Mueller’s in a bind: Lawsuit forces FBI to release agents’ anti-Trump texts and emails

Robert Mueller’s Russia probe is coming apart at the seams–all because of text messages.

Robert Mueller. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

That revelation that a top FBI agent in the Russia and Hillary Clinton investigations was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for sending anti-Trump messages to an FBI lawyer dealt a major blow to the investigation’s credibility.

A lawsuit filed by the watchdog group Judicial Watch would shed greater light on the extent of the anti-Trump, pro-Clinton bias in the Special Counsel investigation.

The lawsuit, filed with the Department of Justice in October 2016 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) calls for the release of FBI records relating to its “investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-government email server during her tenure.”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told the Daily Caller the anti-Trump text messages of FBI agent Peter Strzok “should be responsive” to the lawsuit, meaning the messages fit the description of the documents the lawsuit seeks to obtain and are expected to be included in the batch produced by the Justice Department.

Mike Flynn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The FBI has released 30 pages of documents related in response to the lawsuit so far, even after claiming it was unable to find such documents.

Fitton said he’s unsure about the timeline for the release of Strzok’s texts and other documents. Judicial Watch has also filed a FOIA request related to the beleaguered agent’s dismissall from the Mueller probe, but the watchdog organization is yet to receive a reply from the FBI.

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Fitton appeared on Fox to discuss reports that Strzok not only interviewed Hillary Clinton and her aides during the investigation into the former Secretary of State’s private email server, but also interviewed former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI.

“Both investigations have been irredeemably compromised by the presence of this individual on the investigations,” Fitton said. He went on to assert that “the President needs to step in. Frankly, I’d consider a pardon of Mr. Flynn and I’d shut down the Mueller investigation at this point.”

Many Americans agree with Fitton that the news of Strzok’s political bias casts major doubt on the credibility of the Special Counsel.

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