, there was no obstruction, and the IG report yesterday went a long way to show that". "And I think that the Mueller investigation has been totally discredited".