FBI Exchanges Revealed in the OIG Report on the Clinton Email Debacle
The OIG report on the Clinton Email investigation has some revelations about the behavior of certain FBI agents that are literally stunning. Keep in mind as we hit this article that not ALL FBI agents are corrupt, but the leadership has created an intolerable atmosphere in which hatred against the President has interfered with their reputation.
This was a prominent example from the report:
August 2016: Peter Strzok and Lisa Page
“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page
“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.” Strzok
Wonder how he was going to “stop it.” It has an ominous ring to it. The OIG (Michael Horowitz) Report stated that even though there was animus toward the President, it wasn’t “bias.”
“There were clearly tensions and disagreements in a number of important areas between Midyear agents and prosecutors. However, we did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions… Nonetheless, these messages cast a cloud over the FBI’s handling of the Midyear investigation and the investigation’s credibility.”
According to Fox, Strzok’s attorney doesn’t believe the Strzok’s hate for Trump affected his decision making during the investigations. So how could a seasoned FBI agent, who was having an affair with another employee, NOT allow hatred to affect his decisions? Opinions are judgments in disguise. Hatred permeates all part of a person’s life.
The OIG report referred 5 unnamed FBI agents for investigation. Here’s some of the reason:
In February 2016, after an agent interviewed a Clinton IT staffer, another employee asked him how it went:
Agent 1: “Awesome. Lied his ass off…Went from never inside the scif [sensitive compartmented information facility] at [Clinton’s residence], to looked in when it was being constructed, to remove the trash twice, to troubleshot the secure fax with HRC a couple times, to everytime there was a secure fax i did it with HRC. Ridic…”
FBI employee: “Would be funny if he was the only guy charged in this deal.”
Agent 1: “I know. For 1001. Even if he said the truth and didnt have a clearance when handling the secure fax — aint noone gonna do s–t.”
Hint: He was right, nobody did anything.
Breitbart reported further:
The report revealed other exchanges that revealed Agent 1’s belief that the outcome of the probe was cooked, in text messages he sent to a fellow FBI agent on the case with whom he was also involved in a relationship.
He advocated against even interviewing Clinton. “We have nothing—shouldn’t even be interviewing”
He also messaged: “My god … I’m actually starting to have embarrassment sprinkled on my disappointment. … Ever been forced to do something you adamantly opposed.”
In a later message, he wrote: “done interviewing the president” in reference to Clinton.
The FBI agent sent a message to him on February 9, 2016, complaining about the investigative work she was being given. He wrote her back:
“Yeah, I hear you. You guys have a shitty task, in a shitty environment. To look for something conjured in a place where you cant find it, for a case that doesnt matter and is predestined.”
On election day, he sent her, “You should know; … that I’m … with her.”
He also called the investigation “the most meaningless thing I’ve ever done,” a “continued waste of resources and time and focus.”
All in all the report does severely damage the reputation of the FBI, and frankly it’s their own fault. The next report due out from the OIG is about the Russian investigation. Will it prove fatal to the Mueller investigation/witch hunt? We can only hope.