Robert Mueller’s team is at its low point.
The Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian collusion has been marred by the apparent bias of the people conducting it, as revealed in the anti-Trump text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and his colleague and mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.
The Department of Justice told Fox News their officials are reviewing the over 10,000 texts between Strzok and Page. The anti-Trump attitudes found in some of these messages led to Strzok’s removal from the Russia probe and demotion at the FBI.
Justice Department officials said the messages between Strzok and Page span “several months” and will likely take “weeks” to review.
After performing a review of the texts, the Justice Department will hand them over to the House Intelligence Committee.
The Committee on Saturday threatened to hold both the Justice Department and FBI in contempt of Congress for hiding the details about Strzok’s removal from the Russia investigation.
Members of the Committee requested an explanation in August, but received none. A bombshell report by the Washington Post revealed the cause to be Strzok’s politically biased texts to Page, which were unearthed by the Justice Department’s Inspector General.
The revelation is significant because of Strzok’s leading role in both the Russia and Hillary Clinton email server investigations.
While working on those investigations, Strzok interviewed Hillary Cinton and her aides, as well as former Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.
Flynn was charged with and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI regarding his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.
Clinton aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills also demonstrably made false statements to the FBI, but were not charged with lying.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) called out the FBI and Department of Justice for their handling of Strzok:
“By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility.”
The perception of bias among the agents investigating President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia has led many Americans to question the Special Counsel’s impartiality.
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