…despite finding plenty of bias in messages between lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page…
(Daily Mail) A bombshell report released Thursday by the Justice Department’s inspector general includes new evidence that an FBI agent and an agency lawyer who were having an affair in 2016 were also plotting to keep President Donald Trump from winning the election.
In an email on August 8, 2016, Special Agent Peter Strzok reassured Page that she needn’t worry about Trump winning the White House.
Trump is ‘not ever going to become president, right? Right?!’ Page texted Strzok.
‘No. No he’s not. We’ll stop it,’ he responded.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote that ‘[s]everal FBI employees who played critical roles in the investigation sent political messages,’ but concluded that ‘the conduct by these employees cast a cloud over the entire FBI investigation.’
He declared that the IG’s office ‘did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative actions we reviewed.’
Strzok and Page have been front-page fodder since news of their relationship stoked Republican claims of bias at the FBI last year in the months after Trump fired FBI director James Comey.
At the time, Strzok was a lead agent working on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into unproven ties between the Trump campaign and agents of Russia. Strzok was transferred away from that investigation, and Page quit the FBI.
The 500-page report also found that then-FBI Director James Comey ‘deviated’ from the standard practices of his agency when dealing with the probe into Hillary Clinton’s classified emails.
But IG Michael Horowitz emphasized that Comey was more knuckleheaded than malicious…Original Source…